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781 Potato Patch Drive offers great views of Vail Mountain (video)

Sometimes you walk into a home and it just speaks to you. The European style chalet at 781 Potato Patch conveys visions of families and friends enjoying time together by the fire, wonderful parties in the great room, great conversations at the dining room table and tales of days on the slopes while gazing out to Vail Mountain from one of the many south facing windows.

In a word, "gather" could be used to describe the purpose of this 7,038 square-foot home. Originally a primary and secondary residence, the current owners opened up the party wall between to two homes to allow it to boast 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms along with three garages to store not only vehicles but also all the recreational toys required for the outdoor lifestyle.

"Potato Patch Drive is one of those areas that people discover genuinely after exploring a little bit more of Vail and realizing that they want views, privacy, to be on the sunny side of the valley and also be in a really nice mixed neighborhood of full time and part time residents," said Tye Stockton of The Stockton Group of LIV Sotheby's International Realty.

This house is also in the enviable position of being situated right next to open space conserved by the Eagle Valley Land Trust. Just beyond the back yard boundary lies a pristine parcel of land conserved for wildlife habitat like deer and other animals as well as wildflowers.

Recently, 781 Potato Patch has undergone a price improvement. "Occasionally, when someone is in the market looking for a home, they line up nicely with a home that's available and you have a seller that just simply is ready to move on to the next chapter," Stockton said. "So we're taking a home that was listed at $6,125,000 and we're lowering the price to $5,495,000 in the hopes that someone will see that value and get into this home during the fall and be ready for ski season."

To learn more about 781 Potato Patch Drive stop by their open house on Tuesday, August 7 from 12 to 3 p.m. Or contact Tye Stockton at 970.470.6212 and view more details at http://www.781potatopatch.com.