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23 April 2024

A luxury take on the outdoor lifestyle

By Reena Amos Dyes



Many city dwellers, fed up with the hustle and bustle of life, dream of owning a ranch and escaping to a more quite and peaceful life. If you are one of those people who dream of getting away from the rat race and communing with nature, then Christie’s Great Estates, a wholly owned subsidiary of the auction house Christie’s, is giving you the opportunity to own property on a ranch in Wyoming in the western United States.

Priced at $32.5 million (Dh119.2m), the property is on the Crescent H Ranch in the town of Jackson Hole.It is described as a beautiful estate on more than 37 secluded acres, which offers 12,430 square feet of luxurious living space.


Bob Graham, President and founder of Real Estate of Jackson Hole, which is one of the sales associates of Christie’s Great Estates, said: “This is an opportunity to own a truly special property in Jackson Hole, with close proximity to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.


“The setting offers 37.84 acres with gorgeous and private unobstructed Teton Park views, abundant wildlife, direct Snake River access, frontage on a three acre pond, as well as miles of private blue ribbon trout streams and spring creeks right out your door.”

And if you are wondering what you will do for recreation, you don’t have a thing to worry about.


Apart from its close proximity to two of America’s most beautiful national parks, this property is close to world-class ski resort and championship golf courses.

You can fly-fish along the Snake River, Fish Creek and on seven miles of spring-fed creeks and streams in addition to hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing and horseback riding.


And if you get fed up with Mother Nature, then you can always socialise at the private dining club at the Crescent H Ranch.


Giving details of the most remarkable features of this fully furnished property, Graham said: “The property itself is perfect as a mountain retreat or family compound and includes a 7,996 sq ft custom log home, a 3,183 sq ft custom log guest house and a 1,251 sq ft bath house.

“Every detail of this compound has been thoughtfully planned and executed to maximise luxurious, comfortable and secure living with the utmost in privacy.


“The size of the home, the quality of the construction, the exquisite furnishings and the location make this home a true showpiece for the real estate aficionado.”

The main residence is a log home on two levels. The materials used throughout the home – wood, stone and metal – are rich in colour and texture. The floors are circle-sawn reclaimed oak, ceilings are larch and doors are mesquite.


Among the outstanding elements are a striking acid-etched metallic wall in the kitchen, a fossil-stone bar, custom leather cabinets in the dining room, a mahogany media room and rock fireplaces. The stone entry opens into the first of two living areas – each with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and large Albertini windows overlooking the mountains, meadow and spring creeks.


The first level also features a circular dining room, a large kitchen overlooking the pond, a cook’s kitchen, a media room, a master suite that opens on to a stone patio overlooking the pond and two private guest rooms.


Special touches in the master bath are metallic glazed sinks, televisions behind the mirrors, a large shower and a tub overlooking the pond. Upstairs are three guest rooms and a den (or office). The home has a security system, temperature, and audio-visual systems and a touch-screen system that controls lighting.


A stone patio with a cascading water feature joins the bath house to the main residence. The bath house boasts an exercise room, a shower room, a bath and a kitchenette. The centrepiece of this space is a circular Albertini-glass hot tub room with semi-circular sliding glass doors with views of the pond and mountains.


So if you buy this property you may be living in the sticks, but you will certainly do it in style.