If you’ve stopped by our Parade home this year, you may have noticed this adorable dog house that matches the Sheridan model home. Kootenai Humane Society created the dog-house to celebrate our partnership with them this year and we love it!

We are proud to be partnering with the Kootenai Humane Society (KHS) this year as part of our ongoing commitment to supporting our community. Our employees have a very soft spot for animals and we have many dog lovers at the office! KHS is a local no-kill shelter and they are in the midst of a capital campaign to update and expand their 40-year-old facility.

Architerra is working together with the shelter on several events throughout the year, including:

  • Donating a portion of every home sold this year to Kootenai Humane Society
  • Holding pet adoption drives throughout the year
  • Promoting donations throughout the year

Our parent company – Lakeside Companies – also announced a $250,000 towards the new shelter. In June, we held a pet adoption drive at our community yard sale, where Kilo the pup was adopted and we were able to fill seven trucks with goods to donate to the Kootenai Humane Society Thrift Shop, all proceeds of which benefit the shelter.

To learn more or donate to the shelter, visit: https://www.companionsanimalcenter.org/


The 2022 Parade of Homes is just around the corner, and we are excited to reveal our 2022 Architerra entry. The Parade of Homes showcases the work of North Idaho’s leading builders, top architects, interior designers, landscapers, etc.

Tour our entry – “The Sheridan” – and meet our sales team at 6658 N Downing Lane, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

We proudly introduce the Sheridan, a 4,122 sq ft, two-story home on a finished basement. This spacious home features 6 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, media and rec room, office, and oversized 3-car garage on a large corner lot! Interior features include 9’ ceilings, 8’ interior doors, oversized windows and a 10’ slider leading out to a covered patio. The open floor plan creates a cozy place to gather and entertain with friends and family. The owner’s suite features a walk-in closet, tiled shower, soaker tub, and large vanity with dual sinks. This home was designed with a soft, natural color palette and organic textures, specifically chosen to invoke a sense of peace and tranquility inside this beautiful home!

The Parade dates are:

  • Saturday, September 17th                  11:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, September 18th                        11:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Friday, September 23rd                     1:00 pm – 6:00 pm        REALTOR DAY!
  • Saturday, September 24th                 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, September 25th                    11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Be sure to purchase tickets here!

You can learn more about Architerra and the other homes in the Parade of Homes Online Guide. Angie Rothrock, our Director of Sales, also has an excellent article in the guide and if you haven’t heard about our partnership with Selkirk Homes for homes in our new Parkllyn Estates community, you can learn more about that in the guide as well.


If you have any questions or want to talk to our sales team ahead of the event, email: [email protected]  or call:(208) 449-1905



Walk through any of our for-sale Foxtail homes this weekend at during our Open House Weekend!

Available Homes for Tour include:


July 20th, 2022 – Architerra and Selkirk Construction have announced they will be working together at the Parkllyn Estates – a new Architerra development in Post Falls. Selkirk will build five custom homes in the development.

“We are excited to be working with Selkirk at Parkllyn Estates by Architerra. They are a high-quality builder with an excellent reputation and will add tremendous value to the neighborhood with beautifully built homes. We see this as an exploration of how our two companies can successfully partner to bring elevated housing and neighborhood options to the area,” says Angie Rothrock of Architerra.

“Selkirk Construction is thrilled to be partnering with the most successful builder-developer in North Idaho. Our goal is to build the best new home community with Architerra that will stand the test of time while delivering homes to meet homebuyers’ wants and needs. Our team looks forward to this opportunity and what the future may hold for this partnership with Architerra!” states, Brittany Haug, Selkirk Construction, Director of Sales and Marketing.

The master-planned neighborhood will include several parks, walking paths, close proximity to an elementary school and 64 quarter or half-acre lots with room for shops. The community is thoughtfully designed so residents can take advantage of the beauty of the pacific northwest, gather with friends and family, and truly enjoy where they live.

To learn more about the neighborhood, Selkirk & Architerra’s partnership or to see images of the planned community, visit: https://myarchiterra.com/the-parkllyn-estates/


ABOUT ARCHITERRA: Architerra is a leading developer of master-plan communities in Coeur d’Alene and Kootenai County, and the greater Spokane region.   Our communities are the perfect intersection of modern amenities, convenient access, and the outdoor Pacific Northwest lifestyle. Enfolding beautiful homes within thoughtfully planned walking and biking trails, expansive parks, and the natural beauty of our region, an Architerra community is a truly beautiful place to live, work and play!

