The “creative compound” of classic rock icon Steve Miller is set to hit the market late Monday for $16 million.
The 13-acre Sun Valley, Idaho property was bought by Mr. Miller, 73, in the late 1980s for an unknown sum, according to listing broker Darlene Young, of Engel & Völkers.
At the time, the property consisted of a three-bedroom main house and an old potato storage building. Mr. Miller converted the storage building into an art studio, and added three guest cottages, a recording studio and an archive building which he uses for storing photography and art.
The recording studio, Ms. Young said, was architecturally engineered for ideal acoustics, and has a climate-controlled instrument vault, a piano lift and a vaulted cedar-beamed ceiling. Not only has Mr. Miller’s band recorded many songs there—including “Wide River” a tribute to the Bigwood river that runs through the property, according to Ms. Young—but Sir Paul McCartney recorded there too, and even stayed in one of the guest cottages during his visit in 1995.
The archive building, along with storing photography, has a high-security instrument vault where Mr. Miller kept a lot of his guitars.
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Guitar storage and recording studios come as no surprise when discussing the properties of musicians, but slightly more unexpected are the ski trails. Mr. Miller, a keen cross-country skier, developed ski routes across the property’s land.
Mr. Miller “just released a new album and he’s been on tour this summer so he’s not been spending so much time there,” Ms. Young said, regarding the sale.
His spokesperson did not immediately return a request for comment..
Mr. Miller, the frontman of the eponymous Steve Miller Band, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.
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