SUN VALLEY, Idaho, Oct. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A luxurious mountain home perfectly set at the base of the Sun Valley ski lift, with year-round access to recreational activities and accommodations for two families, will be sold at auction on November 7th by NYC-based Concierge Auctions in cooperation with listing agent Katherine B. Schroder of Sun Valley Sotheby's International Realty. Originally offered for $5.995 million, 106 Howard Drive will sell to the highest bidder at or above a $2.55 million reserve. The new owners will be able to move in just in time for the holiday season.
"The design of this gorgeous estate was inspired by its breathtaking surroundings, and not a single detail was overlooked. The mountains can be viewed at nearly every angle, and no doubt skiers will take advantage of its premier location at the base of the lift to one of the most challenging and exhilarating mountains in the country," Schroder stated. "The unique layout will appeal to a wide range of buyers, whether they are interested in vacation rental or enjoying the space themselves with friends."
Built in 2008 with the signature elegance of Gary Storey Construction, 106 Howard Drive is a five-bedroom, six full and one half-bathroom estate comprised of approximately 5,900 square feet. Located in close proximity to world-class arts, culture and outdoor exploration, the property boasts an expansive living room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a custom gas log stone fireplace, a gourmet chef's kitchen, a master suite and bathroom with a jetted tub, a media room, a ski storage/mud room and a two-car garage. Designed with a spacious, open floor plan by Point Architects, with modern interior furnishings by Megan Edwards of Charles Stuhlberg Interiors, the property is ideal for entertaining and incorporates thoughtful measures for the sleeping of two families. Distinctive design details include reclaimed, 100-year-old beams and gorgeous white oak flooring. Outdoors, residents can enjoy three decks including a fire pit and hot tub — all with a backdrop of stunning mountain views.
"Our firm has a great connection to the Sun Valley market, as we have previously sold two other luxury properties in the area – the Knob Hill Inn and Top of the Mountain Hideaway. We appreciate the community and understand why it's consistently ranked one of the best ski areas in the nation," stated Laura Brady, President of Concierge Auctions. "The seller of 106 Howard Drive is fully committed to selling, so if you've longed for a new ski getaway — or know someone who has — don't hesitate to become involved. This is it."
Settled at the base of the ski lift in the world-class Sun Valley community, where more than 100 inches of snow falls annually, 106 Howard Drive offers immediate access to 2,000 skiable acres and more than 60 runs. 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. Sun Valley has a private airport, and just 12 miles away is Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey, which is serviced by Delta SkyWest and Alaskan/Horizon. The Boise airport is also a 2.5-hour drive over the scenic Camas Prairie.
The auction of 106 Howard Drive will be held on November 7th. A 3% commission is offered to the buyer's representing broker. The property will be open daily from 1 to 4pm and by appointment. For more information visit SunValleyAuction.com or call 877-751-8051.
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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