Spa like artisan built home with privacy and elegance only 3.5 miles to Sun Valley Bald Mountain and River Run Lodge. 5 miles (10 minutes) to Sun Valley Resort, Dollar Ski Mountains, and golf. 1 mile to Blue ribbon trout stream Big Wood River, 1 mile to over 33 miles of paved "bike path" Wood River Trail System for biking and skiing, mountain biking, and more! Sun Valley lifestyle living less than a five minute drive from Ketchum, Idaho, part of which is on a gated scenic road. Situated on over 16 acres this inviting home was custom built and designed to allow the inside and outside beauty to blend with each room. Every season is an experience with views and light in all directions, Back side of SV Bald Mt. views, a backdrop of grass carpeted fir forest and aspen, cultivated flower gardens, a mountain meadow and a warm water perennial stream that attracts wildlife.
Large pocket doors disappear when open creating a dramatic living environment with a seamless fusion between the great room and exterior, spacious stone patios, beach entry heated pool, hot tub, waterfall, gardens and backside of Bald Mt. The great room, with a lodge like stone fireplace, 17 foot ceiling, intricate beam work, plaster walls, and wrap around windows that illuminate the space. Amply filled bookcases allow for comfort and relaxation. The gourmet kitchen inspires creation, with views to the carpeted forest, dining and pool areas. Functional for a crowd or intimate couple, the kitchen has custom and antique cabinets, Italian tile, granite, fireplace and state of the art appliances. Through out the house are distinct fireplaces, integrally colored plaster walls, sand stone, antique French tile, floors and solid doors of alder, antique beams, Ann Sacks and artisan tile, Fortuny Lamps, antique chandeliers, lighting for art, Lefroy Brooks and Herbeau fixtures. Each of the 3+ bedrooms have high ceilings, are en suite, opening to their own private patio or balcony. Two of the suites have jetted tubs. For the media savvy, this home offers high speed wireless internet, Apple TV, a large flat screen HD TV, sophisticated central sound system and speakers, and surround sound in the media room.
A recent guest wrote “It was genuinely marvelous to enjoy a tour of your masterpiece. Your home is clearly beyond artistic. It rises to the level of actually being art. A nuanced blend of the bold and the subtle is woven throughout. The attention to detail and European sensibility is rare and exquisite.”
From Highway 75, 3 miles South of Ketchum, a private gated gravel mountain road transitions through Clear Creek Canyon for a couple of minutes, 9/10 of a mile, to the 16 acre estate parcel. There is infrequent pedestrian, non mechanical, access past, not through, the 16 acres to the canyon.