Sold in Crested Butte


Pleased to promote the recent sales of two single family homes here in beautiful Crested Butte Colorado. I represented the purchasers on the sale of 10 Ruby Drive in Mt. Crested Butte and the sale of 726 Butte Avenue in the town of Crested Butte. Both homes enjoy nice finishes throughout, good square footage, 4 bedrooms, excellent views and prime locations.

10 Ruby Drive was an excellent buy considering it was fully remodeled, enjoyed four bedroom suites and comprised over 3,200 SFT of living and a two-car garage. Other highlights include a well equipped kitchen, a beautiful rock fireplace, hardwood floors and commanding views of the surrounding mountains. Access to Crested Butte’s legendary ski slopes are located just up the street making this offering very special. The sale price was $895,000.


726 Butte Avenue is also a four bedroom offering comprising just over 2,600 SFT. Located in the town of Crested Butte and near to the Slate River, the Rec Path, Rainbow Park and the Community School, this 2006 built property will accommodate the new owners and their child year round.  Other highlights include radiant heat in the floors, a solar hot water system, a big hot tub and mature trees, landscaping and hardscape patios and walkways. The home sold for $1,019,000.



Just Listed in Crested Butte: 209 Whiterock

209 Whiterock Avenue

Just listed in Crested Butte Colorado: a Piece of History.
Originally built in 1882 and completely remodeled in 2003, this iconic historic property enjoys an incredible heritage and equally compelling location in the desirable west end of town. Located just a few blocks to Elk Avenue and Crested Butte’s nightlife, shopping and dining, 209 Whiterock embodies the in-town lifestyle. The free ski resort shuttle picks up across the street and the Green Lake trailhead, groomed nordic tracks, the sledding hill and the ice rink are literally a 30-second walk from this spot. The Woods Walk trailhead is just a few blocks to the west.

Beautiful reclaimed beams, ceilings, wood floors and wainscoting add warmth and grace to the 1st level of the home. Main level highlights include a well appointed kitchen with beautiful cabinets, a center island, tile tops, recessed lighting, a gas range and farm sink. The living room features a wood burning stove and the guest bedroom includes a full bath outfitted with an old style claw foot tub and modern shower.  The huge mudroom includes plenty of storage for skis and gear, a double sink and a full sized washer and dryer. Upstairs you’ll find the master bedroom with a private deck and a separate in-law suite with attached bedroom, a modest kitchen, dining and sitting area and a bathroom with a steam shower.

Amazing wildflower gardens, mature trees, a Bonsai garden, a hot tub garden, paver and flagstone patios and a cool stone waterfall feature grace this offering in an eye popping fashion. The view of Mt. Crested Butte from the east patio captivates and the big lawn suits heated bocce and badminton tournaments with room to spare.

The property comprises .175 acres or 2.5 Town of Crested Butte lots making it larger than most parcels in town. The huge historic barn/garage was recently renovated and features a new slab floor, shelved gear storage, a shop and room for a vehicle. The garage is accessed by the alley in the rear of the property.  A third structure, the historic shed on the eastern side of the property, was also rebuilt offering weatherproof storage, a shop or perhaps a ski and bike tuning room. There is also ample off-alley parking in front of the garage. The property is offered for $1,095,000. Learn More >

View to Mt Crested Butte

Wood Burner in the Living Room


Values Skyrocket In Town


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Greetings from Crested Butte!

Its Labor Day Weekend and I’m looking back at a summer that will certainly be remembered for vigorous buying of high end properties and record breaking real estate sales.  We’ve seen impressive activity in the town limits of Crested Butte where rising home values are driven by scarcity of available home sites. Three luxury homes have sold at or above $2.7 million. All three deals breaking previous sales price records. Residential average sold prices per SFT are nearing $600 with the highest sold price per SFT reaching almost $840! Right now there are only 8 single family homesites for sale in town with median list prices hovering around $1.1 million. A parcel located at 900 Elk Avenue sold for $1.3 million. This is the highest price ever paid for a homesite in the town limits. Crested Butte is nearing full build out and there will never be any additional homesites added to the town grid.

