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RIVERSIDE - Single Story House Plans in Meridian ID
January 16, 2024

New Home Floor Plan Profile: Riverside

Looking for a spacious single-level home in a highly desired neighborhood of new homes in Meridian, ID? Brighton’s Riverside floor plan may be just right for you. Enjoy Single-Level Open Floor Plan Living The Riverside design is 2,460 square foot... Read More »

January 2, 2024

Last Opportunity at Homestead in Eagle

We’re now selling the last home in the Homestead community of Eagle, ID homes. Now is your final chance to get into this quiet tree-lined community! Homestead is located in Eagle, Idaho, a suburb located northwest of Boise. The main... Read More »

Kinloch - 2 Story House Plans in Meridian ID
December 7, 2023

New Home Floor Plan Profile: Kinloch

Are you looking for a mid-sized house in a planned community of new Meridian, ID homes? Take a look at Brighton’s Kinloch floor plan! This two-story home is 2,175 square feet and has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a 3-car... Read More »

October 19, 2023

Floor Plan Profile: Cottonwood

Come check out our Cottonwood model home in the Quartet community of new homes in Meridian ID. Touring a model home is a great way to see a builder’s style, selections, and quality while getting a feel for the community.... Read More »

September 1, 2023

Floor Plan Profile: Dartmouth

The Dartmouth is an ideal floor plan for family-friendly new homes in Meridian ID. This home is a manageable size for busy families while still providing plenty of space for everyone. All bedrooms are on one level in this single-story... Read More »

August 10, 2023

Floor Plan Profile: Radiance 1 & 2

Are you looking to build a home in an active adult community in Meridian ID? Would you like a single-level floor plan with room for guests or hobbies? If that sounds like your ideal home, we have an excellent design... Read More »

June 13, 2023

New Library Open in North Meridian

A brand new library is now open near the Quartet community of homes in Meridian ID. The library incorporates state-of-the-art features to serve residents throughout North Meridian. The Orchard Park branch of the Meridian Library District opened May 1 in... Read More »

May 5, 2023

Join Us for the Boise Spring Parade of Homes!

It’s time for the 2023 Boise Spring Parade of Homes! Brighton Homes and other area builders will showcase their best work by opening newly built and decorated homes for public tours. Join us for this exciting annual event to tour... Read More »

Ridgecrest Home Design in Arbor in Name ID and Caldwell ID
March 9, 2023

Floor Plan Profile: Ridgecrest

The Arbor community of homes in Nampa ID is a growing neighborhood of stylish, energy-efficient homes in a great location. Buyers can choose from various home sizes in modern farmhouse and urban designs. One of our favorite floor plans in... Read More »

February 14, 2023

Buy a Home Now or Wait?

Are you wondering if now is a good time to buy homes in Boise ID? Do you worry that it may be better to wait until interest rates go back down? If you want or need a new home, now... Read More »

February 8, 2023

Home Design Spotlight: Pronghorn

One of our newest home designs is now available to build in the Arbor community of Nampa ID new homes. The Pronghorn is a two-story home with 3 bedrooms plus a versatile loft space. This floor plan is 2,205 square... Read More »

New Homes in Boise ID
January 13, 2023

What Is It Like to Live in Boise?

A large proportion of people who buy new homes in Boise ID come from outside the local area. If you’re planning to move to Boise from outside the Treasure Valley, you might wonder what it’s like to live in this... Read More »

December 21, 2022

Learn How to Use Our Self-Guided Tours

You’ve probably heard about Brighton’s self-guided home tours. You may have even considered trying it for yourself, but maybe you weren’t quite sure how it worked. Here we’ll describe how easy it is to take self-guided tours of our model... Read More »

Whitetail A - Single Story House Plans in Meridian ID
December 14, 2022

Floor Plan Profile: WHITETAIL

The Whitetail home design is a versatile one-story plan available in the Pinnacle community of new homes in Meridian ID. With a single-level layout and manageable size, the Whitetail is ideal for many buyers, from young singles and families to... Read More »

November 15, 2022

Floor Plan Profile: Ballybunion

In Brighton’s 25+ years of building homes in the Treasure Valley, we’ve learned much about what families want in their Meridian ID homes. We’ve incorporated many of these preferences into our popular Ballybunion floor plan. Ballybunion is a 2,880-square-foot family... Read More »

October 25, 2022

UTour-Self-Guided Tours

Shop for Your New Home with a Self-Guided Tour One of the perks of choosing Brighton as your home builder in Meridian ID is the ability to take self-guided tours of our model homes. We understand that you aren’t always... Read More »

