Silver Shekel Homes for Sale are in a pine-studded, quiet neighborhood on Breckenridge’s north side, featuring majestic views and homesites averaging one acre in size.
Silver Shekel is particularly popular among locals and second home owners as the properties are close to town… far enough apart to ensure privacy and close enough together to ensure a tight community.
You’ll enter Silver Shekel just north of Breckenridge, at the Fairview Boulevard roundabout. There are more than 190 homesites located here, and all but 14 have been built on. (Lot sizes in Silver Shekel range from .4 acres to 1.18 acres. View Silver Shekel vacant land for sale here, when available.)
There are three main arteries in Silver Shekel, corresponding to its three filings. Each filing steps up the mountainside, and this unique configuration helps to preserve the view corridors for each home and vacant lot.
First, and just to the east of Highway 9, is Fairview Boulevard. The second “step” or tier features addresses along Shekel Lane. Finally, at the top of the hillside is Silver Circle – a loop of homes that borders The Highlands at Breckenridge.
Summit Stage, the free bus system that connects all of Summit County, stops at the base of the subdivision on Highway 9, at the Fairview Roundabout. This roundabout is located 2 miles north of downtown Breckenridge. The Breckenridge Rec Path is just across Highway 9 and can easily connect you to Breckenridge as well as Frisco (and beyond.)
Just north of the Silver Shekel subdivision is the Breckenridge Golf Club, a Jack-Nicklaus designed 27-hole municipal golf course. Each winter, the Breckenridge Golf Club becomes the Gold Run Nordic Center, featuring 27 km of groomed classic and skate cross-country ski trails, as well as sleigh rides and a Clubhouse restaurant. A bounty of hiking, biking, and natural cross-country ski trails wind through this area, as well. (See Breckenridge Golf Course Area Homes.)
Construction in Silver Shekel began in 1964, and continues today. As is typical with subdivisions of this vintage, like nearby Peak 7 and, in-town, The Weisshorn, Gold Flake, and Warrior’s Mark, properties here range from small cabins in the woods to new contemporary masterpieces – and everything in between. Most properties here, however, are between 3 and 5 bedrooms, and between 3000 and 4500 square feet.
Positioned as it is overlooking the Blue River Valley near Breckenridge, nearly all home sites have great views. These views vary with the property but many look out onto the Ten Mile Range and some can see the Breck Ski Resort. Large decks and outdoor living spaces are common.
HOA fees in Silver Shekel are low: $30 annually at the time of this writing, which pays for summer road maintenance, the annual Silver Shekel picnic, neighborhood clean up day, and the Silver Shekel HOA website at http://Silver-Shekel.net
Nestled along the hillside and facing west toward Buffalo Mountain, Thorn Peak and the entire Gore Range sit the luxury enclaves of Hamilton Creek.
This special neighborhood of single family homes is convenient to nearby Silverthorne – yet feels secluded and private. World-class skiing, golfing, fishing, boating, dining, and shopping are just moments away by car, yet the Hamilton Creek neighborhood itself is a world apart.
Scroll down to see today’s Hamilton Creek Homes for Sale.
Each home in Hamilton Creek is positioned with special attention to the magnificent view corridors to the west. The majestic Gore Range is awe-inspiring in every season, as is the Blue River valley that unfolds below. Many homes in Hamilton Creek feature spacious outdoor decks and patios, complete with large hot tubs and outdoor seating areas, to enjoy the unspoiled vistas and breathtaking sunsets.
Lot sizes in Hamilton Creek vary from about 1/10 of an acre to nearly 5 acres with most homes sitting on parcels of approximately one-half acre. Homes range in size from a modest 2-bedrooms to sprawling estates of more than 5000 square feet with 6 bedrooms and 5 baths. The Hamilton Creek Homeowner’s Association owns more than 100 acres of dedicated common open space throughout the subdivision, as well, creating a unique, secluded feel.
The majority of properties here in Hamilton Creek are offered at 100% (not shared) ownership, however. Construction in Hamilton Creek began in the 1980s and continues today, so Hamilton Creek homes for sale feature a variety of finishes. Recently, Hamilton Creek has been home to some of the most luxurious and impressive new construction featured in Summit County’s prestigious Parade of Homes.
