Steve McQueen's Idaho ranch
Steve McQueen’s best-known home is a sprawling property in Santa Paula, CA. It’s there that the “King of Cool” stashed his collection of cars, motorcycles and two planes — and married his third wife, Barbara Minty, in 1980.
Like the “Bullitt” star, Minty also preferred to live on ranches and owned a few properties in Idaho. It was her love for the potato state that led McQueen to buy a ranch in Hailey, ID, coined “Crazy M Ranch,” that the couple owned until 1999. The current owners recently listed the property for $7.4 million.
Nestled at the bottom of the Pioneer Mountains, the home at 100 Creek Cove Rd, Hailey, ID 83333 sits on 500 acres and includes a 1.5-mile stretch of Big Wood River’s East Fork. More of a compound than a single-family home, the property has a 2-bed, 2-bath log cabin built in 1990, an “annex” structure with living and storage space built in 2010, as well as a 4-car garage/workshop.
When McQueen was living on the property, the residences were much more rustic, reads the listing description. The current owners completed significant updates and renamed the home “Pioneer Moon Ranch.”
McQueen isn’t the only Hollywood heavyweight to prefer the seclusion of Idaho. Bruce Willis previously owned several homes with Demi Moore, including a bar in downtown Hailey. Carole King is currently selling a remote Idaho ranch, and in previous years the ski slopes were favorites of silver screen stars Gary Cooper, Janet Leigh, and Lucille Ball.
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