Steve McQueen's ranch near Ketchum still for sale for $7.4 million

zkyle@idahostatesman.comSeptember 19, 2013 

The ranch near Ketchum formerly owned by actor Steve McQueen is for sale for $7.4 million.

COURTESY OF HALL AND HALL

The Pioneer Moon Ranch near Ketchum once owned by actor Steve McQueen remains on the market for $7.4 million, but the 500-acre property has received hundreds of inquiries.

Trent Jones, a partner in Hall and Hall real estate brokerage that is handling the property, said he's received calls and brochure downloads from Europe, South America and Asia as well as some interest from Sun Valley locals.

Jones said the property would receive interest from wealthy businesspeople without its attachment to McQueen, who lived there before he died in 1980. But McQueen's celebrity status has drawn increased attention, Jones said.

"The property is unusual because you can't find property this large this close to Ketchum, whether it was owned by Steve McQueen or not," Jones said. "But because he did, it generates a lot of interest because such a well known person. There's a cult following. He projected a very compelling image on screen. He's not the run-of-the-mill celebrity."

The ranch has a 1,410 square-foot log home with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large stone fireplace. It's near a 1,731 square-foot annex that has a living room with a bar, dining room, library, a bedroom and 1.5 baths.

No sale is pending on the ranch, which was placed on the market in June by a German couple who bought the ranch from McQueen's wife in 1999. Jones said he wouldn't be surprised if the property sold soon, though he said multimillion-dollar properties in Sun Valley often sit on the market for up to two years before selling.

"Idaho has its challenges, and the Sun Valley high-end rural resort market also has its challenges," Jones said. "As attractive as the property is, this is also a part of the market that's not clicking on all cylinders."

You can see the property listing here.

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