Saddle Up for Some Orange Chess

2127 Wieler Rd., Evergreen, CO 80439

Can’t say that I’ve ever gotten off a horse and thought “that was so comfortable, I wish I could sit on a saddle all day, in my house!”

2127 Wieler Rd., Evergreen, CO 80439

Also, did someone spill orange juice all over this photographer’s lens?

2127 Wieler Rd., Evergreen, CO 80439

Is the home flooded with Orange Fanta? What’s going on?

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Marty E.
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5 Comments on "Saddle Up for Some Orange Chess"

  1. Holy Cow! Some agent apparently thought it was a good idea to move both the warming and the saturation sliders up to full bore on their photo editing software. News flash: sometimes less is more.

    Now, there is a lot of wood in the place, and I can’t tell by the photos if the true color in that quantity is desirable or not. “Less is more” applies to finished wood surfaces too.

    Although: I’m baffled as to why the fitness room was not destroyed by false color like the rest of the house.

    One question: those extra beds in the master(?) bedroom: are they simply reading nooks, or do we have an in-room doghouse situation here? “Honey? thanks for not being here to steal the covers all the time, but would you want to spend the night in the same bed for a change?

  2. Built in 2002, renovated in 2005, and “gutted in 2008”? Hmm… The area has been plagued by forest fires off and on for a few years now. Makes me wonder if it being “gutted” was by choice. It’s a beautiful area (hubby and I used to attend a camping retreat not too far away), but everything is built right up to and sometimes beyond the tree line, which is just asking for it in fire prone areas.

    The town name, Evergreen, is picturesque, but I have a sneaking suspicion that the heavy use of warm tones (even without incompetent photography) is meant to allay the months on end with gray skies and snow white grounds. It likely isn’t quite so orange in real life. But if it is, I’d say the house is going in for a regular spray tan appointment. People, interiors… both look equally phony in that color.

    But if you like the style and setting you’d certainly get your money’s worth. Definitely like living in your own private ski lodge. Wonderful spaces which are for the most part nicely decorated. I always cringe at the thought heating bills in such places, but I suppose if I had the money to buy the like I might stop cringing at maintenance costs.

    As for the saddle stools, Marty, as long as I wasn’t sitting on one for hours on end, I think they might be more comfortable than a regular stool. I’m short and I always get achy legs from either letting them dangle or firmly pressing my feet on the cross bar so I don’t slide out of the seat. Depends on the stool style, but in general I’d rather have a chair. These don’t have stirrups (which would be better), but they do seem to have foot rests in a more natural, wide-set position – no squeezing your knees together just to get both feet on a cross bar.

    Nice digs.

  3. Maybe they’ve only rebuilt the exterior (and the horse barn), so all the interior pictures are actually the ones that they managed to save from when the place was “gutted in 2008.” Maybe they figured the color shift from exposure to adverse conditions was better than revealing that they never quite finished the sheet rock…

  4. Hey guys, wanted to let you know all be away for about a week. Might be able to check in on Monday, might not. Till I see you again… Keep It Looney! :D

  5. @Emerald63: Yeah… that should read “I’ll” be away…


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