*Today’s guest post is by house enthusiast/writer John Miller. House Crazy Sarah is taking a nap this week.
There is something about cozying up next to a stone fireplace in the winter, especially when the mood is intensified by the smell of warm wood, the comfort of thick rugs and a breathtaking vista outside an oversized window that just makes me long for the mountains.
Yes, the news is TRUE my fellow House Crazies and John Denver fans – John Denver’s former home in the Starwood subdivision of Aspen, Colorado is up for sale again!
A couple years ago, I did a post on all the information I could dig up about John’s former home – including old listing photos when the house last sold in 1999. You can view that post here.
Now, because it is up for sale again, we get to view all new recent photos of John’s former home!
The aspen trees have gotten bigger but the house is looking pretty darn good.
I was delighted to find that the home has been so well kept. It seems like the current owners maintained the house much in the way it was when they bought it.
Have a look at how the interior appears today:
How would you like to snuggle up inside the embrace of the earth…. with warm natural elements surrounding you…. your own greenhouse full of food…. and spectacular forest views to the south with the warm Colorado sun pouring in?
Well – here you go! This fabulous earth-sheltered home is located in the mountains west of Boulder, Colorado.
Isn’t it the time of year when you just want to drive to Vermont and cozy up by the fire at some quiet country Inn while the snow falls peacefully outside?
Well here you go – a totally relaxed, unpretentious little spot in the mountains of Vermont to unplug and unwind!
The Gables Inn is the epitome of a Vermont country Inn.
Located just outside the small town skiing mecca of Stowe Vermont, this 150 year old farmhouse has been converted into a full service inn and restaurant.
Let’s have a peek at a Colorado green home in the gorgeous mountain town of Salida, about an hour from where I live.
The term used to described the home style that emerged organically in the high country of Colorado is “mountain contemporary”. But green homes have been popular in the state of Colorado since the 1960’s thanks to the environmentally minded hippy folks who put roots down here during that time (John Denver!)
This particular home has one of my all-time favorite green features (though not native to Colorado) – a living roof.
Isn’t that beautiful?
This green home was built with love and care for the environment 17 years ago and it remains to this day, a completely off-grid dwelling. But that does not mean that it is rustic or lacking in amenities. No, no, no. This home is a natural beauty.