Archive for the ‘Achitecture’ Category

Outside the Box – William Krisel

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

There is no creativity without vulnerability. And in the 1950′s William Krisel saw a need and filled it with thousands of happy home owners. William Krisel, a pioneering architect who brought his vision of modernism to Southern California tract housing, died Monday at age 92.

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Krisel was a pioneer in what we call today, MCM Mid-Century Modern architecture. Krisel’s timeless, modernist approach to design, reproduced in more than 30,000 tract homes, condos and custom residences throughout Southern California and 10,000 living units elsewhere, progressed the style of low-profile dwellings that relied on nature’s landscape as much as walls and glass to set an aesthetic.

This type of building worked well in warmer climates back in the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s. Ton of glass and open spaces. Today, you can build this way in colder areas like Steamboat Springs but you need to be keenly aware of insulation values and superior heating. But the end result is fabulous.

Where Western Charm And European Flair Meet

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Where Western Charm And European Flair Meet

The Highmark is a unique Steamboat Springs property. From the European inspired architecture to the bold color palette, it stands out from its surrounds for a multitude of reasons.

 

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The red carpet. Not an actual red carpet but you’ll be treated like there is one.  From the moment the Highmark’s shuttle, a Cadillac Escalade, picks you up from the airport, the staff makes it their mission to treat owners and guests like royalty.

 

 

Amenities thoughtful in kind and design. Ski locker room, indoor / outdoor heated swimming pool, covered outdoor hot tub, fitness facility with all the bells and whistles, shuttle service, and owners lounge. All immaculately presented and maintained to a level typically unseen.

 

 

Not Your Average Mountain Home

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Not Your Average Mountain Home

Sure its got stone and wood and aspen trees, all desirable things. But that’s where average ends at 2890 Bucks Path, Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

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Some stats:

  • 6 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms
  • 7,401 square feet, thoroughly renovated in 2012 using local architectural firm Gerber Berend Design Build
  • 2 story great room with cathedral ceilings showcasing stunning reclaimed wood detail
  • Gourmet kitchen with no appliance, storage or style needs untouched
  • Lower level recreation area with wet bar and billiards area
  • Mezzanine style reading room overlooking the great room

 

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How about:

  • Home gym plus separate yoga room
  • Extensive temperature controlled wine storage
  • Drive in storage area under the 3 car garage
  • Hand forged iron work throughout home including range hood, fireplaces and railings
  • Crestron home automation system

 

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Paradise found on 35 Acres

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Paradise found on 35 Acres

Rolling pastures backing against a ridge of aspens and evergreens, with Youngs Peak and Stagecoach Lake as a backdrop. A more idyllic setting will be difficult to find.

Main homestead nestled amongst the aspens

Main homestead nestled amongst the aspens

A comfortable 30 minute drive from Steamboat Springs, and just 5 minutes from Stagecoach State Park, this ranch property is eagerly awaiting new owners and their animals. Formerly a working alpaca ranch, the large heated barn is ready for your horses or other livestock, while ample hay and equipment storage areas provide plenty of space to spread. A charming caretaker suite is located above the barn for ranch hands, rental potential or visiting family and friends.

Studio caretaker apartment with kitchen, fireplace and deck.

Studio caretaker apartment with kitchen, fireplace and deck.

The perfectly situated residence is a custom home designed by Robert Hawkins of Robert Hawkins Architects, a renowned firm specializing in environmentally friendly design and building practices. Plastered straw bale walls with post and beam construction add charm as well as warmth and sustainability. The country style kitchen, exposed woodwork and rock fireplace compliment the ranch aesthetic.

Steamboat Luxury Ski Condo Not Your Average Ski Condo

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Steamboat Luxury Ski Condo Not Your Average Ski Condo

There is a difference between an average ski condo and a LUXURY ski condo. You know the difference the moment you walk through the doors, like at the Highmark Steamboat Springs.

 

Luxury [luhk-shuh-ree, luhg-zhuh-]:  a material object, service, etc., conducive to sumptuous living, usually a delicacy, elegance, or refinement of living rather than a necessity.

 

Luxurious Location

This luxury ski condo at the Highmark Steamboat Springs is the epitome of luxury. Located across the street from the world-class Steamboat Ski Resort, you can literally walk to the gondola for your first run of the day, but because this is luxury, there is no need for YOU to schlep your skis. Leave it to Highmark’s ski valet to transport your skis to the base of the gondola where they will be waiting for you.

