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This stunning mountain home located just west of Denver, Colorado seems to defy being categorized. The outside is linear and ranch-style – a bit of a mid-century feel – but also has some cottage-y elements with the decorative green trim and cupola-like thing jutting out from the roofline.

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Recently sold for $640,000, this 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom 4,344 square foot home overlooks the city skyline of Denver to the east:

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And gentle alpine hills in the other direction:

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Much of the interior design was “inspired by Swedish painter Carl Larsson,” according to the former listing agent Linda Pinkul of Mountain Homes of Denver.

Let’s have a look…

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The great room is stunning with its vaulted ceilings, clerestory windows and “premium Australian Cypress wood floors.”

It also boasts a massive floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace:

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Love, love LOVE the sage-green paint color in combination with the stone fireplace and warm wood floors!

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In the kitchen, you start to see some of the seller’s artistic handiwork:

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The butler’s pantry features even more ornately painted cabinets:

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By the time we get to the first floor half-bathroom, the artist really starts to let loose those folkloric Scandinavian muses:

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Right out of a storybook!

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The story continues in the master suite…

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How about that carpet??

But it gets even better:

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Wow! (I can’t stop staring at that unmade bed!)

But the sitting area in the master suite is quaint and cozy:

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The small gas-burning royal blue stove gives the room a very European feel:

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The 5-piece master bath is comfy yet spacious…

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The staircase down to the lower level is completely charming and has a distinct ‘olde world’ flavor:

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The stairs lead down to a lower level that includes a cozy family room with another large stone fireplace:

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Overall, I love this house.

Although… I do struggle with how to stylistically describe the place. Clearly, an artistic soul (probably of Scandinavian origin) lived here.

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You can see additional pictures in the full listing here.