Realtor.comBy Tiffani Sherman
Nov. 8, 2021
“It is a great family destination, because the town itself is an old mining town,” says the listing agent, Louis Cirillo with Nest Seekers Colorado. “This is a mining-themed home, and the character is a bit unique and different than anything else out there. It pays homage to the past, but has all of the modern functionalities.”
The 6,700-square foot-home was built in 2012, using a variety of reclaimed materials.
“The fireplace on the east side of the house goes from the ground level all the way up about 35 feet. It is reminiscent of a mineshaft,” Cirillo explains. “The interior stonework around that fireplace is all reminiscent of big boulders that might have been around at that time.”
Other pieces from original mineshafts are dotted throughout the house—including in the kitchen and theater rooms.
Spread over three levels, the six-bedroom home includes a bunkroom for the kids.
For entertainment, there’s a theater room, playroom, bar, hot tub, and more. Those options, as well as the home’s size, have made it a popular vacation rental. On VRBO, it lists for an average of $1,608 a night.
“It was originally built as the owner’s home. They lived in it for a couple of years, and then decided to rent it out,” Cirillo says.
The resort town in the Rockies is popular year-round. Biking and hiking attract visitors in the summer, and skiing and snowboarding bring in winter tourists.
Exterior of property in Breckenridge, CO
One feature that makes the home particularly attractive to renters—and also to potential buyers—is the ability to ski from the house right to the nearby Peak Eight lifts.
“There are a lot of places that say they are ski-in and ski-out, but the reality is, they’re not,” Cirillo explains. “This home and the development that it’s in has a private easement that takes you right to the base of the mountain. You walk out the back door, you cross the street, and you’re right on that easement. You can either walk down or ski down, and you’re at the lift.”
When skiers want a break or are finished for the day, they can ski down into the neighborhood and go back to the house. A lower-level ski room awaits, complete with lockers and boot warmers, as well as a bathroom and laundry area.Outdoor space
Cirillo says the mining theme of the home sets it apart from the other spacious homes in town.
“It’s a comfortable, warm, and cozy home,” he says, describing it as quite an experience for visitors. “They can kind of relish in the past a little bit, but also have all their modern amenities.”
For comfort and safety, the house has several smart features, plus a localized oxygen enrichment system. High up in the mountains, the town of Breckenridge sits in rare air, at 9,600 feet above sea level.
“Some people have a challenge with the altitude, and this helps to normalize that a little bit,” Cirillo explains.
The agent says whether the prospective buyers want the place all to themselves or decide to capitalize on the rental revenue, it’s an appealing opportunity for anyone who wants to come and relax and enjoy the mountains and enjoy the outdoor activities.