This $ 16 million Idaho house was featured in a Marilyn Monroe film – Robb Report
While many private homes that have appeared in feature films and TV shows are located in Los Angeles (obviously), this isn’t always the case, as shoots often take place on location to achieve an authentic flavor. For the classic Marilyn Monroe movie Bus stop, for example, the team shot scenes in a former general store in Idaho. This store has since been converted into a guesthouse and is now part of a larger contemporary estate that has just been marketed for $ 16 million.
The residence is best known to Monroe fans as Grace’s Diner. In the film, this is where characters Beauregard Decker (played by Don Murray) and Virgil Blessing (played by Arthur O’Connell) make a pit stop on their way to Phoenix. Since they take a bus to get there, in many ways the current guesthouse was the titular bus stop. The duo return to the restaurant on their way back to Montana after meeting Monroe, who plays singer Cherie.
The guest house is a little different now than it was then, not least because it is no longer a store. These days it’s a two-bed, two-and-a-half-bath cabin, perfect for hosting visiting friends and family (especially if they’re fans of Marilyn Monroe). It sits on approximately 12 acres of private land.
It is the main mansion of the estate in which future owners will likely spend the most time. The 6,152 square foot home has five bedrooms and has a much more contemporary look than many other family resorts in the area. Outdoor entertaining areas complement the spacious digs, though you’ll have stunning views of the surrounding mountains no matter where you are on the property.
The list also includes a party barn (yes, it’s really called that), which is more for large, rowdy gatherings than for housing horses or other animals. Real party animals can also live here, as there is a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen on site.
One of the biggest perks of living here, beyond its cinematic connections, is the scenery. There are several private ponds on the property, and it’s located just north of Ketchum, so you’re far from any major towns. Perfect for a quiet weekend.
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