Luxury Homes for Sale
Southern, Idaho

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What makes a house a luxury home?

In Southern Idaho, luxury represents homes that start at $1,000,000. Luxury homes tend to be considerable in size, located in exclusive areas, sitting on larger lots, constructed and finished with high-end materials, and infinite attention to detail. These homes have been designed with uncommon architectural details, and features that accentuate the owner's lifestyle and tastes, enhancing their extravagant feel.

What makes a high-caliber home?

First are the designer and custom home builder. You cannot expect first-class results from average plans and builders who don't understand the expectations of buyers looking to build a truly one-of-a-kind dream home.

These homes typically possess several distinctive qualities.

1. Premium Location

High-end luxury homes are built in the most envious locations. In Southern Idaho, it is the Boise foothills and mountains, the Boise River and Snake River, and elevated lots that help create the setting for prestige. Whether they’re situated high above others, on waterfront property, or at the center of a bustling city, these homes are found in prime locations. Sometimes, prestigious locations may also mean remote or away from the public to enhance your privacy.

2. Higher Price

There are definitely neighborhoods and areas that are more coveted to live in. While high-end homes are often found in these more desirable areas, they tend to command a higher price than even nearby properties. These high price tags come with more amazing amenities that other subdivisions don't offer, including tennis courts, executive golf courses, private lakes (not just ponds), access to BLM land, and even schools.

3. Premium Materials

Quality is everything. These homes must look like they will be here for generations, because they will. The entire property must be constructed and finished with premium materials, it doesn’t matter how many rooms it has. Premium material also requires the area's master craftsmen to do the work. Luxury homes are not built by the lowest bidder. These homes are carefully constructed to reflect every cent of the premium price tag.

4. Greater Square Footage 

Size matters a great deal to luxury home buyers. Many times this translates into larger rooms and a larger number of rooms—be they additional bedrooms, in-law or extended family, or areas dedicated to specialized amenities. In other cases, this additional space makes for larger, open areas and colossal master suites. Another consideration is the size of the lot. Many luxury lots are measured in full acres to give the owners plenty of space to stretch out in privacy. The greater the square footage, the more luxurious these homes are considered, which also helps justify the price as well.

5. Unique Designs

Homes that appear distinctive are held in higher esteem. Why pay for the best when there are cookie-cutter replicas in other neighborhoods. High-caliber homes come in all shapes and styles, for luxury means something different to each person. The goal is to look modern, yet timeless both inside and out.

Often, it’s the unique designs of the home—based on the singular priorities of the homeowner for whom it was designed and built—which furnish the property with the luxury label. When it comes to luxury homes, judging a book by its cover is the name of the game.

6. Unrivaled Amenities

Luxury homes and subdivisions offer residents a slew of decadent amenities that most Americans would be hard-pressed to find in their towns. The features of these high-end homes provide comforts and pleasure that range from classic conveniences – like swimming pools, basketball courts, and tennis courts – to more outrageous attractions – like indoor rock-climbing walls and shooting ranges. If you can dream it and can afford it, it can be built into your house.

7. Prestige

It can be challenging to put a price on prestige. What is someone willing to pay for that? The prestigiousness of a home can vary based on the historical relevance of the house, built by a renowned architect or formerly lived in by a celebrity, homes that have prominent stories to tell tend to be viewed as more high-end. However, it’s challenging to put a price on prestige. Just because a home is renowned doesn’t mean there are necessarily buyers who will be willing to pay more for it.

In Conclusion

While luxury homes are located in the most envious areas, designed with the highest quality materials, and include the most outrageous amenities, they’re ultimately only worth what buyers are willing to pay for them. High-end properties tend to linger on the market longer than average-priced homes because their prestige and lavish features are incomparable and thus make valuation challenges.

