510 McLaughlin Lane, Basalt, Colorado, 81621
This custom-built log home is made of 8” square kiln-dried logs with dove-tailed corners. With 3,200 square feet above grade, the shell was provided by Kuhn Brothers, known as the best in the log home business. The home has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, a gorgeous great room with high open-beamed ceilings, sandstone fireplace, library/parlor, a second-story loft with dramatic views, and a wrap-around deck. The 1.2-acre lot has simply stunning views of Reudi Reservoir, which are protected by the terrain so that views will not be interrupted. A gorgeous mountain meadow below the home cannot be developed and will forever remain pristine, and large expanses of National Forest lands complete the view plane. The home has a standing-seam metal roof engineered for snow loads, and a newly installed heat tape system to keep ice from building up.
The master suite is on the first floor, with an adjoining sitting room and spacious master bath with travertine shower, soaking tub, marble floors and counter, Kraftmaid wood cabinetry, Kohler toilet, and Moen fixtures. The kitchen features all cherrywood Kraftmaid cabinetry, granite countertops, custom marble inlay backsplash, Kohler sink, and stone flooring. The large foyer features limestone flooring with a custom marble inlay medallion which matches that in the kitchen. All the flooring, except where noted, is ¾” hand-scraped solid Brazilian cherry from the Biltmore collection. The great room features 23’ cathedral ceilings with cloverleaf windows overlooking the lake. The dining room features stained glass windows and log beamwork, as does the great room trusses. The massive floor-to-ceiling fireplace of sandstone features a top-of-the-line Heatilator wood-burning stove insert. The custom cast-iron and wood baluster staircase has all Brazilian cherry flooring. The loft is quite large, and each bedroom is good-sized, with custom trim on doors and windows, and a stained-glass transom above each doorway. The main second-story bathroom is large, with travertine floors, shower, and Kohler soaking tub, Kohler toilet, and pedestal sink.
The Frying Pan River is famous as one of Colorado’s finest trout streams. This custom log home is situated just above one of the largest lakes in Colorado, Reudi Reservoir, and only 6/10’s of a mile from a popular marina where people launch their motorboats and sailboats for fishing, waterskiing, sailing, and sightseeing. Just below the reservoir, only 1 ¼ miles away, is some of Colorado’s most renowned fly-fishing as the tailwaters of the Frying Pan provide superb fishing for trophy rainbow and brown trout. Just to the north of the property are thousands of acres of National Forest lands, where excellent hunting for elk and mule deer can be found in Colorado GMU 444. Aspen and Snowmass are a 45-minute drive for world-class skiing, nightlife, entertainment, and culture. Excellent medical care is available in both Aspen and Glenwood Springs, and several world-class medical providers are based in Basalt, just down the road.