Nestled in a meadow with Hahns Peak in the distance, the iconic "Poverty Bar House" has long served as the landmark for the turnoff to Pearl Lake State Park. Named after a gold mine in the Hahns Peak Mining District and the Poverty Bar Spring that runs through this 11.79 acre property. The expansive great room features durable maple flooring, wood burning fireplace with stone surround, and abundant natural light. French doors open to the deck, overlooking the meadow, pond, and mountain views. Windows in the roomy dining room perfectly frame views of Hahns Peak. Off of the kitchen is a cozy sunroom/winter garden area. The house is connected to high-speed fiber optic internet making home office, schooling and multimedia streaming easy. Upstairs, the master bedroom boasts bowed ceilings, private balcony, and ensuite bathroom with jacuzzi tub. A second bedroom, with private bath, is also situated on the upper level. Two additional rooms with walkout access to the private pond and gazebo, share a bathroom on the lower level. Above the garage is a stunning studio loft with cathedral ceilings accented by arched beams and hardwood floor. This versatile secondary living space could be used as an office, studio, media room or caretaker space. Built for North Routt living, the short driveway means less to plow leaving more time for leisure. A geothermal heat system offsets energy costs. Conveniently attached is a two-car garage with heated workshop. An oversized detached garage is outfitted with 240-volt electric and loft storage. The North Routt area is renowned for its groomed trails and backcountry adventures. The home is just 2 miles from Pearl Lake and Steamboat Lake State Parks and 28 miles to the premier Steamboat Ski Resort.