West End Neighborhood
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The Tudor design of this house can be seen in its wooden beams, stucco walls, and steep, high pitched roof. The Tudor style was more common in America from the 1800s to early 1900s but its roots can be traced back to the 1600s in England. This house was designed and built in 1984 with much attention given to the Tudor tradition while also allowing the builders to incorporate more modern building techniques and luxuries into the house. For example, the house has a gas fireplace, and an all-house encompassing sound system which previous Tudor-style home owners could not imagine in past times. The building is located in a very old section of Boise. For example, a neighboring barn was built in the late 1880s. All the supplies used to build the house are specific to Idaho, even an artistic brick called "clinker brick." This unique brick includes a mixture of brick, rocks, and mortar giving the house a rustic, yet artistic, tone. The house was built and designed by a man from California, but sold it to the current residents in 1988. This house is the perfect example of where old meets new and tradition meets innovation.
Building submitted by Alex Burt and Daniel Laporte