Hot Property: Breckenridge, Colo.

Mountain Life

Located less than two miles from Breckenridge Ski Resort, this Arts and Crafts—style home offers expansive views of the slopes and overlooks a meadow inhabited by deer, elk and the occasional moose. Oversized doors and windows and vaulted ceilings with skylights draw the mountain setting into the interior. The home was designed by architect Tim Hagman, who's known for incorporating a sense of place in his designs. In this case, Hagman weaves Breckenridge's Victorian mining theme throughout the home with recycled Douglas fir beams from a century-old sawmill, hand-forged wrought-iron railings and fireplace doors, and custom copper sconces and hardware. An office/mezzanine overlooks the soaring great room, which features a dry-stack limestone wood-burning fireplace, abutting a seating area and library nook, and a gallery wall that's lighted for art. The master suite is equipped with a gas fireplace with a surround and mantle made of fossil stone from Jackson, Wyo. Unique features include faux painted walls in each bathroom and a front door framed by two custom stained-glass windows. Granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances and a simple geometric pattern punctuate the Breckenridge mining theme.

Pros: Southwestern exposure and an open layout take advantage of natural light year- round.

Cons: Once you've seen the views, you might not want to leave the house to ski.

List Price: $2.65 Million

Contact: Exclusive Mountain Retreats Real Estate; 800-871-0765;

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