Light lingers long on summer evenings on Idaho’s Lake Coeur d’Alene. Soft gold light glazes the mirror-smooth water, cascading into the blue Idaho sky. As evening deepens, the light turns a rich copper hue, as flames dance from fire pits all along the shoreline at Copper Rock Estate. The effect is pure magic. Enjoying these sights from one of the property’s many outdoor rooms and terraces is a treasured daily ritual that defines life at Copper Rock Estate.
Never offered on the market before, Copper Rock Estate “is one of one,” describes Greg Rowley of Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty. Magic, then, is an appropriate word for the landmark property — which is cradled in Mica Bay on 30 private acres. The estate has become a local legend of sorts as a showcase property that highlights the talents of some of Idaho’s best craftsman. Built by Edwards Smith Construction, Copper Rock Estate captured attention from the moment it was completed in 2012. It is most notably revered for its timeless master craftsmanship and design that takes full advantage of its protected cove setting on the lake’s western reaches with 738 feet of prime sandy beach.
The custom residence spans over 9,000 square feet with open spaces meant for grand living and entertaining, and taking in the stunning views at every turn. Each room feels like a piece of art, yet still feels relaxed and comfortable. Refined meets relaxed at Lake Coeur d’Alene. The great room, for instance, with its large stone fireplace and bifold doors, open completely to an elegant terrace. A gorgeous entertainment space with glass wine room provides another moment of awe. The connection from indoors to out remains a consistent theme throughout, as natural materials blend with upscale amenities. Multiple outdoor terraces and rooms also allow you to enjoy the sights and sounds of the lake day or night. A guesthouse and massive shop with caretaker’s quarters further elevate this idyllic estate.
Lake Coeur d’Alene is often considered an escape for West Coast city dwellers who long for a slower-paced life packed with inspiring scenery, golf, water, fresh air and a sense of protection and safety. They want a place where they know their neighbors by name, where they can hear waves crashing at night or the peaceful sound of birds chirping, where they can appreciate the subtle way the light changes its reflection on the water. Are these the sights and sound of living well? It’s just another day at Copper Rock Estate.