Tuesday, May 28, 2013

1919 Warm Springs Road - Ketchum, Idaho Property Spotlight

Contemporary and convenient, this spectacular home has a wall of windows letting the mountain views and sunlight in all day. The three bedroom, three bath home has been completely remodeled with a gourmet kitchen, large master suite, and fantastic outdoor patios. The backyard is also a Certified Wilderness Area.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Luxury Home Staging: Visualize Your Buyer's Lifestyle for a Turn Key Purchase

Visualize your buyer and their perfect new life in your home.  It's important for the seller to create a reflection of the desired lifestyle of their potential buyer. When the seller is able to detach themselves from their emotional imprint of the home an opportunity to create a turn key sale becomes possible. Luxury real estate buyers want to feel as if they are moving into their new home and not your old home and lifestyle.  The luxury real estate purchaser wants the latest trend in interior finishes and furnishings.  Offer them both and you have a turn key purchase.

Invest in a "plan" that outlines the demographic of the individual or family that can afford the location and size of your home.  Invest in the finish and furnishing upgrades that match the current market trend.  Stay neutral, classic, rich, luxurious.  Use a professional designer to implement a design that will sell!  The luxury home buyer wants ease.  They travel, they have other homes, they want a turn key experience.  Give it to them and get the return on your investment in the purchase price.  It's a Win Win!

Written by guest blogger Monica Macha

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Sun Valley Property Spotlight: 2757 Sunburst

Arguably the best location in Sunburst, this Beautiful condo on the Elkhorn golf course with expansive mountain views and southwest exposure provides plenty of natural light.  This condo is adjacent to the pool/spa area and has easy access to Elkhorn paths, swimming and tennis amenities.  Completely furnished and accessorized. Impeccably maintained.

A few of the owners favorite memories of the condo:
  • Morning coffee and reading the paper in front of the fire in the winter.
  • Watching the sunset on the mountains across the East Fork of the Wood River from our dining room window or deck, slowly changing from one beautiful shade to another.
  • Seeing the Milky Way on dark nights from our deck, so bright it is as if we could reach out and touch it.
  • Cocktails on our deck followed by a candlelight dinner as the sun goes behind Dollar Mountain.
  • Brilliant autumn colors on the Aspen trees right outside our kitchen window and deck.
  • Walking a short distance from our condo door to the Dollar Mountain loop trail. A profusion of spring and summer wildflowers, fall colors, and spectacular views of Ketchum, Sun Valley, Elkhorn, Baldy, Boulder Mountains and Pioneer Mountains.
  • Hosting a family and friends group of twelve for several days comfortably.
  • Peaceful, quiet, always welcoming. No traffic or airplane noise.
  • Skiing to our back deck after a day on Dollar Mountain downhill skiing or practicing walking up to the top on Telemark skis and skiing down.
  • Walking the loop around Elkhorn Village year round.
  • Our children and friends enjoying the spacious pool next door on summer days.
Looking to make your own memories? Click here for more information on this property.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

What you get for $1,500,000 in the Sun Valley Real Estate Market

What you get for $1,500,000 in the Sun Valley area and beyond.

Elkhorn, Sun Valley, Idaho

WHAT: A four bedroom, four bath residence in the June Day subdivision of Elkhorn.

HOW MUCH: $1,495,000

SIZE: 3,152 square feet


SETTING: Located on 1.32 acres. The Great Room has a river rock fireplace and a large dining area. The home has four bedrooms and four and one-half baths. The large upstairs private master has a river rock fireplace and great views. A large patio overlooking the valley is great for summer entertaining and includes a hot tub. The oversized two car garage is heated. Close to the community pool, tennis courts, and play area. On the bike path and free bus route. Click here for additional details and photographs.

Ketchum, Idaho

WHAT: A three bedroom, two bath residence located in the heart of Ketchum, ID

HOW MUCH: $1,495,000

SIZE: 2,600 square feet


SETTING: Baldy views, exquisite gardens and private patios. This beautiful home features three bedrooms plus den with many built-ins, new kitchen with top of the line everything and open floor plan.  Click here for additional details and photographs.

Bellevue, ID

WHAT: A three bedroom, three bath residence in Bellevue, Idaho

HOW MUCH: $1,600,000

SIZE: 3,902 Square Feet


SETTING:  This wonderful log lodge is set above the Big Wood River and has stunning river and panoramic views in every direction providing uncompromised privacy. This home takes full advantage of its natural surroundings with harmonious landscaping, great patios, wrap around porches and direct river front access. The finest components and craftsmanship have been employed in the construction with a fabulous combination of rustic and refined qualities. There is world-class fishing in the backyard along with a private golf hole which provides expansive outdoor living. Other features include three bedrooms, three bathrooms, two offices and an open great room all on an incredible 15.5 acre site. This home takes full advantage of its natural surroundings and it still easily accessible to Silver Creek and all the amenities of Sun Valley  Click here for additional details and photographs.

Click to view more listings in the $1,500,000 price range.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Looking for Luxury? Sun Valley Real Estate Property Spotlight: 210 Elkhorn Road (Sneak Peek)

Looking for a luxury golf property? Situated on the 13th Fairway of the Elkhorn Golf Course, this
spectacular property features a two story great room, full Viking kitchen, granite & marble throughout, master suite with fireplace, balcony & marble bathroom with steam shower, custom cabinetry, doors, stonework, three fireplaces, paver driveway and patios, hot tub and beautiful landscaping. 

This one isn't quite on the market yet, but will be early next week... call 208.726.5300 for additional information!