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SPRUCING UP GUNNISON New and remodeled homes are giving Gunnison a serious makeover Make the most of your space
Is your home pet friendly?
The good olʼ days Remember when banking was about personal relationships? Your local loan officer sat across a desk and helped you work out the loan that was right for you and your personal situation? They looked you in the eye and could help you determine what you could afford, how much the home you were buying was really worth, and exactly how your mortgage would work and what you’d be paying. And, they were there to help you if your situation changed.
Steve Williams, President Michelle Dominguez Loan Officer
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Well, weʼre still doing business that way. Sure, we have and use all of the latest in banking technology; but after several years of “creative financing,” online mortgages, and virtually anonymous, unregulated mortgage brokering, the markets are finally seeing what we’ve known all along: there’s no substitute for sound, basic real-estate lending practices. Gunnison Savings & Loan is the Gunnison Countryʼs Number One Mortgage lender. Stop in and see for yourself what experience and personal service can do for you, because Crested Butte Loan Department
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MOVE IN READY: 3 bdrm/2 bath home w/ huge fenced back yard, office/den, trees, room to build a garage, spic & span condition, convenient location; 409 N. 7th; $229,500
OHIO CREEK FRONTAGE: 4 bdrm/3 bath home w/ decorative turret, maple cabinets, top notch construction, open floor plan, lg mud room, treed lot, attached 2 car garage; 133 Spring Meadows Tr; $568,500
PARK LIKE SETTING with this 4 bdrm home at 418 E. Virginia; bungalow style home w/ hardwood floors, hot tub w/ gazebo, corner lots, 2 bath, plenty of shade trees, oversized 2 car garage, deck; $295,000
NEW LISTING: Country home on 8+ acres, borders BLM, minutes from Blue Mesa Lake, fireplace, log beams, vaulted ceiling, 4294sf, chef’s kitchen, caretakers’ quarters, 4 car garage; 27001 Hwy 149; $675,000
EXCELLENT PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT on this 4 bdrm/3 bath home at 295 N. 3rd; fenced yard, gorgeous kitchen w/ lots of cabinets & counter space, extra large 2 car garage, close to the river park; $295,000
THIS HOME SITS ON 4 CORNER, landscaped lots at 701 N. 14th; centrally located, Yard of the Week, 3 bdrm w/ loft/rec room, 2 car ports, atrium/sunroom w/ hot tub, hickory cabinets, gas log fireplace; $315,000
MOTIVATED SELLER: 3 bdrm/2 bath home w/ detached 2 car garage & studio/workshop; oversized shower, pergo floors, formal dining room, 3 lots, deck; 913 N. 14th; $244,000
NEW LISTING: Ranch style home w/ huge barn on over 2 country acres, no covenants, heated 2 car garage w/ workshop, sunroom, fenced yard, easy access to public lands, 4 bdrm/2 bath; 452 Ute Lane; $350,000
BARGAIN PRICE on this 4 bdrm/2 bath home just east of town at 15 Tomichi Lane; no covenants, over 1 acre, corner lots, horses allowed, south facing deck, garage, lg storage shed, fenced yard; $249,000
SPECTACULAR VIEWS from this 3 bdrm/3 bath home on 6.81 acres, no covenants, corrals, barn/tack shed, log siding, hot tub, patio, 2 pellet stoves, 2100sf, 207 Mountainside Dr; $350,000
AFFORDABLE HOME: 3 bdrm/1 bath home at 323 N. Boulevard; 2 car garage, corner lot, trees, just 4 years old & in great condition; $185,000
PRICE REDUCED on this energy efficient, quality constructed home at 177 Columbine Rd,in Panoview Park. 3 bdrm/3 bath, lots of southern exposure, hickory cabinets, storage shed, 2 car garage, built in office suite; $345,000
CUSTOM LOG HOME 30 minutes from Gunnison on over 1 country acre; no covenants, plenty of wildlife, close to public lands, over 4000sf, 4 bdrm/3 bath, 2 car garage, nice landscaping; 16555 Hwy 149; $635,000
HORSE PROPERTY/MINI RANCH with creek frontage, no covenants, 35 acres, 4 bdrm/2 bath, nearly 2000sf, hay meadow, tack shed, borders public lands; 43451 County Rd 14PP; $329,000
NEW LISTING: 2 bdrm/2 bath home with plenty of room to expand onto the 1.76 acre lot; horses allowed, just 3 miles north of Gunnison at 3056 Hwy 135; pasture, outbuildings, wood floors, new roof, workshop, trees; $399,000
SPRUCING UP ISON GUNN led homes are giving New and remode Gunnison a serious makeover Is your home pet friendly?
