One of the first residences built in the exclusive Yellowstone Club, a private ski getaway for the wealthy near Big Sky, Montana has been listed on sale through Concierge Auction for $28 million! Amazing 15,500-square-foot timber mansion, ski lover’s paradise on Andesite Mountain with breathtaking mountain views and direct access to over 8,000 skiable acres, is scheduled to be sold at a live auction with reserve on Feb. 18th, 2013.
Built in 1999 by timber baron Tim Blixseth and his ex-wife Edra, 13,600-acre exclusive Yellowstone Club, which comes with a private, lift-served ski area to its membership and costs $250,000 to join, was hit hard by the financial crisis and entered bankruptcy in 2008, with the Blixseths accused of pocketing hundreds of millions of dollars from loans secured by the club’s real estate.
Nestled on 2.6 acres at the northwest corner of the picturesque Yellowstone National Park, 26 Obsidian Road is 8-bedroom, 12-bath mountainside home features 230-degree views from every window (most of them are floor-to-ceiling), palatial master suite, five fireplaces and multiple spacious areas for entertaining decked in polished cherry wood, with lodge architecture detail both inside and out including ancient logs and hand-picked moss rocks, cathedral ceilings and an African mahogany dining table for 14 with an antler chandelier overhead.
The house also boasts a top-of-the line gourmet kitchen, an elevator, fitness room, plush leather furniture, a large den with a pool table, game tables and kitchenette and a full ski room with a vertical shoe rack, several open-air lockers and plenty of shelving. Outdoors, an attached three-car garage and second machine garage allows for plenty of storage, while a heated deck wraps around the back of the house where a 12-person hot tub awaits.
“Having successfully sold another home within the Yellowstone Club and three in nearby Spanish Peaks earlier this year, we’re thrilled to be back in the area,” stated Laura Brady, President of Concierge Auctions. “We work with the most motivated luxury sellers in the country to present rare and unique opportunities to discerning buyers who value the utmost in quality and amenities. Because 26 Obsidian is such a significant property, we are offering prospective buyers plenty of time to visit the estate and conduct their due diligence before the live auction in February.”