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Experience the High Desert of Central Idaho in This Minimalist Studio Retreat

By Nicole Theodore

For those trying to escape loud cities and overcrowded suburbs, this minimalist artist retreat surrounded by 40 acres of desolate desert in Bellevue, Idaho will easily catch your eye. Seattle-based architects Olson Kundig designed this award-winning home in the beautiful high desert of central Idaho, appropriately named Outpost. Surrounded by the Sawtooth Mountains, the home functions mainly as an artistic retreat. And its long, high wall serves as a protectant against the harsh desert conditions for the home’s lush garden, complete with roses and fruit trees. The interior is literally picturesque with huge windows all around the living area and expansive kitchen, showing off breathtaking desert and mountain views.