Ever wanted to live among the Redwoods in California? Here’s how it looks like for $12.5 million

By Kat Piper, Epoch Times
March 10, 2018 10:27 am Last Updated: March 13, 2018 3:31 am

If you’re a true nature lover and money is no object, what would your dream house look like?

Imagine a contemporary, open-concept home that’s integrated seamlessly with a redwood forest, all while offering the ultimate in luxury. If this appeals to you, 9 Woodside Way in Ross, California might be just what you’re looking for.

(Jacob Elliott Photography/courtesy Pacific Union International)

The newly built, two-story house is located in a secluded gated community in Marin County, 40 minutes away from San Francisco.

Energy-efficient and green-roofed, the five-bedroom home was designed and built around existing mature redwood trees and makes the most of the stunning scenery and sunny weather.

It’s open-concept living at its best.

(Jacob Elliott Photography/courtesy Pacific Union International)

The sharp modern lines of the 5,020-square-foot property complement the towering straight trunks of the surrounding redwood trees, which seem to become one with the house.

Huge, 12-foot-tall glass doors frame the entrance way, and extensive glass walls let in the light and provide a magnificent view.

No expense has been spared on all the fixtures and fittings.

(Jacob Elliott Photography/courtesy Pacific Union International)

Inside, the property features the very latest in technology, luxury appliances, and extraordinary building materials.

If you enjoy cooking out in nature, but appreciate your modern home comforts, the 10-foot-tall glass window slides away to connect the professional-grade kitchen to the outdoor space.

The whole house is designed to integrate with the natural surroundings.

(Jacob Elliott Photography/courtesy Pacific Union International)

“Indoor/outdoor flow is really the driver behind all of the homes we design and build. The house almost completely opens itself up to the outdoors … and promotes a connectedness to nature that’s always been very important to us.” developer Lowell Strauss told the Robb Report.

A double-sided fireplace gives you warmth—whether you’re inside or outside on the wooden deck.

(Jacob Elliott Photography/courtesy Pacific Union International)

“It gives you this sense that you’re living outside and the house is providing a shelter. The redwoods were the inspiration for the design and the house is about living with those trees,” Strauss told SFGate.

(Jacob Elliott Photography/courtesy Pacific Union International)

The beautiful bedrooms have high ceilings and are lined with natural materials, such as reclaimed redwood planks, limestone and marble slabs, and oak floor boards.

Even the bathtub in the master suite is carved from reclaimed Hawaiian koa wood.

(Jacob Elliott Photography/courtesy Pacific Union International)

“The energy is incredible … the materials are all so natural yet at the same time are dramatic and have lots of movement and texture,” Strauss told the Robb Report.

(Jacob Elliott Photography/courtesy Pacific Union International)

A 630-square-foot sliding glass wall in the main living area adds to the sense of space and brightness.

“When the walls of glass are open, the redwood trees become part of the indoor living experience,” Strauss told the Robb Report.

(Jacob Elliott Photography/courtesy Pacific Union International)

Outside there’s an extensive deck area, along with a spa and pool to relax in.

(Jacob Elliott Photography/courtesy Pacific Union International)

You’ll also need somewhere to store your wine collection, of course! There’s space for 1,500 bottles.

(Jacob Elliott Photography/courtesy Pacific Union International)

The upper story, or upper bedroom wing, is dedicated to two large bedrooms and the master suite, described as a “private retreat” complete with its own deck and custom-built bed.

So how much to make this stunning house your home? It’s on the market for $12.5 million.

“We don’t think about budget,” Strauss told SFGate. “We just build something that’s absolutely incredible and that we know someone is going to buy.”

(Jacob Elliott Photography/courtesy Pacific Union International)

I know I’d love to live here. Would you?

See more of the property in the video below: