As any parent can attest, kids take over your life. So why not give them a playroom that puts the jungle gym at the local park to shame? Four Peaks, a 7-bedroom, 10-bath, 10,451-square-foot property at the exclusive Yellowstone Club enclave is a fantastical mountain retreat in all regards, even if you're not knee-high to a grasshopper. Situated on just over two acres between Lone Peak and Andesite Mountain, this $10,990,000 timber, stone, and glass marvel resembles a modern hunting lodge, with a funky ranger overlook-like "Tower Suite" rising from its midst from which you can survey your domain. Located on the boundary of Big Sky Resort and near Moonlight Basin, the home features ski-in/out access to 8,000 acres of public and private trails.
The "mountain eclectic" interior features burnished Douglas fir hardwood floors and earth-and-forest-toned walls. The invitingly warm living room has vaulted ceilings with intriguingly curved wooden beams and a rough-hewn stone fireplace, but the pièce de résistance is a custom-made coffee table made from a naturally heart-shaped cross-cut of Thai monkeypod tree (included in price!).
Moving right along to the aforementioned playroom (a.k.a. "adventure bunkroom"), there are plenty of distractions to keep your rugrats occupied. There's a suspension bridge, 10-foot, leather-padded slide, hidden turnstile doors, scale wood-and-metal vertical ladders, wall tunnels, and a fort. And not to worry- once the high wears off, there are four built-in bunk bed for easy access.
Should your offspring require further diversion, the home theater includes a custom arcade (vintage Pac-Man, anyone?) and a popcorn cart. Big people can get their kicks by raiding the wine room, messing up the state-of-the-art open kitchen, and kicking it in the dining room (with its picture windows and intricately-carved wooden ceiling installations) or outdoor entertainment area.
Should relaxation be the order of the day, a Zen Room, decorated with vintage hand-painted doors from Mongolia, a mirrored wall with barre, and an antique rug made of "Indian wedding dresses" should suffice. The entire house was designed with alpine views in mind, so even if you choose to hole up in, say, the master bedroom, with its massive stone fireplace, achieving a spa-like state of bliss is a snap.
· Four Peaks [Official Site]
·LK Real Estate
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