This Martis Camp home’s ability to inspire and surprise is evident before you even step through its graceful front door. The reveal starts on the street, at the end of a cul-de-sac and neatly tucked out of sight below. Down a curved, stunningly landscaped driveway and beyond a towering sculpture, this 6,261-square-foot home’s modern lines of metal, wood and stone set the tone for what awaits. Just beyond the front pivot door is an expanse of wooden floor, its rhythm interrupted by a stretch of glass gazing at the media room below. In the great room, a sleek, black-clad fireplace rises to the vaulted ceiling. It’s flanked by a dining room and a kitchen whose ample stone counter provides the setting for breakfasts, late night gatherings, and times when there’s plenty of prep work to share between chefs of all ages and talents. Beyond the kitchen is where the main attraction unfolds. Here, with long vistas of the Pacific Crest, is a deck that, like the 5-bedroom, 5,5-bathroom home, (can be converted to 6 bedrooms) continues to unfold. There’s covered/heated dining, a counter, barbecue, sink, fridge, and a circular bench surrounding a massive fireplace below. There are two fire pits, and lounges, all surrounded by mature landscapes and all accessed by the great room and master bedroom, in addition to the kitchen. The master bedroom with access to the main deck, is on the main level, just beyond a large office. Down the broad, solid staircase is a bedroom with access to a patio lined by flowers and aspens. This patio wraps around to a the large firepit with built in seating and a covered area with a large, elevated hot tub, and a big screen tv for times that call for a changeup from the impressive western views. Steps away is the media room that’s yet another hub of this home’s endless entertainment scene. There’s a fireplace, wine cooler, bar and – beneath a ceiling of glass – a billiard table. Tying into this media room is a gym (or additional bedroom), bunk room, and a junior master suite that accesses the far reaches of the alluring garden patio.
The details of this entertainer’s dream are impeccable. For example, the driveway is heated, a disappointment for those who like nothing more in life than shoveling snow. Kitchen appliances include Miele and on the deck is a Kalamazoo outdoor gourmet grill. The kitchen window opens to serve drinks and snacks to those on the deck. With one button, the big screen tv hidden behind the great room’s metal fireplace appears. The office has a front row seat of the ski runs above Northstar’s Lookout Mountain and, in the master’s TempurPedic California King Bed has a tv that disappears into its base. All the while, there’s always a place just steps away to retreat to where you’ll find trees, views, and restorative pockets of nature.