Luxury Properties: Tuscan Flavor at Boulder Ridge
September 24, 2010
Set against an autumnal palette of golden leaves, the spectacular residence at 53 Boulder Circle is today’s feature. The five-bedroom, six-and-a-half bath home is impeccably done and offered at $3.79M. It sits on a sunny lot in Boulder Ridge, just down from the new Peak 8 redevelopment in Breckenridge.
The home features beautiful rock and bolted beam exterior detail. A covered stone entry reveals double doors which open into a stone reception. The stone fool leads into the great room on the left, centered by a massive stone fireplace. The door on the left leads out to a beautiful deck and magnificent ski area views. From here, you can imagine skiing down in winter on Trygve’s Run for a short walk to the door.
Throughout the main level, arched ceilings and stone arch doorways add to the Old World classic flavor. Bolted beams add European style warmth. A spacious dining room adjoins the living space.
The kitchen has custom dark sage and medium alder cabinets, and countertops in solid granite in black, ivory and gold tones. Appliances include a pair of Asko dishwashers, Subzero refrigerator and wine cooler, Wolf range with double ovens, four burners, a grill, and a griddle, a Sharp microwave, and a built in Miele coffeemaker. A walk-in pantry adds extra storage.
There is a cozy sitting area close to the kitchen with another stone fireplace and built in work area. This is a perfect spot for an office, as well. A covered deck houses a spa and private sitting area. Nearby, the laundry has Whirlpool Duet appliances, a utility sink, and additional storage. The powder room which serves the living space also has a beautiful stone shower to accommodate visits to the spa.
An arched doorway reveals the master suite with mountain views. An alcove allows seating near the built in wet bar with copper vessel sink and ornate traditional cabinet. The ensuite bath has split sinks, a built in vanity, a steam shower with optional rainfall head, and a footed tub. Stone countertops are in warm tones of butterscotch, saddle and gold.
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Carpeted stairs up from the main level reveal a second suite with travertine and stone details. Two additional bedrooms here each have baths in natural materials, each one unique. One shares with a nearby library and sitting area which is the perfect “getaway” spot when the house is full of company. This area also has a built in sofa/sleeping area for overflow guests.
Stairs down from the main level open into a spacious gathering area with stone fireplace. Large enough to house a pool table, and other gaming spaces, it also has a wet bar with additional microwave, GE Monogram refrigerator with icemaker, a round sink, and elegant dark custom cabinetry. An intricate iron door with grapevine element opens into the wine cellar with tasting area and fauxed walls.
Nearby, the media room showcases two-level leather theatre seats and a 100 inch screen, as well as surround sound. There is a powder room with pedestal sink for convenience. Additionally, a wonderful mudroom has beautifully crafted cubbies and benches for mountain toys. The three bay garage also has plenty of room for additional storage. Finally, the bedroom on this level features two pull down Murphy beds and houses workout equipment. Another tiled bath with steam shower is here as well.
Throughout the home, every detail has been carefully thought out, and craftsmanship is impeccable. Although there is a definite Tuscan feel, the home could easily be a backdrop for almost any decor. Dining and recreational offerings of Peaks 7 and 8 are close by, and the free bus and gondola are just up the street. With views, sun, a stellar location, and plenty of well designed living space, this is a mountain home built for generations of mountain adventures.
Bonnie Smith is owner/managing broker of Exclusive Mountain Retreats Real Estate. She can be reached at (970) 453-0765, or on Twitter at @skismith.