Million Dollar Listings: Ketchum, Idaho

by Sasha CarterJanuary 1, 2016

Ketchum, Idaho Has It All

Ketchum, Idaho has a quaint, mountain town allure with a nearly untouchable quality of life. It might be a small community, sure, but residents here say the lifestyle options are all pretty huge. With its wealth of sublime hiking trails, world-famous Bald Mountain ski resort, and wonderful fishing hideaways, the town has become (and remained) a favorite vacation spot among lovers of the great outdoors.

Over the years, it’s had more than its share of famous residents, too. Author Ernest Hemingway bought a home here. So did Tom Hanks, musician Steve Miller, and Olympic champion ski racer Picabo Street.

And who could blame them? Ketchum is a little slice of heaven on earth when it all comes down to it. And what better way to enjoy this beautiful community than by purchasing one of its very finest homes? Well now, you can do just that because the property at 114 Sheep Meadow Lane is currently for sale.

A Rustic Luxury Home Like No Other in Ketchum

On the banks of the Big Wood River, surrounded by a lush, green lawn and old-growth trees, there sits one of the most striking log homes you’re ever likely to encounter.
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This 5-bedroom, 4-bath stunner is located just north of town, so you’ll be close to civilization, yet you’ll feel a whole world away. There’s a private pond on the acreage, and the sounds of the nearby river and the wind through the trees will melt your cares away, no matter what type of week you may have had.

The log architecture is undoubtedly one of this home’s most striking features. It’s constructed almost entirely of massive logs cut from forests in the region. There are stately exposed beams in every room. From the walls to the floors, nearly every architectural feature in this home is made of gorgeous, warm wood, save for the stone fireplace mantels and the tile shower stalls.

Everything You Need

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This home has creature comforts aplenty. There’s a spacious, high-ceilinged family room with a combination wood and gas fireplace, a formal dining room with seating for six lucky guests, and an invitingly cozy kitchen, complete with a generous central island, custom appliances, and a wrought-iron pot hanger. In the basement, you’ll find a well-appointed game room, the perfect place for a pool table, ping-pong table or home theater system.

Room for Everyone at 114 Sheep Meadow Lane

This spacious home has room for the whole family, and then some. For the kids, there’s a bunkroom with its own private bathroom, mini kitchen, and outdoor access.
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The master bedroom is certainly worthy of the title. It boasts a spacious bathroom, a walk-in closet, room enough for a California king-sized bed, and picturesque vistas of nearby Mount Baldy, the pond, and Big Wood River. There’s even a private balcony for enjoying the captivating panorama in private.
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In total, there are five bedrooms, so you’ll have plenty of room to accommodate out-of-town guests on weekend visits, too.

Experience the Wonders of Nature in Idaho

This home is certainly spectacular, but there’s no denying the special appeal of its secluded location. After all, this is your own private sanctuary, far from the hubbub of the city. Here is a home where the only traffic noise is the sound of migratory birds flying south for the winter.

Are you in need of a getaway surrounded by verdant forest and sparkling waters? If so, you could hardly ask for better. At $10 million, the price isn’t small potatoes, but we think it’s an excellent investment in your peace of mind.

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About The Author
Sasha Carter
Sasha is a writer and interior designer who lives in Virginia with her husband and three kids. She developed an interest in high profile homes through her work writing feature stories on them in a local magazine. She knows who is selling and who is buying, and is our go-to gal for any celebrity-owned or million-dollar real estate listings.