With views of surrounding mountains rivaled only by a few places in areas such as Telluride, Jackson Hole and Aspen, you will certainly consider this property as a paradise, so beautiful and unique that you will not want to leave and only thirst to return. The property is improved with an impeccable 5,500 sf brick home reminiscent of those owned and occupied by the early mining barons of the last century. The home combines Old World Elegance with Colorado Nostalgic architecture and the brick exterior fits in naturally with the colors of the surrounding mountains. The interior of the home is truly elegant with finish that includes imported Italian tile and marble floors, custom wood trim throughout, engineered three-story mountain view front window as well as side windows with views of the looming mountain peaks, custom kitchen, game/media room, wine cellar, in-floor heat, and elevator and many more "high-end" features.
The home, built over a period from 1996 to 1998, was custom designed to provide energy and space efficiency and low maintenance. A commercial greenhouse with a 90 degree temperature variation from the outside climate lets the owner grow herbs, vegetables and other flora for a large part of the year.
NATIONAL FOREST & WILDLIFE
Rarely, does a property with 30 acres feel like 30,000 acres, but that is the case for "The Jewel", with the surrounding Gunnison National Forest which can be accessed by nearby jeep, foot and horseback trails. The property is boundary fenced and irrigated allowing for horses to roam the property. Beyond the views and mountain streams and not to be over shadowed, is the fauna. One can spend endless time enjoying the wildlife that roam naturally on the property. At any time, one may see mule deer, elk and moose grazing across or resting on the property. Elk move through the property in the spring on their way to the high country and return in the fall to use the property as a safe-haven. Moose frequent the property throughout the year and spend a good part of the winter along the willow lined creeks. Coyotes, Lynx, Bighorn Sheep and other Rocky Mountain wildlife can be seen or heard in this mountain paradise.
This property is simply an unbelievable paradise and to describe it as anything but "Rare" would be to understate the facts. If you aspire to own a magnificent piece of property and elegant residence in the midst of the Rocky Mountains, you will want to see "The Jewel". Numerous outdoor activities await you including hiking, riding, jeeping, cross-county skiing, snowmobiling, hunting and fly fishing.