A Scandinavian-Inspired $1.5 Million Home in Prospect Hill

Sleek and minimalist, this hillside home has the most insane views of the city.

430 Boal Street

Photograph by Wow Photography

This four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath modern home perches on the Mt. Auburn hillside. San Francisco–based Geremia Design designed the entire home, and that California vibe shows—think panoramic views of downtown, luxe building materials, and LEED Platinum certification.

Chiseled into the hill, the modular facade features stucco and shiplap cedar with glass garage doors and the front door off to the side. The three-car garage features a temperature-controlled wine closet and an entry that leads to two of the bedrooms and a bath on the first floor.

Photograph by Wow Photography

On the second floor, the living room is in the center with an L-shaped balcony overlooking the space. Oak hardwood flooring was laid throughout the entire home and powder-coated steel railings break up the look of the white walls and light wood doors and floors. Also on the second floor is the laundry room, another bedroom, and the master. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the master overlook the city. With its pearl-like tile wall, the sleek master bath exudes a spa-like feel. Heated floors, a double vanity, a massive glass-enclosed shower, and a jet-massage soaking tub with a view of the trees make for a peaceful oasis.

Photograph by Wow Photography

Photograph by Wow Photography

On the third floor, the slanted shed roof creates a high-ceilinged space with more than a dozen windows offering panoramic views. The entire third level is a wide-open floor plan with the great room, dining area, and kitchen. The dining area is defined by a large light fixture, creating separation between the seating area and the kitchen. Elm cabinets and Brazilian soapstone countertops make the space pop, and the eat-in island has room for four. Stainless appliances, a farmhouse sink, and a Bennington linear suspension light add to the sleek space. Off the kitchen, glass accordion doors fold open to allow access to the deck. Steel railing surrounding the deck include a drink ledge, and the rear portion of the deck is covered for entertaining year-round. A gate opens to the backyard with additional steps that lead uphill to a gravel seating area with trees and green space.

Along with the LEED certification, the home is tax abated through 2034. Solar panels and a water filtration system are a couple of the eco-friendly elements used here. “It is simply one of the finest homes I have toured in the city,” says listing agent Heather Herr.

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