Retreat Designed by Prominent Nevada Architect Offered for $7 Million

WELLINGTON, Nev. – Amid the foothills of the Sierra Nevada and the Pine Nut Range is the vast “Tulach Na Greine”, or Ridge in the Sun. The immense estate of over 29,000 square feet on 15 acres is now being offered by Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty for $7 million.

The quaint property has been home to the sellers since it was originally built in 1984 by famed architect Peter Wilday, known locally for designing several of the Reno casinos, including the Peppermill Hotel and Casino, the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, the Nugget Casino Resort and the Carson Valley Inn. With their family of six in mind, the sellers worked directly with Wilday to envision the home as an oasis with ample space to explore, entertain, and enjoy countless hobbies.

The property offers a host of amenities, a commercial kitchen, billiards room complete with an Irish pub, indoor swimming pool with wading pool and spa, gym with sauna and steam shower, hobby room, formal dining room, several work areas – one with 20 stations on independent circuits and a former radio room with four 240-volt outlets, approximately 1,000 square feet of near-constant temperature storage under the house that’s perfect for storing wine and spirits, space for home offices, a state-of-the-art home theater and more.

“We wanted enough space to both raise our large family and enjoy all of our hobbies, and this home was perfect for us,” said the seller. “Between the indoor pools, the basketball courts, the full radio studio, the craft room, there was always something to discover and room for imagination.”

Wilay’s attention to detail is evident in every room, with picturesque views of the Pine Nut Range and fields of sagebrush and alfalfa from almost every window. Staying true to its surroundings, the home features rich wood and exposed beams throughout, with cathedral ceilings and traditional touches of red brick and stone fireplaces, all of which evoke a sense of comfort that encompasses mountain homes.

Outdoor terraces embrace the house, with several seating areas and a large wrap-around porch on the front half of the property. To help guests enjoy the great outdoors, paved paths and manicured lawns are the perfect place to sunbathe at night or watch the stars.

Some of the other features of Tulach Na Greine include a full library, seven master bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, three powder baths, a four-car garage, a two-car detached garage, RV parking and access to nearby Rosachi Air and Farias . Wheel runways. There is also room for a helipad.

Adjacent to the main residence is “Forever 39,” a secondary residence with over 2,000 square feet of living space, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open-floor chef’s kitchen with an open floor plan concept, a loft, and a two-car garage.

“Smith Valley is a great place to live,” said the seller. “You enjoy the benefits of living in rural Nevada, while still being close enough to shop, ski in Lake Tahoe, or use the private airstrip for a weekend getaway to the city. We will miss so many things about this house, but we will always cherish the memories we made together.”

For more information or to schedule a visit, visit or contact real estate agents Tamara Fegert at 775-771-8581.

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