Kannah Creek property shows off builder’s skill
A builder’s personal home is like a blank canvas that the builder can use to demonstrate mastery of his trade and show off his skill to clients. Builders’ homes may have special bells and whistles that may be labor-intensive or costly to build, but since it’s their passion and their home and they’re doing the work themselves, they do it anyway.
The person who benefits the most, of course, is the person who buys the builder’s home when he decides to sell it.
Mark Fenske has been building homes in the Grand Valley since 1980. He’s built and designed custom homes in the Redlands and in the north area, but he’s particularly proud of the home he designed and built at 6600 Kannah Creek, where he and his family have lived for more than a dozen years. With retirement in sight, Fenske has decided it’s time to downsize.
With 3,812 square feet, the main house has in-floor heat under the slate flooring, which creates a comfortable feel whether it’s January or July. The rustic touches in the house include wood harvested from a railroad trestle across Salt Lake that was built in 1902. The wood was sanded, cut and is used liberally throughout the house to give a rich, old-world feel in the main living areas. The huge rock see-through fireplace was built from rocks collected on the property.
Of course, the kitchen is gourmet, with a six-burner Jenn-Aire cooktop, granite counters and an electric convection oven. The living area and dining area are also custom, but the room that steals the thunder on the main floor is the sunroom, which has redwood tongue-in-groove walls and ceiling, as well as large sunny windows.
Upstairs, there are two bedrooms, two baths, a library, a game room with a wet bar and plenty of space for kids or guests. There is a 500-square foot basement currently used for additional storage.
The property also a detached three-car shop with a hoist and living quarters above the shop. A separate guest house that includes a full kitchen, living area, bedroom and bath is also on the property.
Multiple generations won’t get in each other’s way at this home.
The home sits on almost 19 acres, and includes seven acres of hay pastures. Irrigation is available through a well and through the irrigation district. Kannah Creek runs through the property and is just a few steps away from the main house.
The Kannah Creek Road turnoff sits about midway between Delta and Grand Junction and the house sits about three miles up Kannah Creek Road. Although it only takes 25 minutes from either downtown area, the sense of peace and quiet feels far more remote.
Patti Poschman with RE/MAX 4000 is listing this one-of-a-kind property for $925,000.