This recent cold snap has sent quite the chill across the nation, with at least one location in each state reporting below freezing temperatures this past Tuesday night. Although frigid temperatures may send many of us pining for more tropical climates, others can’t wait to hit the slopes. And while Sun Valley, Idaho has a name that invokes warmth, it hosts one of the country’s great ski resorts. This Timberpeg home is the perfect home for such a wonderful setting. Join us below as we explore the Sun Valley plan, designed by Carolyn Wicklund, AIA.
The Sun Valley is built to emphasize the superb views of the surrounding Smoky Mountains. The large bank of windows in the cathedral-ceilinged great room maximizes this view, while the dining room and master bedroom are also positioned with rear-facing windows for the best views.
At the front of the house is a formal entry, with a coat closet and lavatory close at hand. Ahead, the stairwell to the basement and large stone fireplace separates the entry from the great room. The 1600 square foot basement is very functional, with walk out access to the rear of the home. It features an office and rec room, as well as two bedrooms and two full bathrooms.
The master suite is located in a wing of the house, with a spiral staircase to the loft above providing privacy by separating the room from the great room. The master bathroom features large separate shower and tub, and the walk-in closet has a generous amount of space for bulky winter outdoor clothes. In the other wing of the home are the kitchen and dining rooms. The kitchen is set up for a serious chef, with a combination L-layout and island. The L has a small prep sink in addition to the main sink, while the island houses the range. A large pantry is conveniently located right off of the kitchen. Since this home serves as a base for outdoor activity, a large mudroom with outdoor access, laundry facilities and closets connects the kitchen and garage.
As if the 3725 square feet between the two floors and loft wasn't enough, the Sun Valley also features and apartment space above the garage. Independently accessed, this apartment has a full kitchen, three-quarter bath, bedroom and plenty of closet space. If you'd like to learn more about this timber frame home floor plan from Timberpeg, or would like to learn about designing a warm and cozy home of your own, then contact the design team at Timberpeg today to learn more. Stay warm out there!