Hamilton Creek has both a Homeowner’s Association and a Metro District. Association fees at the time of this writing are $50 per year and include snow removal. The Metro District manages the water system, pumps the septic systems for each home on a three-year cycle, and maintains the roads and forests in Hamilton Creek. Learn more at the website for both the HOA and the Metro District: http://hamiltoncreek.org
Silverthorne is a popular mountain destination for locals, second-home owners and vacationers as it is straight up I-70 from Denver (and Denver International Airport).
Driving Directions: To access Hamilton Creek, drive north on Highway 9 through Silverthorne. Take a right on Hamilton Creek Road (at Silverthorne Elementary). Follow the road through to the Hamilton Creek subdivision, and enjoy the incredible views!
Today I want to share with you some questions to ask before buying a luxury home in a mountain community, whether you plan to make it your primary residence or to occupy it as a second home or a rental/investment property.
Question 1: What is the real estate market outlook for luxury homes in this particular area/subdivision?
Generally speaking, luxury homes in resort communities, such as Summit County, are poised for long-term appreciation. After all, they are located in areas that are consistently popular among visitors and other second homeowners, so there’s consistently high demand.
In addition, the supply of homes in resort areas like ours is limited. Of the 619 square miles that make up Summit County, about 80% is public land – managed by either the Forest Service or the Bureau of Land Management. That leaves just 20% of land in Summit County to be privately owned and managed.
So, when you own a piece of property in Summit County, you buy something with great appeal and strong potential for resale value. You can realize strong appreciation over the long term. And, in the meantime, you get to enjoy the property, the vacations, and the tax advantages.
Of course, no one can predict the future and what the real estate market will do, but we can have a good understanding of the past. As of this writing, prices are trending upward. See today’s market stats.
Of course, all of our luxury properties and luxury subdivisions have statistics individual to them. Please know that you can always request the latest Market Report for the subdivisions you are most interested in. I personally create these reports, which feature properties currently for sale, properties under contract and sold properties, along with year-to-date and historic sales and trends. (Simply email me to request these.)
Specifically, you’ll want to understand the absorption rate for the luxury home market in the area you’re looking. Many times, the absorption rate for luxury homes is different from the market as a whole simply because you are among a smaller pool of buyers. It’s very possible for there to be a seller’s market for homes under $1M, while homes of $2M are experiencing a buyer’s market. A buyer’s market means a greater likelihood that you can negotiate on price and inspection items. You may even have more say over contract dates and deadlines.
Question 2: Have you considered all of the neighborhoods and areas that might appeal to you?
A good Realtor will be able to provide information and guidance about additional communities and subdivisions that may fit your criteria, simply by learning about your lifestyle and the type of homes you are looking for.
When we first start talking, expect to have a long conversation about exactly what you are looking for. Are you interested in a historic property? New construction? In town or on a larger land parcel? Are gravel roads okay? I have a series of about 20 questions to get us started. We’ll talk about the real estate market trends in each of these various subdivisions as well as any new development and revitalization projects that may be on the horizon so you can get a sense for not only the current value but the future value, as well.
You’ll also want to make sure that you are considering the needs of everyone who will be using the home. Especially if you have in mind that the home will be in your family for generations, it’s important to consider the needs of all. If you have a number of older people in your party with any health concerns, you might want to choose a home at a slightly lower elevation, for example, or you might wish to look at properties with at least one bedroom on the main floor – or perhaps an elevator.
Question 3: Who designed the home, and who built the home?
Ideally, you’ll be working with a luxury agent who is familiar with the work and the reputation of the area’s custom home builders and architects. When I preview new luxury homes that come on the market, it’s the first question I ask, if I don’t know already – because it’s important.
Even if the home is not new construction and is outside the warranty, a luxury builder with a stellar reputation will do what’s necessary to keep that reputation and will often, at the very least, help you troubleshoot and solve problems. If you ever want to add on to the home, or do a remodel, it’s nice to have this information, as well.
Question 4: What community amenities/features are most important to you?
