Summit County Home Tour lets locals, tourists peruse residences
July 31, 2014
A home tour on Saturday offers locals and visitors a chance to see how Summit County lives.
The tour features 28 homes ranging from what can be described as "quintessential Breckenridge" located in a bustling downtown to large, luxurious homes offering stunning panoramas of the mountains surrounding Silverthorne.
It's free, open to the public and runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It's the fifth annual Summit County Home Tour. It features homes in Breckenridge, Frisco, Keystone and Silverthorne with values ranging from $750,000 to $5 million. All the homes will be open for perusing. Tourgoers make their own schedule and itinerary.
"The annual Summit County Home Tour is a great way for people — both residents and visitors — to get a glimpse of the properties that are available for sale," said Jeff Moore, managing broker for Slifer Smith and Frampton Real Estate's Summit County office, which is hosting the event. "There are a wide range of homes that will be showcased, both in terms of location and asking price. It's an enlightening experience, even for those who aren't looking to buy."
“We really want visitors and locals alike to get a good vantage point of what it’s like to live in Summit County. For people who come up to visit from the Front Range and other areas they can see what it would really be like to live in Summit County … our goal, or slogan, is to live local.”
marketing manager at Slifer Smith and Frampton
For people not in the market to buy a house, there is an almost instinctual draw to look inside homes — whether it's to admire the architecture and design of the residences or just to peek at how the other half lives. Last year more than 1,500 people took part in the tour.
A must see on the tour is a $2 million, four-bedroom, five-plus-bathroom house located at 1360 Golden Eagle Dr. Nestled in Three Peaks neighborhood near the Raven Golf Course, the house features "knockout mountain views," said Carrie Rauch, marketing manager at Slifer Smith and Frampton.
"For anyone interested in buying in Silverthorne this house is a gorgeous masterpiece," Rauch said.
A popular style of home right now in Breckenridge is what's described as "mountain modern contemporary." A good example of this style will be on the tour at 131 Adams Way.
"It's open, very modern, flowing," Rauch said. "This type of home is really popular with the Breck buyer right now. The open spaces are perfect for family gatherings. It has nice finishes, masterful woodwork and touches of metal."
It's valued at $1,025,000.
"We really want visitors and locals alike to get a good vantage point of what it's like to live in Summit County," Rauch said. "For people who come up to visit from the Front Range and other areas they can see what it would really be like to live in Summit County … our goal, or slogan, is to live local."
"The home tour is our way of allowing people who might be interested in buying to imagine themselves as locals," Moore said.
A complete map and listing of the homes available for viewing can be found at http://www.summitcountyrealestate.com.
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