Two homes under one roof!

Multi-Generational Housing

For millions of people, it’s reality — family members from two or more generations living together. The recession that began around the beginning of 2007 may have fueled it, but many think that the move toward multigenerational homes was bound to happen. Sharing a home is just one of the smart housing choices that makes sense on many levels.  Granted, it is not for everyone but for some it is a wonderful thing.

Why Give It a Try

Families decide to share housing for three basic reasons: child care, elder care and money. Of course, moving into one home for the purpose of simplifying child care or elder care also has a financial component; both types of care can be prohibitively expensive. But considerable money can also be saved on mortgage or rent, household furnishings and utilities. Another factor that pushes some toward creating a multigenerational household is love of family.

Autonomy or Isolation?

With so many common-sense arguments for living in a multi-generational home, why don’t more families give it a try? The reasons are many and complex, with a desire for independence topping the list. In the United States especially, the ideal for the better part of a century has been for nuclear families to be fairly autonomous.
Proponents of multi-generational homes say that the independence too often becomes isolation.

A Home Within A Home

If you can imagine having both privacy and togetherness, help and independence under the same roof; that is what Builders are beginning to design.  Offering innovative floor plans to accommodate your family without sacrificing comfort and style.  You can enjoy significant cost savings and more opportunities for special family moments.
Look at some of the ideas on the floor plan above this print and begin to understand the Home Within A Home solution for multi-generational lifestyle.

  • Separate private entrance to main home and suite
  • Two living areas under one roof featuring two entries, two seperate bedrooms, bathrooms, laundry, and living room
  • Separate garages/entries to garages for both suites
  • Interconnecting door (inside between both suites) acts like an outside door inside the home.  Soundproof, but yet if there is an emergency, someone is right there
  • Turn second suite into an office for the entrepreneur working from home. Lock the door and leave the office and go home! 🙂
  • Turn the “suite” into a rental providing additional income
  • Use your own imagination how to use this space to best benefit you and your family

Paragon Homes is very interested in developing a home for you and your family if this is of interest to you.

Best Of Houzz 2015 Award

Paragon Homes, LLC of Eagle, Idaho Receives
Best Of Houzz 2015 Award

Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Rated Top-Rated Home Building,
Remodeling and Design Professionals in the United States and Around the World

Eagle, Idaho USA, January 19, 2015 – Paragon Homes, LLC of Eagle, Idaho has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Design & Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The “Age In Place Leader in Idaho, was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Design and Customer Satisfaction. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 25 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers.” Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2014. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2015” badge on their profiles, helping Houzz users around the world who discover and love a professional’s work to learn even more about that business’ popularity and satisfaction rating among their peers in the Houzz community.

Paragon Homes, LLC  “Quality You Can Afford To Live In”

“Houzz provides homeowners with a 360 degree view of home building, remodeling and design industry professionals, empowering them to engage the right people and products for their project,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of industry marketing for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize [Paragon Homes, LLC] among our “Best Of” professionals as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

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About Paragon Homes, LLC
Like most relationships, a positive home-building experience is accomplished with meticulous attention to construction detail as well as frequent, proactive communication. We are also guided by an underlying customer philosophy that encourages our associates to treat each home-buyer individually, with respect, courtesy and prompt attention to their needs. We believe in dealing honestly and fairly with each home-buyer, working hard to earn your trust, keeping our commitments, striving to improve, and being considerate and understanding in all our interactions. With over 35 years combined experience in all aspects of the home-building process, the owners and founders of Paragon Homes understand what it takes to earn your trust and maintain relationships.

About Houzz
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin and Sydney. For more information, visit

Housing Bust?

Lumber Prices nearing a 2 year low:

July 5, 2014

To my valued followers:

LumberI wanted to give a monthly snapshot as to what is going on in the Boise Idaho Treasure Valley New Home Building Market per my perspective with the caveat that I am a numbers guy and yet the eternal optimist. I always try to look at the glass as half full.

Lumber prices are low! The composite is at its lowest for the year, and very nearly the lowest in the last two years! The advantage to us as homebuilders is obvious; lumber prices are low enabling us to build homes at the lowest prices possible. I suppose what some folks would consider bad news because lumber prices are at their slumping level because the new home market is not at the rip-roaring pace that everyone expected it would be by this time. Producers have added capacity and demand has not consumed that capacity. Hence, lower commodity prices. This is not to say that the housing market is bad. In fact by most measures the housing market is decidedly not bad; it is actually good. Sales of both existing and new houses are up over last year in most of the markets we serve. We have watched a see-sawing effect of permits and starts for most of this year, but on the whole single family starts are holding tough. Property values have continued to improve. Months of supply remains low or both new and existing homes. Distressed properties have all but disappeared. Retail sales are up (a sign of consumer sentiment) and interest rates are low (averaging around 4.2% for a 30-year fixed over the past month.) Multi-family starts are simply exploding. Nonetheless, hand-wringing has commenced. Commentators and analysts are fairly desperate to declare a new housing blumber 2ubble bursting or the housing market to be on its deathbed. I suppose it is the nature of our industry to be nervous about the existing status, whatever that status happens to be. And who can blame us, right? I think this is a classic example of whether one views the glass as either half-full or half-empty. The reality is we (the homebuilding industry) are clicking along at a manageable pace and the economy is slowly but perceptibly improving from the longest and deepest recession in our lifetimes. I’ll take that any day of the week. It is a healthy rebound and clicking along at a manageable pace

Have a great July! Celebrate America!


Glade Poulsen

Pres.  Paragon Homes, LLC

Paragon Homes newly listed homes in Star Idaho Pinewood Lakes

3 newly completed homes listed by Cindy Poulsen and built by Paragon Homes, LLC

1.  303 South Discovery Bay Avenue


2.  225 South Discovery Bay Avenue


3.  11735 Carlisle Bay Way