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Spring Parade of Homes Award Winners

BOISE 2021 SPRING PARADE OF HOMES

Article by Bill Rauer

Photography by Provided

The Building Contractors Association of Southwestern Idaho (BCASWI) recently wrapped up its 2021 Spring Boise Parade of Homes™. Parade of Homes™ is a showcase of home designs in new construction by some of the associations’ builders. Providing annual spring and fall tours of homes has been a tradition since 1956!  

It was wonderful to allow open houses at each of the locations in the traditional open house manner with safety protocols in place at each home, as well as the ability to continue access via 3D virtual tours. The event was successful for the participating builders and those who support them, albeit differently than in past parades. Instead of limiting the event to 40 homes, only a bit more than half that number was available, and very few were offered for sale. The definition of success for many builders was being able to complete the homes in time for the parade. As Rod Givens of Alturas Homes and BCASWI President said, “It’s an incredible opportunity for us to showcase our brand, and it forces us to think outside the box by designing a new home for every show. We appreciate participating in an event that is so enjoyable for the community.” 

Due to labor and material (lumber, plastic, and concrete) shortages, builders have had to educate their clients regarding the escalating costs and prices. As mentioned in my March article for this publication, land ready for residential development is simply not available due to a lack of infrastructure. City and county officials are looking at every option to fund this expansion. I’m glad to be part of an association that is working to help them understand how important the homebuilding industry is to our local, state, and national economy.

The BCASWI is a local association and our 400 members are also members of the Idaho Building Contractors Association (IBCA) as are six other local associations throughout the state. All of those 1,100 members are among the 150,000 members of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Collectively we provide advocacy, expertise, and education throughout our nationwide network to promote the responsible development of our communities in the pursuit of keeping homeownership as affordable as possible.

With the success of the 2021 Spring Boise Parade of Homes™, and as we prepare for the fall event in October, we fondly remember that a “home show” was the genesis of our organization 65 years ago. Showing homebuyers the latest building technology while ensuring homeownership for Americans has always been, and will continue to be, our focus.

2021 Spring Parade of Homes Award Winners

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(Left) SUPERIOR CUSTOM HOMES ($900,000 to $975,000) Best Overall Winner - Best Interior Design & Finish - Best Master Suite - The Legacy Development in Eagle is nestled between the Boise metro area and back country recreation. The development itself creates a heaven with 39% open space filled with water features and abundant community facilities including three Tennis Courts, a 26-acre 3-Hole Executive Practice Golf Course, and Swimming Facility.

(Middle) GARDNER HOMES IDAHO ($700,000 to $760,000) Best Overall Winner - Best Decorated - Best Exterior Design - Best Interior Finish & Design - Best Kitchen - BridgeTower West is a new home community in Northwest Meridian. The neighborhood offers a unique combination of the latest home designs, planned convenience, and community connectivity while retaining an "old world" charm. You will find brick-lined streets and a vast array of amenities, convenience and new growth surrounded by schools, retail, services, parks and recreational activities.

(Right) BILTM0RE CO. ($1,000,000 to $1,500,000) Best Kitchen - The new home community of Eagle Mountain Estates is located at the quiet end of Eagle with easy access to Hwy 16, State Street, and Eagle Road. This community has an incredible amount to offer. It is located within 15 minutes of Eagle Island State Park, and conveniently close to Fred Meyer and the new Meridian Costco (coming soon).

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(Left) MK CUSTOM HOMES ($1,000,000 to $1,500,000) Best Overall Winner - Best Decorated - Best Exterior Design - Best Interior Design & Finish - Best Master Suite - Located in Three Corners Ranch in Meridian, this is a community of high quality detached single-family homes with comparable amenities and appointments. House styles and designs will include one and two-story residences. Siding and roofing materials will vary as will the overall home styles and color schemes. Individual homes will range in square footage depending on the lot size and home buyers needs. Along with the larger residential homesites, Three Corners Ranch has 3.11 acres of open space comprised of park strips, pocket parks, pedestrian pathways, and a large common neighborhood park.