What has created this perfect storm of accelerating real estate values in town? Three things:
1. We are surrounded by permanently protected land.  The Crested Butte Land Trust owns the land to the north of town and the McCormick Ranch open space protects everything on the eastern edge of town. And, the Trappers Crossing ranch subdivision locks everything down to the west and south of town.

2. No growth policy making. When Crested Butte’s town government rejected the recent Slate River Addition annexation proposal (the plan called for up to 160 homesites including deed restricted “locals only” real estate opportunities) the stage was set for a serious run up in existing real estate values.  The scarcity of development land is real. Crested Butte has become a very exclusive “homeowners association” with property values now rivaling other Colorado ski towns like Telluride and Steamboat Springs.

3. Popularity. Crested Butte is on the map. Our real estate, lifestyle and amenities are attracting people from all over the world. And, the economic and population surge in Colorado is creating unprecedented demand from places like Boulder and Denver.

2017 Notable Luxury Home Sales Activity in Town:

919 Belleview Avenue – $2,700,000 – Sold – Learn More
616 Ninth Street – $2,725,000 – Sold – Learn More
313 Sopris Avenue – $2,750,000 – Sold – Learn More

2017 Notable Homesite Sales Activity in Town:

900 Elk Avenue – $1,300,000 – Sold
927 Belleview Avenue – Listed for $950,000 – Under Contract
11 Ruths Road – Listed for $925,000 – Under Contract

Channing Boucher
Broker Associate
Crested Butte | Sothebys International Realty
401 Elk Avenue
Crested Butte CO 81224

Record Setting Sale in Crested Butte

Sold by Channing Boucher: 313 Sopris

I was fortunate to assist the buyer and seller on the sale of the stunning offering at 313 Sopris Avenue located in the historic west end of Crested Butte. The transaction represents the latest record breaking sale for a luxury property in town.  At $2,750,000 the sold price per square foot reached $838, a new record for the in-town marketplace. See the photos and video at the webpage here >

In the heart of Crested Butte’s historic west end and perched on “Sopris Hill”, 313 Sopris is a brilliant renovation of one of town’s oldest properties. Dating to 1881, it was first known as the Pioneer Apartment Hotel. The Spehar family owned the property from 1926 to 2014. Today, the completely restored home expertly recaptures its heritage with a beautiful mix of reclaimed elements and modern appointments throughout three levels. Home highlights include designer lighting, a mix of reclaimed and new wide plank wood floors, high-end kitchen appliances, a butlers pantry, a wet bar and a heated walkway to the front door. Comprising 6 bedrooms and 6 total bathrooms, there is plenty of room for family and guests to relax after a day on the ski slopes or mountain bike trails. And, the absolutely stunning panoramic mountain views make 313 Sopris a very special offering considering its in-town location.

The lower level features two bedroom suites with attached baths and a spacious family and home theatre room. The main level’s open floor plan flows nicely from the master suite to the living area, kitchen and dining room. Upstairs, a second master suite, two more guest bedrooms and a full bath plus a sitting round out this amazing offering. Its a two minute walk to Elk Avenue dining, shopping and nightlife and the ski resort shuttle picks you up a block away. The .22 acre property includes a 1-car garage and a big historic barn with a variety of potential uses.

SOLD: 313 Sopris Avenue

SOLD: 313 Sopris Avenue

Aspen’s Past Lives in Crested Butte

Skiers Paradise

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Greetings from Crested Butte!

I just read an interesting opinion piece from Aspen Times writer Tony Vagneur: Aspen’s Past Lives in Crested Butte. Tony visited our town recently – for the first time – and he drew many parallels between Crested Butte today and Aspen 50 years ago. Crested Butte is experiencing an incredible surge in tourism and real estate investment causing many year round locals and 2nd homeowners alike to pause and wonder what our future holds. Crested Butte has done a lot of no-growth policy making over the years but it seems to me the more we’ve tried to stop it the more attractive we’ve become. Exclusivity does this. People want a piece of something special and right now the world is catching on to what has been created here. In some ways, we’ve already become a “mini-Aspen”.