Marquette - 2 Story House Plans in Meridian ID
September 22, 2022

Floor Plan Profile: Marquette

One of the ways Brighton Homes distinguishes itself as a premier home builder in Meridian ID is through our innovative home designs. We tap into the features and styles that are most popular with today’s homebuyers. At the same time,... Read More »

August 22, 2022

Discover the Boise Foothills

One of the biggest attractions near Boise ID homes is the area known as the Boise Foothills. Located just north of Boise, the Foothills are easy to get to from Boise and nearby communities. The Boise Foothills are public lands... Read More »

New Homes in Boise ID
August 9, 2022

Hillside Home Sites in the Highlands

Hillside home sites are now selling in The Highlands at Cartwright Ranch, a premier community of new homes in Boise ID. The Highlands features unique home designs in an elevated location with fantastic views of the Boise foothills. Choose your... Read More »

The Kingston Model Home at Homestead in Eagle ID
August 3, 2022

Tips for Touring a Brighton Model Home

One big advantage of working with a top-quality home builder in Meridian ID is the opportunity to tour their model homes. This is a step you want to be sure to take in the home-buying process. The model will give... Read More »

June 15, 2022

Floor Plan Profile: TRAILCREEK

The Trailcreek is one of our favorite designs for Eagle ID new homes. This spacious one-story home is designed for comfortable living with a touch of luxury. At 3,235 square feet, the Trailcreek has plenty of room for the whole... Read More »

Centennial - Single Story House Plans in Nampa ID
May 11, 2022

Floor Plan Profile: Centennial

Allow us to introduce a brand new floor plan for our new homes in Nampa ID. The Centennial is a one-story modern farmhouse with a bright, open feel. This spacious one-story plan is 1,860 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 2... Read More »

May 5, 2022

Visit us During the Boise Parade of Homes!

Come to the Homestead community in Eagle ID this month for fun, food, and prizes during the Boise Spring Parade of Homes! The Parade of Homes will take place May 7-22, 2022. Participating homes are open Tuesday-Thursday from 5 p.m.-8... Read More »

Winter Sunset B - Single Story House Plans in Meridian ID
March 23, 2022

Floor Plan Profile: Winter Sunset

Are you looking to move to a North Meridian ID active adult community? Would you like to live in a beautiful home in a great location? We have the place for you! Cadence at Bainbridge is our second 55+ community... Read More »

Shadow Valley - 1.5 Story House Plans in Nampa ID
January 18, 2022

Floor Plan Profile: Shadow Valley

We’re excited to introduce a brand new floor plan for homes in Nampa, ID. This home is large enough for a family but still manageable for a couple or a single person, and it’s ideal for those who need a... Read More »

Active Adult Community in Meridian ID at Cadence
November 14, 2021

Community Profile: Cadence at Century Farm

Our first two Cadence 55+ communities of Meridian ID new homes have been a great success, and we’re now starting our third active adult neighborhood! Cadence at Century Farm will continue our popular tradition of low maintenance, high-enjoyment lifestyles for... Read More »

November 7, 2021

Floor Plan Profile: Lakeview

The Lakeview home design is one of our popular plans for new homes in Nampa ID. It’s a versatile design that can work well for young couples, growing families or empty nesters. Lakeview is a 2-story modern farmhouse with 2,360... Read More »

October 17, 2021

What It’s Like Living in Boise ID

Have you been looking at new homes in Boise ID and wondering what it’s like to live there? Here’s some insider info on life in Idaho’s booming capital! First of all, Boise is a great place to live, whether you’re... Read More »

October 4, 2021

Come See Us at the Boise Parade of Homes!

Our featured home for this year’s annual Fall Parade of Homes in Boise ID will be our Fred Astaire model in Cartwright Ranch. Located at 11614 N. 24th Avenue, Boise, ID 83714, the Fred Astaire model features an urban townhome... Read More »

Cadence at Bainbridge in Meridian Idaho
September 13, 2021

Community Profile: Cadence at Bainbridge

Cadence at Bainbridge is our second active adult community of homes in Meridian ID. Our award-winning first Cadence community is sold out. We created Cadence at Bainbridge to meet the continuing demand for 55+ active adult communities in the Treasure... Read More »

August 21, 2021

Visit Our New Model Home in Cadence

Our model home is now open in the Cadence 55+ community of new homes in Meridian ID. Located at 3720 W Sunny Cove Ln, Meridian ID, 83646, the model is a perfect example of the comfortable lifestyle that awaits you... Read More »

