A pastoral slice of Hollywood history is now up for grabs.
The Idaho estate that is said to have shot much of Marilyn Monroe’s 1956 film “Bus Stop” is now up for sale for $15.99 million.
The 12-acre property features a main house, a barn, and the guest house used in the film as the fictional Grace’s Diner.
That boarding house now has a very different background from when Marilyn Monroe played aspiring Hollywood-bound singer Cherie. That’s because it was loaded onto a flatbed trailer in 2019 and transported about two miles down Highway 75 to its new home just north of Ketchum, the Idaho Mountain Express reported back then.
The building’s journey in an odd way resembled the journey of Monroe’s character in “Bus Stop,” according to the article. The sex symbol ends the movie in the converted boarding house before hopping on a bus and driving down Highway 75 herself.
The film, which starred Monroe opposite Don Murray as Beauregard ‘Bo’ Decker, was a hit of its time, with two Golden Globe nominations, an Oscar, a BAFTA and box office success.
It’s not clear how much the guest house’s interior has changed since serving as a movie set or boarding a flatbed trailer, but it currently has two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and a rustic kitchen, according to the top ten real estate deals.
The main house, meanwhile, has five bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms, a study, and an open-plan living and dining area.
The third property, a 3,000-square-foot “party barn,” has a bathroom and a half, patio, sunroom, full kitchen, living room, multiple heated garages, and an event space with views of the surrounding Smokey and Boulder mountains. Elsewhere on the estate there is a man-made lake, hot tub and fire pit.
With a population of approximately 3,500, Ketchum has long served as a suburb of Sun Valley, a resort town known for its beloved ski areas on Bald Mountain.