Woodland chalet imbues rustic elegance in Idaho’s Sun Valley

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Miller Architects in collaboration with Jennifer Hoey Interior Design imagined this beautiful woodland chalet, located in Wood River Valley, a region just outside of Sun Valley, Idaho. The homeowners, a couple who had recently moved from Minnesota, were looking for an atmosphere that reflected authentic rustic European styling.

Materials of historic hewn stone and stucco were incorporated into the design of this cozy home nestled amongst a stand of aspens. The surrounding property offers various activities to enjoy year-round, with fantastic skiing and hiking opportunities on the nearby mountains.

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The roof is clad with a beautiful cedar shake, adding to the aesthetics of the exterior and helping the home to blend in with its surrounding environment.

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What We Love: A beautiful home in a woodsy setting, the rustic elements of wood and stone create a comfortable and cozy retreat to welcome family and friends for a visit. How about you, are you loving any details about this home? Please let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!

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In the spacious kitchen, custom designed cabinets comprised of white oak with a custom finish creates a lovely rustic-chic aesthetic. The countertops feature soapstone on all except for the second island, which is clad in fir. The backsplash is a soapstone subway tile. A double island allows a space for the chef to chop and cook while the other island is perfect for serving food or washing vegetables in the prep sink. The reclaimed wood beams on the ceilings were locally sourced through Henderson Corporation.

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Located within a bedroom, this built-in day bed is comprised of white oak, featuring a full-sized mattress to accommodate for overflow of overnight guests.

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A powder bath features natural aged fir boards clad on the walls, while a soapstone countertop adds to the beautiful aesthetic of this space. The bronze sink was sourced from Rocky Mountain Hardware, while the faucets were sourced from Waterworks.

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Photos: Courtesy of Miller Architects

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