33 acres inside National Park Released for Sale 

33 acres inside National Park released for sale. The home was designed by Arizona architect Michael C. Daily as a single-story structure with southwestern Santa Fe style architecture. Source: PRNewsfoto/Chapman Real Estate Co.
33 acres inside National Park released for sale. The home was designed by Arizona architect Michael C. Daily as a single-story structure with southwestern Santa Fe style architecture. Source: PRNewsfoto/Chapman Real Estate Co.

Ed. Note: Announcement of this home and acreage is included below.  I searched for an explanation as to why this portion of a National Park was owned by an individual instead of by the country. This 2010 Denver Post article explains a little bit about it.

Description of the property and marketing materials may be found hereThere is information on the property’s website that describes adjacent acreage that was also owned by an individual but had been sold to another person who gifted that property back to the park. There is also mention of the Park Service wanting this Black Canyon 33-acre property for sale, if someone wanted to purchase it and gift it to them.

Below is the seller’s announcement, released today (July 19, 2017).

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Announcement by Katie Chapman-Schmalz, Chapman Real Estate Co.

The exclusive property located in stunning Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (Colorado) has been privately developed as one of only two contemporary residences inside a National Park in the United States.

The list price is $5.5 million. International investors encouraged to apply. Chapman Real Estate Co. has begun accepting applications to purchase the property.

Katie Chapman-Schmalz, from Chapman Real Estate Co. states: “this is an exclusive address with an opportunity to own a retreat inside an American National Park. From this home, you will never, for all eternity, see another home or the lights of another home.”

The home was designed by Arizona architect Michael C. Daily as a single-story structure with southwestern Santa Fe style architecture. The residence is constructed with non-burnable materials. It features a large covered veranda overlooking the canyon, artisan gas outdoor fire pit, xeriscape flower gardens with sprinkler systems and a granite boulder waterfall. The 3,300-square foot outdoor parking area, pool area and sidewalks all have underground heat for snow melting.

Perfect for buyer interested in:

  • Rarest of properties
  • High appreciation value
  • Safe foreign investment
  • 360˚ unobstructed nature views

Connie Rudd, former Black Canyon National Park Superintendent adds, “Until you stand on the rim of the canyon and hear the roar of the Gunnison River, some 2,000 feet below, you cannot understand the power of this place. Once you experience it, you will never forget it.”

Black Canyon Reserve sits on a 33.269-acre parcel at 8,450 ft. elevation inside the 30,000-acre Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado.

Chapman Real Estate Co. is a family owned real estate company assisting buyers and sellers in Western Colorado. Located in Austin. CO, Chapman Real Estate Co. specializes in residential, commercial, farm and ranch, mountain properties and vacant land. Owner Katie Chapman Schmalzalong with Thomas E. Chapman and Patti Chapman believe in the power of relationships and treat those who chose to hire them as family. As the real estate company listed to represent Black Canyon Reserve, Chapman Real Estate Co. encourages agents and or/buyers to contact them via email or phone for more information about this property listing.

For more information on this property visit blackcanyonreserve.com.

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