SUN VALLEY, Idaho, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- An exquisite mountain estate, located within the world-popular ski destination Sun Valley, Idaho, set at the base of Bald Mountain's north-facing slopes just steps from the Warm Springs chair lift, will sell at auction with No Minimum Bid required to participate on July 19th, Concierge Auctions has announced. Originally listed for $5.995 million, the 5,900-square-foot, tri-level home will sell to the highest bidder in cooperation with listing agent Katherine B. Schroder of Sun Valley Sotheby's International Realty.
"In addition to its great design and luxurious finishes, this home is one of the closest to Bald Mountain ski access. The layout is configured to accommodate two separate families — perfect for entertaining friends or use as a vacation rental," Schroder stated. "The seller is fully committed to finding a new owner, which is why he's allowing the auction bidding to set the price without a minimum starting point. What a great opportunity for Sun Valley buyers!"
Built in 2008 by Gary Storey Construction, 106 Howard Drive was classically and meticulously designed by Point Architects, with interior furnishings by Megan Edwards of Charles Stuhlberg Interiors. Offering five bedrooms and six full and one half bathrooms, there is also a gourmet chef's kitchen, a living room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a custom gas log stone fireplace, a master suite and bathroom with a jetted tub, a media room/theatre, a ski storage/mud room and a two-car garage. There are three outdoor decks, one with a fire pit and one with a bubbling hot tub — all of which are back dropped by gorgeous mountain views.
"With No Minimum Bid required, this auction presents a rare chance to purchase an ideal ski home in one of the country's most sought-after mountain destinations — for what will likely be a great value," stated Laura Brady, Director of Marketing for Concierge Auctions. "Following our successful sale last year in Sun Valley of the Knob Hill Inn, and other recent sales of similar properties including the Yellowstone Club and Spanish Peaks in Big Sky, MT, Fox Crossing in Aspen, CO, and the Bighorn Lodge in Jackson, WY, we're excited to continue our impact on the Rocky Mountain region."
Settled in the heart of the world-class Sun Valley community, where more than 100 inches of snow falls annually, 106 Howard Drive is located at the base of Bald Mountain, affectionately nicknamed "Baldy," which boasts 3,400 feet of vertical drop, 2,000 skiable acres and more than 60 runs with variety. The mountain has been called one of the best ski experiences in the world. Nearby Dollar Mountain, home to the Sun Valley Ski School, is a family-friendly alternative with equally impressive variety. Sun Valley is world-renowned for its Nordic skiing trail system, with 200 kilometers of groomed trails along the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Quigley Canyon. The ample snow also provides plenty of opportunity for guided snowshoe or cross-country tours of the Idaho backcountry, or for jetting along trails on snowmobiles. Dry, sunny summers are perfect for hiking through the valley's five ranges, horseback riding along rugged trails, mountain biking or kayaking along the lakes and rivers nearby. The property is located just a 2.5 hour drive from the airport in Boise over the scenic Camas Prairie.
The auction of 106 Howard Drive will be held on July 19th. A 2.5% commission is offered to the buyer's representing broker. The property will be open daily from 1 to 4pm and by appointment beginning June 24th. For more information visit SunValleyAuction.com or call 877-762-9436.
About Concierge Auctions: Concierge Auctions is the preeminent luxury real estate auction firm serving high-end sellers nationwide through an accelerated marketing process that obtains fair market value for high-end properties in a 60-day timeframe. As a preferred auction partner to Sotheby's International Realty® and other luxury brokerage firms nationwide, the company has executed auctions from New York to Hawaii and hosts a database that includes more than 100,000 luxury real estate buyers and agents from all 50 states and 38 countries and territories. The principals of Concierge Auctions have been involved in the transfer of more than $2 billion in luxury real estate sales over the past 10 years. For more information, call 888-966-4759 or visit ConciergeAuctions.com.
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