I've finally found the Colorado house I've been looking for all my life, and golf legend Craig Stadler just happens to be selling it for $4,700,000. This 10,469 sq. ft. masterpiece is in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, just five miles from the nearest golf course and civilization in general. But I repeat myself.
The Walrus, 67, built this house with multiple garages on the same level as the main living area. No climbing stairs with groceries. No needing elevators to get to the kitchen like some of these Colorado mansions. If I'm spending $4.7 million, I want my recliner to be in striking distance after playing 27, and I should only have to walk down one flight of stairs to reach the billiards and bar area where bottles of liquor can be found and consumed.
From the Masters bedroom (see if Craig will throw the flags into the deal), to the trophy room, to the wine room, to an eight-person hot tub not seen in the photos, this house has it all. To say I'm sold is an understatement.
From Stadler's realtor:
As you drive from Evergreen Lake along one of the most beautiful residential roads in America, Upper Bear Creek, you soon arrive at the gates of the distinctive Upper Bear Creek Ranch. Once inside the gates, you feel as if you have entered a private park in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. And as you walk through the front door of this exquisite property, you have reached your destination, and it feels like home. Every room exudes beauty and warmth. You're overwhelmed at the detailed craftsmanship. This home is the result of a golf legends years of hard work, perseverance, and achievements. Some of the many features of this extraordinary 10,469 square foot, 6 bedroom, 9 bathroom, property are: 8.7 sprawling acres, 4100+bottle capacity wine cellar, gourmet kitchen, a beautiful water feature that can be heard from the master bedroom, butler's pantry, a full house generator, 8 person hot tub, library, office, large master suite, four indoor fireplaces, built-in Wolf BBQ, a stand-alone wood burning Argentine Asado BBQ, an outdoor stand-alone pizza oven, fire-pit, 10x24 Tuff Shed, hand hewn cherry hardwood floors, large windows with remote blinds, snow-capped mountain views, a gated courtyard with under surface heating, patios and an extensive veranda, bar, a nanny suite, and a wonderful guest house with walk out patio. Welcome to your final destination!
An athlete playing for one of the Denver franchises has to at least go through Stadler's masterpiece to consider it. Look at that wine cellar. Athletes need that room. Mile High Stadium is 30 miles away. Coors Field is 33 miles. This one has a growing family written all over it.
Mortgage: you're looking at around $20,000/mo. and that's including the $16,000 yearly taxes.