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3100 Crescent Rim #104, Boise


Two adjoining units on the first floor of this apartment-style condominium building were opened up to create this spacious park-side dwelling. Set adjacent to the 153-acre Ann Morrison Park, plate glass windows in the building's rear wall provide million-dollar views across the manicured landscape. From the living room area and master bedroom, the new occupants can watch nightly as shades of purple and orange sunlight wash across the Boise Foothills at sunset.

The floor plan places the public living spaces on one-half of the dwelling and private quarters on the other side. Travertine tile flooring lines the front hallway, where narrow cut-out windows in one wall allow glimpses into the large family room. The open living room lies at the rear of the home, where what captivates is a view that sweeps the eye across the park's expansive lawn and out to the scenic backdrop.

The kitchen and all three bathrooms have been updated with slab granite countertops and honey-colored hardwood cabinetry. Ivory paint and sand-colored carpeting form a neutral palette. You'll find stainless steel appliances in the kitchen and a wet bar in the family room. Built in 1973, the Park View complex's flat roof and accordion-like rear facade are common in mid-century architecture.

Pros: Double-size Park View condo with Foothill views.

Cons: Bummed that I can't afford to buy it.