Call this week’s theme “Anti-McMansions: Upscale Edition.” Sure, these homes are big. But the square footage goes to the kind of useful features that today’s buyers love: storage, practical spaces, and kitchens designed for relaxed entertaining. On the outside, historically-influenced exteriors (that interpret, rather than replicate, traditional styles) display beautiful details to make your buyers fall in love.

Upscale Rustic Retreat

Photo by Summit Pro Media/Michael Cummings Photo by Summit Pro Media/Michael Cummings

With four super-spacious bedroom suites, this stunning mountain lodge offers supreme comfort to family and visiting friends. The main floor showcases outstanding views as soon as you step into the foyer, which leads directly back to the open great room. This area flows into the dining room and kitchen, and then out to the firepit on the terrace. The most luxurious of the bedrooms sits near a den and includes a large shower, separate tub, and two sinks. An enormous bonus room upstairs would make a great activity space for kids. See more images, information, and the floor plan.