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1014 N. 21st St., Boise


In the past 15 years, this charming North End cottage has been thoughtfully renovated with an eye toward period details and quality craftsmanship. The flexible single-level floor plan would suit either a growing family or a pair of professionals who need home office space.

At the rear of the narrow .1-acre lot, you'll find a sunny vegetable garden and a shaded east-facing deck that begs for casual summer barbecues.

Craftsman-style details abound throughout the 98-year-old home's interior. Handcrafted quality is evident in a custom bookcase in the living room, built-in storage units in two of the bedrooms and in the kitchen's red oak hutch with seeded glass doors.

You'll gaze upon the neighbor's front garden through a bay window while eating in the formal dining room, where the red oak floor has been inlaid with a handsome maple border.

In the rear bedroom, French doors open to the back deck and a veggie plot stocked with tomatoes, beets, rosemary and sage. The verdant yard is watered simply with a hose and portable sprinkler attachment.

Tucked just behind the one-car garage is a bike shed where two-wheeled transports can be locked up after pedaling home from a game of Frisbee at Camel's Back Park located only one mile away.

Pros: Thoughtfully renovated North End cottage with garden.

Cons: No automatic sprinklers.

Open House: Saturday, Aug. 7, 1-3 p.m.