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$13,900,000 - SOLD
With its magnificent street presence and unmatched style, 54 Beaver Dam Road stands out as not just any Alpine home, but a storybook residence of stunning architectural design and construction. It is the ultimate collaborative work of its owners, master architect Michael Suman, and a building team of unparalleled skills. In every way, it is the exemplar of near architectural perfection.
Completed after several months of intense planning and 26 months of construction, this 4,057 square-foot home stands apart in striking uniqueness, yet remains a faithful conservator of the natural surroundings on its raw Rocky Mountain landscape. It is also an architectural complement to nearby residences of Bavarian-inspired chalets and mountain-rustic manors.
"Every corner, every detail, every material and color was thought through," said Suman, who meticulously examined and approved constructed elements from the most monumental to the minute. "All relationships and proportions were considered. . . . We paid attention to the honesty of the forms, the lines, and the beauty."
The Visitor Must Walk the Words
From indigenous Colorado Buff stone set among copper accents on the home's grand façade, to the many complementary interior materials of highest quality: ceilings of Douglas Fir, "Telluride Gold" stone-clad fireplaces, European Elm flooring, and rich floor-to-ceiling Cherry-wood walls and custom cabinetry throughout.
Equally impressive are the innumerable, finely crafted details, many of which will surely catch the eye and evoke a sense of wonder and appreciation as you tour the home and discover the soft in-floor lighting beneath the stone entryway, backlit green onyx in the main-level powder bath, a "book-matched" lava granite kitchen counter backsplash . . .
A two-person elevator conveniently operates between the lower two-car garage—decked in sleek gray limestone—and the home's main living level. Vaulted ceilings and great picture windows admit a vast expanse of natural light and scenery into the home, and onto a steel and stone staircase that seems to merge with the incoming Rocky Mountain landscape and sky.
For entertaining and personal relaxation, a sumptuous yet cozy outdoor living space sits just outside the dining room, overlooking Gore Creek and providing a panoramic view of the Gore Range. Constructed entirely of stone and featuring a full outdoor kitchen, plunge pool, fire pit and integrated sound system, this enjoyable area may well become the home's favorite retreat.