Huntsman Springs: A One of a Kind Place

In our 2014 issue of Homestead Magazine, we profiled Huntsman Springs and the Huntsman Cancer Institute–a remarkable pairing of spectacular real estate and amenities with philanthropic good works. October marked Breast Cancer Awareness month, but the organization’s efforts to combat breast and other cancers continues all year long. In this guest post, we learn more about these efforts, and why Huntsman Springs is such a special place to be, and live.

For the Huntsman family, philanthropy is as much a part of life as is the business they have built over a span of four decades. Mr. Huntsman is widely recognized as one of America’s foremost-concerned citizens and philanthropists. As a further commitment to this, the family created a community that is developed around nature and maintains the small town feel that everyone enjoys in this corner of the West.

Introducing Huntsman Springs

Huntsman Springs is a community that is built around a nature preserve with stunning views of the Grand Tetons. Huntsman Springs has won the highest award in four categories of the prestigious 2014 International Property Awards. Huntsman Springs Director of Sales, Julie Bryan, accepted top honors in the categories of Best Leisure Development and Best Golf Development in the United States and Idaho.

The Teton Valley is nestled between the Rocky Mountains of Idaho and Wyoming. Located only 15 miles from the Grand Targhee Resort and Jackson Hole, downhill skiing is one of the premier activities in the area. Backcountry Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling are all in your backyard at Huntsman Springs.

Close to the community lies Grand Targhee, which catches an average of 500 inches of snow each year on its 2,602 acres, the most of any ski area in the North American Rockies. The friendly, 2.8-mile Teton Vista Traverse means that even beginners can ride to the 9,862-foot summit to experience the incredible views Teton Valley has to offer. With its comfortable landscape, consistently uncrowded slopes, and abundant snow, it comes as no surprise that this is the place to ski this winter. Targhee’s elite ski school even offers specialized powder instruction. Huntsman Springs makes for the perfect home base for families looking to explore the world-renowned ski slopes of the Tetons.

This might seem like any other luxury community; however, the best part is what it stands for and how its residents help those in need of a cure for cancer.

Leading the Way for Research

In 1995, Jon and Karen Huntsman founded the Huntsman Cancer Institute. The Institute is now one of America’s major cancer centers dedicated to finding a cure. The Susan G. Komen® organization stated, “In 2014, an estimated 232,030 cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. alone.” Everyone either knows a mother, sister, daughter or friend who has struggled with this disease.

The Institute recently announced a $100 million expansion that will double the laboratory space and create a Primary Children’s and Families’ Cancer Research Center, which will focus exclusively on inherited and childhood cancers. Profits from Huntsman Springs Real Estate will be contributed to the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

The Huntsman Springs community is located in Driggs, Idaho at 501 Huntsman Springs Drive. For more information about the homes and upcoming golf events, please visit our website at http://www.huntsmansprings.com or contact the home office at 208-354-1888.

WRJ Design Associates: Refined Taste Finds a Home in the Tetons

With clients ranging from Sotheby’s in New York to Julien’s celebrity auction house in L.A., and with high-end corporate, residential and landscape projects around the globe, jet setting and city-living have been the norm for Rush Jenkins and Klaus Baer of WRJ Design Associates LTD.

So when the designers chose small-town Victor, ID as the home-base for their first retail store, WRJ Home, this past May, you’d never expect it to feel like such a perfect fit for their refined tastes.
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