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Top Ten Idaho Luxury Homes for Sale in Southern Idaho

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Nothing quite compares to this oasis of comfort lodged at the edge of adventure on Boise's East Ridge. Perched above Idaho's high-desert, urban capital, this secluded retreat will protect, inspire, enlighten & fulfill. Boise's central core is just moments away from this exquisite sanctuary of stone, wood, air, & water. Nature built the base, ingenuity added the comforts, & you can add the life while soaking up this magnificent home's energy. 60-acre private preserve surrounds this unique visionary retreat.
Historic Riggins Hot Springs - located 9 miles up the Main Salmon River accessed by a private suspension bridge. 155 acre property includes 1+ mile of river front, a furnished 5700 sq ft lodge, 3 bed 3 bath guest house, a geothermal swimming pool, hot tub & pool house w. rec room, a spring fed fish pond, garden area & greenhouse, office, laundry, addit'l outbuildings, plus possible building sites & water rights. Wildlife is abundant on this private Idaho oasis. Generator on site. Amenity sheet avail.
Seeking solitude & nature wrapped up in a stunning mountain lodge? Ski in-ski out access and views of snow capped mtns are yours. Stunning imported Canadian timber construction, amazing stonework, 2 main floor master suites, year-round resort amenities and the best location in Tamarack Resort. This home is for the discerning, the inspired, the appreciative of master craftsmen, lover of nature, seeker of peaceful days and star filled silent nights. Bring your own dreams.
Green Ranch Tree Farm; multiple opportunities in desirable Boise County. Close to Boise & high end mountain communities. Borders Public Land W/ waterfront. Possible residential development, Corporate or Private retreat, Equestrian village,Tree Farm, etc. COVETED water rights for irrigation are of great VALUE. Homestead includes: Home, 5 cabins, 3 Barns, Gold Claim. Water pumping stns & various maintenance buildings. Three access points to & from property. Large potential VALUE in selling current tree stock!
This exquisite private estate is a rare find! This sprawling two level homestead is set back near the greenbelt, surrounded by green grassy plains and trees! This vintage style farmhouse offers 6 bedrooms with en-suites, incl. upper and lower master suites, 8 bathrooms, a chef's kitchen with dbl dishwashers and ovens, lg theater room, entertainment recreation room, office, multiple lofts and even a custom doll house playroom! Outside amenities incl. a private deck, salt water infinity pool, pool house, voll
95 acre Ski Lodge, 7 other outbuildings, easy access from Hwy 6. Main Lodge sleeps up to 60 people in a hostel style. Commercial Kitchen serves a dining room up to 120 people. Two Large conference rooms can hold 270 and 35 respectively. USFS original lodge (1939), Look out Ski Tower, Summer Cabin and Ski Bowl Cabin can house alternative overnight guests. Potential Destination Wedding Venue, Corporate Retreat Center, Family Reunions, Quilting Workshops, etc. 2 RV sites, 300 Car parking. Development potential
Luxury ski in-ski out mountain estate in Tamarack's Whitewater Estates. The natural interior design includes antler light fixtures, stunning great room with rock fireplace, & tile floors. The gourmet kitchen highlights stainless Wolf appliances, granite counters, an overlay built-in fridge, & wet bar. Master suite has a corner fireplace, jetted tub, & walk-in shower. Home also features a ski-gear room, elevator, & rec room. Relax on the outdoor covered patio in the hot tub or next to the outdoor fireplace.
Designed after a 16th Century Tuscan farmhouse this estate located in a gated community epitomizes grandeur, elegance and splendor unlike anything.The spectacular home of glorious architecture nestles perfectly into the tranquil surroundings amongst a backdrop of exquisite sunsets, private ponds and unlimited vistas of landscape.The home is defined by large living spaces with a high level of detail in the construction & finishes. The use of marble, maple, & tile blends perfectly creating a true masterpiece.
Exquisite Ronald Fry Custom Log Home on 18 Acres overlooking the river. 3 Bedrooms/ 4 baths; 2504 SF; expansive views of Lake Fork Creek (1391 Feet of frontage); immaculate construction (16 Inch Logs); high ceilings; hardwood floors throughout; radiant heat; high end appliances and finishes. The home is perfectly situated to take advantage of the river views as far as the eye can see from almost every room. Privacy and natural beauty at its finest while only a few minutes from downtown McCall.
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Idaho Luxury Home Search
Price and size are probably the first things that come to mind when it comes to luxury homes, but what goes into that price? Does it have a spectacular view? How many acres are included and what special features are there? What is the architectural style? What materials were used in the construction and finishes? The list can be exhaustive and personal for each luxury home. Plus, luxury homes are different in each city you search, so use these links to look for luxury homes in cities across southern Idaho.