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Luxury Property: Tale of two havens

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This week we feature a pair of new residences that are built by the same craftsman and provide the perfect mountain spot for gathering. The first is the six bedroom, six and a half bath home at 170 Northwoods Drive in the new Boulder Ridge II neighborhood. The home is offered at $2,995,000, and is a sister residence to the six-bedroom, seven-and-a-half bath home at 158 Beavers Lane which is listed at $3,995,000.

Each home enjoys a driveway that sweeps up to a covered entry. Massive peeled beams punctuate the construction. The main door opens into a reception area with a coat closet and powder room nearby.

Similarly, the homes feature great rooms that are warm and welcoming, with wide planked pine floors, massive stone fireplaces with raised hearth, and soaring ceilings. Glass doors open out to a two level outdoor living area which includes a built in outdoor kitchen with room for a grill, a sink, and a refrigerator, as well as an outdoor fireplace and wiring for media. The Northwoods home features a quiet, wooded setting, just steps from the Breckenridge Nordic Center. The Beavers home sits on a sunny ridge looking majestically over the town with the Skyway Skiway run right outside the door.

To the right of the living area in each home, a gourmet kitchen features rustic natural wood cabinetry and farmhouse sink. The countertops are slab granite. The adjoining dining room is rimmed in windows.

Appliances include cooktop with grill and griddle, dishwasher, refrigerator, double wall ovens and a microwave. Additionally, there is a butler’s pantry just off the kitchen which houses additional cabinets, another range, refrigerator, and dishwasher. The entry to the garage is conveniently nearby, while a walk in pantry lies on the other side of the space.

The homes each have a main floor master suite with doors that open to the deck. A built in media area is here, as well as a fireplace. The master bath has a tub, double sinks, and a separate shower. The rustic staircases and stairs are trimmed with wood with bark intact, adding a unique mountain detail. The stairs up lead to a loft area with views to below. This delightful area has a fireplace and is the perfect spot for a book. It also separates the bedroom suites on this level. One is spacious enough to hold multiple sets of bunks. Each has a tiled bath and lovely ceiling lines.

The stairs down lead into a spacious family room with a second media area and stone detail. The wet bar on the right offers another dishwasher and refrigerator, as well as seating at the bar. Additional bedroom suites are on this level, giving excellent bedroom privacy on every level. Doors on this level lead out to a patio with a private setting. Two outdoor fireplaces with space for media above provide a fabulous area for gatherings.

The homes, convenient to the nearby Peak 8 redevelopment, have great locations just a short distance from the main street core, as well as the free bus system. With lots of mountain ambience, space for family and friends, and settings which are beautiful in every season, don’t miss the opportunity to gather for all the holidays to come in your own Rocky Mountain retreat.

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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