Imagine living on a high plateau in Patagonia, at the southern tip of Argentina.
On one side is the Cordillera mountain range; on the other, the glacial lake Lácar at the foot of the Andes. Below is a valley; near the town of San Martin de los Andes.
La Ñusta is an all-season retreat set on 20 hectares, or approximately 50 acres of land. Hidden from neighboring houses by the forest, the closed house is accessible by a long tree-lined driveway.
Built in 2007, the house is in a Gustavian style. This view of French neoclassicism evolved after King Gustav III of Sweden visited Versailles in the late 1700s. The more subdued Swedish version that developed incorporated whitewashed woods, pale hues, and simple patterns .
The influence is immediately evident in the light gray exterior and wood shingle roof of the country house. A strip of lawn extends beyond the house.
An entrance hall opens onto the house on four levels. The wood floors are painted in decorative diamond shapes that extend into the kitchen, which includes a center island, double gas range, and a breakfast nook that captures the sunrise. A checkerboard tile backsplash in muted tones plays on the color of the floor.
The sunset can be seen from the library, which contains a fireplace.
The living room and the dining room have old fireplaces, wooden floors and high windows. There is also a bathroom and a cloakroom.
The second-floor master suite contains an office, walk-in closet and two full bathrooms. Two other en-suite bedrooms complete the level.
The third floor attic features additional bedrooms and bathrooms, media room / den, utility room and storage space for a total of seven bedrooms and six bathrooms. The basement offers more storage.
Other features of the property include a caretaker’s house, workshop, garden shed, herb garden, greenhouse and one-stall stable. More than 100 roses are planted in the gardens.
Cecilia Serrano of Warburg Realty is the listing agent for 2100 Los Fresnos Altos del Chapelco, San Martin de los Andes, Province of Neuquen, Argentina. The asking price of US $ 3.575 million includes most of the furniture.
The property will be sold with the staff in residence – the caretaker and a maid. Information on payroll and operating expenses is available on request.
La Ñusta, at an elevation of 1,000 meters or over 3,200 feet, is about a 20-minute drive from the town of San Martin de los Andes, as well as the Aviador Carlos Campos International Airport.
Chapelco Ski Resort is approximately 30 minutes away, while the Jack Nicklaus-designed Chapelco Golf & Resort is approximately 15 minutes by car.
San Martin de los Andes is a getaway destination for skiing, golfing, polo, hunting and fly fishing. Hiking, rafting and horseback riding are also popular activities.
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