Just as with any property, when shopping for luxury, the “bones” of the home are going to be of utmost importance. You want solid, quality construction on a parcel of land that offers good exposure. You want a good floor plan, perhaps a timeless design.
Beyond these basics, there are bound to be particulars that the home does not have, but if these are easy to integrate, it doesn’t have to be dealbreaker. A home can often be retrofitted with modern technology (see below.)
It’s common in our luxury market to have stellar views and premiere locations, along with home theater, fitness room, wine room, gourmet chef’s kitchens with top of the line appliances (Viking, Subzero, Wolf), private hot tubs and outdoor seating areas with gas firepits. Expect to see outdoor kitchens, spa baths and steam showers.
Heating on luxury homes in Summit County is nearly always in-floor radiant and the building process here so prizes environmental building standards that you can expect to see a number of ecological considerations and features, especially in newer construction. These include passive and active solar, as well as “smart” features that allow owners to control lighting and window shades, temperature and humidity, electronics and entertainment, security systems and more either remotely or via an ipad on site (or both).
Again, some older luxury homes can be retrofitted with this technology fairly reasonably, but this might be something you want to get an opinion on before you purchase. One thing that can be difficult to retrofit: an antiquated heating system. If the luxury home has older heating systems or even certain in-floor heat tubing (a couple have had class action lawsuits), you might want to opt for a home that’s newer and potentially more efficient.
New construction is very popular in our luxury market, in part because it provides the latest in trends and technology, which can be particularly useful if you are not occupying the home full time.
A good luxury agent will help you understand what to look for in a luxury custom home, from the mechanical room to the roof design, and what problems you could potentially run into down the line.
And that leads us to another question: Nearly all luxury buyers have grappled with whether they would be better off buying land and building a custom home themselves. Your luxury realtor will be able to give you an idea of the current building costs and timelines as well as the general procedures you can expect in your area.
Question 5: What are your likely costs for home care?
The HOA fees for single family homes will likely be fairly minimal, as there is often little in terms of common amenities and services. There are luxury subdivisions in our Colorado resort market with higher HOA fees, charged monthly (Cottages at Shock Hill, Columbia Lode, Angler Mountain Ranch cabins, Peak Ten Bluffs, and Muggins Gulch, for example) because they provide true lock-and-leave convenience and some even provide an on-site property manager. Services vary for each of these communities but they can be a nice option for luxury homeowners who come and go frequently throughout the year.
Keep in mind that, with so many second homes in our area, property management and home care is big business, so it’s fairly easy to make any property into one you can easily lock-and-leave – as long as you have a contract with a good caretaker who can make sure to take care of heat tape, snow removal, roof inspections and basic maintenance on your home. You can even have someone stock the fridge before you get here. I’ll help you with recommendations on professionals like this when the time comes.
Question 6: Do you wish to rent the home when you aren’t here, and, if so, what is the potential for rental income?
Luxury mountain homes in Colorado make for popular short-term rentals, and this rental income can help to offset the expenses of your mountain home. Among luxury homes in our community, it’s not unusual to see gross rental incomes in the six figures, and there are a great variety of vacation rental management companies and home care companies that can help you maintain and easily facilitate your mountain rentals, for a fee.
If you think you might want to rent your luxury home on a short-term basis, make sure you talk to your Realtor about this before the search begins. Some of the exclusive luxury subdivisions in our market restrict short term rentals, per the HOA.
In a resort market like ours, rental income can vary greatly, across the seasons and across the years. When we start looking at luxury mountain homes together, I can provide you with historic or projected rental income and we can talk about the outlook for the future in a particular subdivision. Read more about potential rental income or download my Summit County Buyer’s Handbook to learn more.
Question 7: What are the potential tax advantages of owning a luxury home?
I’m careful not to give tax advice, but it’s important to discuss your plans for buying a luxury mountain home with both your financial advisor and your tax professional. Purchasing a luxury home in Colorado may allow you to take advantage of certain tax deductions, and – if you rent the home, you’ll be able to take advantage of even more. (Read my explanation of potential tax deductions for your mountain property.)
Question 8: Has the home been tested for radon?
