This classic North End house sits on the quiet intersection of 7th and Pueblo. Built in 1929, it exemplifies the Pueblo Revival style of architecture, which became very popular in the 1920’s and 30’s. Pueblo Revival draws its inspiration from spanish missions and southwestern pueblos, and is very similar to Spanish Mission Revival architecture in both appearance and time period. The house has a very distinct appearance among the many bungalows and victorian style homes of the North End, and is surrounded by flowering plants and bushes, as well as a few of the massive elm and maple trees that characterize the neighborhood.
As a Pueblo Revival house, it features stucco walls, a flat roof, and a sandy, tan color, which all seek to represent the traditional adobe method of building. It also combines a geometric, rectangular shape with arches over the small front porch and a curved stucco chimney feature. The coloring is very simple since the whole house is a tan stucco color with warm red steps and windows accompanied by black iron gating. The walkway to the sidewalk, as well as the back patio, are made of long pink slabs of flagstone with veins of moss growing in the cracks.
Although it is only about 1750 square feet, the pueblo is built over a large, recently renovated basement, and has a newly remodeled kitchen and bathrooms. The main floor is all hardwood, with dark red and white walls. A large archway also lies between the main living area and dining room. The backyard also has a small one-car garage covered in flowering trumpet vine, which features the same elements and design as the main house.
Like many North End homes, it lies within the North End Historic District, and is now 84 years old. The house has been home to many families, and has historically been a place of significance for Boise’s large Basque community. In its early years, the house served as a place to stay for mostly Basque settlers and travelers, and was later inhabited by the Urza family, also of basque descent. Since then, it has been inhabited by various families seeking a peaceful lifestyle in the historic neighborhood.