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3740 Pinehurst Drive, Boise


Inside this modest ranch-style dwelling the owner has created a very personal, stylish living space that is far from the typical gut-and-granite update you'd expect in a 30-year-old home.

A casual vibe flows from the cute white front porch into the updated great room, through a large addition that doubled the home's square footage and out to a relaxed back yard.

Just behind the house, a fence hides an outdoor shower and a sunny vegetable bed. The back lawn stretches from the bed toward a pair of shade trees that cool a small burbling pond. Black pea gravel crunches underfoot as you take a seat at the table in the shaded outdoor dining space.

From the back yard, you can enter either the family room or the sizable master suite. Both spaces were created by the addition. The master suite has stamped concrete flooring, a separate office and a European shower in the bathroom.

When it's time to eat, meal prep occurs on black laminate countertops and in shiny black appliances. Sage green paint on two kitchen walls makes the room's cherry-stained cabinets visually pop.

Pergo flooring in the kitchen flows into an open living room, where there is a view of the front lawn. Although there is only a one-car garage out front, the .2-acre property has an RV parking pad.

Pros: Stylishly updated home with no granite in sight.

Cons: One-car garage.