Breckenridge is a visit town located at the foot of the Colorado Tenmile Range. It is known for its year-round abundance of skiing activities and picturesque views. While it is always seen as a tourist destination and well-known place for purchasing vacation homes, more and more buyers began seeking to make their stay permanent by COVID-19's expansion of remote work, which has seen a boom in home sales this year, already far exceeding 2020's total numbers.
The mountain community 9,600 feet above sea level was founded in 1859 by prospector Thomas Breckenridge. While many of the similar settlements disappeared not long after the gold rush of the mid 1800 s, Summit County is now the most populous town in Breckenridge with just over 5,000 people.
According to Realtor.com, homes for sale in Breckenridge have a median listing price of $1,195, 000. There are currently around 275 listings for the area and we'll take you through a few homes that would fit a $3 million budget.
This Austrian-style home with 3,740 square feet has moss exterior and is set with breathtaking views and cottage windows that perfectly frame Quandary Peak. It sits on a 1.25 acre lot with a stream running through it that is a favorite drinking spot for the neighborhood moose population.
The builder built the home for himself with exceptional attention to detail according to the listing offered by Jake Himmelman of Breckenridge Associates Real Estate. Located approximately five miles south of Breckenridge, this property has rental projections for about $100 K per year in revenue, agents say.
The house has four bedrooms, four and a half baths, and a five-car garage. The main level contains the full suite along with guest rooms that have separate bathrooms and also features vaulted ceilings.
The home also has a game with a hot tub and a large south-facing deck with a gas grill and wet tub.
At this 3,928 - square foot home dubbed The Lone Wolf Lodge, you can hear the rush of Middle Barton Creek which flows in at the north of the property line as you take in the 120 - degree view of Continental Divide. It shares its back property line with the 87,000 acre Breckenridge National Forest and is located just a 10 minute drive from downtown White River.
There is an abundance of wildlife that visit our home daily to include Red Fox, Pine Marten, Mule Deer and occasionally Moose and Elk, the sellers told FOX Business. In the winter, there are a variety of seed-eating birds in the summer as well as a large number of hummingbirds in the summer. The house is not only irrigated by Lodgepole, Ponderosa and Sub Alpine fir trees but also surrounded by perennial gardens.
It is listed with Jan Leopold of RE MAX Properties 69.
The 5 bedroom, three bath home's master suite offers its own small deck overlooking the 10 mile range. The oversized two-car garage is heated, and below it is a shop. There are also two outbuildings that could be used for any type of outdoor storage including machinery. The seller noted, if there isn t enough activity to keep you in shape, there is a full gym which sits on a cork floor at the lower level. The seller says that their end of Slalom Drive is occupied by good neighbors who are second neighbors, while further down the road there are longtime quiet homes.