WEST CREEK RANCH

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Quite pos­si­bly the ul­ti­mate in wilder­ness re­treats, this prop­erty strad­dles two states in the great Amer­i­can West. Not only does this es­tate near the com­mu­nity of Gate­way of­fer an abun­dance of space, it also has a strong con­nec­tion to that other di­men­sion, time.

Most of West Creek Ranch, or 2,595 hectares of it, lies in Mesa County, Colorado, while the re­main­ing 205 hectares is in Grand County, Utah. This is canyon coun­try, and the im­pres­sive rock for­ma­tions found within the es­tate in­clude the soar­ing Pre­cam­brian rock cliffs of Unaweep Canyon. As the Pre­cam­brian era be­gan 4.6 bil­lion years ago with the creation of the Earth, th­ese rocks pro­vide an ex­cel­lent source of con­tem­pla­tion about our place in the world, and so do the many other sights found on the es­tate, in­clud­ing di­nosaur foot­prints, and the tracks of mod­ern-day wild an­i­mals such as bear and moun­tain lion, which roam about here in

their nat­u­ral habi­tats. Also, there are trout streams and fish­ing ponds, and pas­tures for horses and bi­son.

Lo­cated on the es­tate’s vast plateau is a log cabin, the Sky Mesa Cabin, where res­i­dents can get even fur­ther away from it all, with its own he­li­pad pro­vid­ing easy ac­cess. And how many prop­er­ties boast their own astro­nom­i­cal ob­ser­va­tory? This one does, and West Creek Ranch res­i­dents can ex­plore the wider won­ders of the uni­verse with no ur­ban light pol­lu­tion to spoil their view of the night sky.

The main four-storey res­i­dence can ac­com­mo­date large fam­i­lies and mul­ti­ple guests, hav­ing eight bed­rooms and a va­ri­ety of re­cep­tion spa­ces suit­able for en­ter­tain­ing, in­clud­ing a great room, for­mal din­ing room, home cin­ema, games room, and a pool and spa. There’s also a chef’s kitchen and break­fast room.

To aid re­flec­tion and in­spi­ra­tion, the study of­fers panoramic views, as well as a twolevel cir­cu­lar stone li­brary and an art stu­dio. A gym and staff quar­ters are lo­cated within the main res­i­dence, while a guest­house pro­vides four ad­di­tional bed­rooms.

On the mar­ket for US$149 mil­lion through Sotheby’s In­ter­na­tional Realty, the prop­erty has a grass airstrip, hanger, a sec­ond he­li­pad near the main res­i­dence, sta­bles and a five-car garage. It has an emer­gency power gen­er­a­tor and a geo-ther­mal heat­ing and cool­ing sys­tem. The es­tate is of­fered for sale with all fur­nish­ings.

BED­ROOMS: 14 SIZE: 22,000 SQFT

US$149 MIL­LION sothe­bysre­alty.com

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