(Middle) ALTURAS HOMES ($900,000 to $975,000) Best Kitchen (TIE) - Homestead community offers homes in Eagle with an opportunity for growing families to be close to many wonderful natural amenities, including bike and walking trails in the foothills. This community provides many amenities, including a swimming pool, neighborhood park and playground, along with Eagle Island State Park on the Boise River, located minutes away.

(Right) TRESIDIO HOMES</a> ($610,000 to $675,000) Best Overall Winner - Best Decorated - Best Exterior Design - Best Interior Design & Finish - Best Master Suite - Best Kitchen - At Riverstone in Eagle, you’ll find a distinguished and thoughtfully designed community providing contemporary living with a scenic beachfront park, modern clubhouse facilities and community event area. Riverstone offers the security of a gated community, combined with the relaxed vibe of a mountain resort.

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(Left) PARADIGM CONSTRUCTION ($900,000 to $975,000) Best Exterior Design - Best Kitchen (TIE) - Williamson River Ranch in Eagle is set back from Eagle Road on the west end of the Rivers End subdivision. Large waterfront lots border multiple man-made private ponds. The north side of the community borders the Boise River, and meandering walking paths provide access to the river and Boise Greenbelt.

(Middle) TOLL BROTHERS ($350,000 and Under) Best Overall Winner - The Oaks North is situated in the desirable northwest Meridian corridor, and the single-family community provides convenient proximity to I-84 and Boise’s downtown. Amenities include a community pool and pickleball courts, along with walking paths and open green spaces that encourage an active lifestyle.

(Right) SOLITUDE HOMES ($500,000 to $599,000) Best Overall Winner - Best Decorated (TIE) - Best Exterior Design (TIE) - Best Interior Design & Finish - Best Master Suite - Best Kitchen. - The Legacy Development in Eagle creates a heaven with 39% open space filled with water features and abundant community facilities including three Tennis Courts, a 26-acre 3-Hole Executive Practice Golf Course, and Swimming Facility. Legacy is nestled between the Boise metro area and back country recreation of the Treasure Valley foothills.

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(Left) BUSALACCHI CUSTOM HOMES ($700,000 to $760,000) Best Master Suite - Timberline Estates is a community of distinction, beauty, and care nestled in beautiful Meridian.

(Middle) BRIGHTON HOMES ($500,000 to $599,000) Best Exterior Design (TIE) - Cartwright Ranch at Hidden Springs is a community in Northwest Boise offering spacious homes nestled in the scenic foothills above Boise. The community offers a picturesque rural environment with ample open space and trails held in conservation, and dedicated to the residents use along with recreational, educational, and retail amenities all within the Hidden Springs community.

(Right) BERKELEY BUILDING CO. ($500,000 to $599,000) Best Decorated (TIE) - Riverstone in Eagle offers the security of a gated community, combined with the relaxed vibe of a mountain resort. In this thoughtfully designed community buyers find contemporary living with a scenic beachfront park, modern clubhouse facilities and community event area.

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(Left) RIVERWOOD HOMES ($400,000 – $499,000) Best Kitchen - At Patagonia in Kuna they put together a thoughtful community plan with features that will enhance your life complete with fiber optics, a community pool, walking trails, parks, and ample green space. A team of builders offer homes with great curb appeal, high quality features, style and design.

(Middle) In August of 2020 Interior Designer Amy Foster Davis, Owner of Echelon Fine Home, was asked to design the furnishings around the 2021 Spring Paradigm Construction Parade Home being custom-built for local couple Steve and Mindi Roser. Read the full article about this Williamson River Ranch home in the July issue of Boise Lifestyle.

(Right) ASBURY HOMES ($400,000 to $499,000) Best Decorated - Best Exterior Design - Best Interior Design & Finish (TIE) - Best Master Suite (TIE) - The Hope Springs community in Star is a development capturing the essence of the tranquil Star farmland with a "farm to family" hometown neighborhood feel. With community garden areas, farmhouse inspired clubhouse with pool, walking paths along a meandering creek, extensive common areas, tree lined streets, boulevard entry featuring hanging baskets from decorative street lights, and architectural individuality in every home creating diverse streetscapes.