The descent of man, the theorist might say, began with a descent from the trees—to stand upright and scan for predators and prey. The great American conservationist John Muir put it this way: “Going to the woods is going home, for I suppose we came from the woods originally.” Well, it’s time to go home. Herewith, Luxury Defined presents six homes at one with their surroundings, from the tropical jungles of Costa Rica to the ancient forests of the Scottish Highlands. Look out beyond the trees and behold the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone, or the powder-white ski slopes of Telluride. Or just settle back into the wooded majesty of a historic treasure on Lake Michigan. Yes, indeed, these woods are lovely, dark and deep.
Situated on 158 acres of the famous Crescent H Ranch, this Wyoming estate is a sanctuary far from the outside world, yet close to the historic Old West town of Jackson and to the countless recreational opportunities of the Jackson Hole area. Both the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks are merely minutes away, as are miles of private spring creeks, trout-filled ponds, forests of aspen and evergreen, and the majestic Snake River (regarded as ”the finest blue ribbon” fishing in Jackson Hole). A total of six entitlements and 60,000 square feet provide the perfect setting for a private retreat or family compound.
From Christie’s International Real Estate | Luxury Defined | Sept. 8, 2017