ABOUT SELKIRK CONSTRUCTION: Selkirk Construction is North Idaho’s leading home builder widely known for its distinctive architecture, unmatched quality, and the extraordinary home-building experience they provide their clients. They specialize in delivering a comforting, inspiring home-building experience by eliminating the complexities, the anxiousness, and the unexpected, while still affording their clients with a desired level of customization to fit their unique needs and lifestyle. By sincerely listening and removing the unknowns, being overwhelmed is replaced by being at peace – with the end result being a low-maintenance, well-crafted home, and a highly-touted client.


Mortgage rates and rising costs for everyday goods are making purchasing a home a very real challenge. To help combat this, we have teamed up with loanDepot to offer Architerra customers who purchase a Foxtail Home:

  • A combined $20,000 from us to you,  that can be used to get:
    • Rates as-low-as 4.5% (4.6% APR) on a 30-yr fixed* plus up to $9,500 in additional credits towards closing costs
    • Or rate buy-down options to lock in on a 2/1 buy-down as low as 3.5% and up to $7,500 in credits towards closing costs*

loanDepot has a local office in Coeur d’Alene and we are excited about what our partnership with them can do to help Architerra buyers. Even if you are looking at a home outside Foxtail, loanDepot may be able to help you.

We have also recently reduced prices on our Foxtail neighborhood. Let our sales team (Wendy, Keith or Tina) know if you want more details on this partnership or our Foxtail homes!

*Disclaimer: APR= Annual Percentage Rate. This information is not intended to be an indication of loan qualification, loan approval, or commitment to lend. Loans are subject to credit and property approval. Rates, terms, and availability of programs are subject to change without notice. The rates shown are for 30-day pricing, 30-year fixed mortgage, 20% down, $614,900 purchase price, 740 fico score, owner occupied.

loanDepot.com, LLC. NMLS #174457 (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org). Licensed by the ID Department of Finance MBL-7650. For more licensing information, please visit www.loanDepot.com/licensing.

Space for All Your Hobbies & Toys

The Inland Northwest is home to some of the most passionate outdoor enthusiasts. With boating, camping, hiking, skiing, fishing and the great outdoors minutes from your front-door, we know that having a home with room for your passions, hobbies and toys is important.

That’s why we’ve designed a community that will help you live your best life by focusing on features that support your lifestyle. Introducing the Parkllyn Estates by Architerra – a brand new neighborhood in Post Falls, Idaho that features large lots, abundant green space and a focus on maximizing the enjoyment of life where you live. Every home in this community comes with ample space for RV or boat parking and an ADDITIONAL 24 x 26 garage that can be used as a shop, extra garage, storage and more.

The community also features parks, access to the trail system, sports courts and other outdoor amenities just steps from your front door. Exercise, gather, connect and enjoy the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest every day at the Parkllyn Estates.

This limited space community is now building in phase one. Some community highlights include:

  • Neighborhood parks
  • Sports courts, playgrounds & park shelters
  • Adjacent to Treaty Rock Elementary School
  • Access to paved trail systems
  • Large 1/2 and 1/4 acre lots

There are several floor plans to choose from, but all homes in this neighborhood are thoughtfully designed with luxury details including:

  • Fully paved driveway to accessory garage with a pass through 10 foot gate
  • RV/boat parking
  • Additional accessory garage/shop with every home
  • 9′ ceilings throughout and 8′ doors for airy interiors
  • Low-maintenance landscaping so you can spend more time doing what you love
  • Durable fiber-cement siding for ever-lasting external beauty
  • High quality, energy efficient Lo-E windows with .30
    U Value resulting in utility cost savings
  •  R -21 insulation on exterior walls (and R-49 blown in ceilings) to retain more heat in the
    winter months
  • Beautiful, modern kitchens featuring stainless steel appliances
  • Gas fireplace for cozy winter evenings

And more!

