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1222 N. Camelot, Boise

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You'll pass a floor-to-ceiling storage closet as you walk beneath the attached carport to reach the front door of this gently updated West Boise condominium. Inside, a short hallway acts as a buffer between the front door and the main living area, which begins at the entrance to the kitchen. A mix of white-fronted and stainless-steel appliances mingle throughout the cozy work space, where a navy blue tile backsplash pops against walnut brown cabinets and white walls.

Ripples on a pond made by a splashing fountain grab the eye as soon as you step into the living room. A plate-glass sliding door at the rear of the room provides a healthy snapshot of the water feature, which is set into a large, grassy common area. It lies just outside the tiny covered patio that serves as the 35-year-old dwelling's back yard.

Built in 1974, the bedroom in this studio-like condo is enclosed by a Pella hardwood accordion door that unfolds in slender, raised-panel segments from wall to wall to separate the 12-foot by 18-foot sleeping quarters from the living room. The door, along with the raised panel cabinetry in the kitchen and bathroom, help provide a pleasantly funky backdrop for decorating.

Pros: Studio-like condo with fountain views.

Cons: Attached carport with storage closet stands in for curb appeal.

Open house: Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 12-13, 1-6 p.m.