The 'Bon Ton' -sold
A mountain temple, a panoramic observation house, a quiet retreat, a sublime vacation oasis and contemplative mountaintop residence… The 'Bon Ton' is unlike anything you've ever experienced. As are all homes built by Colorado Prospector Homes, the concept begins by staking the initial approach through the forest, respecting the natural placement of striking rocks and trees, then studying the views, and only then is the home imagined, then designed. It wouldn't be incorrect to describe the Bon Ton as a rare south facing property, but in reality, the Bon Ton is designed to embrace all directions. The cantilevered deck that wraps around the upper level provides unobstructed views, from the Denver metro 4000 ft below, to Mt. Evans, to the Continental Divide, then Alps Hill. Below the observation level is an aspen forest laced with pines and wild flowers. This home is named after the gold mining claim on which it is built, the well documented Bon Ton Lode #8056. The property is unusually flat and very usable which immediately kickstarts the imagination. A vaulted ceiling commands a completely open, minimalist space. There exists a startling kitchen island perfect for hosting cooking classes or an intimate evening with guests. The two bedrooms and 2 baths that occupy the middle level have exceptionally high ceilings and exposed structural members. The lower level is a flex space which might function as a gym, yoga studio, den, game room, bunk room, wood workers shop, or storage space for cars and ATVs. This home is about half way between Denver and Summit County. Out your front door and within minutes walk are horseback riding, miles of ATV trails, hiking, snowshoeing, mountain biking and exploring the historic gold mining relics dotting the mountain as well as historic Russell Gulch. This is 1 of only 5 homes built by Colorado Prospector Homes connected to grid power, however the roof at the Bon Ton is perfect for installing solar panels.