It's not every day you get to tour a luxury home, much less one of the most unique houses in all of the Columbia Basin area.

Constructed in1999, this beautiful house utilizes natural light and capitalizes on its premium location, the Columbia (and Yakima) riverfront. Now while we have written about this beautiful home before, I was able to learn so much more about the house in person yesterday.

Unlike most of the homes along the Columbia River in Pasco, this home's lot extends from the river to the street. Typically, these lots are much smaller than the one this house was built on, without Court Street access. I was told by Sally Asby, the listing agent, that this home couldn't be built for less than $5,000,000 today. Originally listed at $3.5 million, the asking price has been reduced to just under $2.5 million. So maybe I have a shot at getting pre-approved now.

Sally Ashby, SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY
Sally Ashby, SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY
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The house has a beautiful, giant library filled with meticulously cataloged books. You can smell the books before you even step inside the library. It would be a heavenly experience for reading enthusiasts. You just can't top the smell of a well-read book. Take that, e-books!

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The cabinets, trimming, and doors are all made out of Hungarian Mohauganey, a rarity these days as you can no longer cut it anymore. Each fireplace was hand-carved by John Thoe out of Seattle.

Pete Christensen
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Another thing I want to point out is that the wife is a master gardener and not only is there a greenhouse next to the wine cellar, but various planters boxes in and around the house and a planting room. There is so much natural vibrance in this home.

Sally Ashby, SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY
Sally Ashby, SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY
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Heating this home takes four individual furnaces but if you ever need to cool down, step inside the wine cellar. Those vintage wines are staying cold for a long, long time. But let me tell you about my favorite feature of the house.

Pete Christensen
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This is a view of the outdoor water feature which is accessible from the downstairs area and visible from the main entryway. If you were to pop the door open you could take a nap or read to the relaxing sounds of water pouring over the rocks and into a pool. It's outdoor but with the home's floorplan, it feels indoor. It's also heated so it can run year-round. I found it to be so relaxing that I couldn't step away.

Pete Christensen
Pete Christensen
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The home features guest suites, all with their own walkway to the pool outside, which itself has a view of the confluence of the Columbia and Yakima Rivers. You can see even more of the home below, but I'll let you know how my dream of winning the lottery pans out.

We're Still Not Over This Dreamy Luxury Home on the Pasco Waterfront

This incredible 7656 sq. ft. riverfront estate in Pasco is perfect for family gatherings, large parties, or as a private oasis. It includes a private owner's suite and two guest suites. If you can afford this home, you can afford to heat the pool all year round and have a full-time butler. Scroll down and see inside.