Dubbed the Sun Valley Starship due to its unusual aerial footprint, a quirky home about 20 miles south of the resort city of Sun Valley, Idaho, is on the market for $9.95 million.
Designed to look like a ship, the house has an enormous prow-like architectural protrusion over the entryway. It spans roughly 12,500 square feet, has five bedrooms and comprises concrete, steel, glass and reclaimed antique wood from the 1800s.
The property includes a circular bar, a rooftop pool, a gym and a man-made reflecting pond with trout and exposed concrete and wood interiors. A 300-foot long driveway descends into a courtyard nicknamed the “gladiator’s pit.”
The seller is Gary Engman, who works locally in the lumber and development business. While he is not the house’s original owner, his company coincidentally provided all the exterior siding for the construction, he said.
Mr. Engman, 70, bought the house for $1.125 million in 2019, he said. It was built around 2009 but the original owner fell into financial trouble and the house was taken over by the bank. When the bank was then subsequently taken over by the U.S. government, the house was mothballed for about six years before selling to an investor, who flipped it to Mr. Engman. The original owner had more than $6 million invested in the project, but had not finished the interior, Mr. Engman said.