Got a taste for living on the edge? Of a mountain?
Then you might be the ideal buyer for this astonishing home, perched on the edge of a peak in Conifer, CO. The place is on the market for $800,000.
Built in 1977, the three-bedroom, 2,191-square-foot abode sits on a 9.2-acre mountaintop lot. The home is co-listed with Jennifer Goslau and Leigh Flanagan, of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty.
The seller has lived in the mountaintop home since 1985 and is its second owner, using it as a mountain retreat.
Steven Williams built this timber-frame, post-and-beam home. He was drawn to the idea of a house framing views of Pikes Peak and Pike-San Isabel National Forest, and his ’70s-era vision remains unchanged.
“There have been no significant updates or alternations since the home was built, but it does have a newer water heater and heating system,” says Flanagan.
A new owner will likely want to spruce up a few of the cliffside home’s features.
“It does need some maintenance,” says Flanagan, noting that this will mostly entail exterior work (the roof, siding, and decks), which makes the residence move-in ready.
The home’s superb craftsmanship includes historic door knobs and 1904 Tiffany stained-glass doors.
The American Craftsman vibe is inspired by an architecture style popular in Pasadena, CA, as seen in the David B. Gamble House, designed by architecture firm Greene & Greene and built between 1908 and 1909.
In fact, two pedestal sinks, door knobs, and a bathtub in the Colorado residence came from a house built in 1932 in Pasadena.
As the furnishings and artwork are so specific to the home’s style, those items could be included in the property’s sale price.
“For the right offer, the owner is willing to do that,” says Flanagan. “He’s a designer and has thoughtfully curated pieces in the home, including light fixtures.”
While more unique than your average Colorado-mountain property, the dwelling is made all the more compelling by its natural setting.
Denver is just a 30- to 40-minute drive from Conifer, a town of about 20,000 people. Flanagan says the home could be a full-time residence for someone who relishes an outdoor lifestyle.
“It’s definitely a more rural, mountain community,” she says. “People who are attracted to Conifer want that remote, mountain lifestyle but close to the city. It’s not overbuilt like Vail or Breckenridge. We’ve had a number of people tour the home as a potential to be their escape from the city, a second home.”