Ideal living; million dollar views and premium construction are the hallmarks of this modern hilltop 4,808sf (two level) custom built home (2007) with outbuildings, situated on 28 acres in N. Central Nebraska. This part of Nebraska borders on the Sandhills region of the State and is typified by ranching operations as opposed to farming. The topography features rolling hills and valleys, with a very different look than most people see from I-80, which is the Nebraska stereotype. The property is located approximately 2 miles from Burwell, Nebraska, and 18 miles N.W. of Ord, Nebraska. The home (constructed in 2007) is near enough for shopping & health facilities, yet far enough to enjoy peace, nature, and a good measure of privacy. At an altitude of approximately 2,450' above sea level, the home site is high enough to enjoy reduced humidity and extreme heat in the summers, but not so high as to limit outside physical activities. Hunting, fishing, & watersports are nearby. A 5,000+ acre lake; the Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area and state fish hatchery are only 9.5 miles away, or a 15 minute drive. The lake is well stocked with a wide variety of fish, it is not crowded, and it is a well-kept secret in most of Nebraska. This custom home was designed and built with the goal of low maintenance and to be the ultimate in living with no expense spared. From its steel slate roof, to its color-fast fiber cement siding, it was built to enjoy, but not to maintain. Low cost efficiencies have been built in and include a Geothermal heating system, radiant heat in the lower level floor, spray foam insulation in the attic, and double pane “low E” thermal windows throughout. Got toys? This 4,808sf two level home features a 3.5 car garage and a 2,160sf finished Morton Building with 12'x60' porch, steel lined & insulated interior, vinyl flooring, sink & stool. A newly constructed 20'x40' steel Quonset building, with cement floor, is currently being used for implement storage. Some have described the home as a mansion because of its interior columns, barrel ceiling entryway, arched doorways, coved entertainment wall, 8' doors, and incredible views from living room, dining room and master bedroom of the valleys and town below. From nowhere on the home site can any neighbor be seen, yet the home is only 2 miles from Burwell and civilization. The home is situated on a county road with little traffic, offering a very high degree of privacy. The winding driveway, which leads to the home, is approximately 800' in length and is lined with flowering trees. Modern appliances include a Tuscany style oven stack with stainless GE Advantium radiant/microwave/& convection cooking oven, plus a conventional oven with convection. The GE dishwasher is elevated and conveniently located near dish cupboards for easy unloading. Stainless Maytag French drawer refrigerator with ice maker is built in. A stainless trash compactor is built in to the custom two tone solid wood cabinetry with self-closing drawers and slide out shelves. The kitchen's island has its own sink, with power outlet and large storage areas. Upstairs, the home has a barrel ceiling entry way, living room, kitchen, pantry, dining room, master bedroom with coved & backlighted ceiling, master bathroom with Jacuzzi style tub + walk in glass brick faced shower, and his & hers walk in closets with programmable air recirculation. Also upstairs is a 3/4 guest bath, bedroom converted to office (with fiber optic internet service), 2 coat closets, laundry room with elevated Bosch washer & dryer, custom cabinetry, and built in ironing station. The 2,404sf, walk out, lower level is completely finished with a generous family area, kitchen hookups, library, gun safe, large guest room (& views) + 3/4 tiled bath, and walk in closet. This level also features a soapstone wood burning stove residing on an elevated pad, a game area, 2 storage closets, an additional bedroom (non-conforming) that is being utilized as a craft room, and a Panic room featuring cement roof and walls. If you are looking for additional bedrooms or even a separate mother-in-law suite, the basement can be converted to accompany a larger family or live-in care assistance with separate cooking amenities. Making full use of the home's abundant views is a wraparound deck on the N.E. corner of the home, and another deck off of the master bedroom. Both decks have been built with composite materials for low maintenance. The views from the master bedroom, living room, and dining room are incredible from this hilltop home. One can view Fourth of July fireworks from the decks, or as easily while lounging in the master bedroom. Deer, turkey, pheasants, and many kinds of bird’s call this area home and are easily viewed from the homes many vantage points. The air is clean, and the water is pure. Mosquitoes and other flying pests are very rare, and a gentle breeze, with the smell of cedar, is a welcoming bonus. The lower level would easily accommodate a live in caretaker for you if needed. A premium has been paid, up front, for long lasting siding and roofing materials. Long term maintenance and repairs should be minimal. Geo thermal adds to long term cost efficiency. It's a home to enjoy in your senior years. The home is well priced, but the views, the peace, and nature's bounty are free of charge.