Sunday, April 22, 2012

Silverton Solar Ski House

In honor of Earth Day, the Ski House of the Day is a beautiful solar house in historic Silverton, Colorado:

I love all the interesting details like the vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, arched windows, and the very unique, custom fireplace:

The house is a 3-bedroom...

...2 bathroom house...

...on a 4-acre property with the sounds of a babbling brook and mountain views in all directions (I don't think there is any other view in fact, when I was there I remember thinking that the sun must seem to set awfully early because it is surrounded by such huge mountains).   As of this writing it's listed for sale ($1.95 million) by who describes this house as a custom artisan solar house with luxury, old world charm and earth-friendliness all in one.  Among its earth-friendly features are:  passive and active solar heat, solar hot water, hydronic radiant floor heat, reclaimed wood beams, 10-inch thick walls and recycled denim batt insulation.  Some of the other features in this house are its hand-crafted tiles, mahogany window-sills, antique stained-glass window, over-sized steam shower, and an outdoor cabin-sauna for 12!

This energy-efficient solar ski house is 6 miles from Silverton Mountain (highest ski area in the country at 13,487 ft) where you can hike up to ski the awesome backcountry -- check out these backcountry skiers!

It's nice to see such a beautiful luxury ski house that's designed to do its part to protect the gorgeous environment that it enjoys....Happy Earth Day!

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