Luxury Mountain Retreat In Colorado Draws On The Early American West

Mountain Architecture traces its roots to the early settlers, the Old West and ranch living.

The once primitive style was a response to the environment and used the natural materials at hand, incorporating the earthy tones of the surroundings. Today, the rustic look has taken on a more elegant appearance in mountain resort areas.

vaulted ceilings in a luxury edwards colorado home at  218 Peregrine Drive

Listed for $3.795 million, the mountain retreat takes vaulted ceilings to new heights. (Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate)

This luxury retreat in the heart of the Rocky Mountains is within The Ranch at Cordillera, one of four gated resort enclaves near Edwards, Colorado.

So named because the land was at one point a working ranch, the neighborhood encompasses meadowland and mature forests. Homes within The Ranch feature materials such as stone, logs and lumber and are designed in keeping with the community’s early American West vibe.

walls of windows capture forest views inside a colorado luxury home

Walls of windows take in the meadowland and mature forests that encompass the neighborhood. (Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate)

Set on more than 2 acres, the custom residence takes in vistas of the granite-topped Gore Range, pine trees and aspen groves.

Outdoor decks and patios provide front-row seats to view the activity in the adjacent wildlife corridor, where elk, deer and the occasional bear are sometimes seen.

formal dining room with mountain views in a colorado luxury home

The formal dining room is centered on mountain and forest views. (Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate)

Rock at the home’s base appears to ground it to the site. Wood siding on the upper levels lends a timeless, traditional mountain feel. Wood ornamentation and gable windows add visual interest to the steep shake roof.

A floor-to-ceiling moss rock fireplace in the living room features a stone hearth and a thick wooden mantelpiece. Banks of windows extend to the vaulted ceiling, which features artfully carved beams. There’s also a wet bar.

chef's kitchen inside 218 Peregrine Drive Edwards, CO, USA

The chef’s kitchen is equipped with top-of-the-line appliances and a chef’s kitchen. (Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate)

The adjacent dining room centers on a two-story picture window. Cabinetry topped by counters flank the space. Glass-fronted display cabinets create separation from a sitting area with a corner fireplace.

The kitchen features a center island, tile backsplashes and a beamed ceiling. A rotunda sun room creates a breakfast nook.

circular custom home library inside a luxury mountain retreat in edwards, colorado

The custom library features built-in bookcases with a ladder for access. (Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate)

A turret library opens to a study and the primary suite, which has a fireplace, two bathrooms and dual closets.

A second bedroom suite with a turret-topped sitting area is upstairs. The ground level has three additional bedrooms for a total of five bedrooms and five bathrooms within the 6,391 square feet of living space.

front entrance to 218 Peregrine Drive Edwards, CO, USA

The custom home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac. (Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate)

Aaron Rabins of Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate is the listing agent for 218 Peregrine Drive, Edwards, Colorado. The asking price is $3.795 million.

Among community amenities are a recreation center, a swimming pool, a fly-fishing pond, a golf course and miles of hiking and winter sports trails. Racquetball, tennis and equestrian facilities are also available.

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During four decades of covering luxury and celebrity housing, I’ve looked into people’s homes, lives and property records through many lenses. I was the Los Angeles Times Real Estate section editor for eight years, the Hot Property columnist for six and did stints as a newspaper reporter, copy editor and page designer. My work for The Times Business, Home and Real Estate sections has garnered in-house and national awards for blogging, editing and feature writing.