There are works of art that live to be admired in museums and on curated walls—and then there are those you can actually live in. A Wellsville, Utah mansion is exactly that, and it just hit the market for a cool $3.5 million.
A stunning Victorian estate, Maple Rise Mansion isn't just a home—it's a masterpiece. Customized with one-of-a-kind architecture and unparalleled attention to detail, it's both a showstopper and an idyllic retreat for the Utah family seeking luxury and solace. Sprawled atop a perfectly manicured three acres, the estate is one of Utah's most coveted pieces of real estate.
With eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms spread over more than 11,000 square feet, the home speaks to a bygone Victorian era but is thoughtfully and thoroughly modern.
Constructed in 2012, the mansion welcomes you with custom inlaid marble flooring and hand-painted domed ceilings with genuine gold and silver foil accents.
Throughout the home, you'll find elegant, custom crystal and alabaster chandeliers, leaded and stained-glass windows, dazzling transom and pendant lights and genuine antique European fireplace mantels, evoking the feel of a traditional French chateau.
From the dramatic curved staircase to the vaulted windows and beautifully carved moldings, the home is alive with artistic details and luxurious touches. Majestic two story windows overlook the entire Cache Valley and the beautiful Bear River bottoms. Eclectic wallpaper and wall treatments adorn much of the house, while a 500-gallon coral reef aquarium adds a dramatic point of interest to the sprawling office suite. The office also boasts of a circular desk set in a turret with a beautiful gold foil accented dome ceiling and 270' unobstructed view of the magnificent Wellsville Mountains.
In the kitchen, you'll find a fully custom, elegantly carved island that comfortably seats six, along with dining space for breakfast and casual suppers. For a more elegant meal experience, you can use the formal dining room, enclosed with spectacular stained-glass and hardwood French doors. A generous—to say the least—butler's pantry includes space for food storage and all your kitchen appliances, beautifully organized on built-in, solid wood shelving.
Even though the home exudes luxury, family is at the heart of the mansion, with sprawling rooms perfect for gathering. A wood-paneled movie theater features comfortable leather recliners and bar/food prep room for the ultimate screening experience.
Grounded in beauty
Surrounded by the beauty of Utah's Cache Valley, three acres of painstakingly manicured landscaping envelop the estate, including a beautifully serene recirculating brook, rose and sculpture gardens. Enjoy a walk through the grounds, or just take in the scenery from the back deck—complete with a hot tub. There is an additional three acres of natural foliage and pristine groves of native mature maple trees that could be used to pasture your horses.
It's a short 10-minute walk to the hiking, biking and horseback riding trails in the majestic Wellsville Mountain Wilderness Area. Enjoy the deer, moose, elk, pheasant, turkey and a plethora of other wild game that make a stop at the pond at the base of the recirculation stream—they're regular visitors as it's the only open water available for miles around.
The property also includes a detached, 5,800 square-foot carriage house with enough space for multiple cars, boats, wave-runners, camp trailers, bicycles and sports equipment for the entire family. The carriage house's top floor features an expansive home gym and full bathroom, with plumbing ready to build out a kitchen should you wish to transform the space into a separate apartment for guests.
Here today, gone tomorrow
Priced well below cost, this work of art is currently on the market and ready for new owners to love and appreciate each of its magnificent details. Centrally located in Cache Valley, just 90 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport, the home is a serene, quiet retreat with easy access to airline travel and world-class shopping and restaurants.
While the estate was built as a single-family residence, the expansive grounds, luxury carriage house and sprawling bedrooms—many with en suite bathrooms—make it easily transformed into a bed and breakfast or luxury event center.
Of course, it's also the perfect spot to raise a family. With remote work as the new normal, now is the time to find a new home base well off the beaten path and enjoy life the way it's meant to be lived—beautifully and artistically.
For more information on the home, visit Maplerisemansion.com, or call Keanu Hamilton at 385-299-2151.