Experience the magic of this woodlands retreat. Set on 20 very private acres in Ely Springs, this property is tucked beneath mature cottonwood and spruce trees. Listen to the soothing hoot of a great horned owl or the melodious song of the ruby crowned kinglet or of the thrush. This property is a special oasis of tranquility in very desirable part of the valley. Featuring large ponds and tall grass meadows filled with wildflowers, the property is a haven, a special place where wildlife will peacefully meander and linger.Designed by Stephen Tobler and built by Charlie Ankeny, this 7,654 square foot home showcases exquisite architectural detail and is sure to impress. Tall vaulted ceilings in the great room provide for large view windows that look out onto the tranquil landscape of the pond, beautifully framed by tall trees.The kitchen features high end appliances and granite counter tops. An island topped with stainless steel provides ample workspace for your most elaborate meals. A breakfast nook and barstools invite your friends and family gather round the chef of the house for tantalizing conversation while delicious meals are prepared.A bar and media room is located off the great room hallway and is a perfect place to serve up refreshments and to celebrate holidays, special events or even a ball game. A built-in projector and screen provide a wide screen experience for everyone.With a master bedroom, master bathroom and two upstairs office spaces, the master wing is easily accessed on the main floor and enjoys direct access to the outdoors. A tall stone fireplace is a focal point that rivals the beauty outside the tall windows. The master bathroom showcases a lovely copper clad claw foot tub that begs for leisurely bubble baths with a good book or relaxing music.On the other side of the home, 4 guest bedrooms, each with private bathrooms provide for abundantly comfortable accommodations for friends and family.The spacious back patio features a grill for summer grilling and enjoyable meals taken outside.The grounds are mesmerizingly beautiful. A (heated?) pool and hot tub will be favorite places to hang out year round.