The McCloud Placer, one of the earliest mining claims in Gunnison County, is a historic 20 acre patented mining claim located 8 miles north of Crested Butte, Co. It is situated at the base of 12,600 foot Gothic Mountain in Washington Gulch and is accessed by Gunnison County Road 811; from the junction of Hwy 135 it is 6.2 miles north on CR 811 and is entirely within Gunnison National Forest. There are no adjoining private lands; the site is fanced and gated. Washington Gulch Creek, a year round tributary of the Gunnison River, as well as several smaller streams run through the property year round and feed a small trout pond. More than half the land is covered in dense conifer trees. Abundant wildlife includes elk, deer, moose, beaver marmots and many bird species.
The two story oak log sided home of 3200SF sits over a 1600SF garage/basement with storage room.The home is totally independent with its own power generation and private water source. The main floor hosts the oak planked master BR with Franklin fireplace picture windows, private balconey, and walk-in closet. The master bath has a soaking tub with great wildlife views.
A guest bath is located between a cozy den and living room with a vaulted open beam 27ft. ceiling. A centerpiece fireplace does not obstruct the floor to ceiling views of the valley. Open to the oak-walled living room is the east facing kitchen and the dining area. Thirty lineal feet of granite counter top allow plenty of space to do kitchen duties while you enjoy the stunning views of Mt. Gothic. A center butcher block island provides work space. A wrap around balcony outside the kitchen is great for summer brunch or evening dining outdoors with friends.
At the top of the center-landing open stairwell is an open balcony leading to the two large upper bedrooms. Their floor plan is the same, except reversed. Each has large open area large enought for two king beds and/or multible twin or bunk beds, great views of the mountains from large end and dormer windows, large walk-in closets and large well appointed full baths with tub/ showers. A large storage area extends across the back of the home; a floored, insulated attic above provides extra storage.
All interior floors, except carpeted master bedroom and tiled laundry, are plank oak. Exposed timbers and beams are solid oak. Finish craftsmanship is impeccable.
Below the house, hidden in the trees across the stream, is the storage barn and shop. A steel 36' wide by 60' deep by 16 'clear height structure with concrete cloor and two 10' wide by 14' high overhead doors, a man door and ten celestory windows, it provides ample room for work and storage. Adjacent to the shop is the insulated concrete power house and 1000 gallon fuel tank which provide reliable power to the entire site via underground conduits.
This 20 acre parcel is a rare find, close to a year round resort yet isolated and private. It is ideally suited for a family heritage home to be passed from one generation to the next; or a grand corporate retreat. Offered by owner for your inspection and approval.
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