The ultimate Crested Butte home located in the coolest ski town in North America, 1181 Gothic County Road overlooks the historic mining town of Crested Butte and the absolutely stunning upper East River Valley. Situated midway between Crested Butte and the ski resort, this property enjoys the best of both worlds: proximity to the action but rural County acreage, privacy and protected views. No homeowners association or restrictive covenants with this location, 1181 Gothic sits on its own 3.3 acre parcel of land with a driveway that connects to Gothic Road. You can get up to the ski lifts or downtown in 5 minutes.
The property is perfect for family gatherings, corporate retreats and most of all, just having a great time. Featuring 6 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, the 6,842 sf home can sleep 18. Pamper yourself and your family and friends with indoor and outdoor hot tubs, two steam showers, a sauna or fire up the massage chairs in the media room. Socialize around the indoor and outdoor bar areas. Enjoy a game of pinball or shuffleboard bowling in the lower level game room. Watch what you want, when you want, on HD TV in one of the four high quality 7.1 surround sound areas. Or, take it outside onto the 4,000 sf deck for breathtaking 360 degree views from multiple seating areas and enjoy your movies or sports events on the 55″ LED TV in the bar area. Once the sun goes down, pull down the 160” projection screen and amp up the fun with better-than-BluRay concerts while staying toasty around the big fire pit or in the hot tub.
The main living room features 26-foot high wood ceilings, a large elk antler chandelier made especially for the home, two balconies, floor to ceiling clerestory windows and a spectacular river-stone fireplace that rises from the bottom to the top. High quality audio equipment brings you the finest sound. An adjacent glass-walled TV room can be opened for entertaining large groups but also can be closed for 7.1 surround entertainment, without affecting the 270-plus degree views. The master bedroom features a tongue-in-groove cathedral ceiling with Casablanca fan, views in four directions, a private sitting area and balcony that can be used for sleeping under the stars in the summer. Wake up watching the moon set over Mount Emmons and, in the fall, the Elk migration. The master bath features a Jacuzzi and large double steam shower. Other highlights include a library and sitting area, two more bedrooms and a second full bath on the third floor.
The incredible bank of clerestory windows that capture the panoramic valley and mountain views also soaks up the sun’s warmth on cold, winter days. Don’t be surprised when it is a toasty 80-plus inside on sunny days when it’s in the teens or twenties outside. In addition to the passive solar heating, a large solar hot water array heats the ground floor, two hot tubs and stores almost 1,000 gallons of hot water.
The spacious and fully equipped gourmet kitchen has plenty of work space for all the chefs in the family. A large double sink, a separate prep sink, a six burner gas stove and double convection oven are laid out with plenty of space to coordinate a scrumptious feast. Dishwashers in the kitchen, downstairs bar and outside kitchen assure that even the biggest celebration cleans up easily. Even hand-washing dishes is enjoyable as you look out over the towering peak of Mount Crested Butte.
The property features mature landscaping, flower gardens, lawns and beautiful trees. The 2,600 sft garage enjoys ample space for 10 vehicles including an RV, 4x4s or large machinery. Not just the ultimate man-cave, this is a solar-heated working garage with 3 lifts, an industrial compressor and mercury-vapor lighting, perfect for car collectors and outdoor enthusiasts.