4343 Weber Canyon, Oakley, Utah – Five years of planning, design and construction have created Riverbend Ranch, the perfect standard of sophisticated country living of the highest quality. Entering the front gate, the timber Riverbend Ranch arch overhead, its land reaches out over 214 acres, the Weber River coursing its way through the property for half a mile. Along the drive, numerous ponds are scattered; ducks and baby chicks find sanctuary and trout are stocked for sport.
The western foothills are covered with scrub oak and gently undulate to form the boundaries of the ranch property. Verdant green pastures surrounded by white rail fences set your expectations as you approach this remarkable residence of over 16,800 square feet.
Natural grassland gives way to over an acre of manicured lawns that surround the estate on three sides. Under the port-cochere and through the mahogany entry doors, you are treated to your first glimpse of the Weber river that flows along the rear of the property, giving Riverbend Ranch its unique identity.
To your left are the main living areas; a two story great room with walls of windows on each side and a covered deck overlooking the front yard. Your eyes are drawn upward to appreciate the vaulted,coffered ceiling trimmed in walnut wood. A custom mahogany entertainment center graces one wall, and an African Mahogany bar stands ready for entertaining.
The ranches’ kitchen is just one of many examples of the true craftsmanship and impeccable design that is found throughout this country estate. Top quality Viking appliances with wood overlays, soft close drawers, pull out drawers in cabinets, warming drawers, a roll out pantry, dumbwaiter to a storage room below and butler’s pantry with two dishwashers and a sink are all amenities that speak of the highest quality and attention to detail. An island counter of handcrafted cherry with a walnut inlay, in addition to custom leather finish granite counter tops, grace this outstanding room.
The loft overlooking the great room is the ultimate “man’s retreat”. Here is a smoking parlor equipped with smoke eaters so gentlemen can enjoy that “after dinner” cigar. Or how about a game of pool on the custom designed pool table? The trusses were reclaimed from a 300-year-old Pennsylvania barn, decorated with copper inlays and hand tooled leather and bejeweled with turquoise bumper markers.
A lower level African mahogany wine room with wireless temperature control and sound system holds 1,500 bottles of wine, has hand-forged gates embellished with the Riverbend Ranch insignia and two 6′ custom humidors. The twenty-person theater room is outfitted with a Kaleidescape hard drive movie system, XBOX, JBL theater surround system and many other features that the avid media watcher can truly appreciate.
Riverbend Ranch has a total of 8 en-suite bedrooms, each overlooking the Weber River, each unique in character and all exceptional. The private master suite is on the upper level with incredible views in every direction, his and her closets, double hand cast bronze sinks, a double master shower system with a steam sauna, a jetted tub and sun porch with deck. Gracious outdoor living spaces take full advantage of the river frontage to the rear.
There is access to the water along the entire length of this home. Stone slab steps enter the water in three different locations. Listen to the flowing river while enjoying a fire in one of two fire pits or gather around the outdoor fireplace for a quiet converstaion after dining. The riverside hot tub accommodates up to ten people. There is an 8-car garage with two drive-through bays for all the toys. A sports court, two barns, a greenhouse, organic garden beds and a heated chicken coop are also tucked away throughout the property.
Listing courtesy of Summit Sotheby’s International Realty – For more information please contact Shane Herbert 435.714.9225. To see more information on this listing please click here!