Live luxuriously among the clouds in this elegant country estate.
This week's featured listing is located at the top of Prickly Pear Mountain and includes over 85 acres of woodlands. Can you imagine how incredible this must be in the fall?
The peace and quiet begin as soon as you start the drive up to the house through the acres and acres of forest. The property includes an expansive security system that features a gated entrance toward the base of the mountain.
Even for the largest of families, this 9-bedroom mansion has plenty of space and room to grow. The exterior may be Tudor, but the interior design features luxurious Italian marble juxtaposed with stone surfaces and gilt finishes. Somehow, it all works when you tie it all together with gleaming parquet floors.
Dramatic windows bring the outside in, making the most of the spectacular mountain views. Just drawback the sheers and enjoy seeing the rest of the world below.
No expense was spared in the rest of the home. A gourmet kitchen has a SubZero refrigerator/freezer and a Wolf range. The cook in the family will appreciate these pricey, high-end appliances.
What really sets this listing apart, though, is the home's enviable location. Even the pool deck has a spectacular view of the surrounding mountain range. Just imagine how epic your summer parties will be with a backdrop like this! You could easily design the outdoor kitchen of your dreams with this much room to play with.
For those who enjoy seclusion, it doesn't get much better than this. You could leave the surrounding acreage as is, or clear more and put up some extra outbuildings. Need some stables? No problem. Want a greenhouse? There's room for that, too.
*Photos courtesy of Washington Fine Properties
What do you think of this week's dream home? Let us know in the comments what you love or what you'd add to make this the ultimate mountaintop retreat.