Custom Leatherwood Log Home outside Donnelly, Idaho
Property Types: Home, Cabin, Recreational
Activities & Amenities
- Attached Garage
Set against a picture-perfect mountain backdrop, this stunning custom log home has an abundance of amenities. This luxurious rustic home would be ideal as a company retreat, family vacation home, or a great escape for the outdoor enthusiast.
The property is nestled in a newer secluded subdivision on the outskirts of Donnelly, Idaho which contains large lots, waterfront access and amazing panoramic views. The homeowner dues in this rural subdivision are only $25 per year. Avid outdoor enthusiasts will love the superb location which is central to some of Central Idaho’s best recreation and offers year-round outdoor recreation right at their fingertips.
No expenses were spared when this one owner home was custom built in 2007. The attention to detail and custom design aspects mirror the superb location. This beautifully built Leatherwood home boasts 2,711 square feet of living space and showcases an authentic rustic design. It is embellished with striking Canadian Douglas Fir throughout the interior and exterior. The owners chose this wood to highlight the strength and beauty of this extraordinarily designed residence. It is also set up so that every room can observe the breathtaking panoramic views of the countryside.
The main living area features an open layout perfect for entertaining and consists of the great room, dining nook and kitchen. One of the main focal points of the home is the elegant kitchen, which boasts granite countertops, a kitchen island, Heartland appliances, ample storage and an amazing walk-in pantry. The top of the line Heartland Classic gas appliances provide both nostalgic beauty and a truly unique feel to this expertly designed kitchen. Among the appliances are a Heartland Classic Wall Oven, 30” Classic Gas Range, a 30” Classic Collection Fridge & a sleek stainless steel Heartland dishwasher. These are set against gorgeous custom bead board Knotty Alder cabinets with self-closing doors. On top of the ample counter and cabinet space there is a huge easily accessible spice cabinet and a dreamy walk in pantry.
The kitchen opens out into a sunken great room with vaulted ceilings. Beautiful log craftsmanship garnishes the room and spotlights the detailed refurbished vintage gas stove. The room also showcases deep hunter green carpet which provides a nice balance against the Douglas fir walls. Its west facing windows are great for letting natural light flood in and provide stunning views of the mountains.On the main floor, you will also find two guest bedrooms both carpeted and an impressive spacious guest bathroom. This main floor bathroom features bead board Knotty Alder cabinets, a large 4-door linen cabinet, heated flooring, granite countertops and access to the walk-in sauna.
You can access the expansive second floor from the great room by ascending a masterfully crafted staircase. The stairs highlight impressive finishes with detailed wrought iron stair spindles. The upper level includes a beautiful loft or serenity room that overlooks the great room below, a private covered patio facing the West Mountain and lake, and a palatial master suite. The open and airy serenity room area features vaulted ceilings, multiple windows, tons of storage space and a custom built-in desk. A unique wall separating the serenity room from the master suite has embedded rustic wrought iron artwork, nicely complimenting the theme of the home. The elegant master suite also features a master bathroom with decorative tile, a soaker tub, and dual vanity sinks.
Other notable custom features include heated floors throughout a majority of the home and a delightful walk-in electric sauna lined with sturdy and beautiful Canadian Douglas fir. Both of which are perfect for keeping warm in the winter months. Adding to the appeal of the home, is an attached extra-large 2 car garage with ample storage space to store vehicles, equipment or recreational toys. The garage also has vaulted ceilings, heated concrete floors, and direct access to the backyard. Besides the garage, there is additional parking available on the provided RV pad.
This expansive 2-acre property that the home sits on is just as impressive as its interior. This parklike backyard features a charming wishing well, a large concrete patio, Cherry and Lilac trees, several Spruce trees, ample space to plant a garden, and the entire lawn has a sprinkler system that is maintained by High Mountain Nursery. The acreage has space and potential for other amenities. One could build a gazebo on the west side of the property near the bird sanctuary or construct a fire pit for outdoor gatherings!
Located close to Donnelly, Idaho in Valley County, this mountain retreat is just minutes from the local restaurants and stores. Donnelly is midway between 2 Idaho resort towns. It is 16 miles from Cascade, ID and 13 miles from the resort town of McCall, ID. Cascade, ID is a small mountainous town situated along Highway 55 and Lake Cascade Recreational Area. This state park is popular for the water sports it offers such as sailing, boating, swimming and windsurfing. It also has several developed campsites and hiking trails. Some of the local annual events in Cascade include the Valley County Fair, the Winter Jamboree, Cascade Thunder Mountain Days, the Buckskin Bill Rendezvous and Howdy’s Fishing Derby. Valley County is also host to some of Idaho’s most beautiful waters. Among these are the Salmon River, Payette Lake and Lake Cascade. These rivers and lakes are known for their tremendous fishing. These bodies of water boast diverse species including rainbow trout, Kokanee trout, salmon, steelhead and small mouth bass.
To the North is McCall, Idaho which sits along the banks of Payette Lake. It is an outdoor recreational hot-spot especially for many residents from the Boise metro area who are looking for a weekend escape. Besides Brundage Mountain, McCall is also central to both the Little Ski Hill and Tamarack Resort thus making McCall known for its winter recreation. Visitors and residents enjoy activities such as Nordic skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and tubing. In fact, one of the its most vibrant events is the annual Winter Carnival held every January which exhibits intricate snow sculptures throughout the community. People also escape to this charming mountain town during the summer months to enjoy activities such as river rafting, kayaking, fishing, boating, jet skiing, camping, hiking or soaking in the one of the area’s natural hot springs. The spectacular mountain scenery and lake views can be appreciated from downtown McCall but for a more intimate and unspoiled view, many like to visit Ponderosa State Park. This public park is just on the northern outskirts of town and offers hiking trails, camping sites and beaches along the Payette Lake.