Located in world-famous Sun Valley, The Z Heart Ranch is the ideal property for those longing for an estate epitomizing the old west but wanting proximity to dining, culture and recreation.
Rich in history, the Z Heart has a number of structures dating back to the late 1800s and early 1900s in its days as a working ranch and dairy farm. The current owners have lovingly restored the existing structures while adding others to create the picture-perfect family compound. The 6 unique and named guest cabins are connected by paver walkways leading across flowing waterways and interspersed with private sitting areas as well as lavish outdoor entertaining venues. The car barn was added to allow for storage of outdoor furniture, motorcycles, boats, and RVs and with no structural interior walls, may be configured in any number of ways depending on the intended use.
The central hub of the Z Heart is the beautifully restored 100+-year-old barn which now serves as the gathering point for those lucky enough to be guests at the ranch. The main floor of this 8,000+ sq. ft. structure is a welcoming living, dining and game room flanked by a full bar with a handsome rock fireplace as the focal point. The kitchen will handle small family gatherings as easily as dinners for over 200 and offers side yard access to an outdoor service area to facilitate clearing during big events. The covered patio has breathtaking views to the north, a large rock fireplace, and electric heaters for cool mountain evenings, and rustic lighting befitting of the barn’s history.
The expansive lawn to the north is accented by a water feature, flowing waterways, and an outdoor fireplace for roasting marshmallows under the stars. For winter entertaining, the second level of the barn is designed to accommodate multiple dining tables, a band and a dance floor with access from the kitchen for serving while guests can enjoy the spiral stair access through the silo complete with cupola. The full basement is home to a wine cellar rivaling anything you would expect to find in the Napa Valley as well as ample storage for holiday décor and necessities for entertaining.
The Z Heart is awaiting its next owner, that person understanding the value of time spent with friends and family and in a special place surpassed only by its surroundings.