This Colorado Estate Will Enchant Homeowners With Its Rocky Mountain Topography and Timeless Architecture
As you grip the metal railing on the balcony of your private home, your gaze falls on the highest points of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, Pikes Peak and Mount Evans.
The snow-covered mountains, which are more than 14,000 feet tall, serve as the backdrop to Eagles Nest, a high-end estate in Castle Rock, Colorado. Eagles Nest is the largest estate in the Castle
Pines Village gated community, stretching 6.6 acres compared to the smaller estates, which are consistently less than half that size.
The architect of the estate, Craig Busch, created the aesthetics of the home by taking pieces of old architecture and giving them a modern and contemporary twist. Busch also made it so that there are several access points within the home to the outdoors.
Each outdoor feature adds to the home’s overall ambience. From the back patios to the pool, and the circular driveway to the columns that are four to five feet in diameter, the home exudes a mixture of prestige and elegance wrapped in outdoor craftsmanship.
While the home may seem immense from the outside, the inside area was made to feel intimate and cozy. The design of the home and its timeless craftsmanship contribute to its warm, homely atmosphere.
The estate exudes Old World-style architecture, which combines craftsmanship with durable materials such as stone and metal, through features such as its Tibetan columns and French fireplaces. There are eight fireplaces within Eagles Nest. “Most of the fireplaces were several hundred years old that were broken down in Europe and brought into America,” said Louie Lee, who has the listing for Castle Pines Village.
A few other interior features of the estate are the Old World Cigar room, three distinct wine cellars with ancient wood beams and columns and a spectacular kitchen that was designed for large groups, as this home is the premier trophy home for entertaining. The eat-in kitchen is equipped to handle large gatherings with high-end appliances, a pizza oven, large grill, butler’s pantry, catering room, sitting area and hutch with refrigerated drawers.
“The entertainment downstairs is second to none,” Lee said. The basement is fully furnished with a walk out, and includes a bar and pool table. Other rooms include a sauna, fully equipped gym, massage room, steam room, study, sun room and media room.
There are many other amenities offered outside of the estate. “We have about 13 miles of open space walking trails within the gated community,” Lee said. “We also have three pools, and we have tennis courts available.”
Castle Pines Village is an active community, and its residents enjoy various activities in the summer and winter.
“We’re an hour and a half from world-class skiing and a half hour drive from some of the best fly fishing in the world,” Lee said. The community was also formerly home to The International, a Professional Golfers’ Association event that took place in Castle Pines Village for 21 years; Eagles Nest sits adjacent to where the tournament was held.
“There are two Jack Nicklaus signature golf courses within the gated area,” Lee said. “Inside our gates of 3,000 acres, there are two separate private clubs — one is called Castle Pines Golf Club and the other is the Country Club at Castle Pines. Jack Nicklaus designed and built the courses himself.”
The location — 28 miles south of Denver — boasts proximity to two world-class hospitals, malls and restaurants.
7 Eagle Pointe Lane
Castle Rock, CO 80108
Represented by: Louie Lee
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage