Like to have big parties but don’t want to disturb the neighbors? At a big bend in the Tolt River find a home with enough land wrapped around it that the acoustics may be taken care of. Almost 22 forested acres and 1,000 feet of riverfront aren’t likely to complain. All it costs is $1,368,000.
Some of the guests may never get past the front porch. In classic country fashion, the porch is long and wide enough for rocking chairs, and the busy and entertaining traffic that could be a herd of kids running by.
The back deck is sweeter for those that appreciate views. As staged, the deck holds spaces for five sitting areas. Step a little closer to where the land dips towards the water and walk into a gazebo that peeks past the trees to get more of the view. There are mountains out there. A different view for every season.
Inside and out, the style is NW Country Contemporary. A tall rock fireplace splits the contrast between the high-tech media wall, and the very old school view of nature.
Large parties are made easier by a large kitchen. Granite counters and island provide great work spaces, but the decorative tile accent is more distinctive.
A crystal chandelier defines the more formal dining room, a handy addition for a change of pace from rustic and rural.
Both benefit from a 600 bottle wine cellar with room for tasters or more cases.
The master bedroom is grand, and gets the bonus of easy access to that large back deck. Wake to those mountain views, weather permitting, of course.
There are a total of four bedrooms and four bathrooms in the 4,010 square-foot house. A sign of modern, urban life is not just one but two offices. Being in the country surrounded by nature may not be enough to keep work at bay.