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Make yourself at home in Skyline Ranch, the oldest and most beloved neighborhood in Jackson Hole. This property exposes the best of Wyoming with wide open spaces and dense aspen forest. The interiors allow abundant light and views that will captivate occupants throughout each season. Outdoor living spaces make it easy to enjoy the wildlife that make this property home, and the conservation easements that surround the lot ensure unobstructed views will remain in place. The proximity to both Jackson and Wilson is enhanced by this centralized location, with travel times to each place feeling more abbreviated. A home in Skyline Ranch will transport you back to a simpler time in Jackson. The surrounding space of the bluffs and ranchlands bring a less populated feel, in keeping with the freedom. Abundant Light and Expansive Views
Each area of this home boasts its own special light. Window placement accentuates the space and provides a variety in views that never gets old. Throughout the day, the nuances of the surrounding property are highlighted with the moving sun, and the interiors reflect a depth of illumination. On the upper level, there is always an opportunity to bask in light. This is especially true for the area that is currently used as a formal dining space, and from this vantage point, expansive views can be had. Allowing the eye to wander over the not-so-distant hills and the conservation easement that features abundant wetlands is a calming treat. Even from the kitchen, a portion of this vista can be seen. The common space that sits opposite the dining area presents another rich taste of Wyoming: a thick aspen forest that presents dappled, soothing light. Absorbing a book at a window seat in this space may not yield many page turns. The rich beauty of the aspens provides a tranquil distraction that will hold the gaze and fill the heart.
Familial Comfort in the Space
The entirety of this home is designed for occupants to feel comfort, whether a family is living within its walls or guests are enjoying the feel of its welcoming atmosphere. The heart of the home is a kitchen that serves as the conduit between dining and living areas. Not only is the placement perfect, the kitchen itself is designed for true culinary work. Pantry storage is ample and thoughtful, with surprising extra storage found in the lower cabinets. Any home chef will appreciate the work triangle layout, meant to ensure efficiency of space and functionality. Not to be overlooked are the wine cubbyholes, stationed so that visitors might enjoy a curated collection and participate in selecting a shared bottle. Multiple areas of seating allow for intimate conversations or group experiences. Privacy can be felt here, as can communal bonding. The lower level offers a different experience and is the perfect place for a media center, game nights, and hosting lucky visitors. The inclusion of a wet bar enhances this area, essentially offering a kitchenette that lures guests into settling in and feeling at home.
Outdoor Living Has Its Rewards
Outdoor living in Jackson Hole is so meaningful during fair weather. On this property, the upper level deck is just off the indoor dining space, with accessibility from the kitchen making meal service an easy flow. Once seated in the great outdoors, it is a challenge to go back inside. This view is simply spectacular, and al fresco dining on this property is both approachable and enchanting. All-day light graces this outdoor area, and in the evening, star gazing is a must. Just below the main upper deck is a concrete pad, and the coverage from above provides even more outdoor living space. A second outdoor dining area could be established here, or even a hammock. The shaded area will beckon any occupant who might be seeking a slow afternoon, or a mid-day meal away from the high-altitude sun. The rear of the home features yet another patio space adjacent to the property's old growth aspen forest. While using this area, it would not be surprising to view wildlife enjoying the wind's appeasing rustle through the trees.
Solitude Fed by Wildlife
The advantage of cul-de-sac living on Meadowlark Road within Skyline Ranch is obvious in that there is a certain kind of privacy that can be cherished. But beyond that, there are other bonuses to that privacy. The cul-de-sac abuts 3.25 acres of natural sagebrush hillside that have been designated as protected conservation property by the Jackson Hole Land Trust. Protection has been in place for over 10 years and lends to the thriving aspen forest that exists in the back of the home. This is natural habitat for moose, and elk. Just across the Meadowlark Road is another protected area; a vast expanse of wetlands combined with sagebrush shrubland that is home to the many raptors that frequent the skies of Jackson Hole. Also seen here, especially in late spring, are sandhill cranes. Mating season brings them in to perform a dancing display, but this dance can sometimes be seen outside of that season, and within view of this home. A pair of blue herons are also known to frequent the aspen forest, and this couple returns each year to nest and breed.
A Classic Jackson Location
Skyline Ranch is the oldest subdivision in Jackson Hole, and is much beloved for its rolling terrain, thick trees, and accessible location. Considered a Jackson location, but not "in town", it sits in a centralized area that makes travel to Wilson or downtown Jackson easy. Travel to the Village Road in order to get to the lifts at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is breezy at under 14 minutes. The best of both worlds exists when near both Wilson and Jackson. Choosing what to do in dining and recreation between these two can be either low-key or upscale. Living in Skyline Ranch also gives families with children access to Wilson school for an elementary education, with kids then "graduating" to the schools in Jackson as they grow older.
Interior Bonuses Make All the Difference
There is ample space within this home to designate room for two separate offices, should that be needed. The office on the lower level enjoys a gas-powered fireplace which is shared on the other side with the common area. The lower level also features storage that is well thought through. Instead of a walk-in closet, there is a space that is more of a storage room, with floor to ceiling shelving. Some of this shelving can be flipped to accommodate wine storage, and in any case, can serve as an extension to the kitchen pantry. More exceptional storage can be found on the main floor off the master bedroom. Classic cedar closets have been created here by local cabinet makers with enough room to plan for all seasons. Your wardrobe has never been happier. Also a stellar feature of the master bedroom is the master bath. With ample space and light, the tub sits under a window that gazes directly into the thick aspen forest at the rear of the home. Proper placement of a bed in these quarters will have occupants gazing in wonder at the vastness just outside this home, which includes Cache Creek. Relaxing in a window seat to take all of this in is also an option. Beyond a daily routine, this is experiential living in Jackson at its finest.