6 Stunning Homes To Reset And Get In Touch With Nature

Real Estate

Whether living in the city or country, it’s important to connect with nature. These properties, from an equestrian facility in the Pacific Northwest to a ski chalet in Switzerland take advantage of their natural surroundings.

Prime equine in the Pacific Northwest

Location: Wilsonville, Oregon

Price: $19.5 million

Called Wild Turkey Farm, this 215-acre gated property along the Willamette River is home to an elite equestrian breeding and training facility, with outdoor and indoor arenas and five barns.

The main nearly 10,000-square-foot stone-clad residence is perched on a hilltop and comes with a freeform infinity pool that overlooks the surrounding pastures.

It is listed with Kendra Ratcliff of LUXE.


Ski slope views in Breckenridge

Location: Breckenridge, Colorado

Price: $3.575 million

This five-bedroom, six-bathroom home is set in the luxury Highlands at Breckenridge development. It also has large windows and a deck that take in jaw-dropping views of Breckenridge Ski Resort with stone and wood accents.

Amenities also include a theater room and a three-car garage.

It is listed with Jeff Moore of Slifer Smith and Frampton Real Estate.


Serenity in San Miguel

Location: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Price: $1.65 million

Called Casa Cielo, or Sky House, this five-bedroom, five-bathroom abode is a calming space that sits on the Parque Benito Juárez. Covered with ivy, it features a landscaped courtyard with hand-carved fountains and an open-air walkway that leads to a large casita.

A glass-walled room with cathedral ceilings and a fireplace set up for entertaining.

It is listed with John Eckrote of CDR San Miguel.


Ski resort development opportunity in the Olympic Valley

Location: Olympic Valley, California

Price: $15 million

Called Alpenglow, this 47-acre property sits at the base of the Alpine Meadows Ski Resort. It is one of the last remaining opportunities to develop next to a major ski resort in Western North America.

The Alpenglow project is located near 6,000 acres of ski slopes at Alpine Meadows and Olympic Valley and has on-site access to trails, and it’s surrounded by U.S. Forest Service land. There is room for 38 lots with mountain and forest views.

It is listed with Jeff Brown of Tahoe Mountain Realty.


Swiss bliss in Ollon

Location: Ollon, Switzerland

Price: $4.363 million

This four-bedroom, four-bathroom duplex apartment, served by a private elevator, sits in the heart of the Villars-sur-Ollon ski resort, located an hour and a half from Geneva.

It’s been designed in a contemporary, rustic mountain style, with plenty of warm wood accents. A terrace takes in unobstructed, panoramic views of the Alps.

It is listed with Aurore Lucido of FGP Swiss & Alps.


Ranch style on the North Shore

Location: Kilauea, Hawaii

Price: $23.5 million

This is an opportunity to develop more than 237 acres at the foot of Mount Namahana on the North Shore of Kauai. Called Wai Kala Ranch, it consists of three adjacent properties filled with mountain views, rolling hills, streams and waterfalls.

One property already includes a four-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom and a two-bedroom home, both remodeled in 2019, as well as several horse stables, offices and a covered riding arena, with adjacent riding trails. There is room to build two more homes.

It is listed with Neal Norman of Hawai’i Life.


CDR San Miguel, FGP Swiss & Alps, Hawai’i Life, LUXE, Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate and Tahoe Mountain Realty are exclusive members of Forbes Global Properties, a consumer marketplace and membership network of elite brokerages selling the world’s most luxurious homes.

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