If you love a good real estate love story, we have one for you about the Norwegian wilderness and a gorgeous cabin, plus 70 acres in Steamboat Springs and history buffs are up in arms at the news that a luxury home will be built on an important Scottish battlefield.
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Norwegian Wilderness ‘Cabin’ Is a Real Estate Love Story
“When Frode Danielsen invited his then-girlfriend Tone Beathe Øvrevoll on a holiday to Halvardøy Island in northern Norway, little did he know that she would fall so deeply in love with the area that they would spend the next two years putting down roots on the remote island,” writes Dwell’s Lucy Wang.
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The two are now married, and live year-round in their gorgeous abode, which is built to maximize the views that surround them. As the cabin was being built, they documented the progress on their joint Instagram account, and nowadays you can be treated to the beautiful scenes they capture in and around their home.
Seventy Private Acres Tucked Into Ultra-Private Steamboat Springs Ranch Community
For less than $14 million (wink wink, nudge nudge), you can buy this 70-acre estate tucked into an almost 1,100-acre private ranch community in Steamboat Springs, Mansion Global explains.
The property includes a 10,527 square foot house, and the entire property is just one of 14 homesites at the Storm Mountain Ranch community.
The home was built in 2004 and features large windows, retractable sliding doors to bring in those gorgeous views, radiant floor heat, oak and Brazilian slate floors, and wood beam ceiling accents.
The main-floor master suite boasts a fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and a beautiful marble-bedecked master bath. It also has access to a covered patio with an outdoor shower.
This home, which Ms. Vanatta described as “mountain-modern,” was built by the developer in 2004. “It’s beautifully built and it has ponds all around it, with beautiful landscaping.”
Source: Mansion Global
More than 1,500 Jacobite and 50 British soldiers died at Culloden in 1746 — it was one of the last major battles on British soil, and by most in Scotland, it’s considered hallowed ground, a place where you can still walk along the battle lines and see stones marking the mass graves of the dead soldiers.
So many were surprised, and chagrined, the Scotsman explains, when officials approved plans to build a luxury home within the historic boundary of the battlefield.
“The home will feature a hot tub, zen garden, fire pit, studio, gaming and chill out zone,” the paper reports. “Historians opposed to the development earlier criticised it as an ‘appalling intrusion of a national war grave’ with the site likely to have seen significant action during the battle in April 1746.”
Historians have been vocal in their disapproval, saying that the land still holds archeological materials, in addition to the soldiers’ graves. “A full archaeological assessment of the ground must be completed before work begins,” the Scotsman said.
Source: The Scotsman