Imagine living on a high plateau in Patagonia, on the southern tip of Argentina.
On one side sits the Cordillera mountain range; to the other, the glacial Lake Lácar at the foot of the Andes. Below lies a valley; nearby the city of San Martin de los Andes.
La Ñusta is an all-season retreat set on 20 hectares, or about 50 acres, of grounds. Hidden from neighboring homes by forest, the gated house is accessed by a long tree-lined driveway.
Built in 2007, the home is in the Gustavian style. This take on French Neoclassicism evolved after King Gustav III of Sweden visited Versailles in the late 1700s. The more restrained Swedish version that developed incorporates whitewashed woods, pale hues and simple motifs.
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The influence is immediately evident in the country home’s light gray exterior and wood-shingled roof. A swath of lawn spreads out beyond the home.
An entry foyer opens to the four-level house. The wood floors are painted in a decorative diamond pattern that continues into the kitchen, which features a center island, a double gas stove and a breakfast area that captures the sunrise. A checkerboard tile backsplash in muted tones plays off the color of the floor.
The sunset can be viewed from the library, which contains a fireplace.
The living and dining rooms feature antique fireplaces, wood floors and tall windows. There’s also a powder room and a mudroom.
The second-floor primary suite contains a study, a walk-in closet and two full bathrooms. Two more en suite bedrooms complete the level.
The third floor attic has additional bedrooms and bathrooms, a media room/den, a laundry room and storage for a total of seven bedrooms and six bathrooms. The basement provides more storage.
Other features of the property include a groundskeeper’s cottage, a workshop, a garden shed, an herb garden, a greenhouse and a one-stall horse stable. More than 100 rosebushes 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, Neuquen Province, Argentina. The asking price of US $3.575 million includes most of the furnishings.
The property will be sold with staff in residence – the groundskeeper and a live-in maid. Information on payroll and operating expenses is available on request.
La Ñusta, at an elevation of 1,000 meters or more than 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 about 30 minutes away, while the Jack Nicklaus-designed Chapelco Golf & Resort is about a 15-minute drive.
San Martin de los Andes is a get-away destination for skiing, golf, polo, hunting and fly fishing. Hiking, rafting and horseback riding are also popular pursuits.
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