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Horse property offers privacy, proximity

Privacy, open spaces, great views and a comfortable home less than 10 minutes from town: That’s the pull of a horse property offered for sale on the southwest corner of Colorado Highway 131 and Routt County Road 14E.

Owned by Cruger and Pam Van Schaack, the 27-acre property includes fenced meadows, an 8,700-square-foot barn and indoor riding arena, and a spring-fed pond with adjudicated water rights.

There are expansive views of Mount Werner, Rabbit Ears Pass and South Valley from every corner of the property. The nearest home is barely visible.

“To me, it feels like a big 27 acres,” listing broker John Worden of RE/MAX Steamboat Realty, said. “It’s got privacy without being remote.”

The three-level home on the property was built in 1980 and has about 3,400 square feet of living space, with four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

A large master suite occupies the third floor of the home. The ground floor has another large bedroom and additional living room space. Two decks and a sunroom take advantage of views.

“It’s not a trophy home, but it’s a comfortable home,” Worden said. “You don’t have to spend $1 million to get a home on great property less than 10 minutes from town.”

The property is being offered at $687,000.

The home includes an attached garage for two standard-size cars. Building a larger detached garage and converting the current garage to more living space are among improvements new owners may consider making to the property, Worden said.

Highway traffic is barely audible from the home, which is conveniently set back from the road on the other side of a small knoll.

The barn and arena, built in 1978, has six stalls and would be ideal for breeding, boarding or training horses. The facility provides ample hay storage, as well as space to park trailers and large vehicles.

Several corrals are located around the barn.

More outbuildings would be allowed on the property, and there is no homeowners association or covenants dictating new buildings or improvements.

“There’s nobody telling you where to park your car,” Worden said. “You have a lot of freedom.”

Buyers would be hard pressed to “overspend” on improvements to the property, considering the multi-million dollar properties being offered at nearby Lake Catamount, he said.

For more information on the Van Schaack property, call Worden at 879-5100.

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