1251 Balsam Drive
Big Bear, California, 92315 United States

$1,549,900USD
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About 1251 Balsam Drive

This is a home for all seasons, providing the ideal occasion to enjoy the year-round climate, recreational, and lifestyle opportunities that makes the gem that is Big Bear Lake the perfect place to call home (just recognized by Expedia as the #1 Weekend Getaway Destination in the US). Built in 2006 and for the first time on the market, this lovely retreat is located on approximately 1/3 acre at the edge of the San Bernardino National Forest. The home is within walking distance to skiing Bear Mountain Resort in the Winter, and enjoying hikes along the Skyline Divide Trails the rest of the year. However, you don't even have to go outside to enjoy this special place. With its wood details, open floor plan, and crisp views, this home offers both the warm cozy comfort anyone would appreciate when the trees are heavy with snow; yet it is airy, light, and expansive enough to enjoy those glorious Big Bear Summers. The ideally-designed 2-level floor plan is just as well-suited for privacy and solitude as it is for large gatherings of family and friends. On the entry level you will find the recreation / game / media room with a fireplace and spacious deck (perfect kids' hideaway); 3 ensuite bedrooms; a powder bath; laundry room; and direct access to the oversized 3-car garage. The wall of glass in the entry opens the home to dramatic views of both Big Bear Lake as well as serene mountain vistas that only get better just up the easy staircase to the great room. A favorite feature of the great room (as well as the master suite) are the gorgeous vaulted wood ceilings throughout. Whether cooking or gathering in the well-appointed and spacious kitchen area, or curling up in front of the stately stone fireplace, 360 degrees of expansive views provide a dramatic and dynamic backdrop ... any time, any day, and any season. The kitchen area features gorgeous wood cabinetry; granite countertops and backsplash; spacious walk-in pantry; breakfast / night cap bar with ample seating (seats 7); and a curving wall of windows and banquette seating with storage. The dining area easily seats 12 or more. Additionally, there is a comfortable ensuite guest room and a library / office that can be used as a 6th bedroom. Saving the best for last, is the luxurious master suite with glorious views all its own — from the bed, the bath, or via private deck access, the choice is yours. The master suite also has a lovely 3-sided fireplace that can be enjoyed from the bed or from the 2-person jetted bathtub; a large granite walk-in shower with dual seating and shower heads; and plenty of closet space. Don't miss the opportunity to own this home as it is equally ideal as a permanent residence to raise a family, as it is a vacation retreat with the option to be marketed as a vacation rental. You will find that this property is one of the very few current listings in Big Bear Lake with the perfect combination of versatility, amenities, location, quality newer construction, and thoughtful design.

Amenities

  •  Hill / Mountain View
  •  Water View
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$1,549,900
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Price / Sq. Ft.:
$367
5
Bedrooms
6
Full Baths
4,222 Sq Ft.
Interior
Single Family Home
2006
Year Built
EV16757098
MLS / Web ID