Nestled high along a ridge above the Elk River Club golf course, is a stunning new estate home appointed with the highest level of detail. A rugged palette of solid hand-crafted routed beam work, chiseled native stone, bark siding, knotty alder doors, heart pine flooring, and wood ceilings are but a few of the highlights of this extraordinary mountain home. Both exterior and interior building materials were chosen to reflect the turn of the century building style called 'Bark House" which is common to the area.
The almost 5 acre property creates an oasis of privacy, and is bordered by a mountain stream. The majority of the property has been left as found, with existing hardwoods, native rhododendrons and other species. The home was sited to fit in with existing trees, and a winding driveway, positioned into the natural terrain, enters the property. The landscaping has been designed to blend seamlessly with the surrounding natural environment, with newly planted native and hybrid rhododendrons, trees, wildflowers and perennials creating a colorful three season landscape.
The welcoming front entry features a soaring porch of hand chiseled native stone, massive routed beams and custom arched wood front door. Upon entering the home the open and inviting floor plan immediately becomes apparent. The great room, aptly named at 50 feet wide, is anchored by a soaring hand chiseled stone fireplace reaching to the top of the room’s 22 foot ceilings. This great room features multiple conversation areas as well as separate kitchen and dining areas. Design elements include the use of locally sourced reclaimed trees used as fireplace mantels, bar tops and featured accent pieces. The specially designed chef's kitchen features professional-grade appliances, custom alder cabinetry, copper accents, ‘leathered’ granite countertops and a large island with a separate prep area and casual eating bar. Nearby, is a walk in butler’s pantry. The dining area features a magnificent custom fabricated bar area with planed bark accents, a wine refrigerator, unique onyx counter and hand crafted cabinetry and wine bottle storage wall.
From the great room, a hidden entry leads to the private master suite. The Master features a full window wall with private access to the outdoor deck, vaulted wood ceilings, and double walk-in custom closets. A private hallway draws you to the master bath’s feature, a dry stacked stone castle style walk in shower with rainforest shower head and multiple body jets. With double vanities, alder cabinetry, stone sinks and leathered granite countertops, the master bath also boasts separate his and her private areas, one with a ‘wash let’ toilet, and a linen closet with a cleverly created laundry chute to the lower level laundry room.
Accessed by an extra wide staircase, the lower level of this home was designed for every day enjoyment by the family as well as to provide privacy for guests. The Junior Master / Guest suite is self-contained with a sitting room / office of heart pine, custom cabinetry, a fireplace, unique hand trowel / glazed wall treatment and access to the lower deck. The private bedroom also has deck access, a generous walk in closet and massive slate tiled bathroom with an oversized steam shower and custom copper topped furniture style vanity.
The centrally located media/family room is warmed by a hand chiseled, stacked stone fireplace, and features an 86 inch sized television encased in a custom designed bark shingle full wall bookcase and access to the lower deck. This room features bark shingle wainscoting, a beamed ceiling and adjacent lower area breakfast kitchen / bar with heart pine ceiling and accents. This bar area showcases a reclaimed wood slab bar top; copper topped shelving and custom display shelving. Adjacent to the media/family room, a powder room transports you to a log cabin with a whiskey barrel sink and chinked wood wainscoting.
The lower level features heart pine flooring throughout, multiple storage closets, and a ‘bonus room’ that might be used as an exercise room, bunk room for children or easily converted into a wine room. One of the three large guest rooms includes an en suite bath, and the other two guest rooms share a generously sized hall bath. All guest baths feature custom furniture vanities and unique stone tile accents. In-home dehumidification and full basement encapsulation system insure comfortable living throughout this magnificent home. A full home state of the art entertainment / sound / security system, large attic access and oversized garage complete this thoughtful home design.
You will enjoy beautiful Spring days, cool Summers, colorful Fall vistas and cozy Winter escapes when you make 315 Raven Ridge your Elk River home. It is the perfect location for family living every season of the year.