It’s fairly rare for me to be speechless over an athlete house here on BC, but Milan Hejduk — former points machine (805 career) for the Colorado Avalanche is selling a house straight out of a W Hotel if W Hotels had hockey rinks in a lodge next to the hotel. And I’m not talking some half-asssed hockey rink in a lodge. I’m talking a full-on, bring your team, it’s go time…lodge.
Six massive bedrooms, 5 3/4 bathrooms to destroy after a Taco Bell run, 16,873 sq. ft. of structure(s). Only thing I’d do to this place is put in a 5-star pool/hot tub combo. I’m talking 98-degree water spilling into the pool during the winter. That’s right, I’m heating that pool during the winter. If I have the $5,200,000 to buy this place, I’m not skimping. No way.
From the first moment you step in the door you are greeted by the extraordinary craftsmanship. With an expansive open floor plan, stunning gourmet kitchen and walk in wine chiller, this is the perfect home for entertaining. Or at the end of a long day, relax by one of the 7 fireplaces, or retreat to the master suite which is steps away from the hot tub overlooking the majestic mountains. Perhaps you want more activity, enjoy the indoor ice rink complete with a custom Zamboni. Just like the Pepsi Center, if ice skating is not your passion, the rink can be dismantled to accommodate a full sized tennis court, RV storage, car collections or shop, etc.
If you tear out the hockey rink from that lodge you deserve many years of misery living in that W Hotel. In fact, Milan should tell potential buyers they have to skate in his presence to prove they’re into hockey and plan on inviting teams from all over the U.S. to use this incredible facility.
Don’t even get me started on the actual house. Off the charts. Probably a little too modern and that’s saying something because I like a modern look in Colorado. Don’t give me a mountain lodge house. You get that all over that state. That said, the house feels a little cold to me. I need at least one room where I can kick over a Busch Light tall boy & not give a shiit.