This stunning French Country Home sits on over an acre in the lush river bottoms of charming Santa Clara, Utah. Dozens of trees and terraced landscaping surround this 8,500 square foot masterpiece of old world architecture and modern conveniences. From the copper finials, gutters, and cupola to the chimney pots (salvaged from England), this dramatic home was built with meticulous detail and wired for the future. Every audiophile and movie buff will appreciate the dynamic theatre featuring a Kaleidoscope home entertainment system and legendary McIntosh audio video components. Powered by Crestron, this home's responsive lighting system allows for easy creation of any atmosphere. A sparkling clear salt water pool beckons during the hot Southern Utah summers. Walk in from the beach entry, or jump into the twelve-foot-deep end, you'll spend hours cooling off in peace and quiet. If entertaining is your passion, this backyard has a built in barbeque, spa and large patio. Music lovers will enjoy the outdoor sound system that makes any occasion perfect. The large open concept family room and kitchen invites family interaction. Gather around the fireplace with its stunning tall, hand carved mantel or push a button to open the bookcase revealing an entertainment system. Black walnut hardwood flooring is laid in a beautiful herringbone pattern throughout the room and is accented by arched entryways made of rough Kansas limestone and a arched ceiling breakfast nook, finished in vintage brick. All cabinetry throughout was custom made by renowned artisans at Habersham, accented by cream colored, honed marble counter tops. The focal point of the gourmet kitchen is the French Lacanche gas stove, including two ovens, one electric and one gas. A large hidden pantry features glass-front cabinets for displaying collections. Two dishwasher drawers, one full-sized dishwasher and an enamel cast iron farm sink occupy the large island. This home is truly a blend of the old and new. The front door is an impressive 200-year-old heavy oak master piece, salvaged from a country chateau in France. Just off the front entry, a spacious living and dinning room draws you in with its pair of double French doors looking out to a secluded, ivy covered patio. Beamed vaulted ceilings are adorned with two medieval style chandeliers on each end of the room. On the other side of the entry is situated a cozy office/library with a carved, limestone fireplace, beams and chandelier. The oversized 3 car garage has no outside entry for security purposes. One bay has a high door to accommodate a car lift, if you have a treasure you want to work on or store. Access the upper and lower levels by a breathtaking spiral staircase that fills the ivy covered stone turret. Each of the three upstairs en suite bedrooms have walk-in closets and walk-in showers. The master bedroom features views of the backyard with meandering streams and waterfalls. Gorgeous Habersham cabinets, a large jetted tub, a double shower and a large dressing room make this master bath a luxurious retreat. Automated Lutron window shades darken the master bedroom and reduce thermal transfer and enhance privacy. In the basement, tailor your workout in the exercise room sporting a full wall of windows with a view of the downstairs patio. Family room, powder room, storage room, pool table, theater and the makings of a wet bar and pizza oven complete the basement level. In the backyard, cross a stream and descend stone steps to a garden house and three, large stone planter boxes. The soil is ideal for garden and fruit trees, all watered by a share of mineral rich, irrigation water. Down by the river, sit on a log seat and roast marshmallows around a fire or sway in a hammock and listen to the water.
Listing courtesy of Kw St George Keller Williams Realty.