Did You Know This NBA Player Lives on the Boise Bench?
One of my favorite six mile runs in Treasure Valley has a section that takes me from the Boise Depot around Crescent Rim. The homes up there are GORGEOUS, but it's the particular house at 3505 Crescent Rim that's always fascinated me.
Why? Mostly it's the only one of the huge homes that has a name! A huge sign outside reads "Camelotview." Every time I run past it, I always wonder what it was and why it had a name. Camelotview is late Velma Morrison's manor. The 12,703-square-foot home has sat on Crescent Rim overlooking Ann Morrison Park since 1992. Before Velma's death, the home was the site of many rooftop patio parties and benefits.
The home was on the market after she passed away, but the family wasn't able to sell it. They ultimately decided to donate it to the Treasure Valley Family YMCA to sell as a way to raise money for their newest construction project, the South Meridian Y.
Well, a year ago payday finally arrived for the YMCA! Former Denver Nugget player, Bill Wendlandt and his family moved into Camelotview. The home has a special place in Wendlandt's heart for a few reasons. Boise is his wife's hometown and he started playing basketball at a YMCA in Austin, Texas before going on to play in college and the NBA.
Unlike others who looked at the property, Wendlandt has no plans for tearing the $1.9 million home down. The family plans to update the colors, flooring and kitchen in the four bedroom, seven bathroom home. The house also has an elevator and 12 car garage.