Candace Loving, real estate broker with Colorado Landmark Realtors, uses one of her listings – 4651 Eldorado Springs Drive in Boulder – as an example. The property is listing for $6.75 million.
The house takes location to a different level because it’s in the mountains, still close to downtown Boulder, and contains the feel of a home in Beaver Creek or Vail.
“It’s like a year-round Western retreat for biking, hiking, horseback riding and fishing,” she said. “But unlike homes in those kinds of mountains, this one has no mud season.
“I’ve had people ask me if you could access it year round because mud season is a problem with a lot of homes in the mountains, and people can’t really use them in wet seasons.
“This kind of location also appeals to high-end buyers because they can get to Vail in 90 minutes and to downtown Boulder in 15 minutes.”
Loving credits the Beaver Creek feel of the house to the builder, Andy Beck, who has done a lot of building in that area and was Custom Home’s custom builder of the year in 2008.
Other unique features of the Eldorado Springs Drive home include ownership of both sides of Boulder Creek and its adjacency to thousands of acres of open space.
“A lot of high-end homes are a little antiquated, but this one is modern with all the latest and greatest technology,” Loving said. “Also, no live trees were used inside the home. It’s made of reclaimed wood.”
She profiles potential buyers as people who are interested in experiencing Colorado’s outdoor lifestyle in an “extremely civilized way.”
“Boulder is really on the map,” Loving said.