216 Poplar Avenue, Paonia, Colorado, 81428
The Wright home on Poplar Street in Paonia, Colorado, is a gorgeous 1910 Craftsman home built in the finest fashion of the day. It is a large home with a total of 8 bedrooms and 3 baths, including a basement 2-bedroom apartment with its own kitchen, living room, and bath. The main level has a beautiful living room with wood millwork in ceiling; spacious kitchen and leaded glass windows; a wood-paneled office; and a bedroom and bath. The second story has a bath and 5 bedrooms, each with unique custom designed back in the day. Downstairs is a 2-bedroom apartment with a third bath, a full kitchen, a living room, and a large cellar.
This property has been set up for active and passive solar energy with panels on a tower outside the home. The home is energy-efficient and warm and comfortable in the winter.
Paonia is a hot-spot for organic farming, fruit orchards, and ranches. It is known for producing excellent fruit such as peaches, pears, apples, plums, wine grapes, honey, melons, apricots, and more. Local ranchers grow lamb, beef, and even elk and bison.
Paonia is centrally located between Aspen, Crested Butte, and Telluride. The West Elk Mountains are immediately to the southeast of town, while the Grand Mesa is to the north. The Grand Mesa is known for its excellent snowmobiling, elk hunting, ATV trails, and over 300 lakes for outstanding fishing.