LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE

Price Upon Request
855 Moore Drive
MLS I.D. #1002
Size: 8000 sq.ft. (743 metre. sq.)
Bedrooms: 7
Baths: 7 full 1 half

A home in Aspen, Five Trees neighborhood designed by John Galambos Architects, is built to look like one of the areas original homesteads. With a corrugated tin roof, weathered wood-plank and stone exterior, covered porch straight out of Little House on the Prairie and barn-like garage. Perhaps the most extraordinary about the residence is that they used reclaimed materials and antiques to finish and decorate the residence. Every floorboard, beam, cabinet, door, drawer and hinge in the home is an antique with only reclaimed lumber and other recycled decorative materials. The windows, appliances and plumbing is all new. Everything else is reclaimed. Carefully concealed behind the home antique facade is every modern convenience-from radiant floor heat, air conditioning to a motion-sensor lighting system. Some of the antique chests have television lifts disguised within. It is an exceptional project that took two years to build, a self proclaimed history buff. Entering the front door leads to a large gathering room. The charming hand-carved window seats, the reclaimed beams, the 18-inch-wide floor boards and antiques peppered throughout, from an old fashioned Victrola to a French secretaire in the corner to pewter candlesticks on the rough-hewn fireplace mantel. The beams are from an old factory. The floor boards came from Maine. In the kitchen the antique cupboards and cabinets disguise modern kitchen amenities. The charming walk in pantry houses wicker baskets for recycling, as well as an ice maker and full freezer. Every light fixture in the home is an antique that has been rewired to work as an old gas lamp that has been wired for the first time. The decorative plumbing fixtures were extensively treated to look authentic. The home purposefully appears as it was done over time, the original cabin was built, then the barn , then the stone cottage and attached them together, adding various porches, sheds and other outbuildings and that is how it purposefully appears today. The hallway to the master bedroom suite-which is comprised of two 150 year old hand-hewn cabins relocated from Missouri and featuring a majestic brick fireplace and spacious walk-in closet. Some of the asphalt shingles in the diamond pattern above the cottage have wadded-up tape underneath to make them look buckled. The homestead could not have modern rain gutters so they were built with old wood, lined with metal and then used corrugated tin to make straps to attach to the roof. The walk-in inglenook has a carved mantel above an eight foot brick fireplace flanked by two antique rocking chairs, that was common in the 19th century. The hearth was the center of the home. The barn is the homesteads three car garage, with an old fashioned hay fork, rooftop weathervane and wooden rain gutters lined with tin. Property is currently rented for a long term. No dates are currently available.


Amenities

  • Deck/Patio
  • Furnished
  • Granite Countertops
  • Hardwood Flooring
  • Marble Countertop
  • Media Room/Home Theater
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Rental Property - Seasonal
  • Resort
  • Security System
  • Ski Property
  • Skiing
  • Spa/Hot Tub
  • Terrace/Outdoor Space
  • Walk-to-ski

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