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This Colorado cave home can be yours for $2.45M

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Anyone can have a man cave in their home.But only future buyer Crazy new Colorado list what would you say they live in Zillow Gone Wild Call “The most literal cave house we’ve ever seen.”

In fact, this 3,000 square foot custom built 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is carved into Iron Mountain just outside Glenwood Springs.

The property, located on 25.13 acres, went on the market last week and is asking for $2.45 million.

“It’s the eighth wonder of the world how it’s made,” he said. Mike Henryfounder and director integrated mountain range, was able to land a unique list. Ironically, the home owner who spent the last 40 years living in a cave with his wife once spent time not far from the actual wonders of the world. Great Pyramid of Giza.

“Our client has a really cool backstory,” added Henry. “He went to Egypt and fasted in a cave for 40 days.”

It may be a cave house, but it also has cave features.
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Cavern details extend down to the kitchen.
Cavern details extend down to the kitchen.
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Still, the owner’s inspiration for his family’s unusual basement didn’t come from hunger… it came from books. According to Will Vannice, an agent for Integrated Mountain Group, which represents real estate, the owner and his wife traded the East Coast for Colorado in the ’70s after reading a book about caves in the Rocky Mountains. They’re into caving, and during a tour of State Caverns, they saw this cliffside property for sale. Where most people watch the scene of Mufasa’s fatal fall in “The Lion King,” this couple saw Home Her Suite Her Home.

“The next thing we know is that the owner had an explosives license,” Vannice says with a laugh, before detailing how the owner learned blasting techniques at a local mine. I was. “He got aggressive and really went after it.”

Vannis won’t say how much the owner invested in the home. But he is quick to highlight the years of blood, sweat, and tears that have flowed into the place.

The entire cave was carved by hand. Quite a feat considering the fact that the owner has no training as a contractor. In fact, he was an accountant by profession. His son spent many happy years in the cave before spreading his wings and moving above ground, so he tipped as much as he could. Vannice says some friends may or may not have been involved in helping.

Elevators take riders below the surface of the earth to see the entire underground world.
Elevators take riders below the surface of the earth to see the entire underground world.
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Billiards space with cave walls.
Billiards space with cave walls.
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While he could spend all day poetically recounting the cave’s natural stalactite accents, a favorite feature of Vannice’s home is the four-person elevator that transports you from the surface to the cave living space 120 feet below. is. The elevator was brought from an old dam in Ohio, trucked to Colorado, and installed in the shaft by hand drilling with a crane by the owner himself.

The reason the elevator is not mentioned in the listing is because it is not certified. That said, Vannice claims the owner and his wife use it every day without issue.

Of course, the cave can also be accessed by stairs. There are 168 in total. They go through boulder walls and down cliff sides, and anyone with a fear of heights is guaranteed to have a heart attack in no time. There is,” Vannis said. “To do that, you have to be like a goat.”

The property is carved into the mountains.
The property is carved into the mountains.
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Certainly, with creature comforts like a pool table, full kitchen, and wraparound deck with river views, this home needs the most determined occupants. If you have issues with routinely taking in cavemen or sharing living quarters with bats this probably isn’t the place for you. , the owner even states that he “makes no claims about habitability.” (The rock ceiling in the rec room hangs low, so it’s not ideal for NBA players.

Either way, Vannice is quick to point out that it has been the owner’s full-time residence for many years and is fully furnished.

“They’re in their golden age, so they’re selling it now,” Vannice said. in batman’s cave? No. According to Vannice, cave life no longer suits his clients.

The property is already attracting a lot of interest.

“We’re pretty overwhelmed,” Bannis said, adding that he expects several offers this week.

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