LIV Sotheby’s International Realty (LIV SIR) proudly announces that a ski-in, ski-out Mount Crested Butte home represented by LIV SIR brokers Jaima Giles-Alsum and Scout Walton has set a new price record for the Crested Butte area, closing at $10 million.
The spacious six-bedroom listing at 14 Kokanee Lane, located in the desirable enclave of Prospect at Mt. Crested Butte, offers almost 8,000 square feet of living space, ultra-luxurious finishes, and direct ski access to Twin Bridges Trail, resulting in the ultimate mountain retreat. This dwelling offers unmatched access to skiing; “You ski right to the ski room at 14 Kokanee Lane from the Twin Bridges Trail, feeding directly to the lower terminal of the Prospect Lift…this is beachfront in the mountains” says LIV SIR broker Jaima Giles-Alsum.
The closing price of $10 million sets a new sales record for Crested Butte and is the highest all-time residential sale in Gunnison County. Prior to this transaction, the most recent top sale in the area was LIV SIR broker Channing Boucher’s sale of 310 No Name Road at the Roaring Judy Ranch, which closed for $8.5 million in June 2023, representing the second highest residential sale north of Almont. In 2007, a Rural Gunnison property closed for $8.8 million.
A true masterpiece of collaboration between an inspired visionary owner, locally renowned architect Dan Murphy, and skilled contractors Hargrove Kidd Construction, 14 Kokanee was completed in 2016 after four years of construction. According to Jaima Giles-Alsum, “Dan Murphy has designed and engineered fine homes in Crested Butte for nearly 40 years, and 14 Kokanee Lane was defined as the best ski access property in the Prospect development”.
Upon arrival, the size and scope of this home is impressively framed by surrounding meadows and mountains. Custom knotty alder doors lead an open, airy great room, ideal for large family gatherings and events. This expansive space boasts 27-foot vaulted ceilings, Douglas Fir trusses and beams, and floor-to-ceiling windows providing incredible views of the iconic Maroon Bells Wilderness Area. “The quality of the design and construction at 14 Kokanee Lane is exceeded only by the forever views over the Upper East River Valley and the Maroon Bells Wilderness Area,” says LIV SIR broker Scout Walton. Additional top-tier finishes include three eyebrow dormers, a floating staircase, a heated driveway, and white oak flooring. Custom craftsman touches include chandeliers forged by local blacksmith Ben Eaton.
With Smoky Mountain flagstone, a hydraulic three-floor elevator, and five steam showers, this home offers the utmost in luxury, situated in a gorgeous natural setting. Take in the fresh mountain air on the main deck with a built-in BBQ for outdoor cooking and entertaining and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Elk Mountain Range. Adjacent biking and hiking trails mean that year-round adventures can begin just outside the front door.
After a day spent on the mountain, the media room is an ideal spot to relax, or soak under the stars in the hot tub with the fire pit crackling nearby. A 1,000-bottle wine cellar and fitness room are on this level along with the ski room, and the private ski way was created with the ideal slope to and from the ski run for early morning powder turns.
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