Tony writes: “Crested Butte, the original town, is like any other mountain locale in that it must somehow find a way to keep its identity in the midst of rising popularity and growth. For now, it’s a wonderful slice from the past, a brand that says, “This is how we want to be.” There is a palpable fear among many of the residents that the Butte may one day become like Aspen.”

“That could happen, and may I say without blushing that Crested Butte is very similar to Aspen 50 or 60 years ago. Take a stroll down any street in town — there aren’t that many — and Aspen’s past jumps out at you. Wide residential streets with plenty of parking, dirt shoulders without sidewalks, and city lots considerably larger than the relatively small houses that sit on them. No lot-line-to-lot-line nonsense.”

Read the entire article at the Aspen Times.

Enjoy the rest of this beautiful summer season!

Channing Boucher
Broker Associate
Crested Butte | Sothebys International Realty
401 Elk Avenue
Crested Butte CO 81224

Channing Boucher Ranked One of Americas Best Agents

Americas Best Real Estate Agents


Doniece Welch

Channing Boucher was Named to the 2017 REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents in Colorado

(Crested Butte, CO, July 4th 2017) Channing Boucher of Crested Butte Sothebys International Realty was named one of America’s most productive sales associates as a part of REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents, the newly issued ranking report produced by REAL Trends and sponsored by Zillow Group. Channing is now a member of the “America’s Best Real Estate Agents,” and ranked number 35th for the state of Colorado.

REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents ranks over 12,600 residential real estate professionals solely based on their excellence in real estate sales during calendar year 2016. All production numbers are independently verified by a third-party in order to ensure accuracy and report integrity. “This group of highly successful real estate sales agents represents less than 1 percent of all real estate practitioners in the United States,” says Steve Murray, publisher of REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents and president of REAL Trends.

To qualify for inclusion, an individual agent must have closed at least 50 transaction sides or $20 million in sales volume in 2016. The individuals ranked in America’s Best Real Estate Agents had an average of 73 transaction sides and an average sales volume of almost $37 million. This ensures that only the best of the best are included on the prestigious list.

“The average residential real estate agent in the United States closed 8.6 transaction in 2016 and had less than $1.3 million in sales,” said Murray. “To say that Channing is an exceptional sales professional is an understatement. To attain this level of sales is truly outstanding.” “We are also pleased that two of the nation’s most prominent online real estate websites, Trulia® and Zillow®, have partnered with REAL Trends to bring a superior level of customer exposure of these sales agents’ performance,” Murray added.

“I am obviously pleased and honored to be ranked one of the country’s top residential real estate agents,” said Channing. “It represents the time and effort that I put into each customer that I serve and how much work it takes to build a successful real estate career. The level of sales it takes to qualify makes it a truly special recognition.”

Information on those receiving this recognition can be found online at

REAL Trends is a privately-held, Colorado-based publishing, consulting and communications company specializing in the residential brokerage and housing industries. Recognized as the leading source of trends in the industry, REAL Trends, The Trusted Source, also publishes the REAL Trends The Thousand, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal and the REAL Trends 500, which ranks the top brokerage firms in the United States. Visit REAL Trends at

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Just Sold in Crested Butte: 119 Whiterock

SOLD: 119 Whiterock

Pleased to announce another successful real estate transaction here in beautiful Crested Butte Colorado. Today, I represented the purchaser of the alley house located at 119 Whiterock in the historic west end of town. The 2 bedroom, 2 bath home weighs in at 1,442 SF and enjoys off-street parking and a nicely landscaped and fenced yard. The home enjoys an attractive floor plan with  living, kitchen and dining areas on the main level and two bedrooms with a newly renovated bathroom with steam shower upstairs. Other highlights include efficient in-floor radiant heat and an air lock entry/mudroom.  Central to everything, its convenient to catch the ski resort shuttle around the corner or walk to Elk Avenue dining and shopping. The property sold for $765,000.

SOLD: 119 Whiterock

SOLD: 119 Whiterock

SOLD: 119 Whiterock