106 Canvas Back – Architect’s River Front Majestic Mountain Contemporary

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Sun Valley Living at its Finest!

Nestled along the banks of the Bigwood River, this spectacular custom-built home showcases Sun Valley living. The majestic mountain contemporary home features vaulted 17-foot ceilings with exposed steel beams, full length windows with beautiful southwest mountain and river views. The thoughtful design includes a master wing with office, dressing room and built-ins in addition to four more en-suite bedrooms, a home theater, and separate yoga/fitness studio that will simply delight you. 

Surrounded by lush landscaping and mature trees, this home has extensive river facing decks and balconies with BBQ area and hot tub. Unique interior architectural features abound including an entry waterfall, bouldering wall, two fire poles, dumbwaiter, locked gun cabinet, tons of storage, a Sonos media sound system throughout house and outside deck/patio area (Smart-phone controlled), bamboo flooring, and Nasvic acid washed cement floors with solar powered radiant heat.

At the heart of the great room, this gourmet kitchen is perfect for entertaining. The chef in you will relish the Viking downdraft range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, two brand-new Wolf wall ovens, two Bosch dishwashers, and large walk-in pantry. Quality finishes include an oversized semi-circular island with hand hewn rough-edge granite slab counters and custom steel fascia, along with Mahogany Shaker-style cabinets. Chill or entertain in this majestic great room with a wall of windows and glass French doors that invite the outdoors in.

Built by John Lee (of Lee Gilman Construction) and John Campbell (renowned Sun Valley architect) the insulated concrete form construction offers 12-foot thick walls on the lower level and 10-foot thick upper walls. Quality aspects includes plaster and stone, with copper gutters, acid washed metal garage doors, fascia made of steel channel beams, passive and active solar design elements, a water conditioning system, and interior sprinklers.

Facing the Bigwood River, this special 3.99-acre site adjoins extensive open space owned by the Starweather association with no public parking nearby. Spacious and private, this gorgeous property provides endless recreational opportunities with direct access to fishing and hiking. It is centrally located between Ketchum/Sun Valley and the airport and just 9 minutes to Sun Valley’s Bald Mountain Ski Resort.



  • 3.99-acre lot facing the Bigwood River
  • Extensive river facing decks and balconies (approx. 1,000 sf) with BBQ area and hot tub
  • Insulated concrete form construction: 12” thick walls on lower level; 10” thick upper walls
  • Exterior fascia are steel channel beams for structure protection
  • Copper rain gutters
  • Access and views of river and mountains, tons of trees and privacy
  • 2,000 sf of pavers
  • Large garden bed
  • Custom spiral staircase from patio to upper level
  • Individual well and septic
  • ½ acre of irrigated gardens and lawns

House – 1st level:

  • Large Custom-built front doors with Asian influence
  • Waterfall feature in foyer. Zen influence and helps with humidity
  • Two Fire poles and bouldering wall in stairwell
  • Elliptical Media Room with custom couch included
  • 2 Bedrooms (mirror image on each wing) with sleeping, dressing/walk-in closet area, solid wood built-in study area and bathroom areas
  • Guest bedroom 2 – built in dresser
  • Guest bedroom 3 – built in dresser
  • All bedrooms have 8’ Shaker 6 panel doors and 9’ ceilings
  • Mud Room & Laundry Room with 2 washers and 2 dryers

2nd level – Kitchen:

  • Kitchen features:
    • Viking downdraft range
    • 2 Bosch dishwashers
    • 2 Dacor wall ovens
    • Large walk-in pantry
    • Large slab island with hand hewn rough-edge granite counters
    • Custom steel fascia on oversized circular island
    • Mahogany Shaker style cabinets
    • Sub-Zero refrigerator

2nd level – Great Room:

    • Living room – 17’ ceiling with exposed steel beams and custom backlighting
    • Floor to ceiling windows
    • Jon Nasvik custom concrete radiant floors with acid wash color treatment, and bamboo flooring
    • Dining area bathed in light
    • “Boatroom” over garage with custom ceiling, bamboo floors and fireplace
    • Powder Room with throne

2nd level – Master Wing:

  • Master Bedroom wing with separate office (includes large built-in desk), walk-in closet and dressing room with built-in dresser. Master Bath has steam shower, and separate cabinet area that could be replaced with a soaking tub, if desired.

Interior House Features:

  • Solar panels heat radiant floors and provide domestic hot water (1,000-gallon tank), gas back up system. Not net-zero return
  • Locked gun cabinet and storage
  • Dumbwaiter from garage to kitchen
  • Sonos media sound system throughout house and outside deck/patio area. Smart-phone controlled
  • The interior of the home has sprinklers
  • New carpet in all bedrooms


  • 3-car garage – 967 sf
  • 40 x 40 basement plus additional 40 x 16 storage area
  • Sump pumps for heavy spring run-off years. Typically used 2 out of 3 years.
  • Water conditioning system
  • Indirect water heating system
  • 8’ ceilings in basement with additional wrapping room

Square footage:

3,630   = Ground Floor sq. ft.
3,647   = Upper Floor sq. ft.
7,277   = Total finished sq. ft.
+ 2,078   = Basement Floor sq. ft.
9,355   = Finished + Basement sq. ft.
+  967   = Garage sq. ft.
10,322 = Total with basement and garage


      • $430 Quarterly


      • Tool shed, hot tub, window coverings


      • Elk Shed, which is the first shed on the left as one comes down the driveway.


      • Both trampolines, one trampoline can be included if the buyers want.