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 ( 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 ( 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 ( 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

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Virtual Tour: Explore the Yosemite Model Home

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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.

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