Uniquely located within 12 miles of Weiser in the Lower Crane Creek Country, this beautiful, custom 3,870 sq. ft. home on 160 deeded acres was placed with clear intention and artfully crafted with attention to quality, design and detail. Where before there was open terrain and big skies, there is now this prominent, distinguished residence that fits beautifully the landscape and setting, captures the light and commands inspiring territorial views.
Lower Crane is long established farming and ranching country nestled quietly at the confluence of the Weiser River and Crane Creek. Sweeping ridgelines accented by rim rock, native Idaho range, rolling farm ground and cultivated fields along the Weiser River and Crane Creek are laced intermittently with tree and brush lined draws. Occasional stock and wildlife ponds, springs, both hot and cold, are additional characteristics of the picturesque surrounding countryside. This is spectacular country with strong populations of mule deer, elk, water fowl, song and upland game birds
Weiser, the Washington County Seat, is the closest town to the property and accessible by county maintained paved and gravel roads. Optimally situated at the confluence the Weiser and Snake Rivers, Weiser is a strong agricultural community complemented by a well-established and substantial business district. With a population of approximately five thousand, Weiser’s small town atmosphere makes it a great place to live while also providing most necessary services and shopping. Weiser Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of the St. Luke’s Health System, offers a full spectrum of healthcare services. Civic pride and community spirit are evident; this is a town that is involved and takes pride and active interest in the schools, parks and recreation programs, churches, senior center community events, institutions and programs. Famous for the National Old Time Fiddle Festival held each year in June, Weiser is a “hallmark” town with beautiful tree lined streets and a plethora of history rich architecture.
Weiser is at the southern end of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. Access to all sorts of outdoor recreation is extraordinary. The Payette National Forest along with State of Idaho and BLM Lands are accessible for hunting, hiking, horse-back riding and exploring. Mann Creek Reservoir and Crane Creek Reservoir are two of the many reservoirs open for recreation in the area. Brownlee Reservoir on the Snake River is a magnificent facility known for bass and crappie fishing. For snow skiing and water sports, McCall is a popular mountain retreat town 80 miles north.
Weiser offers a general aviation airport with a 4,000 foot runway. Boise, Idaho’s capitol city is approximately 70 minutes east of the property via State Highway 95 and Interstate 84 and home to the state’s largest airport, which offers a full range of commercial air services.
3,870 sq. ft., 3 bedroom/3 bath two story home with fully finished walk-out lower level. (2,558 sq. ft. on main and upper levels/1,312 sq. ft. on lower level.) Designed and built in 2007 for the current owner, the home rests on a gentle south slope away from the county road. A contoured driveway becomes circular as it reaches the residence, inviting formal front entry access, rear door and garage entrance and a convenient path to the horse barn and corrals.
A covered reunion size deck wraps the main level of the home on three sides adding the element of great design while providing the utility of protected entry and irresistible invitation to outdoor relaxation and dining spring, summer and fall.
A grand foyer is the home’s dramatic front entry beneath an 18 foot high cathedral ceiling, grand stained glass hanging chandelier, tiled floors, office/den entry, French doors to the formal dining room and beautiful open staircase of cherry wood and wrought iron to the upper level. The architecture of this home is exciting and beautiful, enhanced throughout with fine finish work, special accents and amenities, natural light and the warmth and comfort of wood.
The kitchen and living room flow together, the first designed for a cook and furnished with a plethora of lustrous solid cherry wood cabinets, granite counters, breakfast bar, stainless appliances, recessed and accent lighting. Solid cherry wood floors run uninterrupted through the kitchen, dining and living rooms. Centerpiece to the living room is a wood burning fireplace with a Civil War Vintage (circa 1800) Oak Mantel. Picture windows capture the seasons; French Doors open wide from the living room inviting outdoor dining and relaxation on the covered deck.
A powder room with shower is an added distinction of this fine home located conveniently off the hallway that leads from the back entry and garage into the kitchen.
The open staircase to the upper level leads to the master suite, guest bedroom, spacious main bath and a great bonus (currently music) room. The master suite is sensational with lush carpet throughout the bedroom area, cathedral ceiling, picture windows that greet the morning sun, a private covered balcony and a marble propane corner fireplace. Exceptional features of the large private master bath include marble floors, ornate double vanity, retro glass and cultured marble shower, caste iron claw foot tub, stained glass window and walk-in closet.
A wide carpeted staircase leads to the lower level walk-out basement with its wonderfully spacious carpeted family/recreation room, a guest bedroom, large laundry, storage and mechanical room. The family room easily accommodates a big screen TV, large sectional couch with plenty of room to spare for a pool table. French doors open to the patio.
Vinyl Shake Siding; architectural shingle roofing.
Anderson Wood Interior/clad exterior picture windows throughout.
Solid cherry wood floors, high quality carpet, marble and tile floor coverings.
9’ ceilings throughout the home with the exception of the front foyer, master suite, bonus room.
Accent and recessed lighting throughout.
All beautiful wood interior doors with cherry wood stain.
Lots of built-in storage.
Centrally heated and cooled by two forced-air propane furnaces equipped with central air.
Trex Decking for covered wrap-around porch and master suite balcony.
681 sq. ft. attached finished garage with two automatic overhead doors.
Established lawn, shade trees and landscaping with auto sprinkling system.
The domestic well is 526’ deep and produces an estimated 9 gallons per minute. A water softener has been installed.
Of interest on the property at the toe of the hill below the home is a giant Cottonwood Tree, a landmark, that has stood the test of time no doubt due to the spring water that feeds it.
Attractive 1800 sq. ft. steel sided and roofed pole barn. Concrete floor. Wired. 2 box stalls and drain for a horse wash rack. Room for horses (or other livestock), hay and equipment. A round pen has been installed next to the barn.
160 Deeded Acres +/- primarily comprised of native pasture, an estimated 10 to 15 acres of tillable dry land farm ground land and a spring fed drainage with brushy cover. The majority of the soils are classified as being very deep and well drained clay loams and cobbly clay loams. The terrain is primarily sloping and rolling with some relatively level ground and broken terrain along the spring fed drainage. The property is bordered by a mile and a half of BLM Lands on 4 sides providing out the gate access to 560 acres of BLM Lands for riding, hiking and hunting. The property is surveyed and partially fenced. County roads intersect the property on the west and east sides.
WEISER RIVER TRAIL:
The 84 mile long Weiser River Trail is in close proximity and reached easily by horse-back, mountain bike or on foot. The trail is an abandoned rail road grade that has been transformed into a non-motorized recreation trail that follows the Weiser River from Weiser nearly to New Meadows.