85 Excelsior Rd, Silver Cliff CO 81252, Silver Cliff, Colorado, 81252
Lot Area: 466,528 Sqft
Against the majestic backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Southern Colorado, home sits on 10.7 acres of groomed horse pasture. Located in the cattle ranching community of the Wet Valley just outside of Westcliffe. This special homes overall design and features are based on actual conversations the homes designer had with movie legend, John Wayne. The homes creator often remarked: This is the house John Wayne would have built and lived as a real Cowboy. The home is a true 1880s period re-creation featuring hand crafted wood moldings and trim made from locally cut Red Spruce along with period antiques, which add to the authentic feel of a stately Victorian Western Ranch Home of its day. The home is designed around its main feature, the large-scale fireplace with 6 high mantle flanked by ceiling high bookcases stocked with leather bound masterpieces. Homes wood beamed cathedral ceiling and open floor plan enhances its spacious feel suitable for John Waynes tall stature. Banquet size dining room with a magnificent Mountain Views is suitable for family gatherings, entertainment, and special events. First floor Primary bedroom has privacy access to spacious kitchen, laundry room, and garage. Two bedrooms upstairs with bathroom and open loft entertainment room overlook the stately fireplace living area below. Dormer Bedroom provides Walk in Attic access. Home is decorated with John Wayne memorabilia, books, photos, paintings including the desk lamp from the sheriffs office in True Grit. Replicas of Waynes trademark cowboy hats, scarf, money roll gun belt and vest hang in the homes entry. The home presents a McClintock movie set flavor and is a true tribute to John Waynes memory. Owner has made a major investment in land
improvements with regular cutting of seven fenced acres of horse pasture with 3 stall loafing shed and equipment room. Attached oversized Double Truck Garage and separate Workshop and don’t forget the 1,415 sq ft unfinished basement.