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A Mountain Oasis, Close In

“T
he wildlife we’ve seen includes dear, elk, wild turkey, fox, bear and mountain lion,” says the current homeowner of 7225 Box Canyon in Sedalia, who’s had the pleasure of living above it all – yet close in – for 13 1/2 years. “We purchased the home in 2003 and have enjoyed an amazing lifestyle, hiking the half-mile trail through the pine and fir forest on the property, which is filled with ferns, wildflowers and all types of native vegetation.”

Built by an oil executive and formerly owned by the CEO of Colt Firearms who enjoyed training his huntings dogs, hunting wild turkey and skeet shooting on the property, the Country Tudor home is a rare find, with its old-world-meets-modern charm.

Old-world Tudor Meets Modern

“This mountain living feels like it would be hours from the city, yet it’s less than an hour from Denver,”  says realtor Denise Barnwell, who’s listing the 5-bedroom, 7-bathroom, $1,450,000 property along with her husband-partner, Tom Barnwell, and colleague, Bob Hier, Jr. “It’s this unique old-world feel, with beamed ceilings and delightful features to discover like secret doors and an apartment over the garage. Yet it’s modern and pristine with an exercise room, sun room and a beautiful gourmet kitchen. It’s mountain living within reach of the city.”