Mountain Shangri-La

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image from: http://www.sothebysrealty.com/

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.

image from: http://www.sothebysrealty.com/

image from: http://www.sothebysrealty.com/

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!!!)

image from: http://www.sothebysrealty.com/

image from: http://www.sothebysrealty.com/

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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image from: www.sothebysrealty.com

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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image from: www.sothebysrealty.com

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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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image from: www.sothebysrealty.com

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

 

5 Comments

  • I am curious, what are those things hanging from the kitchen ceiling? I really like the exterior of this home, it doesn’t look like it would be that large inside. So sorry about all the fires in Colorado, such a horrible thing. We are having so much rain in Dallas, TX this year that I don’t think anyone is concerned with fires here this year, thankfully.
    Thanks, Patty

  • Sue says:

    Oh, yes, love the exterior color of this ski Colorado home. I hope the fires stop soon. I did go skiing on 3 mountains in Colorado many years ago. It was Keystone, Breckenridge, and Copper Mountain.

  • Too bad about the removal of ‘charm’. This looks rather ordinary to me. And for 2+ million. I don’t think so. But I’m glad not ALL of Colorado is burning!

  • Val Sparkle says:

    How do they hide 4,000 square feet in that little house?! There must be a wing out back that we can’t see. I think it would be much more charming if it was as quaint inside as it is outside. I like the orange and blue color scheme!

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