Post Modern Craftsman

Situated on the corner of 18th & Dewey in the heart of Boise’s North End historic district, a dilapidated shack once stood. The clients were looking for a location that could be completely transformed, but within the confines of historic architecture and Boise’s historic district. Wallace worked closely with the clients’ real estate agent to identify a location, and later with the architect to conceptually develop and execute a modern expression of an historic style---one of Wallace’s favorite things to do. Wallace’s clients wanted not only to express their penchant for modern design, but also to do it within a historic context using green materials and concepts. Wallace delivered. On the exterior, Artisan historic shadow line siding provides architectural and artistic contrast. Natural stone wainscoting provides detail, and hand-hewn wood columns support the energy efficient, green coated metal roof. The use of modern materials on the exterior culminates with the rolled, curved I-beam columns on the front façade of the home. All windows are architecturally significant, including the true glass 90 degree wood windows on three sides of the home. To incorporate the clients’ love of dining a la fresco, a brushed aluminum overhead door leads from the living room to the covered patio outside. A chef’s kitchen with open floor plan for the clients’ many dinner parties and cooking classes delight both them and their guests. On the inside, modern design abounds with the use of exposed wood and metal rod trusses. And sustainable design is reflected in the small footprint, with multipurpose rooms to comfortably house a family of four and their guests, as well as additional guests in an accessory dwelling over the garage. Truly a modern take on the Craftsman style.