In the midst of an entertainer’s dream, where lights flicker from a firepit and laughter flows from the barbecue bar that resembles a cantina from a five star resort, kids and kids-at-heart will find their way to a setting that stirs memories of a secluded hot spring tucked deep into the Sierra. Here, they’ll find two waterfalls of warmth tumbling into a hot tub with boulders for seats and a floor made of stones. Such discoveries are common at this 5,131-square-foot home, a display that unfolds the moment you walk through the front door. Here, there’s a great room with fireplace, a corner nook, soaring ceilings, and pocket doors that disappear into the walls and leave a seamless connection between the great indoors and the patio, lawns and forest beyond. The dining room is accented by pocket doors that link it to this patio as well. The kitchen has large counters, a sunny breakfast nook, and a hidden pantry with a sink and additional appliances. Just down the hall is an office and a primary bedroom with fireplace, views, and a private deck. On the far end of this main floor you’ll find a bar, media room with theater, and a bedroom with its own patio. The upstairs is a series of landings, the first featuring a bedroom, the second with a bedroom and a bunkroom that sleeps six. At its apex, the third landing of this 5-bed (could convert flex room to a sixth bedroom), 5.5 bath home, is a media room that opens to a large deck with views reaching left, right, far and wide, including a birds-eye perspective on that patio that inevitably calls to us all.
This Martis Camp home is panoramically perched on a wide bend in the road, providing views of Sawtooth Mountain and offering access to paths leading upstream, downstream and off to the forest. Cabinetry is primarily alder with white oak in the media room. Countertops are quartzite, marble and Caesarstone while floors are wide plank European white oak with carpet in the bunkroom. Kitchen appliances include the likes of Wolf and GE. Speakers run the course of the patio that also includes a covered/heated dining area, firepit, barbecue area, and that water feature that simultaneously soothes and fascinates. And while so many features are on full display here, there’s one profound attribute that goes unseen — the home’s Havelock wool insulation system that improves air quality.