Grand Lake / Real Estate: Views surround Yacht Club Estates home |

Grand Lake / Real Estate: Views surround Yacht Club Estates home

by Cyndi Palmer
Grand County Homes and Properties

A new lakeside development in Grand Lake just received its certificate of occupancy on its last home. It is now available for showings, listed with Judy Burke and ERA Grand Realty at $2,295,000.

Located on Lot 4 at 615 Yacht Club Drive, the stately house is one of five located in the new Yacht Club Estates. Aside from each home’s individual stylish architectural and design elements homeowners have exclusive rights to use a slip in the development’s nearby five-bay boat house on Shadow Mountain Reservoir. Features include remote-control garage doors, electric boat hoists, and a private sun deck on the roof. An inviting firepit is also just a few steps away, making the boathouse area a prime location to socialize and picnic with friends on the reservoir shore.

Landscaping has also already been implemented to accentuate the neighborhood’s charming, natural mountain terrain. The homeowners association will maintain lawn maintenance and snow removal on the non-heated portion of the driveways. Monthly HOA fees are just $250.

The home, designed by Baker-Hogan-Houx Architecture and Planning, is a four-bedroom, 4.5 bath, three-level structure. The lower level encompasses 1,541 square feet, the main level has 2,278 square feet, and the upper loft has 700 square feet.

Radiant heat is used throughout the home, with nine zones of heating tubes installed in concrete under all the floors. There are also two high-efficiency boilers with sidearm hot water heaters and a hot water circulator. Heated aprons, decks, stairs and sidewalks also make for comfort and ease, as well as heated snowmelt at the roof gutters.

An attached 1,044 square-foot, heated three-car garage is also included in the sale of the home. Considered “every man’s dream,” it has Smart Garage custom storage system paneling on the garage walls, epoxy paint on the finished floors, and hot and cold water is also available in the garage, with three floor drains.

From the garage homeowners may access the lower level which has a living and wet bar area (with built-in mini refrigerator (with ice maker) and one-drawer dishwasher), multi-view fireplace, plenty of closet space, and good-sized bedrooms and bathrooms. In fact each bedroom in the home, because of its size, is considered a “master” bedroom, which houses gracious closet and storage space.

Stairs and an elevator are available to all three floors, with the main level featuring elegant living and dining areas in the great room, and state-of-the-art, designer kitchen. The kitchen, a dream for anyone who likes to cook and/or entertain, has lots of cupboard space made of custom reclaimed alder wood, farmers and prep sinks, built-in 40-inch Kitchen Aid refrigerator and freezer, six-burner Viking range with down draft vent, and Miele double oven.

On the main level is also one of the home’s master bedrooms, which has its own gas fireplace and a master bath with steam room and Jacuzzi tub as just two of its many quality amenities. There’s also plumbing set up for a steam room in the loft master bath and both bathroom showers have traditional and rain showerheads.

Views abound from almost every direction from the home. Where the ceiling isn’t vaulted, 10-foot ceilings allow for natural sunlight through the home’s many picturesque windows. Views of the surrounding mountains and lakes are also right outside on the exterior deck, which features natural gas hookup for a radiant heater and/or barbecue and pre-wiring for an outside hot tub.

The home is wired to be “future proof,” with surround sound throughout, Internet, security system, and remote monitoring to adjust temperature, real time pictures, turn on the lights, and much more. Other special features include two laundry rooms, slab granite counter tops in the kitchen, wet bar, baths and laundry rooms; tile on all bathroom floors and some bathroom walls, central vacuum system (including in the garage), non-manufactured natural stone on the home’s exterior and fireplaces, casement windows, and a 50-year composite shingle roof.