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Park-like views centering on a private pond take center stage at this custom residence near Vail … [+] Village, Colorado.

Bjorn Bauer | Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate

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The rarity of the exceptional location comes into play in the appeal of this Colorado home, which brings privacy, proximity, the sounds of water and the hushed quiet of the forest to the table.

Set on a hillside in the sanctuary-like Buffehr Creek neighborhood of Vail, the mountain contemporary sits on a more than three-quarter acre site sheltered by mature trees.

The two-story home, listed for $6.625 million, sits on a hillside in the sanctuary-like Buffehr … [+] Creek neighborhood of Vail.

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“You can’t see any other homes from this home,” says listing agent Donna Caynoski of Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate. “The many decks and heated patios allow you to enjoy the privacy from many perspectives.”

What you may see is the local wildlife—deer, foxes and birds going about their business. Yet civilization is nearby.

The contemporary-inspired mountain retreat is just a 5-minute drive to Vail Village and a 15-minute … [+] bikeride.

Bjorn Bauer | Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate

“It is a 5-minute drive to Vail Village and a 15-minute bikeride,” Caynoski says. “The hiking trail is just across the street, and the town of Vail bus/shuttle is a 10-minute walk from the home.” Local grocery stores, schools and a hospital are also close by.

One of the most striking features of the property is the private pond, which is creek-fed and has a waterfall. At the back of the house is a second, man-made recirculating water feature. Buffehr Creek is across the street.

The center-island kitchen is equipped with stone countertops and a floating range.

Bjorn Bauer | Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate

“When I am showing the property, I try to meet the potential buyers outside,” she says. “They hear from the very start that the quiet and peacefulness of the area is unique. The water and birds start to chime in as we begin the tour of the home, inside and out. It really is an experience, and it paints the picture of a serene mountain home so beautifully.”

What they can’t hear is Interstate 70, which is 5 minutes away and provides access to Denver and the Eagle County Regional Airport.

Wood, stone and steel elements feature prominently throughout the sophisticated floor plan.

Bjorn Bauer | Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate

The more than 4,100-square-foot house, built in 1996, has been recently updated including a new roof.

The interior finishes complement the surroundings. Curved wooden beams add a distinctive architectural element and unite the living spaces. Stone is used on fireplace fronts, accent walls and kitchen counters. Soaring ceilings and large windows, many with curved-top transoms, bring in natural light and woodland views.

More than 4,100 square feet of living space includes five bedrooms.

Bjorn Bauer | Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate

There are five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, two three-quarter bathrooms and a powder room.

In addition to the indoor space, another 1,100 square feet of heated patio includes such features as a gas fireplace and built-in grill.

Large picture windows frame picture-perfect views of the Colorado wilderness.

Bjorn Bauer | Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate

The asking price for 1730 Buffehr Creek Road in Vail is $6.625 million.

The area real estate market is strong, Caynoski says, particularly for well-located properties that are in good condition. “Single-family homes are difficult to come by and are sought after not only by visitors but by families who have made Vail their permanent home.”

Outside, the property features a spacious patio with a built-in barbecue and fire pit.

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The property, she adds, could work equally well as a family home, rental or weekend getaway.

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