Inside an Exclusive Snowmass Estate that’s a Peak Classic

Nowadays, with housing inventory at historic lows, every new listing in Snowmass Village, Colorado could be considered “exclusive.” But this 5,630-square-foot rustic-yet-elegant mountain manse on Divide Drive fits the classic definition of the word. The inspiring alpine retreat makes its market debut on 1.38 acres in The Divide, one of the most exclusive and private neighborhoods in all of Snowmass Village. Listing agent Matt Tate of Coldwell Banker Mason Morse tells us properties rarely come on the market in this ultra-prestigious enclave. “There are only about 40 homes in The Divide subdivision, and the homes here are among the most desirable in Snowmass,” reveals Tate. “It’s one of the few communities in Snowmass that offers large acreage, and a majority of homes have ski access. Many homes are situated on the hillside in a way that allows for either idyllic views that sweep down through Brush Creek Valley, and in some cases, ascend to iconic Mt. Daly and Snowmass Mountain.” This particular home sits at the convergence of all the unique qualities of The Divide. Extremely private with world-class skiing just outside its doors, the property backs up to the HOA-protected space – a meadow that extends to Campground Ski Access, giving the exterior of the home an expansive feeling. It is also surrounded by mature landscaping and a cascading water feature, lending to a feeling of pure tranquility, especially during summertime. Built in 1994 and remodeled in 2005, the home presents a refined take on a classic European mountain chalet. The light-filled interior beams with rustic simplicity, and subtle touches of luxury like timbered truss vaulted ceilings and ancient stone walls. A gracious open floorplan introduces a welcoming environment for family and friends. The spacious great room opens to the formal dining room and is anchored by a fireplace with an elegantly carved antique mantle and a large picture window overlooking the meadow. The kitchen is equally grand with a large island as its centerpiece and an adjoining casual dining area with enough space to accommodate a large group. “The home has been designed for entertaining, with great connectivity between the kitchen, dining room, great room, and study with great indoor/outdoor flow,” said Tate. “It’s great for large families who like to gather together as one.” The main level also offers access to multiple patio spaces, where you can dine al fresco or enjoy the sun set majestically over the peaks through the valley. “In the summertime, those patio spaces are gorgeous as you are surrounded by flowering plants, the water feature, and the open meadow views,” describes Tate. Also on the main level is a cozy study/media room adjacent to the great room and an exquisite primary bedroom suite with a fireplace. Both rooms enjoy views of Mt. Daly. Most notably, in the primary bath suite, the spa tub has been dramatically positioned in front of a picture window, offering a framed scene looking out onto snow-capped Mt. Daly in the background. Downstairs, there are three en suite bedrooms, including a bunkroom that sleeps four. Comprising the lower level, a ski room boasts an elevator, boot heaters, and built-in ski gear storage, plus a half bath. “You can ski into the home via the Slot ski run,” says Tate. The home is not just primed for the Rocky Mountains’ favorite winter pastime, but its summer activities as well. “The property is extremely close to BLM National Forest Land and the Ditch Trail that accesses the Snowmass Creek Valley,” he adds. “The hiking you can enjoy right from the house is incredible.” To cap it off, the home is being sold partially furnished, including the outdoor spa on the front patio. And then there is the home’s location: secluded yet only a 1-2 minute drive from all of the amenities in Snowmass Base Village and 20 minutes from Aspen. Offered for $10,750,000 and listed by Matt Tate, this exclusive alpine dream won’t last on the market for long.      


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