Located 28 miles west of Cambridge and just 2 miles from the Snake River and Brownlee Reservoir, this prominent 4,376 sq. ft. home overlooks tree-lined Brownlee Creek in a protected, dramatic canyon setting framed by magnificent soaring bluffs and accented by picturesque rim rock outcroppings, wild apricot trees, terraced meadows and year round Brownlee Creek. Nestled in the heart of the Hell’s Canyon National Recreation Area, this unique property is a rare canyon retreat surrounded by nearly 24,000 acres of the Cecil D. Andrus Wildlife Management Area. With more pioneer and Native American historic sites than any other river in the region and a celebrated reputation for fishing, boating, hiking and hunting, the Snake River Canyon is a paradise of awe inspiring natural beauty and recreation opportunity. The Gateway Store and Café, open nine months of the year, is located across Highway 71 from the residence. This attractive, well managed establishment caters to locals and vacationers on their way to the Snake River Canyon and reservoirs. The nearest town of Cambridge is a welcoming community that provides a variety of shops and services; the Washington County Seat is Weiser approximately 60 miles from the property. Boise International Airport is a distance of about 128 miles by state and interstate highway.
Designed and built in 1969 for Hugh and Blanche Beggs, this two story home is authentically one-of-a-kind. Referred to for many years as the “Glass House”, the home‘s distinctive full length, 640 sq. ft. glassed and screened sunroom invites the outside in. The sunroom is irresistible, comfortably and elegantly accommodating a couple or a crowd. The east end greets the morning sun and joins the kitchen and dining area through sliding glass doors; the west end transmits the sound of Brownlee Creek through sliding glass doors into the Master Suite.
The 1868 sq. ft. main level of the home includes the kitchen, dining area, living room, master suite, main bath, guest bedroom and a large combined back entry/utility/office space. The kitchen, dining area and living room are open and flow together as a great room. A massive brick fireplace with an Avalon wood insert, built-in bookcases and a
raised hearth is the centerpiece of the living room. Plush carpeting, recessed lighting and a wall of Anderson Windows accent the comfort and style of the room. The sunny kitchen is equipped with premium birch cabinets, a breakfast bar, built in stove top and double ovens. Laminate counters and travertine tile back-splash are recent upgrades.
The master suite includes a spacious bedroom, private bath, walk-in closet and private access to the sunroom. The main bath on the upper level has been remodeled with a huge, beautifully tiled shower. Built in storage throughout the home is extensive with custom birch and louvered doors that could only have been the work of a craftsman.
The lower level of the home is an 1868 sq. ft., fully finished walk-out daylight basement. The family room mirrors the upper level living room with its own massive brick fireplace and wall of Anderson Windows. A 13’ X 29’ game room complete with refreshment bar, Tiffany Lamps and tiled floors easily accommodates a pool table. There is a
second kitchen on the lower level, a walk in cooler and a completely remodeled full bath convenient to two large guest bedrooms.
The home is heated by radiant electric ceiling heat and wood heat from either of the two fireplaces. There is central air conditioning.
36’ X 70’ pole barn. This is an enclosed, free span building capable of storing a small fleet of vehicles, boats, equipment. It is wired and has a gravel floor.
A small shop/storage building matching the exterior of the residence is located conveniently to the home for small projects and storage. A carport next to the lower level of the home will accommodate several vehicles.
There are three steel sheds ideal for storing equipment, extra vehicles, boats, etc.