This massive 8,400-square-foot home likely won't win any friends in the sustainability crowd, but if you're interested in some gorgeous property nestled at the edge of Flying Heart Lake, Idaho — Bruce Willis is the man to talk to.
The 56-year-old reportedly purchased the spot back in 2001, one of many properties he once owned throughout the area and in nearby downtown Hailey. Along with former wife Demi Moore, Willis invested substantial sums in starting businesses and transforming a town he saw as a getaway from the world of Hollywood and the perfect place to raise a family.
"It's like living in the 1950s," He once said of Hailey. "I'm not doing any of this to make money. My kids are going to grow up here, and I just wanted to make it a little nicer."
According to listing agent Janine Bear, Willis is selling the home because he has not been able to spend as much time as he would like to in the area. His former nightclub Mint in downtown Hailey, which once hosted celebrities and popular musical acts, is also on the market for $5.9 million.
In addition to rebuilding the main home, the Wall Street Journal says the actor added a guest house, several ponds, and even streams to complement the 20 acres. Skiing, biking and hiking are all just minutes away. For those who prefer to stay at home, there's a giant pool with waterfalls, water slides and a rope swing. Sounds like my kind of backyard.
"Additional features included in this fine home," the listing continues, "are heated balconies and pavers from the road to the house and surrounding the entire property, gated entry, security system, intercom system, surround sound, control panel for the entire house, accent ceiling and under counter lighting, two wells and four boiler systems."
Like I said, not very green.
Perhaps the most surprising aspect of this sale is the price — a whopping $15 million. To give you some perspective, for $1 million less, you could pick up Dennis Quaid's Montana ranch (still available!), which includes 418 acres, ponds, river access, a 5,300-square-foot home, and the unique pleasure of calling Yellowstone National Park "your backyard."
But I'll understand if the rope swing feature sells you on Idaho. Check out the full listing here.
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