Thinking of moving to Boise, Idaho? We think it’s safe to say the cat’s out of the bag on this one, Boise is rapidly becoming one of the most popular cities in the U.S. to buy a home. And it’s a much simpler life than you get with the big cities on the coast.
You still get life along the water, as the Boise River stretches an awesome 102 miles. There are exceptions to that rule like Miami, another popular place in the country people are moving to in droves.
There are pockets throughout the city and surrounding area that offers its own little vibe of cafes, restaurants and boutique shops. So if you choose a home in one of these desirable neighborhoods, there should be a decent walk score and easy access to all downtown Boise has to offer.
We’ll start downtown. For modern living alternatives in a small city, downtown Boise features new high-rise condominiums and townhomes to suit couples, singles, and small families.
There’s always something cool to do in downtown. First Thursday is a great way to see the city and meet local artisans and business owners, as the night turns into an indoor/outdoor street fair for patrons. All summer long,
Alive After Five has partygoers brewing up fun with a Wednesday evening concert and plenty of fanfare in the city center.
East End- 3,865 SF
4 bed, 2.5 bath
If you plan on moving to Boise, you have a ton of architectural choices to choose from. Welcome to the Brandt House Estate where warmth and nature encapsulate this lovely estate.
A notable Warm Springs estate, the Brandt House is celebrated for its long history, distinctive architectural design & magical park-like setting. On the National Register of Historic Places, the home’s design was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Prairie style.
The current steward of the estate is a founding member of the Idaho Botanical Garden. This ensures the property will remain a private sanctuary & hallmark of botanical wonder.
Here’s an interesting tidbit about the homes along Warm Springs Avenue. In 1891 the brick Victorian mansion at the south-west corner of Warm Springs Ave. and Walnut St. became the first home in the U.S. to be heated by geothermal water.
Now nearly all of the homes on the Avenue and many in the East End have been piped into this heated water source. How cool is that!
Warm Springs Mesa – 5,006 SF
4 bed, 4.5 bath
An exemplary display of mid-century design, this stately mid-century modern estate built in 1959 has withstood the test of time.
The home features rich millwork, plate glass windows & Oakley stone. With clean style, walls of glass and an open floor plan, this home exemplifies mid-century minimalism and warmth. The patio pool steals the show as its centerpiece, maximizing the jetliner views.
For those of you who have watched a couple episodes of Madmen, you know how great furniture from the mid-century era would look in this home.
We’d love for one of our top designers to give it their best shot. We know it would be stunning!
Hackberry North – 3,532 SF
4 bed, 3 bath
Check out this stylish, newly built modern contemporary with sweeping skyline views. Located on a premier foothills homesite in the elite Hackberry North area, you get breathtaking panorama views of the surrounding vistas.
Sustainably constructed, the cutting-edge design features high-efficiency home systems & locally sourced materials, offering enhanced air-quality & energy cost savings. The floors offer expansive wide-plank wood that span this open and modern layout.
With the oversize and clerestory windows, “bathed in light” would be the phrase of the day in this stunning home.
Depot Bench- 5,179 SF
4 bed, 3,5 bath
This exquisite Dutch Colonial Revival was thoughtfully restored to embrace its rich history, while updates provide convenience & modern flair. The well-manicured grounds are lush and estate-worthy.
Inside this gated estate, the home’s impeccable preservation has earned it a place on the Heritage Homes Tour. The gourmet kitchen features herringbone wood floors, custom cabinetry and Calacatta porcelain slab countertops.
Premier brand appliances include Wolf, Sub-Zero & Miele. At Jetsetty, we’re big on premier finishes done right.
Interestingly, the most characteristic feature of the Dutch Colonial style is the gambrel roof—so much so, in fact that “gambrel” and “Dutch” have become Synonymous. The legend goes that this low, sweeping roof, with its dormer windows, was the ingenious means by which the Dutch Colonists evaded the heavy tax on two story houses. Those were the good ‘ol days!
Nature Woodduck – 6,282 SF
4 bed, 4.5 bath
Just in case you need lots of elbow room, we’re taking you to this much higher-end luxury home, complete with a pond.
This unparalleled sanctuary is located on a premier estate lot behind the gate in Wood Duck Island. Strategically poised on the water, the estate backs up to the Wildernest Wildlife Habitat Conservation Area.
The home was carefully built over a 2-year span with prominent Boise architect Jim Glancey. Expertly crafted with the highest caliber of materials, every detail was thoughtfully selected to create a distinctive luxury home.