As if right out of the pages of a storybook, this New England-inspired Farmhouse combines vision, magic, and experience to unearth one incredible mountain retreat, nestled in a picturesque valley, and brought to life by notable interior designer Kam Davies.
Originally built as the designer’s personal home — Coyote Crossing, as it is fondly named — is a Pinterest-worthy dream, melding the rugged outdoor lifestyle of Colorado’s foothills with a cozy, East Coast vibe that feels fresh, yet familiar.
Co-listing agent Jana Dillard of Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty calls it, “A piece of paradise,” describing the home as “an incredible 35-acre property in Basalt, minutes from Aspen, with a rural feel, elbow room, views of the surrounding mountains and river, yet close to restaurants and shops.”
When I first stumbled across Coyote Crossing I thought perhaps it was something out of a Hollywood movie set, on par with the caliber of homes you’ll find in such films as Homeward Bound, Father of the Bride, Something’s Gotta Give, or The Holiday.
The property was built in two phases, starting in 2004, on land that has been in the Davies family for over 30 years. Architect Doug Rager, P.C. orchestrated the overall design, which was built from the ground up by Max Filiss of Divide Creek Builders in nearby Silt.
The light and bright interiors were modeled after Davies’ Connecticut upbringing to include special touches such as doors that can be left opened for a summer breeze, a timeless yet comfortable living area, “judiciously sized” kitchen, and master suite that looks west to the small apple orchard on the family’s property.
Back when it appeared in Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, Davies said of the design, “Instead of having a lot of big, rambling spaces, I wanted it cozy. A little bit squished actually feels kind of good.”
Of course, the home is anything but cramped – its open, light-filled interior affords 3,532 square feet of comfortable living and entertaining space, complete with five gracious bedrooms and four baths.
“With plenty of large windows, the inside of the house highlights the artwork of the outdoors from all rooms. Carefully collected, curated, and loved, the interiors were created for families, entertaining, and life,” reads Coyote Crossing’s property description. There is also a one-bed, one-bath guest barn with charming kitchenette just above the garage.
Other selling points include agricultural zoning, senior water rights, and access to open space with endless hiking, biking, and equestrian trails. The property is five minutes from the nearest Whole Foods — a godsend for those who shop organic. Plus, close proximity to the store is said to actually make a home appreciate faster than the median U.S. home, as reported by both Zillow, and U.S. News and World Report.
The home is also a quick eight-minute drive to Roaring Fork Club – a Private Club located 20 minutes from the renowned ski mecca of Aspen, in the charming town of Basalt. The award-winning club is recognized for providing a lifestyle that caters to those who seek the purest golf, fishing, family, health and wellness experiences that money can buy. Additionally, the property boasts Crown River views, a two-car garage, and an inviting covered porch for watching the sun dip behind the mountains.
This East Coast getaway at 1126 Hooks Spur Road in Basalt, Colorado, is currently co-listed by Jana Dillard and Ted Borchelt of Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Realty with a list price of $3.775 million. For a closer look at the lifestyle, visit the Coyote Crossing website here.