One way or another, the historic Boise home at 603 W. Franklin St. won't be standing in 2014.
The State of Idaho owns the property and plans to eventually build a parking garage to supplement the garage already standing on the block. The state is accepting bids to buy the two-story, 2,165 square-foot house. The winning bid could be mere dollars, but the buyer would then have to relocate the home to another site, said Martin Santoyo, project manager for Idaho Division of Public Works.
Up to $15,000 in relocation expenses can potentially be reimbursed by the state.
Santoyo said the state wants to preserve the home, which features Dutch Colonial Revival style with gambrel roofs and flaring eaves. However, If no buyer comes forward, the state is also accepting bids fro buyers looking to deconstruct the house and salvage its materials.
Bids are due by June 24. The building must be relocated or deconstructed by December 31.
For more information, visit the Division of Public Works website at dpw.idaho.gov/construction or call 332-1929.