Completed in 2001 and recently remodeled, this is one of the most distinct homes in Jackson Hole on one of the valley's most unique properties. Traditionally constructed of character timbers and stone and detailed with meticulous care and style, this Old World elegant residence sits on a two-plus acre private island surrounded by swan ponds and overlooking the 18th fairway of Teton Pines Golf Course in the shadow of the Teton Range. <p>
Island Setting <p>
No other home in Teton Pines, and few others in the entire valley, offers a setting as water-rich as this one. Situated on a private two-and-a-quarter-acre island off of the prestigious Greens Place, the location is also among the most private in the area. Turning into the driveway, you immediately cross a stone and timber bridge spanning a creek with carefully manicured banks. The creek encircles the island, eventually joining a series of swan ponds that form the island's northwestern shore. A refuge for Trumpeter swans in the winter, the ponds are also stocked with trout in the summer. Only residents and guests of the handful of homes with direct access to these ponds are able to fly-fish here. Making the most of this idyllic setting, the home has over 3,800-square feet of natural stone terraces and also an ample lawn at pond's edge. Inside the home, an informal dining area off of the kitchen has 180-degree views with the ponds in the foreground and the Tetons as a backdrop. <p>
Elegant Architecture <p>
Few homes could match such a magnificent setting. The home was designed to impresses with its craftsmanship, understated grandeur, and site-responsiveness -- all before you walk through the front door. Inside, its nearly 8,500-square feet balance open spaces and private wings, with architectural details like vaulted and trace ceilings applied throughout. The Living Room is one of the grandest in the valley-octagonal vaulted ceilings rise above a curved wall of windows framing micro and macro views. The former are of the surrounding live water and associated riparian habitat; larger views are of the ski slopes of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and major peaks of the Teton Range. Together, the site, spaces, views, and materials-marble, natural stone, hardwood, granite slabs, and custom plasterwork-combine to create an estate unlike any other in the valley. <p>
Refined Living Spaces <p>
The gracious timber, stone, and iron entryway sets the stage for this home's dramatic Grand Foyer and Living Room. Double French doors set with hand-forged, scroll ironwork open into an octagonal, stone-floored Grand Foyer separated from the neighboring Living Room by natural stone columns. Pass through the columns and down several stairs and the views and fine details of the Living Room are revealed: floor-to-ceiling windows, precision plaster- and wood-work, custom lighting and cabinetry, a stacked-stone wood-burning fireplace, a custom-made corner bar with a refrigerator and ice maker, and vaulted wood ceilings accented with massive aged timbers. <p>
Adjoining the Living Room, a spacious and sophisticated open formal Dining Area features a commissioned mural on one wall, a trace ceiling, and a custom iron chandelier. The adjacent open, airy, professional-grade William Ohs kitchen has two additional dining areas for less formal occasions. One has 180-degree views through a curved wall of windows. The other is at a granite slab counter looking into the kitchen. Throughout the kitchen are numerous top-of-the-line touches and components: an eight-burner Viking Pro range with built-in grill, Dacor double ovens, a climate-controlled wine cellar, two built-in Dacor microwaves, full-size side-by-side Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, and a Bosch dishwasher.