Historic Manors of Boise's Harrison Boulevard

When it comes to Boise real estate, there's nothing quite like the craftsmanship and nuance of Harrison Boulevard's historic manors. We're especially smitten with the dollhouse-like facade of Boise Queen Annes. 

Queen Anne Mansions: a glimpse into Victorian Boise  

Distinct and decorative, the Queen Anne is a relic of the Victorian age, a time denoted by Edgar Allan Poe's gothic literary works, the rise of liberal ideology in the middle class, and the Industrial Revolution. Society's fascination with fortune tellers, hypnotism, and spiritualism was on the rise. Ladies with death-like pallor slayed in black, shoulder-bearing frocks with impossibly corsetted silhouettes.  

Architecture isn't the foundation of our adoration and affection for Queen Anne. It's the unbelievable lives that were lived within the storied homes. 

They're tangible links to Boise's complex Victorian past, which was anything but sunny. From extreme gender and social inequality to curbside freak shows and benchmark achievements in science, art, and technology, the Victorian era was a wildly exciting but grim free-for-all.    

Queen Anne Adapts to Boise Living in 2024

As much as we adore the charm and character of a Queen Anne, we'd sooner die than give up our WiFi, smart appliance, or our central heating and cooling systems. 

That's where the magic of modernization comes in. Imagine stepping into a stunning Queen Anne, with its intricate woodwork and stained glass windows, and discovering a modern kitchen and a spa-like bathroom inside. The comfort and convenience of 21st Century-living cloaked in a beautiful facade from another time is the best of both worlds. 

Harrison Boulevard Queen Anne c. 1905 For Sale  

Listed Feb. 2, 2024, on Zillow and numerous real-estate marketplace websites, we doubt this jewel will remain on the market for long.  

This exquisitely rare property envelopes five city lots on the corner of Harrison Blvd and Eastman St, making an unmistakable mark in Boise's historic fabric. Commissioned for the Looney family in 1905, renowned architects J.E. Tourtelotte and Company designed a residence with an unwavering dedication to the craft as applied to other famed works, including the Idaho Capitol Building.

-Keller Williams Realty Boise

No expense was spared in revitalizing the 1905 Queen Anne, renovated from 2018 to 2023, which blends the novelty of the Victorian era with today's modern lifestyle amenities.

Scroll on for photos of Harrison Boulevard's Queen Anne for sale.

Stunning Queen Anne On Boise's Harrison Blvd

Built in 1905, this stunning 6,000 sqft Queen Anne on Boise's historic Harrison Boulevard features five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a two-car garage, an in-ground pool & gorgeous back garden with mature landscape.

Gallery Credit: Ryan Antoinette Valenzuela

Next: take a tour of America's most stunning Victorian manors

Historic Victorian Mansions Around the U.S.

Most people either love them or hate them. To some, they evoke the charming, cute house from Disney's Lady & the Tramp. To others, they're creepy and haunted. But what makes this style stand out from others? Popularized during Queen Victoria's long reign (1837 to 1901), everything from fashion to furniture was influenced by rapid industrialization and urbanization. Victorians were a flex for middle and upper class families to flaunt their wealth.

Gallery Credit: Kolby Fedore

Next: this beautiful Boise Queen Anne survived a relocation

Jones House: Boise's 1893 Historic Queen Anne

Boise's historic Queen Anne Jones House survived a relocation and was recently revitalized by a full restoration guided by the Idaho Preservation Society.

Gallery Credit: Ryan Valenzuela

Next: this Nampa manor is over 100 & more beautiful than ever

Magnolia-Like Nampa Home Over 100-Years-Old More Beautiful Than Ever

Built in 1910, this southern belle is nestled in the Historical District of Nampa. Our team was pleasantly surprised at how well the home has been preserved and remodeled. Apart from a few niche features, you would never know this gorgeous residence was well over 100-years-old.

Gallery Credit: Ryan Valenzuela

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