Just 10 short years ago, a home built in modern design in Steamboat Springs was a rare find. Heck, finding a late-night bite or a glass of fine wine at a restaurant was a challenge. Steamboat has certainly transformed over the years. Opinions about the “renaissance” of Steamboat are varied, but for many, the change has been very welcome. We have seen an influx of young families and professionals with location-neutral jobs, creating a new affluent local, the culinary scene is thriving, and the architecture and sustainable home design trends are on par with some of the most prominent cities in the nation.
Chadwick Flats is the epitome of the “new” Steamboat. With an uncommon design and a unique approach to 21st century resort living, the development sets new expectations for owners. Each “flat-style” residence has both garage and front door access, single-level living, and the spacious amenities of a single-family home, all while being the first multi-family project in the Yampa Valley to receive both the Steamboat Green Building Program and ENERGY STAR certifications. The result is a home unlike any other offered in Steamboat.
Located just around the corner from the Steamboat Ski Resort base area, Chadwick Flats represents the pinnacle of comfort, convenience and access. Each of the North & South buildings are comprised of three distinctive residences,all with private street-level entry. Shed your gear in your personal mudroom, then walk right into the expansive living space where you are greeted by high ceilings, mountain-modern interiors and forever views. Situated on a sloping hillside, each residence offers abundant natural light and sweeping views of the Yampa Valley and Flat Tops.
“As with all of Chadwick Flats residences, large living, dining and kitchen spaces are arranged to experience the great views the property offers,” states architect Tom Jarmon of ESA Architecture. “The 360° residence offers the very best views, and we took advantage by expanding the ceilings and adding an additional Southeastern facing outdoor living space, giving the future owners an opportunity to enjoy both indoor and outdoor views of Steamboat Ski Mountain and the Yampa Valley.”
Chadwick Flats aims to redefine the expectations of mountain living. Their slogan “leave the vertical on the mountain” rings true. Who needs stairs after a long day on the slopes anyway? The Panorama, the lower residence of the project, is designed as the only Chadwick Flats residence that offers true ranch-style living. With main-level direct access, the only stairs to navigate are for your lucky guests staying in their private bedroom suite. The residence offers the ultimate in convenience and accessibility. Arlene Zopf of Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty says it best, “The one level living at Chadwick Flats has always been my favorite floor plan in Steamboat. The flow of the Panorama has a way of bringing everyone together in the heart of the home.”
The interior design is best articulated by Interior Designer Margaret Selzer of Rive + Lime Interior Designs: “The goal for the interior finish and floor plans of Chadwick Flats was to offer a modern approach on the traditional mountain design. An open, active space encourages gathering in the kitchen, living and dining areas, where a large kitchen island becomes the heart providing ample room for seating and entertaining. The contemporary lines of plumbing fixtures and lighting contrast natural materials such as wood, stone and metal, to create both a warm and refined experience.”
Chadwick Flats stands as the first property of its kind in Steamboat Springs, and as the town’s newest and greenest development. The high-end 3,500 square feet residences lay claim to Routt County’s first multi-family project to receive both the Steamboat Green Building Program and ENERGY STAR certifications. The homes are designed and built to efficiency standards well above most other homes on the market today, resulting in savings of up to 30% on utility bills. Ideal for the environmentally conscious consumer who wants to reduce their footprint, one of the unique aspects of the project is that the developers of Chadwick Flats have purchased solar panels at the solar garden in Craig, a collaborative project of the Yampa Valley Electric Association and Clean Energy Collective. Clean Energy Collective, a Louisville, CO based solar energy company, has 70 solar farms across the US each spanning from 3-10 acres. The concept of a solar farm is similar to that of a community garden: move everything to an optimally located off-site facility that enables any resident or business to take advantage. No more installation or maintenance of those cumbersome solar panels. In 2015 Clean Energy Collective teamed up with Yampa Valley Electric and placed enough solar panels on West Mesa Road in Craig to power 150 homes year round. The solar panels initially cost between $550-$650 each, and for every KWH generated, owners are credited approximately 10 cents. If you’re looking for the numbers, the break-even point for investing in one of these bad boys would be about 12 years. All of YVEA solar panels are sold out but each owner at Chadwick Flats is allocated 3 of their very own panels. In addition there are 4 panels for the common area. In total 13 panels were purchased by the developers for Phase 1.
“With a sustainable focus on every detail, from on-demand hot water to solar-supported power, these standards are better for the environment, and for the people that use them every day,” according to Real Estate Agent Colleen de Jong. The thought process was long for developer Garrett Simon of Meriwether Co. In addition to creating a beautiful build, he set out to create a green build. The decks are made from recycled materials, the floor-to-ceiling windows are ENERGY STAR rated, there is drip irrigation installed and even the carpet is Green certified. Chadwick Flats is truly redefining the expectations of “green”mountain living in Steamboat Springs.
For more information on Chadwick Flats contact Colleen de Jong or Arlene Zopf of Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty. Reach them at 970-846-5310 firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-846-5569 email@example.com.
Chadwick Flats Sustainable Design Features
Solar supported energy by Clean Energy Collective
ENERGY STAR Rated heating/AC
ENERGY STAR Rated double pane windows
Recycled content decking
Low-flow water systems
Tankless/on demand hot water
ENERGY STAR Rated appliances
Green Certified carpeting
Chadwick Flats Key Contributors:
Garrett Simon – Developer Meriwether Co.
Chad Hare – Builder, HLCC Architect
Margaret Selzer – River + Lime Interior Design