Real Estate

This architectural home in Breckenridge, Colorado, is a standout with distinctive steel truss construction and metalwork accents. A pivoting front door and custom cold-poured steel walls set the dwelling’s design further apart in the resort town.

Outshining the mountain contemporary itself, however, is the location. “Second to none,” says listing agent David Levinson of Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate. “Next to a national forest easement with a trailhead across the street.”

The home’s site provides access to hundreds of miles of hiking trails on which to explore pristine forests. Downtown Breckenridge is a three-block walk away.

Views from the three-level house at 201 South Pine Street take in the surrounding mountains, ski slopes and old Victorian section. The colorful late 1800s buildings preserved in the Breckenridge Historic District are filled with quaint shops, places to eat and galleries.

The pine-sheltered dwelling now for sale is the work of Allen-Guerra Architecture.

“The steel trusses provide an aesthetic that carries throughout the house,” Levinson says. They are topped by vaulted ceilings that define the open-plan living area. Another truss is in the main floor primary bedroom.

A collapsible glass wall folds away to connect the great room to a deck with southwest exposure. A custom metal wall surrounds the sleek fireplace across from the center island kitchen.

One floor down, a glass-enclosed wine wall and wet bar outfit the family room, which features a wall of the same metalwork. The below-grade level also has three ensuite bedrooms.

There are a total of five bedrooms, five full bathrooms and two powder rooms within the 4,011 square feet of interiors.

This includes the top floor, which Levinson describes as “a lock-off ADU” (accessory dwelling unit), that can be used as the fifth bedroom or an office. Accessed by an exterior steel staircase, the studio-like space has its own kitchen, washer/dryer and deck. “The best views in the whole house are from the deck,” he says.

Levinson describes the high-end neighborhood as “a legacy subdivision, one of the few that face westerly—extremely quiet with a high-end aesthetic.”

Most buyers in the area hail from Colorado, Texas or Florida, he says, with the bulk of the market action in the $2 million-to-$3 million range. “There’s not much available at this price point and quality,” Levinson says of the US $5.1 million listing. “It’s either a primary residence or a phenomenal secondary home.”

Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate is an exclusive member of Forbes Global Properties, a consumer marketplace and membership network of elite brokerages selling the world’s most luxurious homes.

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