The name Belvedere means “taking advantage of a view.”This 8021 finished square-foot, five bedroom, six bath custom French Country ranch-style home perched on six acres atop a secluded ridge in Castle Rock dubbed “Belvedere On Heather,” lives up to its moniker many times over. This one-of-a-kind residence in the Surrey Ridge Estates community combines French elegance with Southern charm, effortlessly mixing the formal with the casual. Breathtaking panoramic views of the Colorado Front Range – from Pike’s Peak to Longs Peak – encircle this horse property with miles of riding trails, a pond (ready for you to fill) and plenty of room for a barn, riding arena, more garages, a sports court or whatever else your heart desires. Relax or entertain on the 35 x 80 red flagstone patio with a heated conversation area, gas fireplace, and a coordinating sunken bar, featuring a top-of-the-line built-in Viking grill.
As soon as you step into the foyer through the vintage 1920s mahogany wood, beveled and leaded glass double doors, you’ll notice the magnificent Great Room divided from the kitchen by an authentic piece of Colorado history — a sprawling bar with 11 original stools rescued from the famed Brown Palace bar. The heart and soul of this exquisite estate’s design, is the gourmet kitchen featuring the finest of custom European cabinetry, three sinks, two warming drawers, butler’s pantry, one each of both gas and electric cooktops, an antique tin ceiling inset in the coffer above the granite island and a custom “coffee bar” nook that can be tucked away from view. A magnificent mahogany back bar, also from the Brown Palace bar, is beautifully displayed in the intimate Formal Dining Room.
Secluded in a separate wing, the Master Retreat won’t disappoint. It boasts the same spectacular views shared by the entire rear of the home, a romantic gas fireplace and cozy sitting area for those snowy Colorado nights. The “Hers” area includes elegant dressing and vanity areas with impeccable custom maple cabinetry and a glorious walk-in closet (complete with Plexiglas drawers that make tracking treasured wardrobe pieces a breeze). This closet is to-die-for! The “His” side of the luxurious master bath, which also includes a soaking tub and steam shower, features a sizable walk-in closet as well.
Catch glimpses of eagles, elk, dear, antelope, coyotes, fox and countless birds (not to mention views of downtown Denver in the distance) through the expansive windows in the spacious Private Study with spectacular lighted stained glass panels incorporated directly into the ceiling. Entertaining is easy with a sunny secondary eating area off the Great Room and the nearby recreation area with a dedicated Powder Room and plenty of space for your big-screen television and billiards table. Perfect for an in-law, guest or nanny suite, the lower level features two spacious guest bedrooms with private dressing areas and full baths and plush carpeting. The perfect size for a theater, wine cellar or even more guest rooms, the unfinished but heated portion of the Basement space awaits your finishing touches or undoubtedly exceeds your wildest (and most extensive) storage needs.
Radiant in-floor heating throughout (including in both the one-and-a-half and two-and-a-half-car garages) keeps you cozy and comfortable all winter long. The impeccable stone, brick and stucco exterior, lush landscaping, sound system throughout the house and Veranda, along with its close proximity to Sky Ridge Medical Center, Park Meadows Mall, and the Denver Tech Center add to this extraordinary home’s allure.