As you drive down the winding drive approaching Platte River Estate, the sense of anticipation of what lies ahead begins to build. Gradually the wild river trees and fauna give way to graceful hardwoods and grassy clearings. The stately home is nestled into a secluded, wooded acreage with the Platte River running through the backyard. This home is truly a gem among river acreages. It is rare to find a site on this river where a home can be built close enough to this wide, shallow river to enjoy such an unobstructed, up-close view, but this home rests atop a natural rise on the north bank. While flood insurance is a fact of life in such a location, the home site has never flooded, even during recent record high flooding on the Platte. Imagine sitting on this back porch enjoying your coffee while the morning light glints off the water. Or grilling in the evening as geese fly overhead. The gentle babble of the river is enhanced by a pondless waterfall integrated into the landscaping off the back patio, which draws its water from the river. These peaceful sights and sounds are what make this property so special. This stucco -sided home is beatifully built, with a relaxed floor plan and attached garage. The kitchen is a wonderful, large space, with curving, graceful countertops and attached dining area. The living and family room areas seem to provide cozy, intimate family gathering space within a larger area suitable for entertaining. The gleaming wood floors throughout the house were hand-hewn and milled from trees on the property. Fine craftsmanship and attention to detail is evident in the construction of this home.