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Rockies 2018

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24 The LandReport | R O C K I E S 2 0 1 8 LANDREPORT.COM A custom log cabin now graces the land. It features five bedrooms, f our-and-a-half baths, and a two-car garage. e fifth bedroom was eventually converted to a caretaker's quarters with its own kitchen and its o wn private entrance. All told, the cabin includes 3,961 square feet and features an o pen-concept living room with cathedral ceiling, massive picture windows that highlight mountain views, and an inviting floor-to-ceiling fireplace. e main kitchen was remodeled a year ago. ere is also a home gym, a game room, and a second fireplace in the master bedroom. John's farm girl bride runs her chickens as well as a few rescue llamas, alpacas, emus, and peacocks on the four-plus acres. Two wells water the property, one for domestic use and one for agricultural use. e outbuildings include a loafing shed, a heated studio, and a tool shed with an indoor/outdoor dog run. e acreage would make a perfect horse property. And it's ideally situated, c lose to everything but not too close. "In terms of location, it's got so many positives," John says. "You're exactly eight m iles from downtown Aspen. e good news is you don't have to take Highway 82, which is the main highway. at can get very crowded in-season. McLain Flats Road parallels Highway 82, and you can literally just drive in and out of town with no traffic. "And then, by the same token, now that the down-valley areas — places like Basalt and Carbondale — have developed and become so cool and hip, you're equal distance between Aspen and these new down-valley communities, which are amazing and have Whole Foods and great restaurants. So you're really in between these two great communities, but at the same time you have a very rural feel," he adds. ABOVE. The floor-to-ceiling gas fireplace warms the open-concept living room. BELOW. Oversized windows invite the bright light of the Colorado Rockies.

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