 

Luxurious Amenities

The Makings of a Great Kitchen

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

The Makings of a Great Kitchen

The hub of any home is undoubtedly the kitchen. Used for far more than just meal preparation, today’s kitchen serves as a gathering space, a work space, a relaxation space, the place where multiple cooks and helpers work together and a hospitality hub. Because of its multiple uses, good design is critical in order for this, the heart of the home, to be both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

4 things that make this a great kitchen:

 

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1.  Open and bright

A great kitchen offers open space, not only for more than one person to be able to work together in the same room, but for guests to be able to gather around. Likewise, it is nice for the kitchen to open up to other rooms in the home so that the cook is not separated from others every time he/she is in the kitchen.

Free Root Beer Float Open House

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Free Root Beer Float Open House

 

Join me Saturday for a root beer float while checking out the best deck in Old Town Steamboat Springs.

What: Open House & Root Beer Floats
Where: 1005 Crawford Ave
When: Saturday August 8th, 11am – 2pm

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Open house Crawford RB float

1005 Crawford Avenue is a very special home. Not only is historic Crawford Avenue a wonderful walkable location in Old Town, this home is situated above tree line giving way to fantastic views of Howelsen Hill. An 864 square foot rooftop deck is sure to be the preferred site for friends and family to gather to watch the 4th of July and Winter Carnival fireworks. The finishes and family friendly design of the home are top-notch. The versatility of the downstairs bedroom, garage and workshop can be rented out as caretaker’s quarters, provides great separation for multi-generational families and is a great work/live space. Come see for yourself why 1005 Crawford Avenue is so special.

Dream Builder Needed for Stagecoach Lake Land

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Dream Builder Needed for Stagecoach Lake Land

Located just 20 minutes from Steamboat Springs adjacent to the recreational offerings of Stagecoach Lake is an opportunity for someone to bring to life their NW Colorado mountain dreams.

Here, at 31045 Lynx Basin Way, sits a foundation and infrastructure…

Stagecoach land for sale, Steamboat Springs lot, Lynx Basin Estates, views, mountain property

…for a wonderful home to take advantage of incredible views of Stagecoach Lake and…..

Steamboat Springs land for sale, Stagecoach Lake, views

….Woodchuck Mountain.

Stagecoach lot, land for sale, Steamboat Springs, views

Plans for a beautiful home with main level living and a walk-out lower level are included. This home was designed to capture the views and serenity.

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This 3.58 acre lot (#11) is flat and extremely private surrounded by Gambel oak trees. This is the best lot for views in Lynx Basin Estates.

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Bring your builder and start living your mountain dreams today at Lynx Basin Estates. Imagine wildlife out your window, fishing just yards away and world-class skiing within 20 minutes. If you would like more information, please contact me.

#1 Rated Ski Condo in Steamboat For Sale

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

#1 Rated Ski Condo in Steamboat For Sale

The Highmark at Steamboat is rated #1 on TripAdvisor.com out of 80 lodging destinations in the area. Here’s why this premier ski property has held its ranking for 6 years:

From the moment the Highmark’s shuttle, a Cadillac Escalade, picks you up from the airport and walk through their doors, you will be well taken care of. The staff makes it their mission to treat owners and guests like royalty. But guest service is just one reason why Highmark has such fantastic ratings.

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Exceptional accommodations is another reason. Take residence 4E at the Highmark for example, fine furnishings, exquisite finish details, harmonious floor plan, walk out patio and a gas fireplace.

The kitchen boasts granite countertops, solid wood cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances including double ovens.

Top 10 Reasons to Buy THIS Steamboat Home – Video Blog

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Top 10 Reasons to Buy THIS Steamboat Home – Video Blog

 

870 Mauna Kea Drive in the convenient Fish Creek Falls neighborhood is a fantastic home for sale in Steamboat Springs. Here are 10 reasons why it’s the best one on the market at this price point.  Ok, so really there are 11 reasons. But in fact there are so many reasons to buy this home I just can’t list them all.

If you want to search all the MLS in Steamboat click the link.

For questions about this or any Steamboat Springs property, please contact me.

Regards,
Charlie

Charlie Dresen

Real Estate Associate Broker | Sotheby’s
Local Knowledge Global Exposure Defining Service 
970-846-6435  | SteamboatsMyHome.com
610 Market Place Plaza, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
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