Property Spotlight: Dream site (455 Old Creamery Road, Edwards)
CREAMERY RANCH has a rich history dating back to 1896. The only dairy farm of note in Eagle Valley was in Edwards on what today is known as Creamery Ranch. James Norgaard, a naturalized citizen in 1880, homesteaded in Gypsum. He built a church that is still standing, planted spruce seedlings along his “ditch,” now known as Valley Road, started a sawmill and began farming. He moved his herd to Creamery Ranch and built a dairy farm, and his family maintained the herd until the early 1950s. Early homestead remains still dot the landscape.
The lots at Creamery Ranch are rich with history and the integrity of the early American West has been maintained to the present. The native grasses, rolling hills, groves of aspen and large cottonwood trees pervade throughout the open, private and beautiful meadowland.
Surrounded by spectacular views of the Sawatch Ranch and New York Mountain, 20 homesites on 143 acres enjoy the privacy of this special, secluded valley. The low-density housing is maintained with over 80 acres dedicated to common open space. This open space provides a buffer between homesites and establishes a strong landscape theme that re-creates the wide-open feeling of the old west.
Today, the unique element of this extraordinary area is that these private and quiet homesites are just 1.5 miles from the amenities of Edwards and access to I-70 — five more minutes down the road and residents are at the Arrowhead or Beaver Creek ski lifts!
In this sought-after gated community desirable land is scarce. Homesites with an exquisite, private environment; splendid views; and such convenient access to amenities, activities, schools and services are rare. Creamery Ranch also has an onsite caretaker – 455 Old Creamery Road presents a rare opportunity to have it all.
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Mike Suman, whose reputation precedes him, completed architectural conceptual designs of a home on this homesite. Mike was one of the principle architects of Solaris in Vail Village. These designs can be modified or serve as a blueprint for your dream home. He has determined much of the foundation qualities for building on this property. The best view corridors have been determined, the best angles to capture the greatest natural light, and because the lot is flat building poses no major obstacles as in many areas of the Valley.
As the owner says, “455 Old Creamery Road was going to save us hundreds of thousands of dollars on the driveway and engineering. It also removes many of the architectural constraints of building a house into a hillside. And our lot, in particular, allows for an incredible amount of privacy for the southern exposure.” This information is particularly important, recommending that buyers consider the costs of building a home at any lot they view. An inexpensive lot on the side of a hill becomes much more expensive when you have to build foundations and driveways. It is helpful to team with an architect and builder when selecting a lot because of the many factors that go into building in the mountains. An appropriate homesite can minimalize building costs and place stress at a minimum.
Finding a homesite that meets your needs of privacy, beauty, and views — all in a convenient location — is a rarity. 455 Old Creamery Road is the best of all options with a flat, buildable lot in an enviable location that few can enjoy. Welcome to the gated community of Creamery Ranch!
Contact Chadd Ziegler for more information about how this Creamery Ranch lot could fit into your lifestyle.