Welcome to the world of new construction home buying, where each step is an exciting opportunity to create your dream home! As your trusted residential home builder, we’re here to offer you essential guidance on making this journey as smooth as possible for your buyer. In this guide, we’ll explore some key strategies to ensure your new construction purchase is a success!

1. Partnering with Your Buyers

Many builders have their own agents who work in the model homes, but they may not represent your buyers’ interests. To ensure your buyers are protected and properly represented, it’s a good idea to visit model homes together. This allows you to register your buyers as your clients, ensuring you have a stake in the transaction. Additionally, touring the model home as a team offers you the opportunity to gather firsthand information and insights.

Visiting model homes gives you the chance to learn more about the builder. You can get a sense of their reputation, the quality of their work, and their attention to detail. This knowledge is invaluable when guiding your buyers to make an informed decision about the right home for them.

2. Understanding Standard Features and Upgrades

Model homes often showcase a wide range of upgrades and options. To help your buyers make sense of what’s included in the base price and what comes at an additional cost, ask the builder for their Standard Features list and inquire about upgrade options. This ensures your buyers have a clear understanding of what they’re getting for their money.

During your visit, pay special attention to significant expenses like flooring, countertops, landscaping, appliances, and fencing. These items can substantially impact the overall cost of the home. Knowing what’s included and what’s considered an upgrade can prevent unexpected costs down the road.

3. Spec Homes vs. Pre-Sale Homes

It’s crucial to differentiate between Spec Homes and Pre Sale Homes. Spec Homes are designer-curated properties that are built out and offered for sale when they’re near completion. They’re often referred to as “Quick Move-In Ready” homes. Pre Sale Homes, on the other hand, allow buyers to personalize their new home by making selections and sometimes choosing structural options. Be aware that Pre Sale build times can be longer, sometimes up to 8 months, so starting the home-buying journey early is essential. If your buyers opt for a Pre-Sale Home, it’s crucial to inform their lender. Extended rate locks may need to be discussed, so keeping all parties informed and aligned is essential to a smooth transaction.

4. Leveraging the Listing Agent’s Expertise

Don’t hesitate to reach out to the Listing Agent for more information. They are the product experts and can provide invaluable insights into the builder’s offerings. They may also have knowledge of upcoming available homes that aren’t on the market yet. Utilize their expertise to help your clients find their dream home.

In conclusion, accompanying your buyers on model home visits is an essential part of the home-buying process. It allows you to protect your clients’ interests, gather valuable information, and ensure they make informed decisions. By understanding standard features, upgrades, and the builder’s reputation, you can guide your buyers towards finding the right home for them. Always remember that communication and collaboration with the Listing Agent are key to a successful home-buying journey.

Visit the Cameron at: 

4406 W Enclave Way, Coeur D Alene, ID 83815


  • Best Curb Appeal
  • Best Kitchen
  • Best Primary Suite
  • Best Interior
  • Best Innovation
  • Green House Award

Buy the Cameron – Special Pricing During Parade of Homes

Get $75,000 in savings when you purchase the Cameron or any of our other Enclave homes during the 2023 Parade of Homes (September 16th- 24th). See all applicable homes here. Reach out to our sales team for additional details: 208-508-1359 or [email protected].

The Parade Schedule

The grand reveal of The Cameron at the NIBCA Parade of Homes is an event you won’t want to miss. Mark your calendars and clear your schedules for the following dates:

  • September 16: 11 am – 6 pm
  • September 17: 11 am – 6 pm
  • September 22: 12 pm – 6 pm – Realtor Day!
  • September 23: 11 am – 6 pm
  • September 24: 11 am – 4 pm

Get your tickets here!

The eagerly anticipated 2023 Parade of Homes is on the horizon, and we’re thrilled to unveil our remarkable contribution at this year’s event. The Parade of Homes serves as a platform to showcase the finest endeavors of North Idaho’s prominent builders, esteemed architects, skilled interior designers, and innovative landscapers, among others.

Discover the Epitome of Elegance: The Cameron by Architerra Homes

The Cameron is an embodiment of modern opulence, designed to redefine the art of comfortable living. This single-story haven offers an expansive 2,426 square feet of exquisitely designed space, meticulously curated to cater to your every need. With 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and a 3-car garage, this floorplan seamlessly marries practicality with elegance.

