$7,775,000 | Built 2007 | 9,025 Sq. Ft. | 5 Beds | 7 Baths | 0.39 Acres
165 River Park Drive, Breckenridge, Colorado, United States, 80424
This one-of-a-kind European inspired estate begins its story on the river. Nestled quietly on the Blue River just moments from downtown, it is rare that a home in Breckenridge captures a sense of place through location, unparalleled luxury finishes, impeccable attention to detail, mountain vistas and the enchanting river as does “The Castle on the Blue.” This incredible home graciously blends the elegance of Europe and the warmth of the West. Completed in 2009, step through one of the 8-foot solid hand-carved wooden doors into a spellbinding architectural masterpiece. This unique property was constructed with large river rock and locally hand-hewn squared timber logs and beams, with no detail spared. Stepping over the threshold, dare to dream as you gaze upward to the hundreds of subtle LED lights imbedded in the stone of every archway. Award-winning native landscaping wraps around the home in every direction. Stroll through the massive gardens on the stone path past sculptures and benches, leading you to the river with secluded spaces to absorb unimaginable natural beauty.
The expansive gourmet kitchen and accompanying hearth room features a tremendous island and separate wet-bar. Two sparkling imported copper sinks capture your attention immediately. Handcrafted in France, the La Cornue black and brass range and double ovens provide limitless baking features. An additional Viking oven complements the amazing La Cornue. Refrigeration and freezer space is almost unlimited with an oversized, custom Bosch refrigerator/freezer and two each high-performance refrigerator and freezer drawers installed in the kitchen cabinets. Beautiful kitchen corbels artfully disguise storage spaces, and whether you want to enjoy a cup of coffee, a latte, espresso, cappuccino or macchiato, the plumbed Miele coffee machine is just a finger-touch away.
There is room for everyone in the adjoining great room. Gather around one of two fireplaces accentuated by a floor to ceiling rock hearth. With a view to the river, this space combines with a dining area featuring a magnificent 14-seat table. Every en-suite bedroom opens to a serene private deck that either plays to the river, the mountain views or both, each oriented to subtly accent the relaxing setting. Your guests will ind the utmost comfort in every custom bathroom with details such as antique vanities, copper tubs, onyx showers, glowing onyx and bronze sinks, and a hand-cut medallion featuring exotic stones. Enjoy the convenience of smart home technology with adjustments for music, light, audio and video intercom and temperature control.
Take the glass elevator, descending gracefully alongside of the great room, to the highest point on the fourth floor, opening to a private hot tub with an outdoor stone fireplace, one of three copper ceilings, a marvellous view and the sounds of the river below. Children will be enchanted when they discover their very own finished and furnished, secret playhouse. Riding down to the first floor, choose to stay at home with friends and family to watch a movie in the eloquent theatre room, designed to rival a boutique opera house in Paris. Choose from any of the 300 interchangeable DVDs stored for your viewing pleasure while savouring the smells from the free-standing popcorn machine. Stepping into the nearby powder room, notice the walls finished with original 1900’s New York Times newspapers. Or, shoot your best pool game in the recreational multi-purpose room, stepping out to the largest of the many outdoor decks featuring a gourmet barbecue kitchen and corner fire pit. The Castle on the Blue is on the market for $7.77 million with Aniela Wasmanski and Jack Wolfe of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty.