Unique in Unaweep
High up in the canyon, revamped home offers privacy and great views
If privacy, open space and the fortunate feeling of being away from it all every time you walk in your own front door are important features in your next home, perhaps it’s time to consider looking at property in an area like Unaweep Canyon.
A unique property at 27211 Colo. Highway 141 is far enough up the canyon to enjoy cooler days during the summertime and is in one the best hunting areas in the state in the fall. The property includes 34 acres, a 3,080-square foot house, a detached three-car garage with a heated shop area, pastures for grazing and incredible views out every window.
The house was originally built in 2002 and was completely remodeled in 2012. Although the exterior of the house is adequate and average, don’t be fooled. The interior is stunning. The remodel was extensive, moving walls, adding insulation, new flooring, new windows, new doors, new bathrooms, a large pantry and a new kitchen.
Upstairs, the floor plan is open, with the kitchen and dining area opening out to the living area. There are large windows on every wall, inviting the spectacular scenery to always be the guest of honor. The island in the kitchen seats four and the kitchen is large enough to allow multiple chefs to create a little magic together. Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, plenty of storage and countertop space make this kitchen an inviting place to be.
The master suite is equally inviting, with a large, curved dressing area and an open layout that makes the roomy suite seem even larger. The bathroom is truly unique, with a rock design in the floor and the walls and cool colors and a liberal use of glass that give the impression of a tropical vacation.
Downstairs, there is a small library, a bedroom that is currently used as an art studio/office, a media room and a separate two-room guest suite with its own private bath. Although the downstairs is a walkout basement, there are large windows that keep it open and bright and allow guests to appreciate the spectacular scenery in Unaweep Canyon.
A functional laundry room with plenty of storage is also downstairs, where the new Marathon hot water heater should give prospective buyers confidence that the remodel wasn’t just done for looks, but for comfort and quality, too. With its special insulation and construction, the Marathon electric hot water heater has an estimated annual operating cost of only $514.
Other practical features include separate thermostats in every room so heating costs can be controlled in the winter. The exterior bathroom walls that held pipes were brought inside under the sink so the plumbing would be protected by the outside wall as well as an added layer of insulation. Freezing pipes won’t be a problem regardless of the January temperature.
Every window has custom shades that will remain with the home. The three full bathrooms each have their own linen closet. Every room in the house is unique and every piece of furniture or artwork was chosen specifically for the house.
The property borders large landowners, with BLM areas on the ridge line and on the Uncompahgre Plateau south of the property. There are a few cheeky squirrels and some deer and elk that act like they own the place, but it’s perfect for those who prefer wildlife to two-legged neighbors.
Christi Reece with Bray Real Estate is listing this unique property for $520,000. For a showing, call her at 260-9108.