Make the most of your space
bout the Cover: The husbandwife team of Astrid and Chris Matison went to painstaking detail to ensure that their home fit in with its traditional Gunnison neighborhood, featured superior craftsmanship and energy efficiency, and — above all — was functional. By all accounts, they were wildly successful. This cover is an original watercolor by Jennie Wren.
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Bodines breathe life into decrepit ‘depot’......... 6
Ground level condo at 212 S. 11th for $129,000; priced under appraised value, 2 bdrm/1 bath, appliances, southern exposure, pets allowed.
Big winter = lots of spring cleanup .................. 15
Fully furnished golf course condominium on the front nine; 2 bdrm/2 bath, new furnishings, excellent condition; Water Wheel #3; $155,000
What’s with ‘organic mattresses?’ ................... 18
New listing: Van Tuyl Village townhomes; prices start at $169,000; 1-3 bdrm, with or without garage or carport; quality construction.
Have a pet friendly home ................................. 22
Brand new townhome at 314 S. 11th for $219,000; 3 bdrm/3 bath, ready to move into, lg mstr bdrm suite, bright & sunny, all appliances.
The state of real estate, building ..................... 27
A real bargain: 3 bdrm townhome w/ 1 bdrm apartment; fenced yard, huge kitchen, 2 car garage, great views; 295 N. 3rd; $295,000
How to dispose of CF bulbs .............................. 32 New home a welcome addition ....................... 34
BUSINESSES & COMMERCIAL Profitable Screen Printing business includes top of the line equipment, retail, wholesale, excellent name & reputation; $150,000; Call Cathie for details. Commercial/Retail building at 213 N. Main for $375,000; Remodeled building in the heart of downtown; lots of pedestrian & vehicle traffic
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VACANT LAND A real bargain! 2 acre lot just 10 minutes west of town off CR 17 for $45,000; horses allowed, excellent views.
Artisan Rug Gallery
B2 Builders/Bulldog Remodeling
Mountain Windows Inc
Bank of the West
National City Mortgage
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Cabinet Wholesalers, Inc.
Ol’ Miner Steakhouse, Inc.
Multi-family lots in the Van Tuyl Village Subdivision; prices start at $145,000 for a 4 plex lot. Get details at www.clarkeagency.net
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Excellent views, ranchette, 80 acres, no covenants, owner financing available, 6 miles from Gunnison; $197,500.
