Mountain Shangri-La

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Since not all of Colorado is burning (lots of it, but not all of it) I thought I would feature a beautiful home in the Colorado mountain town of Crested Butte.

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I did not make up the “Shangri-La” stuff – this house is actually named Shangri-La. It was built in the year 1900 back when Crested Butte was but a mere frontier mining town.

Today, however, Crested Butte is one of Colorado’s premier ski resort destinations. (And by that I mean PRICEY!!!)

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The historic home was completely renovated in 2008 and they really didn’t leave any of the original character… I was kind of bummed out about that.

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Nonetheless, it is lovely and very nice and clean. Trying to look at it as a glass-half full here.

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The once humble workman’s cottage is now a 4,527 square foot pseudo-mansion with 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms.

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The property also boats a 736 square foot guest house and a separate 509 square foot rental house with a backyard patio and an 8-person hot tub. And views of the ski hill.

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Shangri-La is listed for $2,950,000.

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A bit on the pricey side, but it pales in comparison to Aspen real estate prices.

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So when you think of Colorado, please think of pristine ski hills and adorable – albeit expensive – mountain cottages rather than acres and acres of charred forest and burnt out homes. (Please!)

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Sources:

Sothebysrealty

Curbed Ski