Radon is an odorless and colorless gas from granite deposits in the earth that contain uranium. This radon gas can move into your home, causing potentially serious health effects, including cancer. Many homes in Summit County already have a system installed to mitigate this problem (read more about radon from Colorado Department of Public Health & the Environment), but if the home you’re looking at does not, it’s important to make a note of that ahead of time and to understand the likely costs and strategy for mitigation. Radon mitigation is routinely done on new construction, and there is generally a way to mitigate on existing homes, but costs and effectiveness will vary, depending on the way the home was constructed. Summit County has free radon test kits, and you can have a radon inspection as part of your inspection process before closing. We can talk about that more as the time comes, as well.
Question 9: Is the luxury home located in a Wildland Urban Interface (WUI)?
A number of luxury homes in Summit County are in the Wildland Urban Interface: that zone that exists between unoccupied land and developed land where there is an increased risk of wildfires. If your home is located here, you could be subject to higher insurance premiums or even non-renewals or cancellation of homeowner’s insurance policies. We will make sure that your purchase offer includes a property insurance contingency, so you can verify that you will be able to find affordable insurance on the home.
As we look at homes, we will be looking at certain items to evaluate the home’s potential wildfire risk. The state of Colorado has published a comprehensive document with details on exactly how individual homeowners can reduce their risk, and we’ll talk about these details more as we start looking at prospective properties, but – among the considerations:
1. Roofing material. Wood and shake shingle roofs can be highly flammable. Instead, you’ll want asphalt shingles, metal sheets and metal shingles or tile, clay, concrete or slate shingles. Da Vinci and CeDUR are two companies that make synthetic shingles that closely resemble cedar shakes, and we are increasingly seeing these on new construction – and on roof replacements of high end luxury homes.
2. Defensible space. This is the area around the home that has been changed or modified to reduce the fire hazard. Wildfire experts set recommendations for tasks a homeowners should complete in Zone 1 (from 0 to 30 feet from the home); Zone 2 (from 30 to 50 feet), and Zone 3 (100 feet from the home.) See the publication noted above for specific recommendations in these areas in regard to tree spacing, pruning of tree branches, etc.
If you see that the home will require some fire mitigation after you take possession, it doesn’t have to be a dealbreaker (provided you can get reasonably priced property insurance on the home), but it’s a good idea for you to know what tasks may lie ahead. These tasks can range from simple and free to complex and costly – especially considering the cost of cutting and removing a single tree on your property can exceed $100.
Question 10: Are you planning to pay cash or finance?
Approximately 43% of the transactions in our market are paid in cash, but with interest rates low, many people choose to leverage their investment and finance. As a luxury buyer, you likely have existing relationships with loan professionals, but if you need a recommendation to a few good local lenders, just say the word.
With luxury condos, a local lender can help make for a smoother transaction in part because the underwriter will need to approve the complex and a local lender will already know which buildings are approved. Luxury single family homes in our market do not tend to have the same hurdles. Still our market does have its idiosyncrasies when it comes to financing. For example, right now, appraisals are taking an unusually long time so you want to make sure your lender is aware (and that your Realtor and lender are communicating), so everyone can understand what is realistic in terms of appraisal dates and closing dates.
It’s important to talk with your lender early in the process – even before you start looking for your second home – because a pre-approval letter will strengthen any offer you write. It’s highly likely that you will need to furnish some kind of letter from a lender early in the process of buying a luxury mountain home, or a proof of funds if you are paying cash.
As you know, with loans on a luxury property, even a fraction of a point can cost you or save you thousands over the life of the loan, so it’s nice to have some time to shop around, and perhaps get a recommendation on a lender who is based locally.
Question 11: Who will you be using as your Realtor?
Ideally, you will work with someone who understands the unique trends in the luxury home market. A realtor with contacts and experience in the luxury homebuilding industry can help you after the sale, as well, in case you’d like to do some future updates. A Realtor who is constantly showing and previewing luxury homes will help you to know where the best homes are for your unique situation and needs.
