Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A Gardener's Dream Home

The purpose of this blog is to share a special piece of property with you. A beautiful home surrounded by gardens in the heart of Idaho. This unique piece of property is located in Idaho County, Idaho approximately ten miles south east of the town of Kooskia. It's situated in the foothills of the Clearwater Mountains. The Nez Perce National Forest is just a few miles a way. The Selway-Bitterroot & Gospel Hump Wilderness Area are within easy driving distance as are the Lochsa, Selway, Clearwater and Salmon Rivers. This is a gardener's paradise! The property has numerous fruit trees, including; cherries, apples, pears & plums as well as almond and hazelnut trees. Well established asparagus, grapes, raspberries, boysenberries, strawberries and over 80 mature blueberry bushes!! 3 different sections of well developed terraced, raised beds with a unique variety of perennial flowers, herbs and berries, as well as annual vegetable crop space. All this sits inside a 3 acre deer fence.  The 4 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath house sits on 8.8 acres. The total square footage of the house is just over 1500 square feet. A beautiful covered cedar deck adds an additional 500 sq. ft. and an attached shop adds 600 extra sq. ft. There is a small root cellar as well. The property also includes a 500 gallon hot tub with cedar siding.
     The current asking price is $189,900 - a bargain price for such a well established gardener's paradise!  This property is for sale by owner.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Added Bonus - Nursery Business Opportunity

At one time this property was a nursery focused on native vegetation. 
The nursery is no longer on site but this property still benefits from having been home to the nursery including established fruit trees, numerous garden beds and a large amount of native and ornamental vegetation.
For more information call (208) 860-2968 or email: 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Fall is in the Air and on the Calendar. . .

 The days are still sunny but the nights are cooling off, reminding us that winter is around the corner.  The garden harvest is in and the home improvement projects are slowly winding down.  Here's a few more pictures to give you an idea of what's been happening lately at this gardener's paradise. . . 
New stone steps from the parking area leading up to the house.
 Japanese Pears
 Crisp Apples
New siding on the house. 
Fresh from the garden to the table!

Enjoying the End of Summer

Eating fresh out of the garden!
 School is back in session and the summer is slowly coming to an end, but this part of September* is especially beautiful in our neck of the woods. The garden harvest is in full swing with lots of cucumbers and tomatoes ready for canning.
  The apples, pears and grapes are just beginning to ripen - they'll only get sweeter as the weather cools off and fall arrives later in the month. 

One of the upstairs bedrooms, newly painted and ready to make your own.
 When we need a break from working, there's nothing quite like the beautiful beaches along the Wild & Scenic section of the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River, located within easy driving distance of the house.  
The water is cool and clean, the air refreshing and the view is perfectly wild.

*This post was originally written in early September but with harvesting the gardens and upgrading the house the time just slipped away. . .

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Blueberries & Baby Birds

Summer is in full swing.  The days are warm, the river is perfect for swimming, the night sky is full of stars, the garden is flourishing & the blueberries are ripe!
Great weather for upgrading the roof - brand new forest green delta rib corrrugated tin roof pictured here:
Greenhouse in the background.
Baby birds love this time of year too!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Early Summer House Pictures

Early summer.

East side of house, entry into kitchen.

1/2 of the kitchen looking into living room
Living room with woodstove and sliding glass door to covered cedar deck.
Covered cedar deck looking off to hot tub.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Here are some picture of the property in bloom.
Columbine & Iris
Flowering Dogwood
Wild Rose & Honey Bee