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***
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.