Want more details? Contact our sales team: [email protected] or (208) 449-1905


Architerra’s 1st Annual Community Yard Sale was a great success. Despite rainy weather, the neighborhoods came out in force and showed tremendous participation. Over 50 houses participated in the Yard Sale between The Trails, Foxtail, and Echelon Village – a superb showing. Architerra filled 7 trucks with goods donated to the Kootenai Humane Society Thrift Shop, and Kilo, a cute little pup, was adopted!










All of this, along with a fun gathering around the grill at Foxtail Park, was a great way to cap off an incredible first Yard Sale! Thanks to all who participated. Next year will be even better!


Architerra Homes will be sponsoring a community yard sale on June 10th and 11th of this year. Architerra will hold this event on an annual basis going forward. Food trucks will be staged at Foxtail Park on Fennecus & Early Dawn, as well as a pet adoption drive through the Kootenai Humane Society. . If you would like to participate in any of the going-on’s of this event, you are more than welcome to do so! Homeowners in these communities are encouraged to set up a yard sale in their driveways, while the general public is encouraged to attend! Proceeds from the Architerra Food Truck will be donated back to KHS. See you at the big event!

Architerra is a proud supporter of Ronald McDonald Homes Charities of the Inland NW. As part of our commitment to RMHC, a small portion of proceeds from every home sale goes towards the Ronald McDonald Homes Charities to help give families a home away from home. Ronald McDonald’s mission is to keep families close, and the donations we provide go towards supporting families in the Inland Northwest.

Recently, we were able to give a check for $22,500 for RMHC. In addition to this donation, we will continue to support Ronald McDonald House throughout the year with proceeds from home sales, employee volunteers at the homes, and ongoing sponsorship of fundraising events for the organization.

In the video below, Lisa Briner, our General Manager and CFO, explains why Ronald McDonald House is an organization close to our hearts.

“We are very pleased to be in partnership with Ronald McDonald Homes and provide that Home Away from Home during some of the most challenging times for families. I personally couldn’t think of anything more trying that having a sick child and we believe that making families as comfortable as possible during this time is of the upmost importance. Our motto is “Where Life Happens” and sometimes life happens in unexpected and challenging ways. We have both employees and home buyers in our neighborhoods that have been impacted by Ronald McDonald House and we can’t think of a better organization to support,” says Briner.

Architerra has been building homes in the Post Falls region since 2015, and currently have three developments in the area: Foxtail, the Trails, and our newest community – Echelon Village, which is a rental community offering beautiful homes without the mortgage, maintenance and long-term commitment that comes with buying a home. As Architerra has become a staple of the local region, we have been looking for ways to reach out and become a bigger part of the community. Getting involved with Ronald McDonald House has been the perfect way to provide that extra impact and give back to local families.

Watch the video below to learn more, or visit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Inland Northwest website to find out how you can get involved.


A man and a woman stand in front of a house holding a sign saying Markham Homes

JANUARY 2022 – Spokane, WA – Lakeside Companies has announced the acquisition of Markham Homes in late 2021. This acquisition will add to portfolio company Architerra’s reach as a home builder and community developer into Washington and Idaho. The integration of these two entities will expand Architerra’s footprint bringing together resources to support the growth of both companies from home builders to market leaders in the Pacific Northwest.

Architerra is a leading community developer in North Idaho with Foxtail, The Trails, Echelon Village, The Parkllyn and several master-plan communities in the pipeline. Markham has established itself as a trusted, high-quality home builder over the last 19 years with both custom-built homes and communities including Haven Heights and Canterbury Bluff.

“Both companies bring a commitment to quality and stewardship of the region. A national housing shortage combined with population growth has created increased demand for housing solutions in the Spokane region and Kootenai County specifically,” says Lisa Briner, CFO & General Manager Architerra.

Over the next decade, Architerra plans to develop communities that focus on quality of life for local families. Several additional planned communities will break ground in 2022 and planning has begun for the 1,040 Coeur Terre development that sits in the heart of Kootenai County. In addition to for-sale communities, Architerra has also expanded into Single Family Rental’s with Echelon Village offering flexible rental options while still bringing the quality and community feel of other Architerra developments.

“We have already seen tremendous value from this partnership. By combining our complimentary areas of expertise and resources we are already seeing success managing the growth and roll out of our combined projects,” says Brian Markham, Founder Markham Homes.

