A niche at the mountain’s base

Steamboat Mountain Base

The Steamboat Pilot
By Matt Stensland
Sunday, February 26, 2006

Construction of the first single-family luxury home development of its kind continues near the base of the Steamboat Ski Area adjacent to Burgess Creek.

“I think the most exciting part of the project is the fact that it combines luxury, highest-level finish quality with a base-area location with a ski-in, ski-out amenity with a pool amenity, which doesn’t exist,” said broker David Baldinger Jr. of Steamboat Village Brokers.

Four Chadwick Estates homes have been built. Three are sold. Sixteen homes starting at $2.3 million will be built on the hillside location off Eagleridge Drive. Because many of the homes have not been built, buyers can customize them to suit their needs or budgets. Decks, a dumb waiter, steam showers, hot tubs and built-in barbecues are just a few of the extras that could bump up the price of the homes to $2.7 million.

The three-story homes were designed by Charles Cunniffe Architects, based out of Steamboat Springs and Aspen, and the homes range in size from 4,200 to 4,500 square feet of livable space. Buyers can choose from a four- or five-bedroom floorplan.

It will be the only single-family development in Steamboat to have its own pool and hot tub and changing and exercise rooms, Baldinger said.

“Even though it isn’t ski-in, ski-out, it has the amenities of ski-in, ski-out,” Baldinger said.
Also included with the purchase of a home is an associate membership to the Christie Club, a ski-in, ski-out club off the Right-O-Way ski trail.

The base area is populated mainly by high-density condominiums and townhomes. Baldinger thinks the Chadwick Estates single-family development is meeting a demand in the marketplace.

“It really offers a unique product for someone that wants to be in the action at the base,” he said.

It also could be a while before there is a similar single-family home development near the ski area, he said.

“I think you will have a hard time finding a piece of land that has all these qualities,” Baldinger said.

— To reach Matt Stensland, call 871-4210 or e-mail mstensland@steamboatpilot.com