When vision and commitment combine with the inherent satisfaction that comes of creating a beautiful home and surrounding environment, dreams come true. Tangible evidence is this artistically designed, custom crafted home so thoughtfully placed and nestled into a relaxed, inspiring landscaping that captivates. Contributing outbuildings include an attractive 2,000 sq. ft. shop building and a three bay machine and storage shed. Centerpiece to this 48 acre property is a large, well established wildlife pond that attracts nature’s perennial theatre, inviting reverie or row boat. The setting feels protected, yet expansive, enriched by a mature lawn, a variety of shrubs and plantings, fruit and shade trees and enhanced all the more by picturesque territorial and mountain views. The Bennett property is one-of-a-kind and inspires the best of living.
The Bennett property is located in the picturesque farm and ranch lands of the Council Valley just a few miles north of Council. Millions of acres of National Forest, State of Idaho and BLM lands wrap the Council Valley on three sides reaching for miles in all directions and all the way to Hell’s Canyon on the Snake River. Mountain streams, springs, lakes and reservoirs throughout the area contribute to rich riparian corridors and an incredible variety of wildlife from song birds to big game. The distinct four season climate is year around living at its best. From gardening to skiing, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and 4 wheeling, the territory offers magnificent agricultural and recreational diversity. The Weiser River Trail which borders the west boundary of the Bennett property is an 80 mile long, non-motorized recreation trail (once the Pacific Idaho Northern rail road grade) that follows the Weiser River through beautifully diverse country from Weiser nearly to New Meadows allowing for horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking right out the back door.
Council, the Adams County Seat, is a small Idaho town with a diverse history and a sense of community. Just a 5 minute drive from the Bennett property, Council offers a variety of shops and services, professional and medical, K-12 schools, a nine-hole golf course and a small airport. The mountain resort town of McCall on Payette Lake, popular for summer and winter outdoor recreation, boutique shops and fine restaurants is just 30 miles north. Boise International Airport is 122 miles southeast of Council via state and interstate highways.
Built in 1995, the 2487+ sq. ft. home has 2 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, a den/office and a 480 sq. ft. bonus room. Inside, a wide, welcoming front entry opens to the great room that incorporates living room, dining room and kitchen beneath a dramatic cathedral ceiling with tongue & groove pine ceiling. The great room is immediately warm and captivating letting natural light from peak and picture windows overlap with interior accent lighting that highlights special design elements and amenities that include a large sunken living room, bay window, beautiful floor to ceiling Salmon River Stone Hearth and bird’s eye maple kitchen cabinets. The living, dining and kitchen spaces flow comfortably while each room retains its own integrity. Exterior doors from the kitchen, dining room and living room beckon outdoor living on a reunion size wrap-around deck.
The kitchen is attractively designed and furnished with an abundance of Shaker-style flat panel bird’s eye maple cabinets, a Jenn-air cook-top located in the center island/breakfast bar, an extra veggie sink, built in oven, dishwasher, compactor and plenty of counter space.
Located a short flight of stairs above the main living area, the private master suite has its own private balcony that looks out over the pond and out to the West Mountains. Master suite amenities include a custom stained glass window, double walk-in closets and a spacious master bath with large, cultured marble walk-in shower, arched exterior windows, maple cabinets and double vanity.
Main bath has oak cabinets, single vanity and tub/shower with cultured marble surround.
Half bath is located off utility room and convenient to garage and exterior access.
Bright, spacious, carpeted Guest Bedroom with arched exterior windows.
Sliding French Doors open from living room into Den/Office furnished with built in desks and shelving.
Pantry/utility room and half bath are adjacent to the kitchen and accessible from the garage. Well planned for convenience and finished in style with beautiful cabinets matching those in the kitchen.
Finished 480 sq. ft. Bonus Room adapts well as a game/recreation room or extra bedroom for guest overflow. Bonus room houses the electric furnace, hot water tank, pressure tank for the well and central-vacuum pump. Exterior access from deck and yard.
Reunion Size Deck of composite (Trex) material wraps the home on two sides: Hardy, weather resistant and attractively constructed.
Central Heating is a forced air electric furnace.
A Wood Heating Stove on the stone hearth
Is just the answer on a cold winter night. . . great extra heat during the colder months.
Attractive exterior combines Salmon River Stone and Vinyl Siding. Windows are efficient double pane vinyl.
Roofing is a uniquely styled Steel Roof that adds distinction to the home.
Domestic Well is an estimated 120’ deep and produces approx. 22 gallons per minute.
Automatic Yard Sprinkler System.
The attached garage of approximately 700 sq. ft. has a fully finished interior, concrete floor, high peaked ceiling, two auto overhead doors, two exterior person doors and an interior door that opens to the pantry/utility room and half bath.
Attractive, 2,000 sq. ft. frame structure, steel sided. Excellent facility with lots of room for projects, parking vehicles and storage. Wired, wood heater, partially insulated, concrete floor, 12’ overhead door and 1 person door, half bath.
Three bay machine shed style pole barn has metal siding that matches the adjacent shop building. Bays are deep easily accommodating vehicles, trailers, boats, etc. with room to spare.
The land is gently rolling native pasture interrupted by meadows and several brushy draws of native hawthorn, elderberry, willow and an occasional fruit tree. A pocket of young pine trees have grown from the seeds of an old growth Ponderosa Pine, an auspicious sentinel in productive soils for growing fruits and vegetables. A small orchard has been established and there are producing fruit trees in the back yard area.
This established, large year round pond is a priceless asset to the Bennett property. Stocked with wide-mouth bass and blue-gill, the pond attracts myriad species of wildlife and is a constant source of wonder. Water fowl and a variety of song-birds are a few of the species that visit and inhabit the pond according to their migration patterns.