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3D Walkthrough Tour of The Cambridge Model by Custom Home Builder, Hallmark Homes

3D Walkthrough Tour of The Cambridge Model by Custom Home Builder, Hallmark Homes


We are really excited about something new we tried with one of our latest floor plans, The Cambridge. This home is located in the Paramount Subdivision in Meridian, Idaho. It is an extremely classy looking single level home with 3 bedrooms plus a flex room that can be used as a 4th bedroom, office, playroom, etc.  This home also features an open great room with a large kitchen, nook and family room.

1.   5012 Clooney Front (1)


7.  Living Area 1

6. Clooney Great Room 2 (1)


Although this home is already sold, you can take a virtual 3D tour via your computer or smart device.  Check out the link below:




Just click on the 3D Showcase button for it to load.  Once loaded you can actually “walk” through the house by clicking on the “view inside” icon in the bottom left hand corner.  You can then navigate throughout the home and pan your view 360 degrees from each location.

We, at Hallmark Homes, love being your premier custom home builder in Boise, Idaho.  We have several of our “standard floor plans” that you can choose from that we have designed ourselves, but we also love to help our clients custom design their own new homes so they get exactly what they want.  If you would like more information on this model or any of our other homes, please visit us at www.hallmarkhomesidaho.com.  Oh, and be sure to check out all of our “move-in ready” new homes in Meridian, Idaho!

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Boise Idaho New Home Builder, Hallmark Homes, Introduces The Newest Phase in Paramount Subdivision in Meridian Idaho

Boise Idaho New Home Builder, Hallmark Homes, Introduces The Newest Phase in Paramount Subdivision in Meridian Idaho

Boise Idaho New Home Builder, Hallmark Homes

Paramount Subdivision, Meridian Idaho


The newest phase in Paramount subdivision will soon be ready for building.  We have pre-sold several of our lots and only have a few remaining.  If you are looking for a new home in a fantastic community, we urge you to check out some of our homes in Paramount Subdivision. We have multiple staged model homes available for tour.  We also have a very helpful sales staff that can answer any questions you may have as well as show you all of the completed homes and home sites that we have available.


Here is a list of just a few of the highlights of this beautiful community:

  • Several parks and walking paths throughout the community.

  • 3 community swimming pools.

  • Beautiful clubhouse with exercise center.

  • Rock Mountain High School right inside the community.

  • Paramount Elementary School right inside the community.

  • Heritage Middle School just across the street from the community.

  • Shopping center and restaurants near by.


Again, these are just a few of the nice amenities of this great community.  If you are looking for a new home, please drive through Paramount Subdivision.  You will definitely see and feel what an awesome community this is.  While you are there, please feel free to visit us at our model home  to learn more about this amazing community and see the lots that we have available on which to build your new home.  The address of our model home is 6055 W. Channing Way, Meridian, ID 83646.

As always, thank you for visiting our blog!  If you would like to learn more about your Preferred Boise Idaho New Home Builder, Hallmark Homes, and see what homes and lots we currently have available, you can contact us directly and/or visit our website at www.hallmarkhomesidaho.com

The “Sedona” Model by Boise Idaho New Home Builder, Hallmark Homes

The “Sedona” Model by Boise Idaho New Home Builder, Hallmark Homes

Along with the Hallmark model that we described in our last blog post, another one of our top selling homes is our Sedona plan. We have built several variations of this plan over the last few years. Read about some of the highlights and cool features of this home below.

Great Room

This home has a large, open great room that is ideal for entertaining or for just keeping the family together. Those working in the kitchen won’t feel excluded from the conversation, movie or big game going on in the family room.







A unique feature of the Sedona floor plan is that along with the 3 bedrooms, including the master, on the main level there are up to 3 additional bedrooms upstairs. These 3 upstairs rooms are very large and can be used as bedrooms, a play room, theater room, exercise room, etc.




Work center/Home office

Another cool feature in the Sedona model is the work center/home office. This is a separate room, in addition to all of the bedrooms. It is located right off the great room and is perfect for working on paying bills or for keeping an eye on the kids while they are doing their homework or surfing the internet.



