Home & Design September 26, 2012

Home Showcase

Sun Valley For Your Home


Intentionally unrecognizable; Susan Witman Interior Design (SWID) brings their client’s character, passion and life into each room and that is what they define as their signature look. Often combining two contrasting visions, Susan Witman, ASID, seamlessly blends the chemistry that resides in each home. Before the walls go up—SWID’s premiere concierge interior service delivers the third dimension while highlighting the features and benefits of each element throughout the building process. Great design is not just about the technical aspects but also about visualizing the passion and the story of the lives within. Her work is so unique that you would never predict her style. That is purposeful in the way she designs for each client, never guessing that she is the same designer of the French country residence that sits across from an ultra-modern mastery. Design that is truly individual means that you have to bring much more to the table. It is about understanding how clients will live in their home and how it will live with them, how it will serve the client as they grow and change. That is Susan Witman Interior Design’s specialty.




LMJ Builders/Craig Johnson has earned its reputation for skill, reliability, innovation and quality over a period of 35 years of constructing custom homes, multi-family complexes and commercial buildings, as well as subdivision development throughout the Wood River Valley. The firm offers design and general contracting services and works with clients to design and build “smart-sized” luxury homes, specifically for the homeowners’ lifestyle and enjoyment and without superfluous areas requiring heating, cooling and maintenance. This focus grows out of LMJ’s reputation for building custom homes that capture comfort and livability.





Fireplaces Etc. is a locally owned family business. From its inception in January 2000, the business has been operated by Luke Andrews and Travis Zerba—brothers that were born and raised in the Wood River Valley.
From the day they opened their doors, they have focused on the customer. Luke and Travis firmly believe that service should be offered professionally, knowledgeably and with a smile. And with the simple act of returning a phone call or showing up on time, they win over their customer’s loyalty each and every day. In addition to their professionalism, offering quality products has allowed the business to expand from fireplaces and barbeques to patio furniture.
From Fairfield to Stanley, Fireplaces Etc. sells, services and installs hearth products, grills and patio furniture.
Fireplaces Etc. believes that our envirobility (environmental responsibility) is very important. From reducing energy used in the showroom to educating customers about environmentally friendly products, we try to incorporate the ideas of reducing, recycling and reusing into our everyday operations.
All of us at Fireplaces, Etc. are really proud of our 2,400-square-foot showroom located in Hailey. The showroom has 20 burning fireplace displays, multiple sets of patio furniture, grills and accessories. So head over there and enjoy the exceptional service!




Eggers Associates is an award-winning landscape architecture firm with a focus on custom residential design. We often are involved in the site analysis and planning at an early stage of the associated architectural design process. We also work on many landscape remodels to update an expired landscape and redesign to accommodate the client’s changing lifestyle.
Eggers Associates specializes in the use of large specimen trees, drought-tolerant and native species, and detailed sprinkler designs. We are fully computerized and utilize the latest version of AutoCAD for final drawing production.
Because mountain communities are unique, fragile environments, we work toward maintaining their qualities and preserving their beauty.




Sawtooth Construction has been leading the green building industry in the Wood River Valley since building the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certified building in Blaine County. The Fen house (pictured) is an excellent example of bringing quality construction, owner desires and energy efficiency together in one structure. By using Evacuated Tube Solar Technology to heat an underground water storage tank, the Fen house has the ability to capture and store solar energy, which reduces energy consumption by over 60% during a year’s cycle and helps heat the home through hydronics. Our team has the experience and resources to consult, engineer and construct practical green building design, operations and maintenance solutions for any project—residential or commercial.  
     Sawtooth Construction is dedicated to minimizing the environmental impact on every project we build. We are a member of the USGBC and have extensive experience with green building materials and methods. We have instituted jobsite recycling programs, redirecting up to 75% of construction waste from our landfill. Quality is a key factor in keeping with our business philosophy and we have dedicated nearly 40 years to organizing construction management systems and a project team that ensures high performance standards. Because of this coordination, we are consistently diligent, responsive and timely in our efforts.




At Mark Pynn Architecture, LLC, we view every project as a unique architectural challenge, requiring a design effort that gracefully and effectively responds to the site and client. From the onset of a project we work diligently to understand the clients’ requirements and goals. We have been fortunate to have been recognized by outstanding professional jurors and peer professionals with several recent awards for excellence in design. We produce architecture with a critical eye toward excellent design. Our commitment to top quality design, interest in unique project opportunities and requirements, and our limited size assure our clients of the consistent and energetic service of our key personnel from early design phases to well after completion of the project.




