The Wildcat Estate is located just two miles north of Manhattan, Kansas in the best location offered for quality, privacy and proximity to the “Little Apple”. This property is at the end of the road and is protected on all sides by limestone bluffs, a running creek and heavy hardwoods. The paved access off of Highway 17, just 2 miles north of the Kansas State University Sports Complex, puts this privacy and quality at a premium. The access to both the east and west sides of Manhattan, in just 5 minutes, is unparalleled. Location, Location, Location!
This 6460 square foot Estate Home is something to behold. It is very well appointed, with an all brick exterior accented with limestone on both the cottage and the main home. Brazilian cherry hardwood floors lead you throughout the home, with a completely custom kitchen, including cherry cabinets and Corian Countertops. The great room, which adjoins the open floorplan and the kitchen, has an inspiring Cherry wood wall floor to ceiling. This 20 foot “great” wall surrounds the fireplace, custom trim and appointments. The staircase has a custom designed curved staircase cantilevered off of the upper floor landing. The main home has an oversized 4 car garage attached.
The master bedroom was remodeled in 2015 and it is nothing short of spectacular. With views of the creek and meadows, it is definitely a place where you would want to wake up. The master is complete with a custom wine cooler, walk in shower, coffee bar and a big screen television. The shower in the Master Bedroom was intended to be handicap accessible with a handheld shower head and a regular shower head. There is a bench in the shower. A window in the “rock” wall adds additional light to the shower.
The other three bedrooms in the main home all offer individual baths and excellent privacy. There is a private office looking over the backyard, Koi pond and waterfall. There is a whole house audio system in the main home and the cottage. The security system includes 9 digital cameras with motion activated recording and infrared for night visibility. Three of the cameras are PTZ (pan, tilt, zoom) with iPad or iPhone controls. In the basement there is a wet bar with a wine refrigerator. There are two wells on the property for irrigation of the ground and maintenance of the pond.
The 1320 finished square foot Cottage, or guest house, is a dual functioning space with a large oversized three car garage, custom wine room and a very well appointed, 1 bedroom apartment with a full kitchen. The insulated, subterranean wine cellar is fully customized with all oak racking, cellar cooling system and capable of storing up to 1800 bottles of fine wine.
There is a paver pathway and bridge to another patio area. This area has the waterfall and the Koi pond. There is night lighting and has room for outdoor entering and a fire pit if desired. The Koi pond has approximately 29 Koi. Behind the Cottage or Carriage house is a designated wetlands area. This pond has the fish mentioned-bass, etc. The running creek is intermittent and the area behind the house itself is mainly a runoff ravine. There is also a screened patio area off the main house that is used for relaxing and enjoyment of the outdoors.
The natural setting of this property needs no landscaping; however, the meticulous work that has been done merely adds to the great experience that this estate has to offer. The property itself is absolutely stunning. The pond and creek are lined with several different types of hardwoods. The meadows are filled with white-tailed deer, turkey, quail and many other inhabitants. The property is located in Riley County so hunting is legal. Best practice would be bow hunting for deer in the back meadows and wooded area.
Whether you are looking for privacy and that one of a kind property or a great place to entertain, this property has it all.