209 Teal Drive – Stunning Starweather Sanctuary


Fine Homebuilding Magazine House of the Year, with custom finishing touches by Architect Owen Scanlon

209 Teal Dr. Blaine Co, ID 83333 Starweather


Fine Homebuilding Magazine’s House of the Year, with custom finishing touches by Architect Owen Scanlon, and Builder Kim Nelsen. This Starweather home has been lovingly maintained by the original owners and it will charm and delight you.


Light pours in the many windows, illuminating the high ceilings and open space of the interior. The verdant natural landscape enters the living space offering wonderful visuals of the wooded surroundings filled with birds and wildlife. Just a quick 300-yard jaunt down to the river along the adjacent bridle trail and you are fly fishing on the Big Wood river.


The spacious open kitchen has custom cherry cabinets, a large island with outlets around the bar, and specially designed Corian counters. There is a both a sitting area and a breakfast nook. The downstairs living area offers hardwood floors and a river rock wood fireplace.


The main home offers 3 bedrooms, a study, breakfast nook, formal dining, open floor plan. There is a large laundry mudroom on garage side, with a laundry chute from upstairs. There is a den/study downstairs, ideal for television or quiet contemplation.


The main house bedrooms all have an en-suite bathroom with tile floors. The Master bedroom is large with high ceilings and oval windows. There is a walk-in closet with custom shelving and a laundry chute. The master bathroom offers a jetted soaking tub and heated floor.


There are two GFA furnaces, two water heaters, and air conditioning. The home is filled with lovely wood touches, Corian counters, built-in shelves, copper gutters, and lots of storage, and other custom touches.


There is a full apartment (907 SF) over the garage with a full kitchen, living room, 2 bedrooms, and 1 bath, offering two separate entries.


A large 907 SF garage is set up as 2 bays for cars and a shop in the 3rd bay, and additionally there’s a sports closet. It is finished and heated with electric heater. There’s also a shed for more gardening and recreational toys.


All is surrounded by over an acre of privacy and natural beauty. A covered porch surrounds the home and pavers lead out to a fire pit to enjoy the quiet and beauty.


By the numbers

  • Built in 1998

4,095 SF Total – 5 bedrooms total, 4.5 bathrooms total

  • 3188 Main House – 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
    • 1647 down main house
    • 1541 up main house
  • 907 SF apartment over garage – 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
  • 907 SF Garage