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Get away in the High Country

Special to Summit Homes and PropertiesToday's home is set on a hillside above Silverthorne looking out to magnificent views from Buffalo Mountain to Keystone.

Today’s home is set on a hillside above Silverthorne looking out to magnificent views from Buffalo Mountain to Keystone. The home at 1172 Palmers Drive is a four bedroom, three bath mountain house set in an area called High Country Tracts. The home is offered at $899,000 for the 3,486 square feet, which yields a price per square foot of $258. Additionally, there is a two-car garage, a sunny one-acre location and an absolutely spectacular setting included.

The home is accessed through glass entry doors which let in the southern views. To the right of the slated entrance is a room which could serve as an office, a workout room or the fourth bedroom. It features glass doors to the patio beyond. Continue past it to the great room and kitchen with true mountain character. The kitchen has slate floors, natural wood cabinets and granite countertops, along with oil-rubbed bronze twig hardware. Appliances include a GE Profile cooktop, dishwasher, refrigerator and double wall ovens. A walk-in pantry is a nice additional amenity. The laundry and a full tiled bath also adjoin this area, as does the garage with plenty of room for mountain toys.

Walls throughout the living area are fauxed in a warm golden tone, warming up the space and working well with the bolted exposed timbers. The ceiling here is cathedral with timber accents, while the fireplace is dry stacked with a timber mantle. Doors showcase the view and lead out to a sunny patio with plenty of room for a barbecue and a spectacular yard. Steps down lead to the slated dining room which is surrounded by windows.The carpeted and slated stairs lead up to the master bedroom on the left. With a large walk-in closet and the same mountain views, this suite is spacious and comfortable. The bath features an oval tub, double sinks, a separate shower and oil-rubbed bronze fixtures.

To the right is the second bedroom with interesting beam detail. The adjoining bath boasts sage cabinets and white tile. Bedroom three, at the end of the hall, shares this bath. A door past this leads to a large suite. Currently, it has space for an office and a studio, as well as a kitchen area. A door leads out to a lovely deck with sweeping views. Stairs from this suite lead down to an additional entrance.

Details throughout the home play up the warm mountain tone with quality six-panel doors and trim in a rich natural tone. The floorplan offers open living, as well as good privacy and excellent work space. The driveway is framed by beautiful exterior rock work with recessed lighting. This is a wonderful mountain home with a private feel and amazing views, yet just a couple of miles from highway access. If you are searching for the perfect mountain home, and these qualities are essentials, don’t miss this gem!

BONNIE SMITH ALLEN, ABR, CIPS, CRB, CRS, GRI, MRE is owner and managing broker of Exclusive Mountain Retreats Real Estate, the Exclusive Summit County Board of Regents Member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate. She can be reached at (800) 871-0765 or (970) 453-0765 or by visiting

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