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Luxury Property: Luxury lake house

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Once in a great while, there is a house so special that it is in a class by itself. Such is the case with the breathtaking residence at 136 Gold Run Circle, with a true lakefront site at Lake Dillon. The four bedroom, five and a half bath home is offered at $2,700,00 and the setting cannot be duplicated.

The home lies at the end of a quiet street, just a short stroll from Old Dillon, the marina, and the amphitheatre. Set well back from the street, the exterior has an elegant, timeless street presence. The front entry is sheltered from the elements by a covered porch. The front door opens into a reception area with stone floor, a coat closet, and a fabulous art wall with antique wood horse carving. Directly ahead, large windows in the Great room frame the beauty of Lake Dillon. The living area is anchored by a massive stone fireplace with raised hearth, massive beams, and a tongue and groove cathedral ceiling.

To the left, the dining room features the same spectacular view of the lake and surrounding mountains. The kitchen has a mix of dark stained and antique black alder cabinets. Appliances include a Sub Zero refrigerator with freezer drawers, Kitchen Aid dishwasher, Miele double wall ovens, GE Profile microwave and icemaker, and Wolf six burner stove with grill and griddle. Countertops are thick granite slab with rough hewn edges in hues of ivory, buff, and charcoal. A pair of soapstone sinks provide good work space, as does a butcher block island.

A hearth room just off the kitchen adds an amazing spot for morning coffee or happy hour at the end of the day. Glass doors go all the way to the floor and can be opened to enjoy the lakeside locale. There is a stone fireplace, as well as a DCS grill, and a sliding trompe l’oeil panel door covers the arched stone doorway.

Past the kitchen, there is a powder room with faux treatment, copper sink, and slab granite counters. Nearby is an elegant mudroom with laundry, benches, and dark stained alder cabinetry housing mountain clutter. The adjoining three car garage also houses a dog kennel area. A stairway up from this area reveals a bonus room with storage. Presently used as a children’s play area, it is painted with Wizard of Oz characters and has observation cameras tied into the home’s elaborate electronic system.

A main floor master on the right side of the house has cathedral ceilings and a lakefront view. Two separate baths and walk in closets comprise rest of the master suite, each in its own color scheme.

Stairs down reveal a media room with two levels for theatre viewing. The home is configured so that this could be an apartment with kitchen and private entrance instead. Double doors open into a spacious family room with fireplace and wet bar and access to the magnificent grounds. Outside, a stone patio wraps around the home, and a swing enjoys the tranquil lake setting. A gas firepit is ready to take the chill off mountain evenings. The additional bedroom suites are also on this level, each with a uniquely designed bath.

Throughout the home, nothing has been spared to add practical luxury and careful details. The site location has been orchestrated so that you never see a neighboring home- simply the beauty of the Rockies and the changing seasons around the lake. If you are dreaming about the very ultimate in mountain residences, don’t miss the opportunity to celebrate in this stunning home for generations to come.

Bonnie Smith is owner/managing broker of Exclusive Mountain Retreats Real Estate. She can be reached at (970) 453-0765, on Twitter at @skismith or by visiting

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