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Location: Juliaetta, Idaho
Looking at the listing photos, you might be led to believe that the lush canyon with a river wending through it was just an enticement to get you to the main event, a most likely bland, but still pleasant, little cabin perched above.
But as you click through, you realize that the jaw-dropping views—at least 46 acres of them—come with the property, which happens to be an architecturally stunning sight in itself. “River Aerie and Canyon House,” the description reads. And you know what, for the first time in a while, the brokerbabble seems to be underselling the home.
Seamlessly integrated into the side of a green mountain range in Juliaetta, in the northern part of Idaho, is a stepped modern structure with a sloping roof, whose interiors climb the hillside to frame astonishing vistas of the Clearwater River and the surrounding canyon.
Across the 1,456-square-foot, split-level open space are a cozy living area with wood-burning fireplace and flanked by sliding glass doors that offer direct access to a deck, then a dining area and kitchen (plus a small office), then upstairs from that a lofted bedroom mezzanine. Exposed beams, paneled walls, and unfinished particle-board flooring lend the home a rustic, natural feel, while glass expanses and clerestory windows offer views from every vantage.
Included on the property is a bunkhouse with full kitchen, a workshop, and a wine cellar. And lest you think living here means sacrificing creature comforts (but then again, maybe that’s what you’re after), the city of Lewiston and the regional airport are just “20 short miles” away, according to the listing. Located at 25187 Ridge Lane, it’s offered at $649,000 after a recent price cut.