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Location: Franktown, Colorado
This contemporary rancher in Franktown, Colorado certainly has that je ne sais wha? about it, which is why this editor finds it almost irresistible. Built in 1997, the massive 10,433-square-foot three-bedroom sits on over 42 acres in Mitchell Gulch and frames views of the Centennial State’s stunning natural landscape, including a stocked lake right on the property.
Glass windows run most of the length of the home, while 14-foot beams line the ceiling across the expansive, open-plan living areas. The huge, powder-pink kitchen features Art Deco-inspired cabinetry that would almost be kitschy except for its earnestness, tiled floors, and a full center island. A slate, double-faced fireplace divides the carpeted dining area from the living room, which features a wet bar, while a curved partition creates a study beyond that.
Each bedroom is ensuite, and there’s even a tiered media room, den, basement office, and attached 4,000-square-foot garage. Though it could use an update, the 1980s-adjacent residence is cool just the way it is. Located at 5600 East State Highway 86 about an hour outside of Denver, it’s asking $2,550,000.