903 E. Riverpark Lane 

Ah, springtime in Boise. The month of May does remind us why we live here—warm days, cool evenings, trees and tulips in bloom and the Boise River. We moseyed down the Greenbelt to take a look at a condo for sale in River Run, located just near the raging river itself.

A short flight of stairs takes you to this second floor corner-unit condo clad in white stucco on the main level and taupe painted clapboard on the upper level. One detached, single-car garage is below the unit and just steps away from the stairs at the main entry. The private entry opens to a small hardwood-floor landing, where a coat closet is tucked behind the front door. The living area lies to the right and is covered in plush white carpet. The room features large windows, a sizeable built-in unit to house your television, books or knickknacks, and a gas firepla ce with glass doors, tan tile and brass accents, which forms a jutting corner wall into the living space. A sliding glass door leads to the balcony overlooking the community pool. This balcony is surprisingly large with plenty of room for a barbecue with friends or great for people watching.

Another set of sliding glass doors leads to the master suite. This room features a walk-in closet, his-and-her vanity sinks, and a separate toilet/shower room. The shower is housed in a brass and glass insert, and the white carpet extends here, too. The floor plan then flows back toward the entry, where, to the right, is a decently sized dining area. The large window in this space affords a nice view of mature maples and pines. An oak-rimmed bar-height counter separates the kitchen, which has oak cabinets and mock tile linoleum flooring. A pantry is tucked underneath a set of carpeted stairs, which lead up to an airy and bright loft area . The loft space is really relaxing, with a big dormer-style window facing the pool, plenty of room for your bookshelves, computer, television or knickknacks, and a low wall for peeking into the living room.

Back downstairs, a utility closet holds a space-conscious stacked washer and dryer, as well as shelves for laundry supplies. Another bedroom, accessed through a short hallway, is big enough for two twin beds and provides a full-length closet. Adjacent to the bedroom is another bathroom with the same oak vanity, brass and glass tub surround, and white carpet.

Built in 1988, this condo is a bit of a time capsule. The windows, for example, are trimmed in floor-length vertical white blinds trimmed with brass accents. And all the cabinetry is oak. The newly installed white carpet and soft white wall paint does maximize the abundance of natural light but might lead to feeling as though you're living in a movie set (Dallas?), not a home. Replacing the carpet with another flooring choice would be a good first step. Investing in Sherwin-Williams might also be a good idea, because the ceiling is at least 25 feet high. Painting would be fun, because there are so many different dimensions to the walls and a little color planning would certainly make this home more interesting. This home does require an association fee to cover all external maintenance like the lawn, paved surfaces, pool and river access.

At nearly $200 a square foot, you really have to commit to the low-maintenance lifestyle here. Fortunately, with the Greenbelt, river and pool at your doorstep, it would be impossible not to relish the time free to spend outdoors. We would look forward to weekends of bike-riding, barbecues and bird watching. One great benefit to living in a condo? Lawn mowing and weeding are not chores in this home!

HE SAID: Great investment property if your work takes you out of town often. A carpet change is a must for anyone with an active lifestyle near the Greenbelt.

SHE SAID: Great property for anyone who wants to maximize free time. Don't forget to paint!

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