The Price of an Idaho Oddity Revealed

by UrbanTurf Staff

409 Glendale Road — Bellevue, Idaho

Not long ago, we asked readers to guess the price of a home in Idaho that was a little out of the ordinary for real estate in that part of the country.

Here is a brief description of the home for those that missed the post:

The house is made largely out of cinder block and plywood, and even though it is quite large, it has just one bedroom. Distinctive features include numerous over-sized windows and a garden that is enclosed by high walls that prevent the desert wind and sand from disturbing the home’s roses and fruit trees.


So how much would you have to plunk down for this property? Well, much more than most people would think. The price: $3.5 million. Hard to believe, we know, but here is the listing as proof.

The guesses ranged from a low of $375,000 to a high of $3.5 million. Congratulations to Vera for hitting the nail on the head with her guess of $3.5 million.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the_price_of_an_idaho_oddity_revealed/2645


  1. Katie Wilson said at 2:02 pm on Friday November 5, 2010:

    What you fail to mention in your post is that Bellevue, Idaho is 15 miles from Sun Valley, Idaho, a world class ski resort and one of the most beautiful places in the world.  Yes, I’m bias, I grew up there.  $3.5 million for 20 acres of land is actually pretty reasonable.  In that area, you can pay $3 million for just a piece of property, without a structure on it.  Add the quality of life, and it’s a real bargain.

  1. Counter said at 2:39 pm on Friday November 5, 2010:

    3.5 million is reasonable in that area…if the property has more than one bedroom. Look at what else is on the market right now in that area. Everything in that price range is four bedroom or larger.

  1. RF said at 2:09 pm on Monday November 8, 2010:
  1. KGP said at 3:47 pm on Monday November 8, 2010:

    They are high.

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