Newer log home in quiet Columbine Lake, a short distance from Grand Lake Village. Designed and built by the owner/architechural designer,this cabin is loaded with architectural details and cozy warmth. This log home is set up for multiple family get togethers without feeling cramped together.
The main floor has a cozy great room featuring an open kitchen and dining areas with a lofted living room complete with fireplace. The main floor master suit features a king-size bed, spa-style bathroom and views of the Never Summer Range Mountains.
The log staircase to the loft features custom wood carvings in the banister. The second floor has two bedrooms, three quarters bath and open loft area.
Bear Cave room has a bunk bed with trundle bed that sleeps four cubs easily. The Sleigh Room has a queen-size bed and great mountain views as well.
The basement features a large TV/game room with fireplace and comfy couches. The Canoe Room has a queen-size log bed with full bath close by.
The back deck has a grill and table for dining and views of the Never Summer Range.
Keywords: Log Home
This home was designed by Chris Hartman of Denver, for his wife Ellen and their children Alex and Austin. Chris is an architechural modeler at a Denver architecture firm and Ellen is a physician assistant in family practice. Chris designed and built most of the home himself...including clearing the lot, stacking the logs and laying the tile. Ellen wanted a cozy feeling home...but plenty of room to have friends and family up for visits.
We have always been drawn to Grand County and Grand Lake. We owned land up there for years before we bought in Columbine...dreaming about the 'some day'. We have ski passes at Winter Park and like to hike in the summer. We like to walk the dog around the lake and enjoy seeing the wildlife. The village of Grand Lake is just so quaint and hasn't changed much over the years...except now main street is paved and they have a wonderful library. Chris has a new 29 inch mountain bike and exploring the trails.
Because the cabin is our second home, it is fully equipted with just about everything you can think of! You really do have enough pans and dishes to make and serve a complete holiday dinner! The house is good for bigger family groups...because it has cozy feel, but yet everyone gets their own space. We keep tinkertoys and legos up in the loft for rainy days and many a guests have thanked us. The fireplace is the center of the living room...not a tv...on purpose. We only have one tv in the basement set up for family movies and do not plan on adding any others. The stars up there are amazing. We now have a phone and internet service...which I resisted for a long time, but finally gave in to.