Timberstone A - Single Story House Plans in Nampa ID
August 14, 2021

Community Profile: Arbor

The Arbor community of homes in Nampa ID can help you take advantage of all that the Treasure Valley has to offer. Nampa is one of the region’s most popular towns. Boise is only 20 miles to the east via... Read More »

August 8, 2021

Discover Caldwell, ID

More people are looking for homes near Caldwell ID than ever before. The area is rich with attractions and amenities that make it an ideal place to live. Besides easy access to Meridian, Nampa and Boise, the Caldwell area has... Read More »

New Homes in Meridian ID
July 3, 2021

Community Profile: Cadence at Bainbridge

The Cadence community of homes in Meridian ID is the area’s newest 55+ active adult neighborhood. It combines a convenient location with on-site amenities to create a place where you can enjoy life right at your doorstep. A community lifestyle... Read More »

June 20, 2021

Discover Nampa ID

Some of the best attractions in the Northwest are within a short drive of new homes in Nampa ID. Nampa is located 20 miles west of Boise in Idaho’s famed Treasure Valley. Residents enjoy Nampa’s small-town feel and its easy... Read More »

Homes in Boise ID
May 15, 2021

Floor Plan Profile: Bayview

Brighton Homes has been serving the greater Boise ID area for 25 years. We take great pride in the communities we have helped to build and develop; the Meridian ID homes are no exception. One of our very best home... Read More »

Homes in Boise ID
April 17, 2021

Join Us for the 2021 Parade of Homes

We at Brighton Homes are excited to invite you to the 2021 Parade of Homes in Boise ID. Hosted by the Building Contractors Association of Southwestern Idaho, the event will take place from April 24 to May 9. We’ve designed... Read More »

New Homes in Boise ID
October 14, 2020

Come Visit our 2020 Fall Parade Home!

Brighton Homes invites you to visit the Cartwright Ranch community of new homes in Boise ID this weekend for the 2020 Fall Parade of Homes. Our participating home will be open Friday through Sunday, October 16-18th, from 11 am –... Read More »

Self-Guided Tours Now Available!

As a leading Boise ID home builder, we pride ourselves on innovation. We also understand that not everyone is available during our regularly scheduled model home hours. In order to make it easy for you to find your dream home,... Read More »

July 19, 2020

Community Profile: Arbor

The Arbor community of new homes in Nampa ID is ideal for anyone seeking a brand new home in this growing area. Located six miles from Meridian and twenty miles west of Boise, this new master planned community will have... Read More »

Ballybunion Floor Plan by Brighton Homes Idaho
June 9, 2020

Floor Plan Profile: Ballybunion

Brighton has opened a new model home in the Century Farm community of homes in Meridian ID. You can find us in our brand new Ballybunion floor plan home at 3621 E Murchuson Street. In-person visits are available now. You... Read More »

May 10, 2020

Meet Our Award-Winning 2020 Parade Home: The Grayhawk

Brighton Homes is proud to introduce the Grayhawk, our award-winning home in the Cartwright Ranch community of homes in Boise ID. The Grayhawk is a unique design that blends elements of chalet style, countryside cottage and modern farmhouse influences. Nestled... Read More »

Active Adult Community in Meridian ID
February 25, 2020

Cadence by Brighton Homes, Best in the Nation!

Brighton Homes is thrilled to announce the take home of four national awards from the National Association of Home Builders hosted by the NAHB 55+ Industry Council. These awards are judged by a panel of industry leaders ranging from architecture,... Read More »

December 25, 2019

Built better from the ground up

Built better from the ground up. Better is Better. There is no easier way to describe an Energy Star Certified home designed and built to standards well above other new homes on the market today. However, we go beyond requirements... Read More »

January 11, 2018

What Does 100% Energy Star Mean?

What do we mean when we say 100% Energy Star? 2017, Brighton Homes marked our 8th consecutive year of commitment to building 100% Energy Star Homes. In that time, we have completed nearly one thousand high-quality, high-performing new homes in Boise,... Read More »

June 21, 2017

The Arcadia Wins 2017 Parade of Homes Awards

Our 2017 Parade Home, The Arcadia, swept up an award in every category for the 2017 Parade of Homes. The Arcadia is nestled in the Boise Foothills at one of our newest communities, Cartwright Ranch in Hidden Springs, delivering stunning views... Read More »

September 13, 2016

The Luxurious Bandon Home Plan

If space is what you’re looking for the Bandon is sure to meet the mark. The Bandon boasts 3,015 square feet of space and offers 4 bedrooms, a den/office and smartly designed flex room on the main floor. Moving upstairs you’ll enjoy a media... Read More »

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