The open-concept layout effortlessly connects the living room, dining area, and kitchen, fostering an ambiance of socialization and fostering a sense of spaciousness. Large windows invite natural light to dance upon the walls, illuminating the beauty of the interior design.

Get your tickets here!


Are you ready to experience luxury living in the beautiful city of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho? We are thrilled to announce that the first four listings of our brand new gated community, The Enclave, have just hit the market. Nestled in Coeur d’Alene, this exclusive community offers a truly exceptional living experience. With its stunning architecture, top-notch amenities, and location in one of the top west-coast vacation destinations, The Enclave is set to become the epitome of luxury living in the region.

Let’s take a closer look at the first four listings available in The Enclave:

  1. 4416 W Hide Way Ln, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815
    • “The Hudson” –  This beautiful home boasts a spacious floor plan, exquisite finishes, and quick access to biking, boating and more. With 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, it offers ample space for families and individuals alike.
  2. 4430 W Enclave Way, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815
    • “The Griffin” – Featuring a modern design and luxurious amenities, this 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home is perfect for those seeking a contemporary and stylish living environment.
  3. 4406 W Enclave Way, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815
    • “The Cameron” – With its elegant architectural details and open-concept layout, this 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home offers a harmonious blend of comfort and sophistication.
  4. 4386 W Enclave Way, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815
    • “The Halston” – This stunning 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom home boasts high-end features, expansive living spaces, and a beautifully landscaped yard, providing an oasis of tranquility.

Each of these listings showcases the exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail that define The Enclave. From soaring ceilings to gourmet kitchens, these homes offer the perfect blend of luxury, comfort, and style.

But what truly sets The Enclave apart is the community itself. Truly where luxury meets leisure, The Enclave community provides an unparalleled living experience with private pickleball courts, biking trails that go for hundreds of miles, a community garden, and a manicured central park.

To learn more about The Enclave and its remarkable features, please visit our landing page at The Enclave. There, you will find a wealth of information about the community, including its architectural vision, amenities, and more.

We also invite you to explore the stunning city of Coeur d’Alene. Known for its natural beauty, vibrant culture, and abundant outdoor recreational opportunities, Coeur d’Alene is truly a remarkable place to call home. To get a glimpse of what this charming city has to offer, we encourage you to watch this video tour featuring Angie from Architerra: Coeur d’Alene Tour with Angie.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to be a part of The Enclave, Coeur d’Alene’s premier gated community. Contact us today to schedule a tour or inquire about these exceptional listings. The Enclave awaits you, offering a lifestyle beyond compare in one of the most desirable locations in the Pacific Northwest.

Join Our Community Yard Sale and Fun-Filled Event on June 9th & 10th. Discover unique treasures and score fantastic deals during this event hosted by Architerra and loanDepot!


  • June 9th, 8 AM – 4 PM
  • June 10th, 8 AM – Noon

Any household in the neighbors can participate by simply putting out your things for the yard/garage sale during the days and hours above! Participating neighborhoods include:

  • Foxtail
  • The Trails
  • Echelon Village
  • The Parkllyn Estates

You can find directions to these neighborhoods here:


So mark your calendars, bring your shopping bags, and get ready for a memorable day of deals and community spirit. We can’t wait to see you there!

Summer got even hotter with our sizzling savings offer on the Parkllyn Cottages! And guess what? We’re turning up the heat even more by adding more deals to our summer savings event!

Introducing our blazing new offer: Get a scorching 5.5% (APR 5.625%) interest rate OR up to $15,000 towards closing on MORE incredible homes!

But hurry! This offer won’t last forever. Sign a contract by June 15th and close on an eligible home by July 31st to secure a fantastic interest rate and be living in your dream home by the summer’s end. This Independence Day, celebrate the freedom of homeownership in your brand-new, breathtaking abode! Whether you are first time home buyer or looking to upgrade, this offer helps ensure affordable mortgage payments on your dream home. Experience the freedom of worry-free home ownership!

