The stripes are gone, the solids are gone, and only two balls remain on a sea of blue pool table felt in this expansive game/media room is the cue ball on one end and – directly opposite – the 8 ball you and your opponent have been chasing for the past ten minutes. This battle, accompanied by a stunning sunset, an impressive full-service bar and counter, three big screen tvs, and the large glass-encased wine closet on display, has been riveting and rowdy. Until now. The tension of this friendly face-off radiates throughout the home, catching the attention of the younger audience playing games in the bunk room and media room upstairs, and those deep in conversation by the great room fireplace and the back patio with hot tub, firepit, barbecue bay, covered & heated dining cove, big screen tv and majestic tall pines.
Awe, wonder and quality exist at all points of this 5,759 square-foot, 5-bedroom, 5+2 half-bathroom Martis Camp home. It’s on display the moment you step beyond the front door to a glass entryway and to the sight of a towering brick fireplace and great room to your left and – to your right – a vast kitchen, breakfast nook, and a dining room whose glass wall gazes off toward Martis Valley. The estate’s interior design is simultaneously stunning and calming, a touch that Kim Anderson – interior designer of the Camp Lodge, Family Barn and Lookout Lodge, as well as this home – is renowned for. In the kitchen is a butler pantry, large Ceasarstone counter with bar stool seating, and a classically crafted Wolf stove. Stage left of the great room is an office and a primary suite with deep bathtub, forest views, brick fireplace, and private deck with views of the Carson Range and Martis Valley. Beyond the kitchen on the main floor is a secondary suite and that billiard room that, for the moment, is deep in the drama of an unforgettable game. Upstairs are three bedrooms, including the media room beside the bunk room where kids have gotten back to the business of having fun. Finally, down the steps leading to the home and its front patio, and down the street a few minutes is the private member’s only ski lodge that calls to skiers half the year and to zip liners and mountain bikers the other half.