33611 Old Sopris Road, Trinidad, Colorado 81082
Mountain home in Trinidad Lake Ranches for sale in Trinidad, Co
Premier Elegant Mountain Living
Just 7 minutes from historical Trinidad, Colorado, this 5 bedroom/5 bath architect designed country home welcomes you with spectacular mountain views. On 35 acres, it feels worlds away. Inviting living spaces with an entertaining kitchen, private master suite, 2 wood stoves, custom built library/office with 270-Degree views, creative studio/office with stunning northern light, potager, professional workshop, barn/corral, and custom woodwork throughout. This is a property you don't want to miss.
Located in Southern Colorado, just minutes from Trinidad, Colorado
Top 10 reasons to call this home.
Location, location, location -This 35-acre executive estate feels worlds away, but it's just 7 minutes to downtown Trinidad, Colorado.
Spectacular Vistas -The home is designed to take full advantage of its Colorado surroundings. Walking into the house, you are greeted by Fishers Peak framed in the living room picture window. From the office/study tower, enjoy 270-Degree views sweeping from the Sangre de Cristo mountain peaks to the rolling hills of Trinidad Lake Ranches and back to Fishers Peak. Every deck, patio, and room offers unique views of the surrounding beauty.
Three Season Indoor/Outdoor Living -Begin the day eating breakfast on the northwest patio under the spreading pear tree beside the trickling water fountain, while watching the sun rise over Fishers Peak. Sit down to dinner on the southwest deck as the afternoon thundershowers roll in over the Mesa. Wind down with a cocktail while enjoying the twinkling lights of town on the north deck.
Designer Styling -This unique and sophisticated designer styling featuring custom woodwork and cabinetry throughout was conceived by the architect whose work is featured in Denver's acclaimed LoDo district and then finally completed by the owners.
Gathering Kitchen -Designed for entertaining in mind with two dishwashers, a double oven, separate vegetable sink, ample storage in custom cabinets and an island that invites family and friends to sit and chat while dinner is prepared. The custom cabinets feature salvaged antique glass from the turn of the century in downtown Trinidad.
Guest Bedroom -With en-suite bathroom, the guest bedroom offers a separate entrance for privacy, window-wrapped sitting space and a secluded deck with gorgeous views.
Creative Studio -Featuring a wall of north facing windows for the ideal natural lighting, the studio offers a built-in workstation, extensive storage space and custom woodwork, including a ladder that stores out of the way to access the higher cabinets.
Office/Library -This custom library occupies the home's tower. It's hand-crafted and hand planed for the warmth of an Old World Library with the stuffiness of the Old World happily replaced by 270-Degree vistas.
Party or Horse Barn -Originally built for the owners' horses, the barn features a corral, indoor hay storage, tack room and two enclosed stalls. Later renovated to become a party barn, it now features a combination of wood and pea-gravel floors, overhead twinkle lights and has hosted some memorable summer parties. If desired, the stall walls are stored outside and the building can quickly and easily be converted back to a horse barn.
Professional Wood Shop -Featuring built-in dust collection, compressed air, water and extensive storage, this shop was designed by and for a professional woodworker with an eye to efficient production. A wall fan with turntable enables spray finishing. Antiqued beadboard walls and chalkboard accents give the shop atmosphere to go with its functionality. And an antique Norwegian wood stove keeps the shop usable all year long. Plumbed for propane if other heating is desired. Converts back to a third garage for non-woodworkers.
Potager provides elevated flower/vegetable beds protected from wildlife. Includes automatic sprinkler system and fountain.
Main Entry door opens to a sweeping view of Fisher's Peak. Offers a built-in bench for removing shoes and double French doors that can be closed in winter to provide an additional airlock to keep the heat in.
Lockers and utility room are separated from the main entry by a secret door behind the coat hangers and provide 5 lockers with storage for wet/muddy boots, coats, ect. Washer/dryer, utility sink, broom storage and powder room are centrally located in the utility room for easy access throughout the day.
Master Bedroom offers 270-Degree views, private deck, en-suite bathroom with twin sinks and double shower, walk-in closet and beadboard walls.