Don’t wait another minute! Contact our expert new home consultants for additional details and ignite your journey to a new home today:

Please note: All pricing is based on minimum 740 FICO and 20% down. Based on today’s rates and subject to change as rates change daily.  Offer includes $5k from loanDepot and requires financing through loanDepot. Offer is applicable to a limited inventory of homes and is not to be combined with any other offer. Offers, incentives, and contributions, if any, are subject to certain terms, conditions, and restrictions. Valid for buyers who sign a purchase and sale agreement prior to June 15, 2023, which must close before July 31, 2023. Architerra reserves the right to change or withdraw any offer at any time prior to execution of a purchase and sale agreement. Rate based on minimum 20% down and purchase price between $514,900 and $524,900 on Cottages and purchase price between $634,225 and $741,900 on Foxtail and Parkllyn Estates homes. APR may change with higher prices. Excludes FHA/VA or any loans not approved or funded through loanDepot. Financing provided by loanDepot: NMLS #1488388. (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org) . This is not an offering where prohibited by law.

Take advantage of a a special 5.5% interest (5.625% APR)*, 30-year fixed interest rate loan OR $10,000 credit toward closing costs on our charming Cottages with our sizzling summer savings offers through loanDepot. Act fast! If you sign a contract by June 15th and close on an eligible home by July 31st, you can secure a fantastic interest rate and be living in a stunning new home this summer.

Qualifying homes include:

Celebrate the fourth of July in new your home with your friends and family and have peace of mind knowing you got a great deal. Whether you are first time home buyer or looking to upgrade, this offer helps ensure affordable mortgage payments on your dream home. Experience the freedom of worry-free home ownership!

Contact our new home consultants for additional details: [email protected] or call 208-699-7101

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“What we’ve seen over the last couple of years is obviously during a pandemic, we saw prices rise because everyone came here [Coeur d’Alene]. But now we’ve seen prices get back to normal. Not dive sharply down, but stabilize. They are at a much more normal appreciation rate.” Keith Wells of our team recently told KREM2 news.

According to the KREM2 report, prices stabilizing is the consensus across the board for the Spokane/Coeur d’Alene region. For home buyers, that breaks down to:

  • A median home price of $415,000 in Spokane and $515,000 in Coeur d’Alene
    • With a conventional home loan at 7% interest and a 5% downpayment, that means you would need to make
      • $74,400 – $91,200/year to afford a home
  • Home prices are not expected to jump up drastically, and most homes are going for around asking price instead of above like last year
  • Buyers have time to consider their options and find the home they truly want

But the numbers above assume a 7% interest rate on your loan. What if you could get a better rate?

For a limited time only, Architerra, through loanDepot, is offering a special 5.5% interest (5.625% APR)*, 30-year fixed interest rate loan OR $10,000 toward closing costs on our charming Cottages. We are also offering $15,000 towards closing OR a similar 5.5% fixed interest rate promotion on select move-in ready homes in both:

  • Our Parkllyn Estates neighborhood, which come with 1/4 acre lots and additional garages so you have plenty of room for all your toys and hobbies
  • Certain new builds in our Foxtail community which features a central park and close proximity to Treaty Rock elementary school

If you select one of the eligible homes and close by July 31st, you can lock in a great interest rate and get a beautiful, brand new home.

For additional details and specific homes this offer applies to, contact our new home consultants: [email protected] or 208-699-7101.

Please note: All pricing is based on 740 FICO and 20% down. Based on today’s rates and subject to change as rates change daily.  Offer includes $5k from loanDepot and requires financing through loanDepot. Offer is applicable to a limited inventory of homes and is not to be combined with any other offer. Offers, incentives, and contributions, if any, are subject to certain terms, conditions, and restrictions. Valid for buyers who sign a purchase and sale agreement prior to June 15, 2023, which must close before July 31, 2023. Architerra reserves the right to change or withdraw any offer at any time prior to execution of a purchase and sale agreement. Rate based on minimum 20% down and purchase price between $514,900 and $524,900 Cottages. APR may change with higher prices. Excludes FHA/VA or any loans not approved or funded through loanDepot. Financing provided by loanDepot: NMLS #1488388. (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org) . This is not an offering where prohibited by law.

