261 GCR 691
Location: Grand Lake
Square Feet: 750
Year Built: 1960
Taxes: $ 834.04
SOLD at $ 330,000
Sold On: November 20, 2020
Listed by: Mountain Lake Properties
Mountain Cabin in an aspen grove, close enough to Grand Lake Village to walk or bicycle in to town if you are feeling energetic.
Lower level offers many possibilities for finishing off more living space next to the garage.
Come and take a look at the spacious new look. Consider what you would choose for the future; it could be so much more than one bedroom and full bath. The finish in the living room is Philippine mahogany.
The aspen forest behind it goes up to the easement for Highway 34.
R174020 Villa Harbor: Lot 5, Block 1. $350,000
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Seller tells us these details & notes what she paid for some of the items:
Gas heat was installed to the green cast iron free-standing fireplace in 2017 ($4,000) Electric heat is still there.
Original fireplace could be run on gas or can be converted back to a wood-burning fireplace; do have it inspected when you set it up for either.
Improvements to the well, which is about 50 feet deep: new well pump and booster were installed in 2018 ($3,500).
Upgraded the electrical from 40 amp to 200, installing a new panel and bringing a new wire from outside into the home ($7,000)
Plumbing has been added in the kitchen to allow for a washer and dryer; there are none on site now. Furnishings have also been removed.
Wood floors were salvaged from the ballroom at Denver's Brown Palace.
Knotty pine kitchen cabinets were handmade by the owner's grandfather; the trim above the sink was the bottom of a Coors beer can template from circa 1955!
The cement foundation walls were individually made by hand in the 1960's.
A change to the highway above was made, diverting the water to flow down the hill, settling into the basement foundation which caused the cracks in the lower back wall. The seller says that it has been like that for most of these years. Nothing has been done to it.
A room was built at the back of the garage with baseboard heat and insulation to keep the new water heater (2020) cozy during the winter.
The front porch is over or at the edge of the road easement so if it is removed, new construction would have to meet the setback.
Any addition would need to meet setbacks. In county residential zoning, that is 30 feet from the front property line, 20 feet from the back and 5 feet along each side. The covered porch is cantilevered into the structure for support; the seller believes the log supports downstairs are cosmetic only. The supports at each end move and do not appear to hold up any weight.Private well water, public sewer, gas free-standing stove in living room, electric baseboard heaters. Grand County snow plows and maintains the road.
Seller prefers that the purchaser pay for the title insurance. The property has been in her family for 65 years. Title insurance based on full price, which the seller is hoping to sell for, in "as is" condition, would be about $1380. At full price, she would pay for title insurance. We recommend you pay for a survey and have a home inspection. The area with rocks at the far south end with the sign that says Private Parking belongs to the neighbor. Property line is near the satellite dish on the rock. We highly recommend the purchaser have a survey done before closing.
There are a new hot water heater and a fairly new electric panel on the lower level. The oven does not work; one or two burners do not work, either.
I saw this property in April, long before the aspen leaves began to fill the branches of the trees again. It was lovely in the snow and you could see Shadow Mountain Lake (frozen) over the rooftop of the lake home across the road and between their home and the neighbor's. You also could see "Mount Baldy" quite well! (There is no access to the lake, nearby.) So, during 5+ months of winter, enjoy that lovely view and in the summer and fall, enjoy the lush look and the rustling sounds of the aspen trees, in green and then in gold!
A copy of the plat with dimensions and covenants are attached. There is no homeowners association. Rentals are permitted; just register with Grand County, pay a small fee and pay sales tax if you rent nightly or weekly.