When Stacie Kirsch bought her Gwynedd Valley home in 2014, she was drawn to it for two reasons: the private setting adjacent to conservation land and the unusual design.
"The house looks like it belongs in Aspen or Vail," Kirsch said by email.
The chalet-style architecture and densely wooded lot could easily be mistaken for a Colorado manse.
In addition to the design, Kirsch knew the property had potential.
"A substantial amount of work was done," she said.
The fully fenced property is situated on approximately four acres of land, which is where Kirsch focused many of the home's $1.2 million upgrades, including a heated pool with waterfall and spa, a regulation-sized tennis court, a half-court for basketball and a custom-designed jungle gym.
She also added a private and separately fenced dog run as well as a walking and jogging trail around the perimeter of the property.
Kirsch described the landscaping on the property as "arboretum-level."
Inside, she installed a home theater, whole-house surround sound, two high-efficiency laundry rooms and a cedar closet. A gourmet kitchen includes its own office.
Other amenities include a glass wine tasting room (complete with temperature control), an exercise studio and a master bedroom with an upgraded ensuite bath.
"What will appeal to buyers is the professional chef's kitchen and the master bedroom suite," Kirsch said. "Plus, the house is in immaculate condition, needs nothing."
In addition, Kirsch said she loves the home's terrace, which includes an outdoor kitchen alongside an outdoor dining room with fireplace.
"It's like going to the most luxurious resort in the world, and all I have to do is go to my own backyard," she said.
The home is listed by Steve DiFrancesco at Hunter Reed for $3,495,000. Buyers who close by the end of 2016 have a million-dollar incentive to move fast and secure the estate for $2,495,000.