Property deals at the Sporting Club

A vacation home and a big piece of land south of town will go to auction Friday, Sept. 29. Realtor Ed Liebzeit of Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty said that both offer a chance for a great deal and that he expects both to sell within 30 minutes of the opening of internet bidding.

The first is a 3,288-square-foot house at 585 W. Lodge Cottage Drive, close to the clubhouse at the Snake River Sporting Club. It has four bedrooms, each with bath, and overlooks the club’s 10th fairway.

Potential buyers “will like the quality, the location, the views, the size” of the property,” he said. Previously listed at $2.395 million, it’s likely to sell “at potentially less than $2 million, at a golf resort no less,” he said.

The other property adjoins the Sporting Club. It’s 7 acres ready for development at 985 Elk Ridge Road, on a bench overlooking the club and the Snake River.

“It’s a beautiful piece of land, great location, almost surrounded by national forest,” Liebzeit said, “so people will have easy access into the forest from up there.”

County rules allow a house of up to 8,000 square feet of livable space on the parcel. The land is also in the county resort zone, which allows for short-term rental.

The land has been listed at $1.695 million but, like the home being sold, will go for the high bid regardless of the amount.

“There is no reserve on these properties, so once the auction starts, whoever the high bidder is will be the new owner,” Liebzeit said.

The auction will be conducted by Concierge Auctions, and information and photos about the properties can be seen by going to and entering the addresses. The concierge site also is the place to register for the internet auction.

Engel & Volkers sets up shop in Jackson

Andrew Ellett is part owner and managing broker of the new Engel & Volkers real estate brokerage in Jackson.

Engel & Volkers was founded in 1977 in Hamburg, Germany, to focus on high-end real estate there. It has expanded to more than 30 countries with 9,000 agents, and still focuses on luxury properties.

Ellett first visited Jackson in 2001 and worked in banking and for another real estate firm before opening his own brokerage in 2015. He said his goal is “raising the bar for customer care and professionalism in partnering with Engel & Volkers.”

“We knew it was time to partner with a global brand to bring a certain level of sophistication, luxury and service to Jackson Hole and the surrounding area,” Ellett said.

Anthony Hitt, president and CEO of Engel & Volkers Americas, noted that Jackson has a small population “but hosts over 3 million visitors each year from across the country and around the world.

“When you pair this level of demand — whether it’s to live here or own a second home — along with an incredibly small supply of inventory, it results in a robust real estate market with the price per square foot of property being one of the highest in the nation.”

The new Engel & Volkers office is at 50 S. King St. The website for the business is

Center for Aesthetics in new space

The Center for Aesthetics will host a grand opening celebration of its new clinic in Wilson from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

It’s located in the West Bank Center at 3465 Teton Pines Lane, Suite 101.

“We have experienced tremendous growth in our practice in the Jackson Hole region and are very excited to offer our patients a larger state-of-the-art clinic that reflects our patient-focused care,” said Dr. Catherine Durboraw, the Center’s founder.

At nearly 2,000 square feet, the new space is more than twice the size of the Center for Aesthetics’ previous clinic. The reception features an installation by Wilson glassblower Laurie Thal that features 252 individually blown glass ornaments cascading from the ceiling.

Durboraw and Dr. Laura Cooper perform surgery at Teton Outpatient Services. Durboraw recently obtained privileges at St. John’s Medical Center.

Sweetwater Restaurant closes

After four decades Sweetwater is no more. The restaurant in a historic cabin at 85 S. King St. closed its doors. It had been in business for 41 years and operated the past 16 by Trey Davis.

Jennifer Dorsey is chief copy editor and Business section coordinator. She worked in Washington, D.C., and Chicago before moving to the Tetons.

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