Again, I work alongside my husband, Ty Cortright, a great deal. He has 20 years of experience with some of the finest luxury homes in Summit County and, as we narrow down the choices on a custom home, it’s nice to call him in to walk through the homes with us. He lends a very valuable perspective on everything from the mechanical room to the roof design and everything in between. He can help point out the advantages and disadvantages of various features and is a great resource for my clients, from that initial walkthrough to long after the sale.
Lewis Ranch Homes for Sale in Copper Mountain feature privacy and seclusion yet are mere steps from the lifts. These true ski in ski out luxury homes represent the pinnacle of real estate in Copper Mountain.
One of only a few gated communities in Summit County, the prestigious address of Lewis Ranch is home to several Parade of Homes award winners and new construction continues here today.
The custom architecture of Lewis Ranch spotlights the vast and impressive view corridors and incorporates timbers and beams with rich natural elements. Styles of Lewis Ranch homes range from rough-hewn and rustic to sleek and contemporary, but all finishes are high-end with gourmet chef’s kitchens and luxuriously appointed baths. Many homes in Lewis Ranch feature custom wine rooms, home theaters, and slopeside Jacuzzis.
Scroll down past these listings to learn more about this prestigious luxury subdivision.
Properties in Lewis Ranch are duplexes or single family homes. Duplexes range from 2600 to 3700 square feet; homes from 4100 square feet to 6600. Lot sizes are from .08 acres (duplex lots) to around one-half an acre.
Stringent architectural guidelines ensure that all homes in the subdivision embrace the high alpine luxury aesthetic. No outbuildings or accessory buildings or apartments are permitted in Lewis Ranch. Ask me for a copy of the architectural design guidelines for the Lewis Ranch subdivision.
In the winter, enjoy alpine skiing right from your home, and, of course, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Vail are all less than 30 minutes away. In the summer, explore the nearby hiking and biking trails. Golfers will enjoy Copper Mountain’s Copper Creek Golf Course. See this Copper Mountain Resort Map to see Lewis Ranch’s proximity to the runs, lifts and Copper villages.
Lewis Ranch HOA
HOA fees are low and are assessed annually. Fees cover Common Area Maintenance, Security, and Trash Removal. Additionally, there is a quarterly neighborhood/resort fee paid to Copper Mountain which, for the most luxurious homes, is assessed at $1016 per quarter. Lewis Ranch Homes for Sale are also subject to a 1.5% transfer tax (a one-time fee paid at closing.) Owners here will also need to arrange for snowplowing and snow shoveling services as this is not taken care of by the HOA.
Juniata Luxury Homes for Sale feature the best of all worlds: premiere custom homes with dazzling views of the Ten Mile Range and Breckenridge Ski Resort, yet just 3.5 miles by car from Main Street.
Scroll down for today’s listings in the Juniata subdivision.
Owners and guests at Juniata also enjoy easy access to the complimentary town shuttle system as well as a wealth of hiking, biking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing trails.
The popular Juniata trail connects the neighborhood to numerous hiking trails in the area, and connects hikers to downtown Breck, just 1.5 miles down hill by way of the trail.
With 21 properties on more than 80 acres, lots in Juniata are spacious, especially considering the relative proximity to town. Lots range from 1.2 acres to 8.2 acres and offer some of the best views anywhere.
There are two duplexes in Juniata, but the rest are single family homes, ranging in size from 2400 square feet to 7200 square feet.
The Juniata subdivision is a little less than 4 miles from Main Street Breckenridge and is served by the free Summit Stage Bus system, which comes up Baldy Road every 30 minutes, both winter and summer, to connect these magnificent view lots with the Breckenridge town core and with the ski resort.
The town in Breckenridge is depicted in pink, the Juniata subdivision in aqua.
Juniata is home to some of the most striking and luxuriously beautiful homes in all of Summit County, along with nearby subdivisions in The Ranch at Breckenridge, Goldenview Estates, Miners View Estates, Woodmoor, and Baldy Ridge Estates.
Architecture makes use of the spectacular view corridors and incorporate massive logs and beams and rich natural elements. Finishes are high-end with gourmet kitchens and luxuriously appointed baths.
Note that short term rentals are not permitted per the HOA of Juniata, so this area stays quiet even during the holidays and the month of March, when the rest of Breckenridge can feel a bit crowded.
