There are works of art that live to be admired in museums and on preserved walls – and then there are those that you can actually live in. Wellsville Mansion, Utah is exactly that, and it just hit the market for $ 3.5 million.
Magnificent Victorian estate, Maple Rise Mansion is not just a house, it is a masterpiece. Customized with one-of-a-kind architecture and unparalleled attention to detail, this is both a spectacle and an idyllic retreat for the Utah family seeking luxury and solace. Spread over a perfectly manicured three-acre lot, the estate is one of Utah’s most coveted real estate.
The not so basic
With eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms spread over more than 11,000 square feet, the house speaks of a bygone Victorian era, but is thoughtfully and thoroughly modern.
Built in 2012, the mansion welcomes you with custom inlaid marble flooring and hand-painted domed ceilings with accents of genuine gold leaf and silver.
Throughout the house you will find elegant bespoke crystal and alabaster chandeliers, stained glass and stained glass windows, dazzling transoms and pendant lights and genuine antique European fireplace mantels, evoking the feel of a traditional French chateau.
From the dramatic curved staircase to the arched windows and beautifully carved crown moldings, the home comes alive with artistic details and luxurious touches. Majestic two-story windows overlook the entire Cache Valley and the magnificent Bear River bottoms. Eclectic wallpapers and wall treatments adorn much of the home, while a 500-gallon coral reef aquarium adds a spectacular point of interest to the expansive office suite. The office also boasts of a circular desk set in a turret with a beautiful domed ceiling accented with gold leaf and an unobstructed 270 foot view of the beautiful mountains of Wellsville.
In the kitchen you will find a fully personalized and elegantly sculpted island that comfortably seats six people, as well as a dining area for casual breakfasts and dinners. For a more elegant dining experience, you can use the formal dining room, surrounded by spectacular stained glass and hardwood French doors. A generous – to say the least – butler’s pantry features space for storing food and all your kitchen appliances, beautifully organized on built-in solid wood shelves.
Even though the house exudes luxury, the family is at the heart of the mansion, with sprawling rooms perfect for gathering. A paneled movie theater features comfortable leather reclining chairs and a bar / food prep room for the ultimate screening experience.
Based on beauty
Surrounded by the beauty of Utah’s Cache Valley, three acres of meticulously maintained landscaping envelop the estate, including a stream, roses, and beautifully serene sculpture gardens. Take a stroll through the gardens or simply admire the scenery from the rear terrace, which has a hot tub. There are three additional acres of natural foliage and pristine groves of mature native maples that could be used to graze your horses.
It is a 10 minute walk to hiking, biking and horseback riding trails in the majestic Wellsville Mountain Wilderness Area. Enjoy deer, moose, elk, pheasant, turkey and a plethora of other wild game that stop at the pond at the foot of the recirculating stream – these are regular visitors as it t is the only open water available for miles around.
The property also includes a 5,800 square foot individual shed with enough space for multiple cars, boats, wave runners, camping trailers, bicycles and sports equipment for the whole family. The top floor of the carriage house features an expansive home gym and full bathroom, with plumbing ready to build a kitchen if you want to turn the space into a separate guest apartment.
Here today, gone tomorrow
Price much lower than cost, this piece of art is currently on the market and ready for new owners to love and appreciate every one of its beautiful details. Conveniently located in Cache Valley, just 90 minutes from the Salt Lake City International Airport, the home is a serene and tranquil retreat with easy access to air travel and world-class shopping and dining.
While the estate was built as a single-family residence, the expansive grounds, luxury shed, and sprawling rooms – many with en-suite bathrooms – easily make this a luxury Bed & Breakfast or event center.
Of course, it’s also the perfect place to raise a family. With remote working as the new normal, now is the time to find a new base well outside the box and enjoy life the way it’s meant to be lived – beautifully and artistically.
For more information about the house, visit Maplerisemansion.com, or call Keanu Hamilton at 385-299-2151.
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