Sophisticated, secluded and stunning are just a few of the many adjectives that describe this six bedroom, 9 bath, 11,742 square foot custom designed contemporary mountain retreat, tucked away on 4 private acres in Golden, Colorado’s exclusive Genesee community. Complete with four gas fireplaces (including one outdoors), five-car garage, 360-bottle wine cellar, a two-level guest house and a 3,500 square foot deck space, all just 30 minutes from downtown Denver and only an hour to Colorado’s ski resorts, it’s clear that every detail was thought through in this beauty designed by award-winning architect Alexander Gorlin. Think James Bond meets Colorado, rugged. Its unobstructed mountain views, moss rock surfaces, “green” construction and floor-to-ceiling windows effortlessly mix the rustic beauty of the outdoors with the refinement of luxury living. No wonder Gorlin’s design has won this home several prestigious honors, including features in both the 100 of the World’s Best Houses book and Architectural Digest. His admiration for the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and Stanley Kubrick is evident in the home’s chic, yet organic feel.
Natural light and style abound as you step through the massive front metal doors. Look up and you’ll immediately notice the seemingly never-ending skylight (once dubbed the longest residential one in the United States) that runs almost the entire length of the home. The term “Chef’s Kitchen” doesn’t do justice to this gourmet cook’s fantasy – from the sparkling Subzero & Gagganeu stainless appliances and gleaming hardwood floors accented with custom dark wood cabinetry, to the large center island made of the highest grade of granite. Many a lavish meal could be created here. The nearby Butler’s Pantry, with its own dishwasher, sink, walk-in pantry, laundry area, ample cabinet/counter space and room for a refrigerator, are ideal for effortless entertaining. The Dining Room – one of the many striking entertaining areas – features glistening blonde floors and dramatically staggered ceilings accented by an abundance of natural lighting provided by the massive windows that abound in every direction. Evening dining is enhanced by custom lighting that enhances the Zen-like ambiance that also extends to the 40’ x 26’ formal living room, also perfect for company and guests.
The north tower provides four spacious climate-controlled guest suites that all include radiant heat flooring, newly installed plush carpeting, imported bathroom fixtures, upgraded light fixtures, ample closet space and walkout access to balconies with picturesque views. The master tower is home to the massive light-filled Master Suite that manages to be both spacious and cozy with its gas fireplace, massive floor to ceiling windows. Glass doors lead from the master bedroom to the spacious deck overlooking Mt. Evans. One look at this deck made of fine Brazilian “Ipe” wood and you’ll understand why it’s been said that it would be hard to find a more perfect area for outdoor entertaining in all of Colorado real estate.
A spacious His and Hers Walk-In Closet with custom dark wood shelving includes a full-length dressing mirror and small sitting area. The private Master Bath features a glass-enclosed jetted “waterfall” tub and dual head shower, all overlooking its own private hillside and with access to a secluded patio and in-ground hot tub. Productivity is always just a few steps away in the cavernous Office, complete with its own fireplace, wet bar, half bath and more beautiful windows.
There is no shortage of picturesque views in this grand estate, but the most spectacular one awaits at the top of a spiral staircase leading to the upper-level rooftop affectionately dubbed the “Crow’s Nest.” You’ll literally feel on top of the world (or at least Colorado) when you step onto the massive moss-rock surrounded Deck with a built-in exterior fireplace. A spacious Two-Story guesthouse (which can also serve as private quarters for your live-in staff/nanny) boasts the same fine details that make the rest of this home a standout. It features private access and attached garage, full kitchen, two full baths radiant heat flooring and a bedroom with walk-in closet. The main level room can also serve as either a living room or secondary bedroom.
The lower level provides ample space for a media room ready for your theater set up or gaming area. If you love architectural art and live to entertain, but also crave a quiet nature retreat away from the hustle and bustle of daily living, look no more for a place to call home.