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Premier Mountain Properties
Ptarmigan Contractors, Inc
Quick Draw Carpet Cleaning
Colorado Glass and Shower
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Crafted Custom Homes & Remodeling LLC
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Shed City USA
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The Book Worm
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Town and Country Autoplex
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Greatland Log Homes
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Henry’s Radio & T V LLC
High Country Garage Door
Morrison Tile & Stone
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United Country Blue Moose Realty
Valley Concrete Pumping
Super in-town building site in the 400 block of 8th St for $85,000. Convenient location, surrounded by nice homes. 40 acres, no covenants, just 10 minutes west of town, million dollar views, mini-ranchette, off CR 17. $99,500
Golf Course lot on the back nine for $220,000; 1/3 acre, trees, 851 Fairway Lane. Ready for your new home! Tomichi Creek meanders through this 106 acre ranch in Parlin; numerous building sites, hay meadow, views; $940,000
241 N. Main, Gunnison
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Celebrating 28 Years in Real Estate
New life breathed into old depot Bodines find hints of building’s Salida past during major remodel by Michelle Burkhart Upon entering the Bodine home, one probably wouldn’t peg it as an old train depot. However, hints of the home’s history can be found with further scrutiny. The home was delivered to Gunnison via a train in 1947 from Salida, where it originally functioned as the train station, according to the realtors who sold the Bodines their home. During the Bodines’ remodel, Ken Bodine found a stash in the
Through a "painstaking" process, Ken turned the old depot into a beautiful, polished home. The Bodines contracted Lake City Millworks to put in honey-toned alder cabinetry in their kitchen (left and right). Ken extended the dark old entryway and put in doors with full glass panes (center) to create a light-filled room. (Bottom) Rain and Ken relax with their sons Kody (3) and Wiley (5) on their new wood porch, built by Ken. Photos by Michelle Burkhart
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CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT, TOOLS AND SUPPLIES. ALSO NEW & USED EQUIPMENT SALES.
wall of old worn coins â€” pennies, nickels and dimes â€” dating back to 1880. He guesses they fell through slots in the wall, perhaps from an old change desk at the depot. Their are other subtle hints of the homeâ€™s original life as well â€” such as large, eightby-five foot sliding wood pocket doors with antique ornamental brass hardware and locks that separate two large rooms, high ceilings and a room configuration that does not suggest a single family residence. Ken has also found cut lines that prove the home was moved in at least four pieces. An old church service program from the 1880s was found as well. â€˘â€˘â€˘ When Ken and Rain Bodine bought the home in the summer of 2005, it was trashed. The home had been foreclosed on, and Kenâ€™s first chore was to haul 150 yards of trash and mishmash to the dump. The young couple, however, knew the home â€” with high ceilings, multiple, angular roof lines and a unique room configuration â€” had potential from the minute they walked in. Ken Bodine, who is 33 and owns his own construction company called Bodine Construction, said one of the main goals of the remodel was to maximize the available space of the 1,600 square foot house. Knocking down a couple walls of did wonders to open it into a spacious and airy home that welcomes beautiful natural light in the afternoon. Now when you walk into the Bodinesâ€™ home, the living area, dining area and
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kitchen are all one large room, in a loose â€œLâ€? shape configuration. Ken also took the old entryway, which originally resembled more of a dark old shed, and expanded it by 36 square feet. It is now a light-filled room with two Douglas fir trimmed doors that have full glass panes and open onto a newly built wood porch. In the main quarters of the house, Ken started by pulling the wallpaper, and soon realized he would need to gut the entire house. He put on a new metal roof, took down the chimney and stuccoed the walls. â€œIt was a long, painstaking deal,â€? Ken recalled. He finished off with new windows, doors, wiring, plumbing and insulation. Ken removed the old flooring in the homeâ€™s main rooms, which consisted of three layers of Douglas fir, laminate and then carpeting. He replaced it with dark-toned bamboo flooring â€” known to be environmentally friendly since it is a renewable resource that grows quickly. The Bodines looked to Lake City Millworks (see story on page 11) for their kitchen cabinets, made of honey-toned alder wood. Ken finished off the kitchen counter space with taupe-colored sandstone porcelain tiling. There are only a few final pieces of the
remodel to be done, such as putting in new doors and door trim. The Bodines plan to refinish the original large sliding pocket doors from the old train depot and re-install them. They will separate the living area from the bedroom where their sons, Kody, 3, and Wiley, 5, sleep â€” reintegrating a hint of the homeâ€™s past life in Salida. â– When Ken and Rain Bodine first stepped foot in their soon-to-be home in 2005 it was a dump. The couple, however, knew it had great potential with its high ceilings and multi, angular roof lines. On the right, Rain looks to the north where the kitchen sink is now located beneath new windows. Ken took out the wall on the right side, turning an old bedroom and bathroom into a dining area that is now open to the kitchen. Courtesy photos