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Best Buys: Unique & different

Leah BaxterSpecial to the Daily
Special to the Daily

This week’s criteria is unique and different, as well as a good buy.Have you ever dreamed of owning a cabin in the woods that has all the comforts of home? This particular log cabin is a very unique property. This home is a great buy because it is completely off the grid.What does the grid mean? This means that it is a completely self-sustained home that operates on solar energy and a generator system. It is not connected to the electrical grid, thus no utility expenses. It has its own well for water and septic system for sewage. Not only is this off the grid, but also you can access the heating system remotely from a computer so that when you arrive at the home the heat is on (solar power), nice and cozy.This 1956 restored log cabin is surrounded by wilderness, yet has all the comforts of home. The remarkable home features a vaulted tongue-and-groove ceiling, three beds, a washer and dryer, in-floor radiant heat and sits on 2 acres. It is very private, yet only 10 minutes to Silverthorne. Jason Smith at Colorado Real Estate features this best buy at $399,000. The next property is a huge 5,225-square-foot home big enough to bring the family, cousins and friends. Enjoy the view of the Gore Range from your floor-to-ceiling windows. Soak in the sun in the large sunroom. Walk out to your beautifully manicured lawns and patio backing up to open space with abundant trees surrounding the home.Inside, the home features five bedrooms (two master suites) and four baths. The large kitchen features an eating nook with two refrigerators and enough room to feed an army. There is plenty of room to spread out in the large living room or great room. You can store your toys in the large four-car garage. And to top it off, this home is located right in town in Silverthorne. Mary Allessio of RE/MAX Properties of the Summit features this best buy at $899,000.For more information on these or other best buys, or any of your selling or buying needs, contact Leah Baxter,, or (970) 389-6367.

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