1101 S. Owyhee, Boise
Joe Albertson built this house for his family in 1939, the same year the first Albertsons grocery store was opened. A humble lawn plaque inscribed with the initials "J.A." still stands in the front yard.
Situated on .54 acres in Boise's Central Bench district, the three-level residence was constructed in period style and still oozes vintage character. Details like arched doorways, coved ceilings, glass-block windows and original tile work in the two upper bathrooms have been preserved by the current owner, who purchased the home from the Albertson family in 1968.
The floor plan places a cavernous formal dining room and large formal living room at the front of the house. A cozy library, the kitchen and a den are also on the main floor.
Upstairs you'll find a junior suite with verdant backyard views and the master suite, which has a remarkably spacious closet and a hidden storage room that could be converted to an office.
The basement is where you'll find laundry facilities, a sewing room, a wine closet, two bedrooms and a full bathroom.
The home's builders used every inch of space by creating built-in cabinets, drawers and nooks galore throughout the dwelling.
Outside you'll find a landscaped front yard, giant maple trees shading a spacious brick patio and a deep back lawn edged with mature shrubbery.
Pros: Period-style family home on large lot.
Cons: Vintage bathrooms may not appeal to some.
Open House: Saturday, Jan. 30, 2-4 p.m.