4 Bed/2.5 Bath
3,267 Square Feet
Built in 199510.91 Acres
Prudential Jensen Real Estate
pruidahore.comNora Edward, 208-859-8298MLS #98388246
Outdoor enthusiasts, start your engines! This week's home is a sportsman's haven sitting on nearly 11 acres of rolling, high desert property that backs up to Bureau of Land Management land. All around, coveys of quail scurry across open fields while hawks circle overhead looking for whistle pigs to eat.
Nestled about halfway between Eagle and Emmett, this single-story home has a spacious covered deck with a prime view of the land surrounding it. Inside, you'll find a large game room with a poker table, a billiards table and a long bar where there is space for six cushy stools. A kegerator with two taps hides under the wooden countertop. It is easy to imagine spending a Saturday riding ATVs along miles of BLM trails then relaxing with cold drafts from your personal bar, sipped with feet propped on the deck railing.
Firebird Raceway is about half a mile from this property. On weekends at the quarter-mile-long drag strip, roaring engines duel in pairs with brief bursts of horsepower that last mere seconds. The raceway provides free tickets to nearby residents in an effort to keep happy neighbors. After grilling up some burgers for dinner on the rear deck, you and your buddies could don ear plugs, hop back on the ATVs and head over to watch the high-octane action for a while.
During the other six days of the week, this home provides the necessary comforts and conveniences for conducting daily life. Inside, there are two separate living spaces, a theater room and four bedrooms. The split-bedroom floor plan places two bedrooms and a great room with a kitchen, dining area and living room on one side of the house. Arranged in the center are the master suite and a big utility room with laundry facilities, a long built-in desk and a wall full of maple storage cabinets.
The game room was once part of an attached four-car garage that is located on the other side of the house. The converted space now also contains an oversized bedroom and a large theater room with a projection screen movie system and walls draped in merlot-colored velvet.
Behind the house, a 20-by-60-foot workshop provides ample space for parking automobiles, four-wheelers, motorcycles and mountain bikes with room to spare for tinkering away at projects on built-in work benches. An RV can easily be parked at the end of the property's long, looped driveway. And a fenced play yard allows young 'uns to entertain themselves outside without mom worrying they might toddle off into the desert. Mature, umbrella-shaped elm trees help to shade the property and also provide refuge for hawks, owls and other birds.
Trout can be caught in the Payette River just 11 miles north in Emmett. This open, high desert setting sits squarely between two established communities. When it's time to get spiffed up and head into town, you can choose between low-key Emmett or more upscale Eagle.
Pros: A haven for outdoorsmen that abuts BLM land.
Cons: Proximity to Firebird Raceway may deter some buyers.
Open House: Saturday, Aug. 1, 2-4 p.m.