5 Bed/3.5 Bath3,482 square feet
Group One RealtyLee Hill, 208-866-2559groupone.com
This two-story house in Northwest Boise's Quail Ridge neighborhood provides a view that stretches from Boise's Foothills across the valley to the Owyhee Mountains. Cathedral ceilings in the foyer and family room and a double-height wall of windows make the incredible view feel like a natural part of the interior decor.
A spacious master suite is located on the main floor along with formal living and dining rooms, and a great room with kitchen, breakfast nook and family room. Upstairs, there are four bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The two bedrooms on the front of the house overlook hilly terrain across the street. The two rear bedrooms enjoy the sweeping valley view.
The main-level master suite features tray ceiling, and sliding glass doors in the bedroom open to a wide concrete patio that is also accessible from the kitchen. In the master bathroom, large squares of creamy-looking travertine tile surround the jetted bathtub and also cover the spacious bathroom floor, the vanity countertop and the glass-enclosed walk-in shower.
Top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances--including a six-burner Viking range with griddle top and dual ovens--and slab-granite countertops punctuate the gourmet kitchen. Floor-to-ceiling hardwood cabinets stained the color of nutmeg cover an entire kitchen wall. A prep sink with a disposal is located in the center work island, where there is also a below-counter refrigerator and snack bar seating for two.
In the back yard, the only thing missing is a hot tub for gazing at the stars above while the city lights twinkle below.
Pros: Quail Ridge home with incredible valley views.
Cons: Needs a hot tub.