Because Juniata is just outside the town limits, there is no transfer tax. The area is served by natural gas, but homes here are on well and septic. Association fees, at the time of this writing, are $300/year.
Seclusion, privacy, convenience. On Breckenridge’s southwest side is a small and prestigious collection of fine luxury homes: Warrior’s Preserve. (Scroll down to learn more about this prestigious subdivision.)
Positioned to showcase stunning views of majestic Mount Baldy, these custom homes, all boasting an address of “Victory Lane,” range in size from just under 4000 square feet to just under 6000 square feet. From contemporary masterpieces with sleek lines and modern elements of polished stone and glass – to the most rustic of retreats, with massive Douglas Fir timber trusses and hand hewn log pillars. Regardless of architectural style, all homes here are graciously appointed with fine finishes and furnishings.
Lot sizes here in Warrior’s Preserve range from 1/3 acre to 2/3 acre, and there are 11 homesites in all. Construction here began in 2006 and continues today, with a nice selection of buildable lots still available. (Browse available vacant land in this subdivision.) Lots in Warriors Preserve are heavily forested and the slopes can be steep, which can make for smaller building envelopes. I can help refer you to local professionals who can give you a good idea of the opportunities with these available lots.
When we view property together here, I’ll show you the (somewhat hidden) quaint footpath that leads to the bus stop or on into town, making Warrior’s Preserve better connected and more convenient to town and to the slopes than you may initially think – judging from its secluded and exclusive location.
Warrior’s preserve is denoted by the number 1 in the map above. Note that the Breckenridge ski mountain is just to the west and the downtown area is just to the north. Owners here at Warrior’s Preserve enjoy a lifestyle that is very close to a ski-in ski out convenience, at a lower price.
As we look at individual properties, we can determine if there are any ski-in possibilities from this location.
The subdivision of Warrior’s Preserve is just above the Warrior’s Mark subdivision, in the town of Breckenridge, so the 1% real estate transfer tax applies. Homes in Warrior’s Preserve enjoy City Sewer, City Water, Electricity, Gas. Association fees are around $1,000/year (at the time of this writing) and cover the snow removal on streets in the subdivision.
The Alders Homes for Sale and The Alders Townhomes for Sale in East Keystone feature a perfect blend of seclusion and community, and it’s convenient to everything you love Colorado for.
This subdivision of single family homes and townhomes is situated in the trees about ½ mile east of Keystone’s River Run Village, home to the River Run Gondola and summertime festivals, which you can access via the Keystone bike path. Or hop on the free Keystone shuttle, which stops just down the road. Take a walk along the Snake River or connect to the myriad of hiking and biking trails nearby.
The Alders Townhomes for Sale
The Alders townhomes is a new construction development of 14 paired, duplex style townhomes in Keystone. Homes here are between 1700 and 2100 square feet with 3 and 4 bedrooms. Kitchens are fully equipped and feature granite and stainless steel appliances, and decks and patios make the most of the Keystone area views. Garages are either 2-car or 1-car with additional storage. The Alders Townhomes also feature in-floor radiant heat and upscale finishes, including knotty alder trim and doors, and gas fireplaces.
Exteriors are finished in elegant rustic style with rough-sawn timberwork and moss rock.
At the time of this writing, HOA fees at The Alders Townhomes are $375 per month and include common area maintenance, common taxes and insurance, management, snow removal, and trash pickup. The exterior of the units are maintained by the HOA, which means owners enjoy lock and leave convenience.
Owners and guests at The Alders also enjoy access to the popular year-round outdoor pool and hot tubs at The Dakota Lodge at River Run, as well.
When there are properties available in the exclusive Alders subdivision, they will appear below. If you have particular interest in The Alders, please send me an email or give me a call so I can be on the lookout for new listings on your behalf.
Contact me anytime to learn more about this beautiful community or to schedule a showing and private property tour.
Beautiful Boulder Ridge is a community of luxury homes positioned at the base of Peak 8.
