This carefully engineered home is built for hospitality with generous open spaces and soaring arched windows to bring in spectacular views and is a favorite neighborhood gathering place. Christmas parties, summer barbecues, homeowners' association meetings and family weddings have all been celebrated here, against a breathtaking view of the Zirkels and the Continental Divide. Hahn's Peak and Steamboat Lake to the north, Continental Divide to the east, Sand Mountain to the west, Elk River Valley and Flat Tops Wilderness Area to the south beckon the nature-lover, while the wide-open, modern kitchen stands ready to feed any number of hungry explorers. For indoor days, the home theater, office space and workshop offer entertainment options, project and storage space. The parade of wildlife goes on all year, beginning with the Sandhill Cranes in May, delicately picking their way over the melting snow. A herd of pronghorn antelope returns every summer. Mule deer and foxes can be seen in the forest nine months of the year, and herds of elk pass through every spring and fall. Fencing of three acres around the house will keep the cattle out and the critters in. Your horses, ATVs, RV, snowmobiles and tractor will find plenty of space in the barn, with loft storage, including heavy-duty hydraulic hoist, for extra stuff. The garden bed will keep you in cut flowers, lettuce and herbs all summer, while the wildflowers compete for your attention, from the first glacier lilies in the spring to the rose hips in the fall. Grow tender vegetables in the greenhouse, pick daffodils and wildflowers in the spring, and enjoy greens, herbs, berries, and flowers in the summer. For the active family, winter sports beckon. Trails and pathways wind through the forest, perfect for snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing. Groomed ski and snowmobiling trails around Steamboat Lake are easily accessible. In the summer, the trails are perfect for nature hikes. Sand Mountain and Hahn's Peak will tempt your climbers. Steamboat Lake offers fishing, boat rental and storage, bait and tackle, campgrounds and a swim beach.