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Castle Above the Clouds – $6,900,000

Castle Above the Clouds – $6,900,000

Castle Above the Clouds – $6,900,000
October 12
11:57 2013

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Castle Above the Clouds

189 Upper Springs Road, Stowe, Vermont, United States, 05672

A classic design found on Stowes highest ground, inspired by the richness and beauty of its natural environment. The entertainment level features a Mezzanine bar, theater and an Indoor swimming pool with cascading waterfall. Above the Clouds – so named because on some mornings, it is …

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Enter the house through hand carved wood doors into the foyer which opens into a dining gallery with marble floors and a cathedral skylight, a half-spiral suspended staircase and a “Phantom” chandelier.

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Light pours in from all directions, creating the illusion of being aloft. Concentrating on anything but the vista is difficult.

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This 15 acre site is beyond breathtaking and overlooks four seasons of Green Mountains majesty that inspire a rarely available appreciation of nature. Here, crisp pristine air clears the mind and readies the body for an adventure in living.

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From the rock ledge canyon-like approach to the enormous rocks onto which the home is perched, this enduring and dramatic estate was created with a commitment to local, natural materials wherever possible, imparting a sense of durability and a unique beauty.

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The sites dramatic rock ledges helped to inspire architectural designer G.A. McDermott of Stowe, who, in combination with the owners, designed this one-of-a-kind classic that celebrates the joy of living amongst the richness and beauty of Vermonts natural environment.

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The exterior quality is evidenced by the exclusive use of white marble from Danby, Vermont (the only marble exported from the United States) and known for its tight grain and beautiful white appearance with light veining – this same marble has been used in the construction of the White House in Washington, D.C. The Mediterranean-style roof tiles are 80 years old, recycled from a hospital on Staten Island, NY and installed with a 30 year performance guarantee.

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The east wing is entirely dedicated to the master suite, complete with sitting area, exercise room and a palatial master bath carved from Statuario marble.

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 The three-level residence totals 18,000 square feet of quiet elegance with the main living area, comprised of the kitchen, dining hall and great room being flanked by two wings.

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The west wing houses the library, lined with black walnut, offices, a spacious laundry room with dry cleaning station and other utilitarian areas including a fully finished and heated 3-bay garage.

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The second level is occupied by two bedroom/guest suites with terraces facing Ranch Valley to the south – on a clear day one can see distant mountain ridges in New Hampshire.

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A separate second level apartment with a stunning great room with 15 foot ceilings opens to a large kitchen and dining area, the private bedroom and bath make this suite the perfect place for long-term visitors, in-laws, grandchildren or caretakers.

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The above ground entertainment level is complete with a studio-quality theater with reclining seating for 18, opening to the mezzanine granite bar serving the inviting conversation area as well as the game room with marble-faced fireplace, overlooking perhaps the most popular recreation area of all – the 23 x 38 indoor swimming pool with marble surround, cascading waterfall and spa facilities.

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The commitment to natural materials throughout the interior combine with an expansive use of windows that form a series of frames to define the spectacular views of the Green and White Mountain Ranges of New England over the valleys below.

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Exquisite views from every perspective include nearby gardens and grounds, stone walls, all set atop dramatic ledge out-croppings. Above the Clouds is, above all, a quality home for a superb quality of life…

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Price: $12,500,000 $9,950,000 $6,900,000
House Size: 18,095 Sq. Ft.
Lot Size: 15.15 Acres
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 6 Full, 3 Half
Specialty Items: Built in 2001, 80-Year Old Tile Roof, Home Theatre, Indoor Pool with Marble Surround, Guest Accommodation, Overlooking Four Seasons of Green Mountains.
Address: 189 Upper Springs Road, Stowe, Vermont, United States, 05672
Listing Agent: Sharon Bateman of The Bateman Group

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The Bateman Group

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