Property Type: Residential
Neighborhood: Warm Springs/East End  |  County: Ada  |  Building Status: Private  |  Architectural Style: Mediterranean
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Located at 1320 E. Warm Springs Avenue the Falk-Oppenheimer home is a landmark classic estate. This home is a combination of Old Spanish and Italian architecture emphasizing a Mediterranean Revival style presenting the hallmark of the architect’s eclectic career. Kirtland K Cutter, an architect from Spokane whose career had architectural variances that defined his practice, constructed the home in 1923 for $18,000, which was ten times the cost of a typical Boise home at that time. The home takes up .57 acres and is constructed with a stucco wall. The surroundings of the house include a lavish pool with an artistic water feature, and also a spacious garden complementing the immense front lawn with the house settled deep in.

The house was originally constructed for Leo J Falk, who was the eldest son of a Boise merchant, and his wife, Helen Friendly. Each had an important role in their societies, Helen was a philanthropic leader, and the Falk family organized the Falks I.D. Department store under the leadership of Leo. Leo and Helen’s daughter, Jane, later inherited the house with her husband Arthur Oppenheimer and the home has remained in the family ownership since construction.

Source: Preservation Idaho