Mountain Masterpiece – The Decadence Is In The Details
When it comes to one-of-a-kind mountain luxury, the decadence is definitely in the details. The 7,273-square-foot, three-story custom estate is laden with intricate, hand-crafted design that folds together stone, iron and wood in ways that feel at-once contemporary and authentically rustic.
Hand-selected, reclaimed teak is featured prominently throughout the five-bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom home, which is listed at $4.49 million. Each of the home’s ornate pillars and every carved ceiling panel were chiseled by Indonesian woodcarvers and craftsmen using centuries-old techniques sourced over the course of nearly 20 years by the home’s owner, who is an experienced furniture designer.
The home took three years to build as the owner worked with indigenous craftsmen more than 8,000 miles away to create aesthetically-unique pieces, from the kitchen cabinets to the vanities, the flooring, the doors, the ceiling and floor panels, and the exquisite kitchen island. Points of distinction throughout the home include the use of 150-year-old iron ceiling panels as exterior siding, utilizing 200-year-old iron wood from a railroad bridge in Borneo as posts and beams for the home’s sprawling deck, and the construction of a 30-foot interior bridge using reclaimed posts and flooring.
The homeowner relied on the talents of 200 woodworkers, supplies from several Indonesian villages and the vision of award-winning architecture firm Centre Sky to design and build a home that is unlike any other. Set on a lot that is just over a half-acre, and overlooks Trout Creek Park, the home envelopes the outdoors with a sweeping back deck designed with entertaining and relaxation in mind. Pocket doors, used throughout the home, allow for a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor living.
Inside, the contemporary, open kitchen is equipped with a six-burner Viking range and Sub-Zero appliances, while a custom humidifier regulates the home’s atmosphere. The master suite, located on the main level, features a fireplace and offers access to a patio that includes an additional outdoor fireplace. The master bathroom is anchored by a stone bath tub set against a carved stone backdrop, and is set off by a set of ornate, teak and tile-accented vanities that mirror each other and serve as a buffer to an open shower design.
The home’s second level features two bedrooms, a full bath, and a large office, which can easily be repurposed to a game room or sitting area. Two additional guest rooms can be found on the home’s lower level, which also includes a sizeable entertainment area, complete with a wet bar.