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Ascension: The rising movement of one toward a higher degree or state of being.
An elemental place of serenity and peace, not easily arrived at and far from the ordinary; this home is the embodiment of a personal journey to greatness.
Welcome to the Ascension. This broad craftsman style home promotes kinship and tranquility with its mountainous stature, broad scenic vistas and all encompassing design. The family that finds itself within these walls will be hard-pressed to find a reason to venture outside them. The generous iterations of rooms and vast living space between them give full endorsement to a young family’s growth and development. Flexible rooms allow the management of all events on the social-scape,
be they grand life changes or small casual get-togethers, accommodations can be made.
While this home seems to appear from afar as a traditional ranch, of great reach and zeal, it offers so much more. This home is designed to incorporate all of life’s little moments. The intricate geometry of this plan allows the rooms to fit together in a way that maximizes square footage and the illumination of natural light.
The strategically placed windows bathe the interiors in a rich sanctimonious warmth while the clean lines and transitional finishes add a simple logic to dealing with day-to-day life as an active family.
As soon as you pass under the timber framed entry and through the custom 8ft tall double-doors you’re immersed in a landscape of high ceilings, sharp clean lines, soft light and sophisticated trim. The expansive foyer you’re standing in offers a coffered ceiling of 12ft and immediate access to the central stairwell. Procession to the Great Room reveals a wall of light accompanied by every angle of lush forest scenery. Overhead a series of exposed beams invite you to cross the room toward the enchanting, tree-filled windows. In the distance a coffered-box-beam ceiling rests above a dining area glowing with light, flanked by double islands and a wrap-around kitchen, they make every meal at home inclusive. The kitchen is composed to entertain and promote all types of social activity; large work areas, ubiquitous storage and very few walls allow any number of people, large or small, to create or consume comfortably. An integrated outdoor living space, with it’s large fireplace, formidable cooking area and built-in BBQ, acts as an extension of the Great Room further blurring the line between fabricated and organic settings.
Other interests of the main floor consist of a centrally located exercise room with scenic forest views. A study off of the Great Room, which means neither work nor family must suffer the other’s agenda. Lastly, the oversized 4-bay garage is any automotive enthusiast’s dream
whether it be used to rebuild, repair and restore or to house the family’s fleet of vehicles and vessels.
Another highlight of this home is the fortified retreat of the Master Suite and Bath.
A built-in linear fireplace, custom 11ft coffered ceilings and 5 large windows allow the delicate interplay of light and form to surround the home-owner in their place of rest. With pristine beauty and copious functions the Master Bath is a worthy refuge for anyone in need of a moment of peace. The gentle curve of the 10ft high, barrel-vaulted ceiling frames perfectly the modern free-standing tub, which is set against a backdrop of three 6ft tall windows. The large personal sauna and immense tile shower offer even more options for relaxation and relief from the day.
Downstairs 3 bedrooms, including a princess suite, plus a full bathroom and an oversized game room can be found. The hearty Game Room is crafted with a massive entertainment center built-in
to accommodate a large flat-screen T.V along with various electronics and gaming systems. The large Game Room also features a wet bar to complete the space and facilitate cleanliness and togetherness. At the opposite end of the Game Room is a floor-to-ceiling accordion door that allows you to remove the boundaries between The Ascension and it’s surroundings. Once open, the fun can flow freely from the home.
This plan is designed for people who value family togetherness, natural beauty, social gatherings and all of the little moments in-between.
We hope you enjoy this home. At Cascade West we strive to surpass the needs, wants and expectations of every client and create a home that unifies and compliments their lifestyle.
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