Log living in Frisco
December 6, 2005
Luxury Properties.BY BONNIE SMITH ALLEN
On the end of a cul-de-sac in Frisco is the lovely log home at 193 Mount Royal Drive. This four bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath home sits in a quiet neighborhood, just a block off the charm and amenities of Frisco’s Main Street. Offered at $1,395,000 for the 3,498 square feet of living space with true log construction, the price additionally includes an oversized two-car garage, perfect setting and a huge deck with spectacular views of Mount Royal just behind it.The double door entry leads directly into the tiled foyer and then into the wood-floored great room. Massive peeled beams bolted with iron frame the cathedral ceiling. A towering column of river rock frames the two-sided fireplace which centers the space. On the living side, a wall of glass includes sliding doors which lead out to the deck.To the right, the kitchen and dining area enjoy the other face of the fireplace. A door here also leads to a private spa room, surrounded by windows. The kitchen has an island with five-burner gas GE Profile cooktop, as well as a GE Profile refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and wall oven. Cabinets are natural wood tones, and a large window lets in extra sun over the double sink. A wall of pantry cabinets leads down the hall to the laundry with lock-off storage, utility sink and mudroom area to the garage. A half-bath on this level adds convenience.
To the left of the entry is the spacious master with another set of doors out to the deck. Dark green Corian and tile frame the double sinks, separate shower and oval jetted tub in the master bathroom. The master suite enjoys cathedral ceilings with the same substantial peeled-log detail. Throughout the home, the log walls add warmth and mountain charm, and details such as the natural wood, six-panel doors show the quality construction.The peeled log and wood stairway from the main level ends in a large loft family area with spectacular views of the intricate log ceiling, as well as mountain vistas. This additional gathering place can provide room for a library, media viewing or additional sleeping. Glass doors lead out to a sunny deck area with more massive trusses above.The two bedrooms to the left share a tiled Jack and Jill bath. Each is spacious with the same warm ambience of the log walls, good windows and good separation for privacy. To the right of the stairway is another suite with a private bath, additional bedroom and a separate entrance to the adjoining deck area.
The home enjoys close proximity to national forest trails. With an open floor plan, immaculate care and wonderful mountain details, this home is a perfect four-season Rocky Mountain retreat just waiting for your next gathering.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 http://www.exclusivemountainretreats.com.