It took two years of careful design and three years of craftsmanship to complete this 10,700-square-foot legacy home at Storm Mountain Ranch.
And it only takes one step inside the front door to see that the finished product was worth the wait.
The six-bedroom, 7 1/2-bath home uses contemporary and traditional architecture and design and is one of only 12 completed homes in the 14-lot, 1,050-acre gated Storm Mountain Ranch development.
“It’s a special place,” says Nick Metzler of Colorado Group Realty’s The Metzler Team, listing broker for the property, which hit the market this summer at $11.5 million.
It’s hard to believe it’s just three miles from the Storm Mountain Ranch gate to Walton Creek Road, considering the lush aspen groves, towering cliffs and secluded Walton Creek Canyon that surround the Storm Mountain Ranch property.
“People are shocked at what they see when they arrive here,” Metzler says. “They didn’t know it existed. The property is second to none, and we’re only three miles from Steamboat.”
About one mile into the development, residents cross a wooden bridge over Walton Creek and onto Rushing Water Lane, entering a 70-acre property with abundant privacy.
“You feel like you have the whole forest to yourself,” Metzler says.
Prominent architect Joe Patrick Robbins designed the home while builder Joe Gillaspie led construction.
A main-level master bedroom offers privacy from three upstairs bedrooms, while offering proximity to the great room, kitchen and office.
Bedrooms all have adjoining private baths and spacious walk-in closets with ample built-in storage space.
The home’s lower level boasts a wine cellar, game room, a unique storage room with wall-to-wall cupboards and a well-appointed guest room.
Entertainers will love the home’s central kitchen, complete with several dining areas, a walk-in pantry area and cabinetry designed by renowned designer William Ohs.
A screened porch with a wood-burning fireplace off the breakfast nook is the perfect place to watch herds of elk, roaming bears and young moose that stick around late into the season enjoying a small creekside wetland area outside the home.
Other home features include an oversized, attached three-car garage and a detached one-car garage, which could be reappointed as a caretaker or apartment unit.
While this luxury home is a true masterpiece, the amenities of Storm Mountain Ranch make this listing one-of-a-kind, Metzler says.Though the home has the potential to house plenty of family and friends, why bother when ranch residents are afforded private use of the gorgeous Hideout Cabin at June Falls waterfall, which sleeps eight, or four smaller cabins situated on private fishing ponds near the entrance to the ranch.
Bordered on three sides by Routt National Forest land, Storm Mountain Ranch offers a pristine environment with second-to-none privacy for residents and guests alike.
Learn more about the ranch and the legacy home at stormmountainranchhome.com.