There are a lot of other really cool standard features in the Sedona model such as walk-in shower in the master bathroom, USB charging stations, lots of custom woodwork, natural gas bbq stub out, mud room with lots of storage, etc. The best way to see all of these features is to visit one of our staged model homes in Paramount Subdivision in Meridian Idaho. If you are unable to visit our model homes, we’ve included a link to a video tour of this model below:

Video Tour


You can also see more photos and the floor plan here:



This was just a short description of one of the many fine homes that are currently available by your Preferred Boise, Idaho Home Builder, Hallmark Homes. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please visit us at www.Hallmarkhomesidaho.com.

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The “Hallmark” Model by Boise Idaho New Home Builder, Hallmark Homes

The “Hallmark” Model by Boise Idaho New Home Builder, Hallmark Homes

Our most popular model over the last couple of years has been, by far, our “Hallmark” model.  We designed this single level home with many design features that we felt were important in a new home including the following:

Welcoming Covered Courtyard

We wanted a front courtyard that could be used year round, including the sometimes cold and wet Idaho winters.  We designed a large courtyard that is completely covered to give protection from wind and rain.  We also designed into this courtyard the optional fireplace which gives the courtyard a warm, “in home” feeling.  This courtyard truly extends your living space to the outdoors.  It can be used for anything from relaxing and reading a book to watching tv, or even just chillin’ in a hammock.

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Large Great Room

The “Hallmark” was designed with a large great room that is perfect for gatherings with family and friends.  The custom built bookshelves, large fireplace and 11’ ceilings make this room comfortable and inviting!



peppard kitchen 3




Flex Room

The “Hallmark” has 3 large bedrooms, but we wanted to design a 4th room that could be used as a 4th bedroom, a large home office, TV room, craft room, exercise room, etc.  We call this the “flex room”.



 Work Center

One of my favorite things in this home is the work center.  This is a small area that can be used as a small office, computer desk, and/or homework area for the kids.  It’s got plenty of desk space and storage but takes up a very small area of the home.

peppard office nook


peppard office nook 1


Large Covered Back Patio

Lastly, we wanted to create a nice back yard with a large covered patio.  We also include a BBQ natural gas stub out on every patio so that there will be no more trips to fill or exchange the propane tank!



See a video tour of this home at:  http://www.hallmarkhomesidaho.com/video-hallmark.php 

These are just some of the highlights of our “Hallmark” model.  We have many other available homes with unique features that you can view on our website at www.hallmarkhomesidaho.com or view in person at our staged models in Paramount Subdivision in Meridian, Idaho.  Feel free to contact us at any time to learn more about your preferred Boise, Idaho new home builder.

High Quality AMSCO Windows used by Boise Idaho builder, Hallmark Homes

High Quality AMSCO Windows used by Boise Idaho builder, Hallmark Homes

At Hallmark Homes, building a high quality, energy efficient home is very important to us.  There are many aspects to building a highly energy efficient home and we’ll cover these different aspects through different blogs posts in the upcoming weeks.  The first area that we will cover today though are windows.

Up to 1/3 of your homes total heat loss can occur through windows and doors.  We can significantly reduce this heat loss by using the proper, high quality windows.  At Hallmark Homes, we make sure that every home we build is equipped with high efficient, Low-E windows by AMSCO.

What are Low-E windows?

Low-emissive (Low-E) glass is window glass that has been treated with an invisible metal or metallic oxide coating, creating a surface that reflects heat, while allowing light to pass through. Windows treated with Low-E coatings are proven to reduce energy consumption, decrease fading of fabrics, such as window treatments, and increase overall comfort in your home.

The heat that passes through your window glass is measured by the U-factor or ultraviolet light. The lower the U-factor the more energy-efficient your glass is. This type of light is produced by the sun and generates heat in your home. Too much of this heat, especially during summer, can cause your air conditioning bill to go up in an effort to keep your house cool. Low-E glass reduces the amount of ultraviolet light that enters your home, without blocking visible light.

Conversely, in winter, Low-E glass reduces the amount of heat lost through your windows from the inside of your home, keeping heating costs down. Depending on your home’s heating and cooling needs, various types of Low-E glass have been developed to allow for high, medium or low solar gain.[1]

What is Low E Glass  


At Hallmark Homes, We Use AMSCO Studio Series Windows

AMSCO has been building high quality windows for over 60 years.  Their Studio Series windows meets Hallmark Homes’ higher expectations for appearance, strength, energy efficiency and durability.

Inside the Studio Series[2]


Smooth Look

No unsightly exterior or interior accessory grooves on the window to interfere with the clean appearance.