Miller Architects, PC, is comprised of a passionate and dedicated group, led since 1992 by its founder and principal Candace Tillotson-Miller, AIA. Miller Architects excels in creating environments that appeal to the human need for transcendent beauty, refuge, comfort, and permanence. Our projects are located in unique areas, from high mountain properties to expansive cattle and horse ranches in the foothills of the Rocky Mountain range.     
     Whether revitalizing century-old buildings or creating inspired new structures, a profound appreciation of the Western vernacular is what assures a strong sense of timelessness in our work. We achieve this quality of timelessness by creating interior and exterior spaces that are both elegant and casual, capturing at once the romance and the reality of life in the West, defining the essence of our projects. Using indigenous and aged materials creates a palette that blends a building seamlessly into the surrounding environment, speaking directly to the Western landscape. Meticulous detail, rich natural textures, spatial design sensitivity, and consistent quality are hallmarks of what we do.
     Miller Architects is fully involved from initial conception to completed project. Our collective experience and education is broad, our focus is precise and unwavering. We do what we do out of love for creating nurturing environments.
     Miller Architects is licensed to practice in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico.d




Luke Mullendore of myHouse Furnishings has had a passion for woodworking for over 20 years. His unique designs incorporate intricate metalwork and the use of reclaimed wood, a process called “upcycling.” The word has quickly spread about Luke’s attention to detail, clean lines, beautiful designs and affordable pricing. He has been commissioned to design everything from a stunning black walnut table and bench set to coffee tables and bookcases.  Bring your ideas to Luke and turn your custom designs into reality.




Based in Ketchum, Lloyd Construction has been building custom homes and positive client experiences since 1977. Clients characterize Lloyd Construction as being knowledgeable, accessible, personable and extremely fun to work with. Everyone at Lloyd Construction continually builds working relationships to create a common goal for each project—and everyone benefits from this alliance. Lloyd Construction’s services include new construction for residential or commercial projects and remodels of any size.




Ketchum Kustom Woodworks is a full-service cabinetry and architectural millwork company. We specialize in custom applications offering complete in-house architectural drafting, finish and installation services. With over 20 years of experience producing a wide variety of the finest quality millwork, we have gained the master craftsmanship and expertise necessary to take on the most challenging custom projects.




The origins of Williams | Partners Architects, P.C., go back to 1992 when Jeff Williams was commissioned to design a home in Sun Valley, for his parents. Over the years, first working as a sole proprietor then later with his partners, the goal has been to deliver the highest quality service to clients. We believe that by remaining a small firm we remain more attentive to our clients and focused on each individual project. Our job is to act as the client’s interpreter and guide, sifting through often conflicting requests and requirements to find the project’s unique expression. Our team is a collaborative operation, utilizing and integrating all of our strengths in an effort to make the home building process as enjoyable as possible for our clients.




Bruce A. Martin has over 26 years of experience in all phases of interior design. He oversees all aspects of a project, from interior architectural design and coordination with architects and contractors, through furniture design, art and accessories selection and installation. He is committed to creating comfortable, yet sophisticated environments for high-end homes and commercial projects. His success comes from a desire to design elegant spaces while keeping an eye on the smallest of details. Bruce is especially known for incorporating simple, natural materials in all of his designs. Whether he’s designing interiors for a house in San Francisco or in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Bruce’s abilities to listen, apply problem-solving skills and remain open to new ideas are what keep clients coming back again and again.




A Sun Valley resident for over 30 years, Brian Poster founded Poster Construction in 1997. Brian consistently built his business on integrity, strong communication skills, hard work, expertise, and strong values. Specializing in custom homes, Poster Construction also successfully manages renovations, remodels and small additions. Regardless of the size of a project, every Poster client receives the same attention to detail and personal management that strives for 100% customer satisfaction. This commitment builds relationships that last as long as the homes they build. Each project has its own unique requirements and having the best qualified management team and onsite superintendent is critical for its success. We guarantee the team we have on your project is the right team for you and your home, otherwise we won’t accept the job.




Why: Dembergh Brown Builders believes they are members of a team, 100% focused on constructing highly crafted, environmentally responsible projects in collaboration with owners and design professionals.
How: By utilizing our 60-plus years of collective know-how, we have the experience to help our clients realize their dreams. We concentrate on providing the finest craftsmanship and execution supported by unmatched project management, communication and teamwork. We are dedicated to providing an unrivaled building experience for every client.
What: We are residential and commercial general contractors building amazing projects. We have three decades of experience building in many architectural styles, ranging from traditional rustic to modern cutting edge. 




Walsworth Furnishings creates hand-crafted, high-end furniture from reclaimed materials of premium quality. Wes Walsworth started Walsworth Furnishings (WF) with the vision of connecting his passion for design and woodworking with environmental sustainability. Our designs are inspired by the process of re-birthing old materials into new and unique pieces of furniture. WF utilizes various woods that have been weathered and worn over long periods of time resulting in one-of-a-kind pieces with an authentic history. We also integrate metal components into our designs giving the rustic pieces a modern touch.




Mountain contemporary best describes the style of Red Door Design House. Red Door is a combination of an interior design firm, retail store front and a resource for custom orders placed specifically to the customer’s specifications. Often described by its customers as a refreshing and clean style, it is very approachable and mixes well with a combination of styles. Red Door opened in 2003 and is still run solely by Marina Broschofsky, a native to the Valley. Clean lines with interesting textures and neutral undertones with accents of color are some of the characteristics that you will tend to see within Marina’s designs. The inspiration and design concept often stems from the client’s vision and evolves into a beautiful, comfortable and personal space for the homeowner.






This article appears in the Fall 2012 Issue of Sun Valley Magazine.