ABOUT ARCHITERRA (MyArchiterra.com): Architerra is a leading developer of master-plan communities in Coeur d’Alene, ID, Kootenai County, and the greater Spokane region. Neighborhoods by Architerra are the perfect intersection of modern amenities, convenient access, and the outdoor Pacific Northwest lifestyle. Enfolding beautiful homes within thoughtfully planned walking and biking trails, expansive parks and the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, an Architerra community is a truly beautiful place to live.

ABOUT MARKHAM HOMES (MarkhamHomesInc.com): Markham Homes was founded in 2003 by Brian Markham in Northeast Washington. With more than 35 years of experience in the construction industry his sense of pride and commitment to quality is apparent in every home he builds. We believe that each home we build makes a lasting impression on our community.

ABOUT LAKESIDE COMPANIES (ThinkLakeside.com): Lakeside Companies is a private equity firm headquartered in Spokane, WA. Lakeside develops a portfolio of companies that are nimble, transformative and industry leading. By focusing on creating sustained value, Lakeside helps its companies and people drive bold ideas, blaze innovative trails, and find new value to actively build market leaders.

For more information, please contact Maria Lusardi ([email protected])

Buying a home is a big decision and can feel pretty high-stakes. It’s easy to get lost in the rabbit hole of online pictures, spec comparisons, and floor plan previews. It also hard to discern things like quality, durability, and how a space really feels. Pretty photos and good marketing can easily hide things like awkward spaces and sub-par craftsmanship. Plus, sometimes you just don’t know how you will feel about a space until you’re standing in it!

That’s why we offer model home tours. These actual, furnished homes not only showcase two of our most popular floor plans, but also give you a literal hands-on experience with the quality, design and feel of an Architerra home. You can see virtual tours and photos below of our model homes, but we love to see you in person too!  Schedule a tour here.

And yes, we are open and currently offering model home tours!

The Sheridan

At the Trails

The Sheridan is our most popular floor plan. A sprawling 2,979 sqft layout awaits with soaring 9-foot ceilings, high-end finishes and an abundance of natural light with a bright and welcoming feel. This home features an open concept plan, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a dream kitchen with quartz counter-tops and beautiful appliances.

Model Home Tour Location: 7052 N. Freestyle Drive, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815

Phone: (208) 449-1905

Hours: Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays: 11am – 4pm

Schedule Your Tour

Floor Plan Details: The Sheridan by Architerra

Virtual Tour: Explore the Sheridan

Model Home Pictures:

The Yosemite

At Foxtail

Boasting beautiful finishes and plenty of room to entertain, work, and play the Yosemite offers a bright and airy feel your family and friends will fall in love with. The chefs kitchen features stainless steel appliances and a large breakfast bar, while the great room provides an open airy space to relax. And just for you, a decadent master suite with ensuite bath provides privacy and pampering daily.

Model Home Tour Location: 3112 Cypress Fox Loop, Post Falls, ID 83854

Phone: (208) 449-1905

Hours: Thursday – Monday, 11am – 4pm

Floor Plan Details: The Yosemite by Architerra

Schedule Your Tour

Virtual Tour: Explore the Yosemite Model Home

Model Home Pictures:








Last year, Architerra Homes broke ground on ‘The Parkllyn,’ a community focused on beautiful, craftsman-style homes, green space, and outdoor living. Within the Parkllyn comes Architerra Home’s first rental community – Echelon Village.

Echelon Village is a new construction, single-family rental community. It will feature 58 homes in the first phase offering multiple layouts with different room and bathroom options. The first phase includes three unique designs.

The Cobalt is a single-story ranch-style home featuring 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It comes with a two-car attached garage and plenty of living space to enjoy your favorite activities – cooking great meals, hanging out with friends, or watching the game.

The Indigo is our 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom single-story home. Similar to The Cobalt, The Indigo offers a two-car garage. The kitchen and living space come with beautiful stainless-steel appliances, quartz countertops, and painted beach wood cabinets, all the makings of a beautiful living space.

Finally, there is the Admiral, our two-story offering. The Admiral is a 3 bed, 2.5 bath home that offers plenty of space for working from home to starting a family. Like our other offerings, 9-foot ceilings grace this home throughout the interior and are complimented by laminate wood flooring. There is a two-car garage and a front and rear entrance.

