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Queen Anne House

Queen Anne House
Building Location 1301 N 16th St
Boise, Idaho 83702
North End Neighborhood
Ada County
Building Status Private
Year Built
Architectural Style Queen Anne
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Queen Anne architecture is known for its gingerbread house style and intricate characteristics. It is the most eccentric Victorian style. This house on 16th Street is a perfect example, from the inside that has the old style wood floors and toilet, and the outside with its many shapes from all angles. This house also brings in the owners love for the house and keeping it as original as the day it was built in 1906, however, there are some little aspects to this house that are not characteristic, but give the house its flare. Homes are built with some asymmetry and different kinds of windows.The house on 16th Street has two windows that bring out the true style, the bay windows on each side. One on the front side is rounded to match with the porch, while the other is squared off. These contradicting elements run rampant in this style. The house was built in 1906 and another house, "its twin" was built one block away. Even though the two houses were built one block from each other they are very similar. The twin house it slightly bigger, and it older in its styling of outrageous colors. The other house on 16th street remains at the essence of Queen Anne with very earthy colors and asymmetry. It has the old style toilet that has the water box on top and then a handle that pulls down to flush. Moving out of the house and into the living room there is one aspect that is quite uncharacteristic to Queen Anne houses: a fireplace. This fireplace was found by the house owner's brother and added to the house, houses in the time period did not have fireplaces.

Building submitted by Basanti Bail, Carson Colbert, and John Sandmeyer

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