Located at the base of Peak 8 in Breckenridge, homeowners and guests in Boulder Ridge can easily walk to the slopes of Breckenridge ski resort as well as to the nearby Breckenridge Nordic center. If you don’t wish to walk to the lifts, hop on the free town shuttle, which will drop you off at the base area, and can easily connect you to downtown Breckenridge as well.
A handful of the homes in Boulder Ridge also offer ski in access as there are private trails in the neighborhood that connect skiers directly to the ski run.
Each home in Boulder Ridge is custom built, so the interior and exterior finishes vary, but each is art in itself. Boulder Ridge features the finest in luxury homebuilding and architecture, built with the spectacular view corridors in mind. Depending on the property, views may showcase the Breckenridge ski area and the Ten Mile Range, or picturesque Baldy Mountain. Homes here feature soaring timbers, custom trusses, well-placed windows, the finest masonry, and timeless finishes.
Inside – again, depending on the property – expect to find such luxury features as gourmet chef’s kitchens, spacious seating areas, wine rooms, home theaters, private hot tubs, steam showers, and dry saunas.
Boulder Ridge luxury homes for sale is positioned on the south side of Ski Hill Road. Its sister community, Boulder Ridge III, is located across the street, on the north side of Ski Hill Road. Construction in this newer subdivision began in the mid 2000s and enjoys close proximity to not only the Breckenridge ski area, but also the Nordic Center and Cucumber Gulch, a unique wildlife preserve featuring a variety of unforgettable hiking and biking trails.
Each of the 35 lots here are on the smaller side, as you would expect from the close proximity to Breckenridge ski resort. Parcels range from to .25 acres to .85 acres. Even with the smaller lot sizes, the luxurious Boulder Ridge subdivision is quiet and secluded, yet features easy access to the best of Breckenridge. Downtown Breckenridge is about a mile down Ski Hill Road, and there is a paved sidewalk if you wish to make a walk (or trails if you wish for a more scenic hike down). Alternately, you can take Breckenridge’s free shuttle into town, or hope on the BreckConnect gondola, which connects the base of Peak 8 to Main Street Breckenridge.
Homes in Boulder Ridge range in size from 1400 square feet to 6500 square feet and from 3 to 7 bedrooms. In all, there are 35 lots in Boulder Ridge and Boulder Ridge III. Development here began in 1991 and continues today. In fact there are still vacant land parcels available in this premiere luxury subdivision, if you wish to build a custom home in Boulder Ridge. I can recommend good architects and builders, as well. Browse available lots in Boulder Ridge. See available lots in Boulder Ridge III.
Properties in Boulder Ridge are on paved, maintained roads, and they are on city water and sewer. Properties here have a 1% transfer tax, like other Breckenridge properties, but there is no Mountain Master Association Tax and low association fees, which range from $0 to $50 per month.
Boulder Ridge Homes for Sale and the Short Term Rental Market
Learn more about these new luxury homes for sale with superb access to everything you love Breckenridge for, from world class skiing to boutique shopping and dining. Homeowners at Columbia Lode are just steps to downtown and to the Breck Connect gondola – and they enjoy magnificent ski area views.
Here are today’s listings at Columbia Lode. Scroll down to learn more about this Breckenridge new construction.
Columbia Lode is a subdivision of new construction, fine luxury homes in the heart of Breckenridge. Located just off Main Street on the north end of town, Columbia Lode is an easy walk from both downtown Breckenridge, with its dining, shopping, arts district, entertainment, and year-round festivals – and to Breckenridge’s gondola, waiting to graciously transport you to the base of Peaks 7 and 8 for some of the world’s best skiing and riding.
In all, there are twenty homes in this prestigious new subdivision, with townhomes, duplexes, and single family homes available. Floor plans range in size from two bedrooms and 1560 square feet to five bedrooms and 3400 square feet.
Columbia Lode Townhomes: Two or three bedrooms, 1560 to 2000 square feet.
Columbia Lode Duplexes: Two to four bedrooms, 1560 to 2500 square feet.
Columbia Lode Single Family Homes: Three to five bedrooms, in addition to dining room and family rooms. Homes here range from 2200 square feet to 3400 square feet.
Each property features a two-car garage, though the proximity to town and all its amenities means you may never need to drive.
