This Breckenridge beauty caught our eye when it made a splash in the Denver Business Journal this week for its rustic, castle-like elegance. “Castle on the Blue” as it’s called – aptly named for its perch on the banks of the Blue River – boasts incredible river and mountain views, an impressive glass elevator, and a prime location just minutes from Breckenridge Ski Resort. With five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and a sprawling 9,025 square feet, we are convinced it’s the storybook castle of our dreams. Let’s take a look inside!
Completed in 2009, the European-inspired estate, listed by Jack Wolfe of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty for $10 million, comes clad in large river rock and locally hand-hewn squared timber logs and beams. Situated on a lushly landscaped, award-winning 0.39-acre lot, it allows you to live the ultimate Breckenridge lifestyle while “capturing a sense of place through location, unparalleled luxury finishes, impeccable attention to detail, mountain vistas, and the enchanting river,” according to the listing.
The expansive gourmet kitchen is accompanied by a hearth room featuring a tremendous island and separate wet-bar with jaw-dropping accents. “Two sparkling imported copper sinks capture your attention immediately,” reads the description. “Handcrafted in France, the La Cornue black-and-brass range and double ovens provide limitless baking features.” This dream kitchen also comes well-equipped with a Viking oven, custom Bosch refrigerator/freezer, and two high-performance refrigerator and freezer drawers installed in the kitchen cabinets. There is even a plumbed Miele coffee bar for enjoying a hot cup of coffee, a latte, espresso, cappuccino or macchiato when you need to beat the chill!
Gracious living spaces invite you to gather around a floor-to-ceiling rock hearth with a view of the river, plus a nearby dining area with 14-seat table – perfect for sharing and making memories at the holidays.
The best part? Every bedroom is generously sized and comes with its own en suite bath finished in antique and luxury touches. Some have a private deck overlooking the river, mountains or both!
Take the glass elevator alongside the towering great room to the highest point on the fourth floor, and marvel at the craftsmanship and design. Warmth and sophistication, with no detail unturned, it truly is a Breckenridge masterpiece!
The elevator opens to a private hot tub with outdoor stone fireplace, featuring one of three copper ceilings, and a marvelous view coupled by the soothing sounds of the river below. The listing mentions that “children will be enchanted when they discover their very own finished and furnished, secret playhouse.” But you’ll have to inquire for photos of that.
Another favorite room? The custom home movie theatre, designed to rival a boutique opera house in Paris. The billiards room gets plenty of action as well, with easy access to an outdoor deck with built-in barbecue. Is anyone else getting Beauty and the Beast vibes from the photo below or is it just me?
From its expansive decks and outdoor fire pit, to cozy rooms for unwinding after a day on the slopes, nothing compares to “Castle on the Blue!”
Jack Wolfe of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty has listed 165 River Park Drive, Breckenridge, Colorado, for $10 million.