Glitzy Sun Valley tends to get all the glory when it comes to big-bucks listings and celebrity spreads. Ketchum is like the sweet, freckle-faced little sister who, upon closer inspection, is way hotter than her sophisticated sibling. Personification aside, this 5-bedroom, 6-bath, 5,776-square-foot contemporary is a big departure from Ketchum's small, pre-fab family homes and smattering of more traditional timber-and-river-rock manses. It's also a bit more pricey at $5,495,000, but that's a steal compared to some Sun Valley ski properties.
Despite the fact that the exterior resembles a modern art museum and the interior palette is trés du jour (a soothing mix of neutrals including dove gray, chocolate, and ecru), the home was actually built in 1990. In 2011, however, it was razed to the dirt and rebuilt "in the original footprint." Now outfitted with state-of-the-art lighting, media, and eco-finishes, the interior features imported marble, stainless kitchen appliances, and Poliform- the high-end Italian mod design brand- furniture, wall systems, and cabinetry.
While some of the rooms more closely resemble generic "boutique" hotel rooms, others are pretty killer. The master bed-and-bath is particularly nice, what with that egg-shaped tub and marble and glass shower stall. And Carrie Bradshaw would no doubt be envious of the walk-in closet featuring dozens of Manolo-worthy cubbies. Other amenities include a ginormous 3-car garage and a sports court, but the biggest selling point for this one-acre property? It's situation on a 140-foot stretch of the Big Wood River, and with views of Baldy.
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