Interlocking Panels

Interlocking panels and high-performance weather stripping provide increased protection against wind and water.

Metal-Reinforced Meeting Rail

Provides the window with added strength.

Optional Flush Fin

Available on all window styles, the flush fin makes for easy installation in retrofit applications.

Integral Nail Fin

A standard integral nail fin with 1 inch or 1 3/8 inch set-back for new construction.

Sturdy 3 Inch Frame Depth

Large 3″ frame width works well for both new construction and retrofit applications

Multiple Hollow Chambers

Strategically placed chambers provide greater insulation and strength to the window.

Fusion-Welded and Mitered Corners

Adds strength and improves protection against air leakage.

Insulated Glass

A 3/4 inch insulating unit includes a warm-edge spacer for increased resistance to heat transfer and sweating.

Nylon Rollers

Adjustable, tandem nylon rollers provide a smooth, easy operation. Available on the horizontal slider model only.

Large Combinations

Large window combinations in a continuous frame for better performance.

Custom Sizing

All windows can be custom-ordered to the nearest 1/8 inch to fit any architectural design or custom window.


More Information

For more information on AMSCO Windows and/or Hallmark Homes, your Preferred Boise, Idaho Home Builder, you can visit www.amscowindows.com and www.hallmarkhomesidaho.com.  You can also view these windows in our model home and current available inventory in Paramount Subdivision in Meridian ID.  Be sure to Like and follow us on Facebook so that you can receive notices on our upcoming blog posts and other new and exciting news from Hallmark Homes.


[1] http://www.lowes.com/cd_Guide+to+LowE+Glass_1277235128_

[2] http://www.amscowindows.com/index.php?ID=1276&XID=1259:1266:1276:0:0&PID=1266

Latest in Technology Trends Used by Boise Custom Home Builder

At Hallmark Homes, we are committed to staying on top of, and implementing many of the new technology trends in new home construction as they come to market.  Here are several of those trends that we have already implemented into some of our homes.

  1. USB Outlets

  2. Nest Learning Thermostat

  3. Phillip Hue Personal Wireless Lighting

  4. Sonos Wireless HiFi System

USB Outlets

USB outlet 

With all of the new personal smart devices that we all own today, from smart phones and tablet computers to Gameboys and Bluetooth headphones, having a dedicated outlet or outlets to charge these devices is paramount.  At Hallmark Homes, we are starting to put charging centers with USB outlets in all of our homes.  It helps keep all of your charging cords and devices in a neat, organized manner.


Nest Learning Thermostat


We love the Nest!  We offer it as an option in all of our new homes.  The Nest Learning Thermostat programs itself and automatically helps save energy when you’re away.  And you can control it anywhere using your smartphone, tablet or computer.


Phillips Hue Personal Wireless Lighting

Phillips Hue 

Create your personal wireless lighting environment with the Philips Hue connected bulbs and wireless bridge. And control it all with your iPhone or iPad from wherever you are. You can connect up to 50 Hue light bulbs to a single system, while using as much as 80% less energy than traditional bulbs. Each Hue light bulb delivers 600 lumens and produces all shades of white, from warm to cold, and a wide variety of color. Each bulb uses 80% less power than a traditional light bulb. We currently have the Phillips Hue personal wireless lighting system in our model home at 6055 N. Channing Way, Meridian, ID 83646.  It’s a lot of fun to play with and can create some cool lighting and different moods.  Come visit us at our model home and check it out!


Sonos Wireless HiFi System  


These are great too!  Both Brandon and I have this system in our personal homes.  Sonos is a system of HiFi wireless speakers and audio components. It unites your digital music collection in one app that you control from any device. Play what you want in every room over a dedicated wireless network.  You can listen to music from your digital library in one room while listening to music from Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, etc. in another room, and still watch a movie with the Sonos soundbar in yet another room.  You can expand it to every room in your new home.  Controlling it all from the Sonos app on any of your smart devices is extremely easy.


As always, feel free to visit our website at www.hallmarkhomesidaho.com to get more ideas, and to view our current new home inventory by Hallmark Homes.  You can also visit us at our model home in Paramount Subdivision.  The address is 6055 N. Channing Way, Meridian ID 83545.  Be sure to Like and follow us on Facebook.  Feel free to contact us at any time to learn more about your preferred Boise home builder.