I recently realized I had gotten into an HGTV rut. I DVR’d the usual favorites but didn’t know what other shows were out there. For the past two weeks I’ve been exploring the HGTV schedule to try new things, and that’s when I discovered Boise Boys.
Clint Robertson and Luke Caldwell are friends who call themselves “the odd couple” of renovation. While Clint focuses on the construction and the bottom line, Luke is a designer who has the vision for transforming the run-down houses they buy.
In one of the episodes I watched, they bought this tiny “shoebox” of a house in the historic North End neighborhood of Boise, Idaho, and transformed it into a modern Craftsman, adding a front porch and a second story.
A Modern Craftsman on HGTV’s “Boise Boys”
The house was small with 2 bedrooms + 1 bath.
On their website they write, “Frankly, there was nothing attractive about this shoebox home other than its North End Boise location.”
“It was narrow, smelly, dark, and came with its own back yard dump! We had to look really hard to find any redeeming traits in this sad little home, but we were able to capture a vision and ultimately the location sold us on the Ugly Duckling.”
Luke, the designer of the duo, says:
“This was one of the most difficult homes I have ever attempted to design for. The exterior had zero curb appeal and the interior had no flow and the floor plan was at best confusing.
“Ultimately, the thing that allowed me to get my mind around a design scheme was first knowing the whole front of the house had to change. I knew I wanted to embrace the original Craftsman style of the home, so I decided to add two new gables and a front porch.”
Luke and Clint run a home reno and real estate business called Timber and Love:
We met by chance. We were two family men just trying to provide for two completely different families . . . for that matter, we were different — an odd couple! We each had a passion for real estate, but even in that we were different. Our opposite natures were the perfect complement to each other and together we were so much more than we could’ve ever been apart. Timber and Love was born and the joy of transforming homes in our community has sparked a fire in our lives and friendship.
Then, the phone rang, and it rang again, and again . . . . Production companies were reaching out because they had heard about what we were doing in Boise, Idaho. We were truly blessed when, High Noon Entertainment (of Fixer Upper fame) sent-out a crew to film us doing what we love — making Boise even more beautiful through home renovation.
You can follow their adventures in real estate on Instagram and
see interior photos of the modern Craftsman makeover on their website.
Go to HGTV.com for information about the show.
Photos via Timber and Love and HGTV.