Northwest Bedroom was designed as two bedrooms, but at the kids' request the wall dividing them was left out so they could share an extra-large room. Wall is easily added to create two bedrooms with separate entrances and closets.
Three of the five bedrooms include en-suite bathrooms. The other two bedrooms share a bathroom which has twin sinks and an interior door so it can be used by 2 while maintaining privacy.
Rustic pine floors throughout the downstairs. Carpet throughout the upstairs.
The driveway is entirely south facing so it dries quickly after rain or snow.
Both the Great Room fireplace Fireplace Extraordinaire and Living Room wood stove Vermont Castings are designed for efficient wood burning to augment propane baseboard heat in addition to providing atmosphere.
Enclosed woodshed adjacent to the house stores over 2 cords.
2 Car Garage includes extensive enclosed cabinetry and a gardening workbench and storage for gardening. Becomes a 3 car garage if the wood shop is shrunk or eliminated.
Enclosed backyard ensures you the best of city life --the aaaah of freshly mown grass -along with the best of country life. Automatic sprinkler system.
Perennial gardens surrounding the house for low maintenance beauty throughout the growing season.
Great Hall unites the downstairs spaces and features high ceilings, picture rail, and antiqued wood floors.
City water and electricity. Propane from the on-site storage tank. Trash service available within Trinidad Lake Ranches. Low POA dues of just $187 per quarter.
Attic storage with easy no-stair access from the upstairs hallway.
The upstairs bonus room was designed as a playroom for the kids. When they grew up, it became an exercise room.
Downstairs bonus room
Trinidad, Colorado Top Ten True Western Towns
Historic Trinidad in Southern Colorado
Trinidad Colorado is located in Las Animas County in Southern Colorado, 190 miles south of Denver. The city lies 13 miles north of the New Mexico border, and 190 miles north of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Trinidad was recently featured on an episode of Rocky Mountain PBS Colorado Experience.
Historic Trinidad Colorado in Southern Colorado, many recreational activities
The city of Trinidad is located about 20 miles or so southwest of this property, for grocery shopping, movies, shopping, hospital, museums, art galleries, aquatic center, skatepark, public parks, golf course and many other recreational activities.
If fishing is what you're looking for, Trinidad Lake State Park is the place to go. Stocked with rainbow trout, black crappie, largemouth bass and smallmouth bass, just to name a few, it's rated as one of Colorado's fishing hot spots, along with hiking trails, camping and boating opportunities.
Hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, and off-roading adventures nearby include Spanish Peaks Wildlife Area, San Isabel National Forest, Monument Lake Resort, North Lake, Bosque del Oso Wildlife Area--just to name a few.
What to do in Trinidad, Colorado
The Trinidad Welcome Center -staff provides destination information, routing suggestions, road conditions, weather information, ect.
To learn more about the history of Trinidad and the Santa Fe Trail, check out the Corazon de Trinidad National Historic District's Baca House and Bloom Mansion, both part of the Trinidad History Museum.
The Louden-Henritze Archeology Museum features Trinidad's pre-history, where you'll find artifacts from the nearby Trinchera Cave, where prehistoric humans lived for thousands of years.
Southern Colorado Repertory Theater in Trinidad produces professional theatre, community theatre, special events and educational programs for teens and youth.
A.R. Mitchell Museum of Western Art houses the largest collection of works by Arthur Roy Mitchell, known for his cowboy-themed paintings, and other Western artists and admire one of the largest collections of stately Victorian houses west of the Mississippi.
Trinidad Lake State Park also offers camping, hiking, fishing, boating and an archery range, while Comanche National Grassland to the east boasts Picket Wire Canyonlands -home to one of the largest known dinosaur track sites in North America.
The Purgatoire River flows through Trinidad and excellent trout-fishing access is available in town at select spots along its banks. Take a peaceful walk along the waterway on the Riverwalk or visit historic Kit Carson Park to view the bronze statue of Kit Carson.
Trinidad is also the starting point for the Scenic Highway of Legends, a historic drive through villages to Walsenburg to the north.
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