3 Bed/3.5 Bath
2,418 Square Feet
Built in 2008
Moira Elcox, 208-859-0888
The Waterfront District is situated on some of Garden City's most desirable real estate. Set on the south bank of the Boise River, the newer neighborhood of upscale townhomes and single-family dwellings sits mere steps away from the ever-popular Greenbelt.
Construction has begun on a foot bridge to connect the south shore to the Greenbelt's northern lane, making it possible to reach downtown Boise by bicycle in 15 minutes. Soon, a new 55-acre sports complex and a highly anticipated whitewater park will also lie just across the river.
The Waterfront District is dotted with clusters of townhomes ranging from modern live/work units and prairie-influenced residences to regal Tuscan-style models. This week's home is a three-story center unit within the Tuscan cluster. The villa-like facade is accentuated with stacked stones, rich brown window trim, gently arched doorways and a tile roof. A curved staircase coated in wheat-colored stucco leads to the main entrance, which is located on the second story.
At ground level, is a two-car tandem garage, a full bathroom, a bedroom with river views and an interior stairway. At the front of the second level is an office with terra cotta-colored walls and sculpted carpet. Next to it, a sage green powder room has a solid-stone vessel sink and an ornately carved mirror. A great room with hickory floors is situated at the rear overlooking the river and Foothills.
The views can be enjoyed from the gourmet kitchen, outfitted with top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances and honey-tinted alder cabinets. An impressive island made from antiqued ivory cabinetry and topped with ivory granite acts as both workstation and breakfast bar. In the informal dining space, a set of French doors opens to a balcony.
On the third floor is a bedroom with neighborhood views, a full bathroom and the master suite. The sweeping views from the master bedroom are impressive. French doors open to a tiny balcony and beg to be opened so riverside sounds can lull the new owner to sleep.
Pros: Tuscan-style townhouse on Boise River.
Cons: Three levels of stairs may not be appealing.
Open House: Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 19-20, noon-5 p.m.