SKY RIVER RANCH - Crowned by an exceptional custom home perched on a bench overlooking the Elk River Valley, this 797+/- acre ranch is distinguished by its live water, wildlife habitat, luxurious accommodations and spectacular panoramic vistas. The beautiful Elk River flows through the property, providing outstanding fly fishing for a variety of trout. The cottonwood lined riparian areas are a haven for wildlife including sand hill cranes, great blue heron, bald eagles, sharp-tailed grouse, elk, mule deer, and pronghorn antelope. A sizable tributary, Deep Creek, meanders through another area of the ranch. Historic water rights from both sources provide irrigation for 120 +/- acres of hay meadow. In addition, there are about 500+/- acres of rolling upland pasture. Located just 20 minutes from downtown Steamboat Springs, the property is easy to access yet is private and tranquil. The magnificent 9,583+/- square foot home is a work of art with high quality materials and craftsmanship, designed to accentuate the breath-taking vistas up and down the valley. The home was designed to provide a relaxing retreat for its owners while also accommodating guests in three comfortable suites, all with floor-to-ceiling windows and gorgeous views. Home Specs and Features • The style is “Craftsman Contemporary”, inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright with clean lines, rich woodwork in cherry, fir, and cedar, and Wright-inspired stained glass. • The home is 9,583+/- square feet with an attached three-bay garage providing an additional 1,080+/- square feet for vehicles, storage, and workbench. • The design incorporates high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows to maximize the spectacular views from every bedroom and the main living areas. • The three spacious guest bedroom suites all have tasteful baths, walk-in closets, and wool carpeting. One of them, the special master guest suite features a fireplace and a Jacuzzi tub in addition to its large shower. • The home was designed by Bill Rangitsch of Steamboat Architectural Associates and built by Ric Ostrom of MEO Construction, both top firms based in Steamboat Springs. • The floor plan is designed to accentuate the views of Hahn’s Peak, Elk Mountain, the Elk River valley, and Mount Werner. • The home blends into its setting by utilizing existing grades, a low profile, and buried utilities. It sits on a bench on the “brow of the hill” as Wright would have specified. • High quality materials are used throughout the home – imported stone countertops, some with 50-million year old fossils, imported limestone flooring, Telluride Gold dry stack stone fireplaces, ultra durable hardwood floors of spotted gum (eucalyptus), tongue-in-groove ceilings, and rich woodworking with clear cherry cabinets, doors, and trim. • Massive yet delicate fir beams differentiate interior spaces and structurally allow high ceilings and plentiful 8-foot tall windows. • Five stone fireplaces (3 gas, 2 wood burning) including a large outdoor fireplace make the home cozy and comfortable in addition to the in-floor heating throughout. • The formal entry and vestibule welcomes guests while the spacious mud room provides ample storage for outdoor clothes, boots, etc. • Wide gallery hallways were designed for showcasing art with an art gallery hanging system and spotlights. • The kitchen was designed by a gourmet chef and can easily accommodate many collaborating chefs with 3 sinks, 3 ovens, 2 cooktops, a large Subzero refrigerator, an equally large Subzero freezer, two under-counter refrigerators, 3 dishwashers, walk-in pantry, beautiful cherry cabinets above with art glass, and more than ample drawers and lower cabinets, all with pull-out shelves. • The master wing features a spacious bedroom with gas fireplace, hidden TV projector and drop down screen, wet bar, private patios, two offices....(con't)... ***Contact listing broker for complete summary of information***
Year built: 2000 HOA Amenities: Hunting, Fishing, Snow Mobiling Exterior amenities: River Garage capacity: 3 Garage type: Garage Attached Lot description: Agricultural, Water Frontage, View, Rolling View description: Steamboat Ski Area, Mountain, Valley, Panoramic, River Days On Market: 886 Taxes: $15,065.36
Listing courtesy of BRIAN SMITH HALL AND HALL PARTNERS, LLC
It all started on the beautiful West Coast of California in the San Francisco Bay area. Colorado was always the home of my family, so - off with the sandals and on with the ski boots - the family arrived in Littleton, Colorado. In 1976, I attended CSU and then soon found myself wanting a career in the healthcare field.
After graduating from the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing and Radiologic Science, I was employed as manager of Boulder Memorial Hospital Trauma CT Unit.