Properties here feature vaulted ceilings, warm woodwork, and plenty of glass, flooding the home with natural light – and perfectly framing the spectacular mountain views.
Columbia Lode features high end, designer finishes with an inviting “mountain modern” feel. You’ll enjoy gourmet all-Viking kitchens, gas fireplaces and radiant in-floor heat, as well as luxuriously spacious decks and patios.
The Association at Columbia Lode maintains the common areas, so the HOA fees are higher here than you may find in other similarly priced luxury developments. (At the time of this writing, association fees at Columbia Lode range from $260/month to $500/month, depending on the property.) Of course, these fees allow you that lock-and-leave convenience and peace of mind, ensuring that someone is taking care of things while you are away. HOA fees pay for common area maintenance and snow removal.
Dercum’s Dash: Slopeside Keystone living at its finest.
Dercum’s Dash homes for sale offer a premiere and unrivaled position on the mountain of Keystone Ski Resort.
Keystone’s River Run gondola is just steps away, as are the base area’s many boutique shops and restaurants.
Scroll down to see today’s listings in Dercum’s Dash.
Homeowners and guests in Dercum’s Dash (also known as Dercum Tracts Sub) enjoy unrivaled convenience and seclusion, the perfect blend of features for ski in, ski out living.
As of this writing, acclaimed luxury builder Crestwood Homes has two residences already complete in Dercum’s Dash, and they have a foundation ready to build. The builders are currently taking reservations on five lots in the form of $25,000 refundable deposits. (Contact me for floor plans and to visit the model home, which is currently on the market.)
When this elite and exclusive community is complete, there will be 24 luxury single family homes on the 21-acre parcel, as well as a magnificent 6,000 square foot private clubhouse for Dercum’s Dash homeowners and guests.
Properties here, luxurious as they are, represent a great value in our Summit County marketplace. The 2016 list price to square foot ratio in Dercum’s Dash was $446. Compare that to $525 in Copper Mountain’s Lewis Ranch, $782 in Breckenridge’s Shock Hill, and $920 in Breckenridge’s Timber Trail.
River Run Base Area – A Prime Location in Keystone
River Run is a popular and family-friendly area in Keystone resort. Keystone’s gondola is located in River Run, and this gondola makes Keystone’s night skiing more comfortable on cold nights. The River Run base area plays host to a variety of festivals throughout the year, so there’s always something to do, just a short walk from your Dercum’s Dash home. (See this events calendar and my Keystone Community Guide for details.)
Keystone Resort boasts 3,128 vertical feet and 2,870 acres over three peaks: Dercum Mountain, North Peak, and The Outback. Access to more terrain, including Independence Bowl, Bergman Bowl, and Erickson Bowl, is accessible via snowcat. The base of the resort is at 9,260 feet and the summit is at 12,408 feet.
As discussed above, Keystone Resort has night skiing available. And Keystone property owners and visitors also enjoy Nordic skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice skating, snowmobiling and sleigh rides.
Keystone has a Nordic Center, a Tennis Center, snowmobile tours, and dog sled tours. Keystone is particularly family friendly with a variety of “Kidtopia” daily and weekly events.
Dining in Keystone is an experience you won’t soon forget. For example, you can take the Keystone gondola to 12,000 feet to enjoy fine dining at the Alpenglow Stube (the highest AAA Four-Diamond rated restaurant in North America).
Keystone in the summertime features some of the most scenic hiking, trail running, and mountain biking in the world. The area offers hundreds of miles of hiking and single-track mountain biking trails, as well as downhill mountain biking courses on Keystone mountain.
The Keystone area is also home to two championship golf courses, Keystone Ranch and The River Course. And Keystone is a fishing enthusiast’s paradise, with its proximity to both the Snake River and Lake Dillon.
A free shuttle bus system connects River Run with the other Keystone mountain base areas and villages, as well as to the larger bus system, servicing Summit County as a whole.
Dercum’s Dash Homes for Sale
Below you will find the current listings for luxury homes and land parcels for sale in Dercum’s Dash. Of course, I’m happy to arrange a private tour, as well as to share floor plans and a wealth of other information on this exciting new luxury development.