Looking for your own Private Idaho? So are lots of transplants from Seattle who are fed up with the Emerald City’s notoriously sky-high prices.
And why not Boise? The downtown is small and quaint, but not tiny, with plenty of access to arts and culture. New wineries, eateries, and microbreweries are popping up all the time. There’s mild weather all year round and plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation (hiking, skiing, river rafting). Best of all, for architecture lovers, there’s also a surprisingly large stock of midcentury modern housing.
This 1953 house, in the Boise Heights area, has been lovingly cared for since it was built. While retaining midcentury design principles inside and out, the interiors have been refreshed to reflect current lifestyles. No living in a museum here! Classic MCM features include exposed beams, oak floors, and enormous windows that, in this house, frame lovely vistas over the city toward the Owyhee Mountains.
There are several sitting rooms, including one with a feature fireplace and attractive Scandi-modern-style brown leather loungers and a shag rug. The room flows out to a patio dripping with wisteria. There is a formal dining area for holidays, and the custom kitchen, with a waterfall-edge island, includes a sitting area.
The upper-level primary suite boasts two walk-in closets and a large en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower and a slipper soaking tub. A private balcony is a perfect spot to enjoy a beautiful sunset, perhaps sipping wine from the home’s custom wine storage.
Just outside the kitchen, there’s an entertaining patio with beautiful views and, on a lower terrace, a private pool. (It is not, as the B-52’s sang, a bottomless blue pool, however.)
The spacious 4,100-square-foot abode, set on almost two-thirds of an acre with a swimming pool, includes four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. It’s listed at $1.998 million with Kristin Sherman at Keller Williams Realty Boise.