An Artsy Getaway

After graduating college in upstate New York, I told my family and friends that my future rested in the Rocky Mountains. In my mind’s eye, I saw a secluded mountain retreat with panoramic views. I figured I’d learn to play the piano and could see myself sitting behind the keyboard of my baby grand while gazing out my floor-to-ceiling windows at the majestic snow-capped peaks. I thought I’d live in a different kind of home, an artsy kind of place with unique angles and geometric shapes. Fast forward to 2008. Yes, I am living in Denver, but sadly that’s the only part of the story that has come to fruition.

I bring up my personal wish for two reasons. First, I like to keep you informed of unique properties, and secondly, a Realtor friend of mine, Gary Lohrman, is listing a home just like this one I dreamed of years ago. Lohrman’s listing on Armadillo Trail in Evergreen is perfect for that creative person looking to get away from it all. With panoramic views of Mount Evans, the home has distinctive angles and geometric shapes. And it’s nestled in the pines, giving it a private, secluded feel.

The home is 7,500 square feet, has three plus bedrooms, five bathrooms and rests on five gorgeous acres that could easily accommodate a barn and some horses. Not only is the outer structure unique, but the builder also added special touches inside, like when he dismantled a late 1800s hay barn in Denver and used part of the barn to build this phenomenal home. Picture old wood beams in the ceiling and regal columns. The home’s exterior is well-insulated with brick and includes multiple large windows and skylights, all of which makes for fantastic natural mountain light.

This retreat has all your expected modern conveniences, and if not a personal residence it would make a perfect art studio. Hopefully some day I’ll buy a home like this and learn to play my piano.

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