$2,595,000 foothills house is like a vacation retreat, but is just 23 minutes from downtown Denver

There’s a moment that occurs toward the end of every vacation, in which you fantasize about “forgetting” to load the car and to get back to reality. You can unpack your bags for real in this quintessential Colorado home, listed at $2,595,000. 

The 5-acre property sits in the foothills of Golden. Enjoy Jefferson County-owned open space to the west of the home, as well as the company of wildlife, like elk, deer and turkeys. Venture into downtown Denver — a 23 minute commute — for a night out, or drive an hour to any of Summit County’s ski resorts for a day on the slopes.

“It’s cool to be able to be in a neighborhood like that, where you’re waiting for wildlife to cross the road, and 20 minutes down the road you can go to a Rockies game,” said Angela Beldy, one of the property’s Kentwood Real Estate listing agents.

The five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home is 8,237 square feet of mountain-house-style comfort. The living space features a two-sided, floor-to-ceiling, natural rock fireplace place that pulls double duty, warming the interior and lighting the outdoor entertainment area.

“It sets the stage of entertaining on the inside and outside,” Beldy said.

The master bathroom is so luxurious that you’ll never want to leave. It has a stand-alone soaking tub, as well as a walk-in shower with custom glass work. The mountains etched on the glass for privacy mirror the surrounding landscape.

If you can get past the overwhelming opulence of the master suite and venture into the open-concept kitchen/living area, you’ll realize what it’s like to be welcomed into a space and wrapped in a blanket of rich cabinetry, rustic, wooden beams and massive, stone features.

Outside the home, dynamite curb appeal pairs with functional dining and outdoor entertaining areas that wrap a large cistern that is used for fire protection but functions as a tranquil water feature.

An uphill driveway with a number of switchbacks leads to an elegant circular drive. The property also has a four-car garage.

“It’s something you would see in some of the mountain towns, like Vail and Aspen,” Beldy said.

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