At the base of Boise’s North end foothills, two small houses punctuate the intersection of a public park and two primary streets. The pair of houses frame, organize and discretely share a long-overlooked site. Simultaneously alley outbuildings and prominent corner cottages, the architect and client were inspired by the orchard farmhouses once common to the area. Two-and-half stories tall, the structures’ footprints are just 16 by 24 feet. With garage, one-and-half baths, living room, dining, and two bedrooms all with park and foothills views, the houses demonstrate that compact living needn’t be confining nor uninspired.
Design Team: Dwaine Carver, Steve Trout