Explore one of our Cottages: 


As you step inside one of our new cottages, you’ll be greeted by a bright and open great room, complete with abundant windows that flood the space with natural light. Bright, airy, and perfectly packed with all the must-have features of modern homes mean the Cottages by Architerra offer value & sophistication at a great price-point.

A gorgeous kitchen with modern appliances, quartz countertops, pantry, and breakfast bar is the centerpiece of the open floor plan, creating a great entertaining space or the perfect place to serenely enjoy your first coffee of the day. Upstairs, the spacious primary suite is a true oasis, featuring a balcony off the slider, a walk-in closet, and a private bath complete with double sinks, quartz counters, a walk-in shower, and a toilet closet. With 4 full bedrooms and an office that can double as a fifth bedroom, space and flexibility are abundant in the Cottages.

You will also love the location. The Parkllyn is a brand new community in Post Falls, Idaho offering beautiful mountain vistas, multiple parks and walking trails, and a wide-range of brand new, modern homes from stylish & attainable cottages to estates with 1/2 acre lots and shops. Buying a home in this thoughtfully planned development is an investment that will only grow more valuable with time.  Learn more about The Parkllyn here.

With nothing left to do besides move in and make it home, these cottages are the perfect place for anyone looking for spacious and elegant living in a convenient and welcoming community.

See our first two cottages for sale here:

January 10th, 2023Coeur d’Alene, ID – Architerra and Selkirk Construction have announced they will be strategically combining in 2023 to strengthen both organizations and provide more options to home buyers. By combining Selkirk’s expertise in the custom on-your-lot home building and Architerra’s regional reach as a leading developer of thoughtfully planned neighborhoods, home buyers will have expanded options to build the home of their dreams in our communities or on their own land.

Building and buying a home is a deeply personal journey and a one-size-fits-all approach leaves buyers to desire more. This partnership expands what’s possible for home buyers by adding flexibility for buyers to get a home that fits their unique preferences and meets the needs of their family and lifestyle. Home buyers will now have the flexibility to select from a wide array of professionally designed plans and customize their floor plans with popular structural options. From there, homebuyers can further personalize their home by selecting from premium products and stylish finishes that match their unique lifestyle and budget.

“Selkirk’s focus on providing the best home-buying experience and exceptional homes deeply aligns with Architerra’s belief that homes are the center of our lives and are Where Life Happens.” – says Lisa Briner, CFO of Architerra. “We are excited to combine the two companies’ expertise to continue bringing elevated home and neighborhood options to the Inland Northwest.”

“We are very excited about the opportunity to recognize and satisfy this much-needed sector of the market. We see this as a tremendous opportunity for home buyers moving forward. Traditionally, there are two options when building a home: A full custom experience, or a limited production experience with few choices. Although both experiences have their place, we know home buyers desire more.  Together, we can now offer home buyers an experience and a level of personalization that makes their home building journey engaging and enjoyable whether building on their own land or in one of our highly sought-after communities.” says Tyler Haug, Founder & CEO of Selkirk Construction.

If you are in the market for a new home and are ready to build a home that fits your lifestyle; now is the time! For more information on home building and buying opportunities, please reach out: 208-216-1701 or [email protected]

What Does This Mean for Selkirk Construction & Architerra?

Selkirk and Architerra have already been collaborating on several other projects, including the Parkllyn Estates. This and all existing projects and agreements under both companies will continue as previously planned with expanded resource pools as the two companies combine. Selkirk is moving from their current office location to the new combined office located at 1859 N Lakewood Dr Suite 200, Coeur d’Alene. The two companies will now offer home buyers a diverse array of home building and buying options that will fill a much-needed gap in our regional market.

Happy 2023! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season.

If you’re like us, you probably can’t believe it’s 2023 already. While the housing market took some wild turns in 2022 and everyone is busy speculating on what might happen in 2023, we are excited for what the future has in store. Why is that? We have several big projects and initiatives this year that we are passionate about. So, without further ado, here are our top three things Architerra is looking forward to in 2023!

