SOLD: A Crested Butte Masterpiece
About This Property
Named one of “America’s Finest Homes” by Frontgate magazine, Hassford Gulch in Crested Butte features distinctive English country house architecture on a picturesque 2.2-acre mountain setting. Soaring windows beautifully frame the rock-cliff backdrop of Mt. Crested Butte and the 5th tee-box of the Club at Crested Butte.
Hassford Gulch aka 130 Whetstone Vista Drive is a masterpiece of historical design, often called “The Castle” or as the architects refer to it, “Copper Baron”. Featuring absolutely stunning views of the majestic Elk Mountains, the site for this “heritage home” is literally carved out of ranchland and thus retains the quality of unencumbered views that it has held since the days when the ranch was operating. Impressive yet private, the soaring windows and limestone walls compliment the home’s naturally beautiful surroundings—matching the captivating, rock cliff backdrop of Mt. Crested Butte.
The interior spaces comprise over 7,800 square feet including a gorgeous living room and dining room, two kitchens, library with two adjoining offices, spectacular home theatre with a 110 inch screen, a wine cellar, exercise room, and six stately fireplaces. The home offers five bedrooms (with room for additional guests in other rooms) and eight bathrooms. Heated decks outside and heated floors inside keep the mountain elements in check in the wintertime. Unique features include reclaimed oak walls and beamed ceilings, walnut walls and flooring in the office suite, a three-floor luggage lift, and an authentic English pub bar in the card room.
Designed by award-winning architects and constructed by true craftsmen, the home was created with a variety of specially sourced materials from around the world. A few highlights include limestone from Kansas, antique white oak beams and lumber recovered from old Pennsylvania warehouses, walnut harvested from a grove in Pennsylvania, antique cooking pots from India repurposed into wash basins and bar sinks. A Chinese elm table was converted into a wash stand in the main powder room. Local artisans forged chandeliers, sconces, handrails, grates and rods from black wrought iron.
In the Master Suite, the chandelier from North Carolina was glazed to match wall sconces discovered in a Vermont antique store. In the Master Sitting Room, the linen storage is protected by teak doors from a Portuguese administrative building built during the colonial occupation of India, retaining iron spikes and its original painting. The Library features an expansive oak and leather trimmed English library table (circa 1840), a dark oak bookcase with wild game carvings, and an oak server with barley-twist legs that echoes the twisting frame of the bookcase.
What makes this house so special? It is elegant yet comfortable; stately yet not stuffy; spacious yet intimate; unique yet classic. And most importantly, value: per square foot pricing compared to other Colorado high end properties is unmatched.
Highlights & Links
Built in 2005
7864 total living sft.
576 sft. garage
2.2 acre parcel
Borders National Forest
Views: Mountain, Golf Course
5 Minutes to Town of Crested Butte