WHY IT WORKED: Packing more in 1,555 square feet than any other home in its price and size range, the modified, single-story Independence is offered in 18 of the Boise metro communities in which Pioneer Homes builds.

  • It targets young families but also attracts empty-nesters looking for efficient space, single-level living, and low maintenance.
  • The builder upgrades the standard spec list with a glass-top cooktop, separate tub and shower in the master bath, a structured wiring package, windows in both bathrooms, and a fireplace with a raised hearth and tile surround (not shown in plan).
  • The plan offers a two- or three-car garage, with a garage opener on the main bay.
  • It is a cornerstone among Pioneer Homes' 32 available plans for 28 communities in four counties.
  • PROJECT CREDITS Project: various communities near Boise, Idaho; Plan: The Independence; Sales started: July 2004; Sales through June 2005: 30; Price: starting at $159,900; Unit size: 1,555 square feet; Builder/Architect/Land planner/Interior designer: Pioneer Homes, Nampa, Idaho

    Learn more about markets featured in this article: Boise City, ID.