One: The Enclave

We have a beautiful new community coming this year in the Enclave. This gated community will be next door to the Trails, and if you live in the area you will see that the first several homes have already started going up. The Enclave will offer pickleball courts, a community garden, biking paths that link into the areas extensive trail network, and upscale homes with features we can’t wait to unveil (hint: wolf appliances among other things)! We just got back these beautiful renderings of what you can expect the community to look like and couldn’t be more excited to see it come to fruition in 2023. You can learn more about this community here.

An illustration of the planned pickleball courts and picnic area at the Enclave An illustration of a green space with a picnic table. An illustration of the community garden at the Enclave A drawing of the Enclave community showing the location of all the homes

Two: Your Home, Your Way

It might be counterintuitive, but we actually think the market being slower is a great thing. Our buyers get more options and we get to have more fun personalizing homes! Both our Foxtail and Trails communities are offering the “Your Home, Your Way”  pre-sales program this year which allows buyers to select floor plans, interior decor options, upgrades and more. We know that buying a home is a deeply personal journey, and our in-house design team is ready to help you make your home perfect.

Carri Berglund leads the design team at Architerra and is ready to help you get your home, your way!

Three: The Parkllyn

Our Parkllyn development will really come into its own in 2023. This project actually consists of three projects in one: Echelon Village, our single family homes for lease, the Parkllyn Estates – homes perfect for those who need a little extra garage space, and the Parkllyn, which encompasses homes, two parks, and a system of walking paths!  With our Dig Park completed in 2022 and the Windmill marker installed in December, this community is really coming together in 2023!


Architerra’s HOA Manager, Brandon Collins, will be a featured speaker at the Idaho Chapter of Community Associations Institute on October 26th, 2022. Brandon runs HOAM – the Home Owners Association for all of Architerra’s communities. He is an experienced expert with 8+ years running high-end HOA’s for managed communities.

Part of the Architerra Advantage is our deliberate focus on community aesthetics and amenities – both in initial design and as lasting assets that enhance where our home-owners live. High-quality fencing, manicured common areas, trails and playgrounds – all must be properly cultivated as neighborhoods mature.

Brandon will present strategies on how to maintain and update these amenities. If you manage a HOA, his specific strategies, experience, and advice in this arena are invaluable and we are excited to see him get the opportunity to share on the topic!

You can learn more about attending the event here.


Architerra’s homes include standard features considered upgrades by most builders. We take pride in a high level of finish that comes standard in every Architerra Home. Our Iconic Collection of homes features 9′ Ceilings, 8′ Doors, and oversized windows that invite the natural sunlight of Northern Idaho.

We are deliberate in our approach; we design and maintain communities for one primary reason – so you love where you live. Our homes are where life happens!

We want you to have a great first impression, so our thoughtfully designed details are found throughout each home. Modern craftsman touches like oversized kitchen islands, custom cabinets, and designer owner’s suites are perfect for relaxation and entertaining year around.

The spirit of the Pacific Northwest runs deep, and our homes are designed to maximize this lifestyle. Already fenced backyards provide a safe, private space for kids, pets, and activities. Covered back porches, oversized windows, and transitional doors to enable indoor/outdoor living are included in every home.

Below is a list of our Iconic Standard Features and some examples of our beautiful homes in Parkllyn Estates.



We are putting the choices back in your hands! Our 7th Addition of Foxtail was just announced, and along with it, the return of pre-sales where you can choose your home plan, interior packages, and upgrades.

The first four pre-sale homes are highlighted in red below, but all homes in this addition will be built in the next year. For a limited timeyou have the option to add a basement but you need to reach out now!

For a limited time, you even have the option to add a basement!

Architerra’s finished basements are roomy and bright. Oversized egress windows complimented by 9 foot ceilings create an airy, purposeful space. For a limited time, upgrade to a basement on your Foxtail home.

Finished Basement Features

  • Oversized Windows
  • 9’ Ceilings
  • Finished Egress Stackstone Design

For a limited timeyou have the option to add a basement but you need to reach out now!


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:208-699-7101



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 (208-699-7101


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!

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: 208-699-7101

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: 208-699-7101

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.

Learn more at https://myarchiterra.com/

Contact information: [email protected] 208-699-7101