Past Auction

Vista Ridge Estate

This auction was on Jun 21 Evergreen, CO 19± Deeded Acres

Executive Summary

Vista Ridge Estate is a one of a kind legacy property in the desirable town of Evergreen, Colorado. Absolute privacy with amazing views, these 19.25 acres are bordered on two sides by national forest, with all the conveniences of nearby Denver. Impeccable architecture and craftsmanship utilizing reclaimed timbers and dimensional wood, hand cut moss rock imported from Montana, and hand-forged custom ironwork throughout. With numerous custom features and top of the line components, this modern home has it all done in an authentic mountain-rustic style. Improvements include a 6,455 sq. ft. main residence, 1,381 sq. ft. attached garage, 1,875 sq. ft. shop/RV garage and 1,000 sq. ft. gym/studio above.

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General Description

Vista Ridge is entered via a paved private road that gradually climbs through a well-maintained forest to the improvements near the center of the property. The estate is bordered on two sides by national forest and is completely perimeter fenced with end of the road privacy. While a sought-after location with extreme privacy, Vista Ridge boasts 360-degree views including Mount Evans and other snowcapped peaks of the Front Range. The estate includes a healthy stand of pine and aspen tree forest with direct access into the thousands of acres of national forest. The owner put careful thought into developing the entrance road, homesite, and adjoining buildings to maximize views and privacy. Wildlife is frequently viewed on the property and the setting and improvements are something you would more typically find in Jackson Hole or Aspen rather than the foothills of Denver.

Broker's Comments

Rarely do you find a property that offers as much privacy and scenery so close to a major metropolitan area. Careful selection went into the Seller finding such a unique parcel of land and then taking the time, planning and expense to create a true work of art in the home and complementary buildings. For the Denver executive who wants a close private estate or for someone who just wants to get out of the city periodically, Vista Ridge Estate is a find. For any discriminating buyer Vista Ridge Estate should be on your list.

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Location

Vista Ridge Estate is located minutes off of US Hwy 285, 40 minutes to downtown Denver, one hour to Denver International Airport, and minutes to downtown Evergreen. This end-of-the road property borders the Arapahoe National Forest and features a ridgetop setting with expansive views of the Blue Creek Valley, including the snowcapped peaks of Mount Evans. Located in the popular Jefferson County School District, the property is just ten minutes to the public elementary, middle and high schools, 10 minutes to the Montessori School of Evergreen and 15 minutes to the Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen. In addition, Vista Ridge is 30 minutes to Gold Medal water trout fishing on the South Platte River and a 90-minute drive to Breckenridge Ski Area.

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Acreage (Deeded & Leased)

19.25 Deeded Acres

Deeded Acres: 19±

Total Acres: 19±

* All acreages are approximations.

Improvements

Designed by Sunlit Architecture, of Crested Butte, Colorado, Vista Ridge Estate was created to emulate an authentic mountain-rustic estate of a bygone era with custom reclaimed wood exterior, accent timbers, and hand cut stone. The residence encompasses 6,455 sq. ft. on two levels and features 4 bedrooms, including a large master on the main level, one guest suite on the upper level and 4 bathrooms. There is a large gourmet kitchen with walk-in pantry and adjoining dining area. The family room with high ceilings is just off the kitchen with its own wood stove. The formal entry leads into the great room which features high ceilings, exposed trusses, moss rock fireplace and full-service bar. Attached is a finished 1,381 sq. ft. three-car garage with custom cabinets offering substantial storage space. With custom features throughout, this masterpiece of a home cannot be fully described here, one needs to view it in person to fully appreciate the quality and attention to detail exhibited throughout.

The following are some of the features to this custom home:

Raised, fully insulated and waterproofed foundation and crawlspace with perimeter drain

Copper water piping, radiant in-floor heat, backup forced air, HRV fresh air circulation;

Air Conditioning, whole-house humidification, dual air and moisture infiltration barrier;

Reclaimed wood timbers and siding, custom doors with reclaimed oak custom floors;

Marvin windows & patio doors with custom 366 glazing, sound attenuation insulation;

Custom iron drapery rods with automated solar shades on south facing windows;

Renaissance Rumford Fireplaces in the master and great room, Jotul wood stove in the family room;

Class A fire-rated roof tile and class 4 hail-rated roof with exterior snowmelt in walkways.

Appliances

- Kitchen: Blue Star Range, 3 Viking Professional Ovens, Viking Microwave, Refrigerator, Freezer and Dishwasher by Miele & KitchenAid trash compactor. Additional Miele refrigerator and freezer in garage.

- Bar: 3 Perlick Wine Chillers, 2 Perlick Beverage Centers.

- Outdoor: 1 Viking Grill and 1 Viking Double Side Burner.

Mechanical and Utilities

Vista Ridge Estate has a 1,000’ well providing 15 gallons per minute, a 10,000-gallon Xerxes underground cistern with reverse osmosis filtration system and 50 gallon storage tank for water, ice and humidifier supply. There are two buried 1,000-gallon propane tanks with self-leveling regulators and a 400 amp underground electrical service for the house and shop connected to a 48kw “instant on” Generac backup propane generator enclosed in a detached shed.

Shop/Gym/Studio

Just across from the house, connected by individual pavers with plenty of parking area, is the 1,875 sq. ft. shop with 1,000 sq. ft. gym/studio on the second level. The building is clad in the same material as the house and has a covered porch with two large 13.8’ high by 12’ in width automatic doors than can accommodate 2 RV’s 45 feet deep. The concrete floor has in-floor radiant heat, septic for RV dumping and 220-volt power supply outlets. There is a custom-built workbench with maple work surface and cabinets, bathroom, mop sink and a Jotul wood burning stove. On the upper level is the gym/studio that can be used for a variety of purposes. There are 2 hydronic heating units supplied from the 175,000 BTU boiler on the first floor. Both levels are wired for audio/video that is integrated with the main house.

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Terms

Summary of Terms:

  • A 4% buyer's premium will be added to the final bid price(s) to determine the total contract price(s).
  • A 10% earnest money deposit of the total contract price will be due immediately from all successful bidders.
  • The property is being sold "AS IS, WHERE IS" and without any contingencies, including financing.
  • Closing will be set 30 days from the auction date or as soon thereafter as closing documents are available.

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