$3 Million Estate Home is Keystone's Priciest Sale Since 2007

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Colorado Craft Brokers, LLC has sold the first home in Keystone's new Dercum's Dash development, which provides ski-in, ski-out access to the country's 3rd most visited ski resort. Buyers can expect 23 additional homes and an on-site clubhouse that will have a pool, fitness room, lounge, and ski and golf access.

At the end of the road, cradled in between the National Forest and mountain adjoining the Keystone Ski Resort lies Dercum’s Dash on the Mountain, a community of exclusive single-family estate residences. Dercum's Dash borrows its name from local legend Max Dercum himself, the original pioneer of Keystone and Arapahoe Basin. When Max and his wife Edna snagged a series of mining claims in the great Rocky Mountains, the land went for as little as Ulysses per acre.

Perhaps the most rare development in Summit County, the community was born from a historic land trade that took 13 years to complete. As the ski resort expanded, the community swaddled the ski slopes leaving no room to grow, that is until a group of visionaries achieved a once-in-a-lifetime land exchange with the U.S. Forest Service for acreage on Keystone mountain. Decades later, in 2014, local developer Crestwood Homes celebrated the reveal of the first of 24 luxury residences on the mountain called, appropriately, Dercum’s Dash. The first home, 22 East Trade Court located on Lot 17, was just sold on April 8th, 2015 for $3,050,000, a historic real estate transaction in Keystone since the economic downturn.

The Dercum’s Dash community is limited to 24 estate homes with private clubhouse onsite. Phase I of the development will be realized over the next year, and includes 4 additional homes and the clubhouse. Located only 800 feet from the River Run gondola and lift, the community is connected to Keystone Resort with a footpath that borders beaver ponds and flowering meadows.

The community itself is appointed with a quality that is unparalleled. The homes are generously and lavishly planned, with attention to detail down to the French bleed hickory wood flooring and hand-forged chandeliers. A mature modern elegance is inspired by the local surroundings, with Dry Stack stonework, heavy hewn timbers, travertine stone flooring, and granite surfaces throughout. The community has an understated but commanding elegance, one that feels more like Aspen or Jackson Hole, but certainly feels at home in low-key Keystone, CO.

About Dercum’s Dash:
Dercum’s Dash is being developed by Crestwood Homes, a developer headquartered out of Summit County, Colorado. Colorado Craft Brokers, LLC, is the listing broker on the properties, and they have 2 offices in Summit County and Denver, CO. They are the premiere real estate brokerage focused on luxury properties from the mountains to the Front Range.


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