The solid wood doors and cabinetry are magnificent. On Site
Construction has their own cabinet shop to supply their
homes, and their doors could be called works of art! (Not to
mention the enormous log and beam accents throughout the interior and exterior of every home.)
And who hasn’t made their way into the bathroom in the middle of the
night, only to stub their toe in the dark? Well, these new
homes have the answer to that, with sensor lights along the
bottom of the vanity that are undetectable, but offer a soft
glow the instant you step into the doorway of the bathroom.
All of the homes feature spacious kitchens, with lights that
automatically come on when you open the pantry doors, all
stainless steel KitchenAid appliances, and they are filled
with every amenity you could possibly want or need. They
also have extra large laundry rooms, as well as surround
sound stereo throughout the house. Some of the homes have a
separate media room with a plasma TV, and comfortable
seating for you and your guests.
One tri-level home has an elevator in the garage that leads to the upper
levels. Another has a Jacuzzi tub in one of the master
bedrooms, with a waterfall on one side and a fireplace on
the other. Several have wet bars and they all have gas
fireplaces in the living rooms, and some, a fireplace in the
master bedrooms as well. And, did I mention, each house has
two master bedrooms with full baths?
Here’s another unique feature that will appeal to the workaholic, and websurfing fanatic alike. Each home has an office and Wi-Fi
setup. In fact, a central tower has been installed that will
allow residents to send emails or access the internet, from
the house, golf course, or from anywhere else in the
In addition to the spacious and elegant design work, each home has been
fully furnished by local businesses. Sheri’s Home Interiors
of Priest River decorated and furnished most of them.
Northwest Handmade Furniture in Sandpoint furnished some of
the homes as well. There are lovely bedroom sets complete
with designer bedding, living rooms decked out with tasteful
furniture and gorgeous picture arrangements, not to mention
luxurious rugs, homey candles, and baskets filled with lush
towels in every residence. Simply bring your clothes, food,
and toiletries, and you’re all set.
The homes feature many handcrafted works of art by local artisans, such
as watercolors by Priest Lake artist, Betty Jemison, and
lovely wood handcrafts by Jerry Procunier of Intarsia Custom
Designs in Priest lake.
These are not your ordinary vacation homes, either. And here’s the
difference: They are Fractional Share homes. If you know
what Time Share condo’s are, these are similar, yet worlds
At The Residence Club, members will purchase a 1/8 deeded share of an
individual home. This will entitle them to spend six weeks a
year at the resort—three in the summer, and three in the
winter. However, members are not limited to only enjoying
one home. As openings allow, they will be able to book
vacations at any home in the resort. If you’re bringing your
family on one vacation, choose one of the homes that best
suits their needs. If you plan to entertain friends on the
next, choose one of the houses geared for entertaining.
Broke your leg helicopter skiing? Choose a home with an
elevator for this vacation.
To date there are seven homes completed, twelve more under construction,
and many more lots available around the golf course, and in
the future around the lake as well.
This year a new main clubhouse will be built, which will replace the
existing one, and house a five-star restaurant, coffee shop,
meeting rooms, a pro-shop, and underground parking that will
all be open to the public. There will also be two
racquetball courts, and an exercise and steam room.
Members of the Residence Club will be entitled to all the pampering of
the rich, famous, and the generally spoiled-rotten. There
will be a concierge to stock your home with food before you
arrive, and a shuttle service to pick you up from the
airport. They have a fleet of boats, jet skis, and
watercraft available to all members, plus golf carts, all
green fees, and ski trails available to members at no extra
cost. It’s all included as part of the yearly maintenance
To add icing to the cake, they’ve recently acquired a twelve-passenger
seaplane, that will pick guests up from any of the local
airports, including Priest lake, Priest River, Sandpoint, or
Spokane, and land them on Priest Lake. They eventually plan
to use the new plane to take members on fishing trips to
Canada. The Residence Club at Priest Lake
is actively seeking new ways to pamper their guests, and if
they haven’t thought of it yet, it’s just a matter of time.