Vista Ridge Estate
Private Colorado Estate Bordering National Forest with Architecturally Stunning Home
Vista Ridge Estate is a one of a kind legacy property in the desirable town of Evergreen, Colorado. Absolute privacy with amazing views, these 19.25 acres are bordered on two sides by national forest, with all the conveniences of nearby Denver. Impeccable architecture and craftsmanship utilizing reclaimed timbers and dimensional wood, hand cut moss rock imported from Montana, and hand-forged custom ironwork throughout. With numerous custom features and top of the line components, this modern home has it all done in an authentic mountain-rustic style. Improvements include a 6,455 sq. ft. main residence, 1,381 sq. ft. attached garage, 1,875 sq. ft. shop/RV garage and 1,000 sq. ft. gym/studio above.
Location and Area
Vista Ridge Estate is just ten minutes off of US Hwy 285, forty minutes to downtown Denver and one hour to Denver International Airport, and minutes to downtown Evergreen. A ridgetop location with expansive views of the Blue Creek Valley and beyond, including the snowcapped peaks of Mount Evans, the property has end of the road privacy bordering the Arapahoe National Forest. Located in the popular Jefferson County School District just ten minutes to public elementary, middle and high schools, Vista Ridge is 10 minutes to the Montessori School of Evergreen and 15 minutes to the Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen. Just thirty minutes to some of the best Gold Medal water trout fishing on the South Platte River and a 90 minute drive to Breckenridge Ski Area via US 285.
With end of the road privacy you enter via a paved private road through a well maintained forest as you gradually climb to the property improvements near the center of the estate which is bordered on two sides by national forest, and is completely perimeter fenced. A sought after location with extreme privacy yet 360 degree views in all directions including Mount Evans, the estate includes a healthy stand of pine and aspen tree forest. One can hike or ride to your hearts content on the property or direct access into the thousands of acres of national forest. When the Seller purchased the property careful planning was done developing the road, site, and buildings to maximize views and privacy. Wildlife is frequently viewed on the property and the setting and improvements are something you would more typically find in Jackson Hole or Aspen rather than the foothills of Denver.
Designed by Sunlit Architecture, of Crested Butte, Colorado, Vista Ridge Estate was created to emulate an authentic mountain-rustic estate of a bygone era with its custom reclaimed wood exterior, accent timbers, and hand cut stone. The main house has 6,455 sq. ft. on two levels featuring 4 bedrooms, large master on the main level and one guest suite on the upper level. There are 4 bathrooms, large gourmet kitchen with walk-in pantry and adjoining dining area. The family room with high ceilings is just off the kitchen with its own wood stove and from the formal entry walk into the great room also with high ceiling and exposed trusses, moss rock fireplace and full service bar. Attached is a finished 3 car 1,381 sq. ft. garage with substantial storage space in the custom cabinets. With custom features throughout, this quality masterpiece of a house cannot be fully explained, one needs to see it to fully appreciate. The following are some of the features to this custom home:
Raised, fully insulated & waterproofed foundation & crawlspace w/perimeter drain;
Copper water piping, radiant in-floor heat, backup forced air, HRV fresh air circulation;
Air Conditioning, whole-house humidification, dual air and moisture infiltration barrier;
Reclaimed wood timbers and siding, custom doors with reclaimed oak custom floors;
Marvin windows & patio doors w/custom 366 glazing, sound attenuation insulation;
Custom iron drapery rods with automated solar shades on south facing window walls;
Renaissance Rumford Fireplaces-master & great room, Jotul wood stove-family room;
Class A fire-rated roof tile, class 4 hail-rated roof with exterior snowmelt in walkways.
Kitchen: Blue Star Range, 3 Viking Professional Ovens, Viking Microwave, Refrigerator, Freezer and Dishwasher by Miele & KitchenAid trash compactor. Additional Miele Refrigerator and Freezer in garage.
Bar: 3 Perlick Wine Chillers, 2 Perlick Beverage Centers.
Outdoor: 1 Viking Grill and 1 Viking Double Side Burner.
Mechanical and Utilities
Vista Ridge Estate has a 1,000’ deep well providing 15 gallons per minute and a 10,000 gallon Xerxes underground cistern with reverse osmosis filtration system and 50 gallon storage tank for water, ice and humidifier supply. There are 2 buried 1,000 gallon propane tanks with self-leveling regulators and a 400 amp underground electrical service for the house and shop connected to a 48kw Generac backup propane generator enclosed in a detached shed.
Just across from the house connected by individual pavers with plenty of parking area is the 1,875 sq ft shop and the 1,000 sq ft gym/studio on the second level. The building is clad in the same material as the house and has a covered porch with two large 13.8’ high by 12’ in width automatic doors, than can accommodate 2 RV’s 45 ft. deep. The concrete floor has in-floor radiant heat, septic for RV dumping and 220 volt power supply outlets. There is a custom built workbench/cabinets with maple work surface, bathroom, mop sink and a Jotul wood burning stove. On the upper level is the gym/studio that can be used for a variety of purposes. There are 2 hydronic heating units supplied from the 175,000 BTU boiler on the first floor. Both levels are wired for audio/video that is integrated with the main house.
Rarely do you find a property that has so much privacy and scenery so close to a major metropolitan area. Careful selection went into the Seller finding such a unique parcel of land and then took the time, planning and expense to create a true work of art in the home and complimenting buildings. For the Denver executive who wants a close private estate or for someone who just wants to get out of the city periodically, Vista Ridge Estate is a find. For any discriminating buyer Vista Ridge Estate should be on your list.
Vista Ridge Estate is available for a private showing to qualified purchasers and includes all real estate, extensive improvements, water and mineral rights. Broker cooperation invited.