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4189 S Leaning Tower Ave., Meridian, ID - $288,490
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4208 S Leaning Tower Ave., Meridian, ID - $281,540
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4192 S Leaning Tower Ave., Meridian, ID - $287,990
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Houses in Idaho for sale come in various styles. Since the 1920's, when people flocked to Idaho to find premiere property and build their own homes, there has always been a wide variety of homes here. Some old, some new, and some revitalized, no matter where you go here you’ll find a home perfect for you.
Historic Houses in Boise, Idaho
The Mission Revival styled house from the late 19th century exemplifies the emerging uniqueness on the West Coast. This style was part of a movement in California to step away from the East Coast’s architectural designs and embrace the Spanish colonial history of the area.
This is seen in a variety of ways in these homes. Buildings are constructed with distinct curves and lines at the top of exterior walls, which created traditional silhouettes in the stucco walls. Roofs are tiled with red or brown terracotta tiles, typically to create large overhangs to help shield the house from the sun’s rays. In the same way, windows, doors, arches, and other openings are made deep within the walls of the home. Though this style was most predominant in California, this style is quite popular in the East End Historic District of Boise. Take a look at homes for sale in Boise, and see the different styles available.
Originating fromthe mid-1890's and used predominantly until the late 1930's, the American Foursquare house is a classic example of traditional architecture. This style was created as a response to ornately, intricately built homes. American Foursquare homes are sometimes criticized for being boring, but the basic design is incorporated with elements from the Prairie School style and the Craftsman.
American Foursquares are identified by a square structure and boxy design; it is meant to maximize interior room space. Generally, American Foursquare will have four large rooms to a floor, with one to two floors, as well as a center dormer and a large front porch. This style can also be seen in Boise’s East End district.
Queen Anne Cottages
One of the most well-known architectural designs is the Queen Anne cottage, which condenses Victorian styles into smaller, functional homes. Charming and oftentimes whimsical, these homes are easily found in Boise as staples of the historical districts, like the East End and the Hays Street area.
This style can be identified by ornate brackets and spindles, asymmetrical massing, fish-scale shingles, oval glass in the front door, elaborately decorated porches, and turrets.
H.H. Richardson, an architect in the nineteenth century, is generally credited with making the Queen Anne cottage so popular. As the style gained ground all over the United States, all sorts of variations on the style were implemented. Many of these can be seen in Boise!
Historically, an American Craftsman home was one built according to ideas found in the magazine The Craftsman by Gustav Stickley, which was published during the early 20th century. This magazine promoted the Arts and Crafts architectural movement. However, as time went on and the house style became more popular, the definition of a Craftsman was expanded to include any home that expressed Arts and Crafts movement designs.
An American Craftsman home is most noted for its focus on wood and stonework. For example, the exterior will often use braces and stick work under the gables as focal points, and foundations, porch supports, and chimneys will be constructed from laid stone. Rafters, beams, and other bones of the home will often be exposed, to better show off the work gone into the construction. The floor plan itself is usually open and spacious, with plenty of windows to bring in natural light. Built-ins are popular in this style, as they both exemplify the Arts and Crafts movement as well as save space in the floor plan.
Today, both traditional and modern American Craftsman homes can be found, especially in Idaho. Try looking at the Hays Street district to find evidence of the Arts and Crafts movement. In fact, the style is so popular that it is often interpreted within other architectural designs, including Foursquare or Prairie homes.
The Colonial Revival home, first seen in 1876, is based on the Federal and Georgian designs, and utilized some of the elaborate elegance often found in Queen Anne architecture. However, this style is meant to be slightly simpler, and structurally efficient like the Foursquare and Bungalow homes.
Within the Colonial Revival design, there are various subtypes. The Dutch Colonial, for example, will normally have two stories with a side-entry floor plan, and is made of shingles with a gambrel roof or clapboard. Another example would be the Saltbox Colonial, which is a two-story home that tapers into a one-story in the back. Other Colonial subtypes are the Garrison Colonial and the Spanish Colonial Revival. Like the Craftsman Style, the Colonial Revival can also be seen on the Hays Street Historic District.
Whether you are looking into a home on the historic district, buying a new home, or constructing your own, it is interesting to note the origins of architectural designs. Look into Idaho houses for sale for your next home today. You may just find a home that was built just for you!
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Listing information last updated on November 21st, 2018 at 4:52am MST.