Mica Bay Residence

Where do we begin? The clients’ vision was “a nice home” on Lake Coeur d’Alene. Not long into construction, however, due to some changes in their lives, they decided to make this home something quite a bit more – a special estate where they could get away from it all. They unleashed the team’s creativity, including Eric Hedlund Design, to go to a level rarely seen in North Idaho.

The home features plaster walls; knotty alder doors, moldings, cabinets and casework; historic oak floors; wood ceilings; and a unique variety of stone countertops. Other features include copper wall paneling in the office; a walk-through stone fireplace separating the great room from the bar, wine cellar and entertainment room; and a 300-gallon/minute water feature bringing a river down the mountain. Adding to the list of phenomenal is the outdoor living room that resides under a turret and an al fresco kitchen featuring a pizza oven and stainless-steel appliances patinated with an oil-rubbed bronze.