SOLD: Sustainable Home of the Year
About This Property
If you are a resident of Gunnison County you may qualify to purchase this very cool and recently built in-town home located on a corner lot on the edge of Crested Butte. The property was recognized as the Town of Crested Butte’s Sustainable Home of the Year in 2005. Some of the design features that make the home so efficient include: a shallow, frost-protected foundation that serves as the finished floor as well as thermal mass to store and radiate heat from the in-floor heating system, active solar thermal water heating, foam sheathing that serves as a thermal barrier, high density cellulose wall cavity insulation, closed cell spray foam roof insulation, use of E-Star Rated and recycled appliance and fixtures, substantial use of locally harvested, recycled and certified sustainable lumber for framing, flooring, decking, ceilings and siding, preservative-free dry-wall mud, natural earth pigment for wall color and a natural wax-oil floor finish.
The home also enjoys passive solar gain during the winter months. And, the home was designed with future expansion in mind. Plumbing and door headers were installed on the north side of the home to accommodate additional square feet. There is approximately 1,000 sf of additional FAR allowance remaining for the property.
The views of Mt Crested Butte and Whetstone Mountain from this property are incredible to say the least. Access to the Recreation Path, the Upper Loop trail system, the Slate River and Rainbow Park is literally out the front door.
Other highlights include vaulted ceilings anchored by steel beams, beautiful wood flooring upstairs and smooth finished concrete floors downstairs. The kitchen features attractive cabinetry and granite counter tops and the master bath features gorgeous tile and a custom sink and vanity. The 3rd floor loft space functions as an office or storage. Property also includes a 400 sf. flagstone patio, a detached storage shed and off-street parking for two vehicles. This one is a must see in order to appreciate.