We built Echelon Village with tremendous attention to detail. Tile backsplashes adorn each kitchen, with beautiful countertops and stainless steel, Frigidaire appliances. We’re very excited to continue construction on Echelon Village and can’t wait to reveal what is coming in the future.

To Learn more about Echelon Village, check out the website here.

The Admiral

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, 2 Car Garage

Admiral Floor Plan
The Admiral Floor Plan

The Cobalt

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 2 Car Garage

Cobalt Floor Plan
Cobalt Floor Plan

The Indigo

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 2 Car Garage

Indigo Floor Plan

Architerra has announced a new neighborhood, The Trails in Coeur d’Alene, ID. This new development aims to attract buyers with its high-quality new construction, spacious floor plans and base-price property amenities. Architerra, knew neighborhoods would be in high demand in this area. They are developing signature neighborhoods like The Trails to establish itself as the premier life-style architecture company and home builder for the Coeur d’Alene region.

“Architerra made a conscious decision to be a high quality homebuilder in Coeur d’Alene and make it affordable for most people,” said Keith Wells, Realtor for Century 21 Beutler & Associates and the listing agent for The Trails.

Turning off Atlas Road and driving west on Hanley Avenue past the Hawk’s Nest neighborhood, visitors of The Trails will first encounter welcoming signage, new trees and expansive green space. Building is well underway on several homes, and a few completed homes provide visual confirmation of the quality construction.

Three model homes are available for viewing, with varied details and amenities that highlight pricing options for the buyer. One model has no upgrades so visitors can see the exact amenities that come with base pricing, while the other two showcase levels of upgrades and available customization options.

Base pricing gets you quite a bit in The Trails. Standard options include minimum 8-foot door frames and 9-foot ceilings with many vaulted ceiling designs, front and rear landscaping, rear fencing, sprinkler system, air conditioning, fireplace, crawl space construction, Hardie siding and upgraded lines for fixtures and appliances.

“We want the house and the neighborhood to feel very communal right out of the box,” Wells said. “A home is a big investment, it’s a big decision, we want them to feel comfortable.”

Prices range from $300,000 to $400,000 depending on floor plan and square footage. There are numerous home plans, including rancher style homes ranging from 1,500 square feet to 2,500 square feet, multi-story plans with main floor master bedrooms, and multi-story homes with all bedrooms upstairs and floor plans upward of 3,200 square feet.

A major appeal of new construction of The Trails in Coeur d’Alene, ID is the opportunity to make some modifications to the plans.

“At the end of the day the house belongs to the client,” Wells said. “We can rearrange a bathroom or push a closet or find ways to make the space more functional. This is your house. We want you to feel comfortable. Where they say, ‘I don’t have to learn to love this place, I love it right now.’”

The Prairie Trail cuts through the middle of the property, and bicyclists will love the trail’s easy link to the Centennial Trail. Wells said Architerra has made it a priority to invest in the neighborhood’s outdoor appeal, with a focus on spacious green space, lush plant and tree life, and numerous walking and biking paths.

An expansive community park is planned, and Wells said Architerra will focus on completing phases before breaking ground on new ones, which means buyers won’t have to worry about an endless stream of construction in their backyard. HOA dues in the Trails are $30/month.

Across all phases, The Trails will eventually stretch from Carrington Lane at the far northeast of the development and west along N. Huetter Road, with a total of 470 home sites. Architerra is committed to a pace of 40-48 homes per year, Wells said.

The public is welcome to visit the Trails and tour available models, including the NIBCA Parade of Homes multi-award winning home, The Shasta. Architerra was awarded Best Master Suite, Best Craftsmanship, Best Kitchen and the Distinguished Builder Award.

“This was my first Parade of Homes, and it was a great experience,” said Nichol Johnson, a Realtor with Century 21 Beutler & Associates and representative for The Trails. “We’ve had a lot of people come back or bring family to come out and see it.”


Architerra brings your dream home to life. We build custom homes unlike any other and strive to ensure quality is infused throughout everything we do. We define this as quality of materials, quality of workmanship, quality of the home buyer experience and quality of service. We don’t just say quality, we live it.

Learn more at https://myarchiterra.com/

Contact information: [email protected] (208) 449-1905