Cool Homes – Architectural Freedom and What that Means in Real Estate

Cool Homes – Architectural Freedom in how we live in our real estate. It’s not that often that a particular home catches my eye. Yet every once and a while I tour a home something really stands out. Maybe it’s just the look of the home. Or maybe the architectural style has pushed the boundaries a bit. Or something about the home just resinates as being different. Either way, I love discovering these cool homes and taking note of them.

Here’s some pictures of a Steamboat Springs home in Old Town.

Steamboat real estate, charlie dresen
Steamboat real estate, charlie dresen


Steamboat Springs - Charlie Dresen
Steamboat Springs – Charlie Dresen

When I see interesting styles, I always wonder how it came to be and who was behind it and what it was that inspired them. In Steamboat, the style of home is very mountain-like and thrown into the mix is our western roots. So it’s not often that something really catches my eye. But more and more I’m starting to see more aspects of modern architecture creeping into new construction. The overall style and theme of the home might sit perfectly as a “mountain style home” but there might be a roof line or a material used that shines like budding flower waiting to explode.

Steamboat Home for sale
Steamboat Home for sale

The home above sold in 3 days in Steamboat Springs in the early summer of 2011. Which represented another verification in this acceptance of modern or cool home.

And I just have to make a comment about a home I see every time I drive to Denver. And finally my kid asked me so many questions about it I just had to look it up.

The “Sleeper” home as it’s called was featured in a Woody Allen movie back the the 70’s. And as it turned out, like many real estate owners as of late, they too had financial issues and lost the home a year ago to the bank. It sold at a foreclosure auction back in 2010 for 1.5 million.

Sleeper home in Colorado
Sleeper home in Colorado

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Originally from Seattle, Washington, Charlie relocated to Steamboat Springs with his wife Carol and their son, Finn, to become a Steamboat Springs realtor eager to share the joys of Colorado. Charlie is a second generation realtor and is proud to be a member of Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. After graduating from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, Charlie worked in the high-tech industry in Seattle for several years before deciding to follow his father's lead and began his career in real estate. Working for Windermere Real Estate in Seattle, Charlie had a great, innovative career in the highly competitive Seattle market before moving to Steamboat in 2005 and delving deep into Steamboat Springs real estate. At Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty, Charlie has become one of the top agents with his innovative style and tireless perseverance.
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