A Note From The developer:
Downtown Boise is changing. It’s growing and adding employment, arts, entertainment, recreation and amenities. The Afton is being created to complement this growth with a new opportunity to live in the middle of it all. We’ve assembled a team with a concentrated experience in urban housing to build our Boise condos for sale. GGLO and Andersen Construction have a combined 90 years of experience creating exceptional urban communities throughout the Northwest.
After months of outreach and listening to the wants and needs of prospective downtown Boise residents, our plans have taken their final shape and the process for construction has begun. We are now accepting reservations for condominium homes in our first phase. We encourage you to sign up on our A list to learn more.
ABOUT THE DEVELOPER
The Afton’s developer, Michael Hormaechea, is a Boise native with over 19 years of real estate development experience. He has actively participated in the growth and development of many areas in Idaho, leading over $38,000,000 in residential development of townhomes and condominiums in Boise, Eagle and McCall. Projects of note include The Cottages at Spring Mountain Ranch a 33-unit townhome community in McCall, Brookwood a 370 home master planned community in Eagle, Idaho, Alpine Village a condominium community in downtown McCall, and a family partnership on Forest River, a 170,000 square foot Class A office park that neighbors The Afton property. Michael is intimately familiar with the cultural district neighborhood and local market conditions in the Boise area and he is sensitive to the need for healthy downtown residential expansion in his hometown.
Thoughtfully designed, convenient living.
ABOUT THE ARCHITECT: GGLO
Award-winning architecture firm, GGLO, is one of the foremost
design firms on the West Coast. Bringing together a stellar group
of architects, urban planners, landscape architects, and interior
designers, GGLO designs exquisite communities that bring
friends and neighbors together in gorgeous outdoor spaces and
How many residences are in Phase 1 of The Afton?
Our Phase 1 includes 25 residential homes and 3 dual-purpose Live/Work units.
Is there retail in the building?
The Afton’s Phase 1 includes a single designated retail space that is approximately 1,985 square feet in size. Also, all 3 of our Live/Work units have space on the 1st level work portion that can easily accommodate a retail business.
What types of Residences are available?
We offer 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes ranging from approximately 687-2044 square feet, that all include a private patio with great views of Boise’s striking downtown. We also offer 3 Live/Work style units. These diverse homes have retail/office space on level 1 with a 1 bedroom/1.5 bath residence above on level 2. Units may be accessed via street level and through the parking garage.
What amenities come with ownership?
The Afton’s beautifully appointed two-story lobby offers a consistently welcoming vibe and features exceptional interior design and finishes that can be seen throughout the building and homes. The Afton’s truly singular amenities are fully experienced on the 3rd level. This level features an owner clubhouse that includes a TV lounge, indoor/outdoor sitting area, boardroom/-dining room, prep kitchen and bathroom. Adjacent to the clubhouse is a covered BBQ deck with farm table style seating. The 3rd level also offers a large roof top garden that includes an outdoor fireplace, multiple seating areas, a 1,500 square foot lawn and a pet walking and potty area. If that’s not enough, the 3rd floor also hosts the owner guest suite. The “hotel-style” suite is available to visitors of Afton residents, allowing you to keep the people who matter the most to you as close as possible. Last, but certainly not least, pet owners will enjoy the pet washing & grooming station that neighbors the first floor parking area and main lobby.
What parking is available?
Parking is available in the private and secure garage located on levels 1 and 2. Each home purchase includes one parking space. Limited additional parking is available on a priority basis. Please ask your sales consultant for additional details on parking assignments and the availability of additional spaces. As a note, parking spaces are deeded ownership and can be transferred separately to Afton residents after initial purchase.
What storage is available?
There are two storage facilities at The Afton. Each condominium home includes use of an assigned storage unit. These units are roughly 4’x6’ in size and located on level 2 of the parking garage. A second storage facility, designed for bicycles, is conveniently located on level 1 of the parking garage. Both facilities have secure access to ensure your possessions are protected.
Who is on the development and design team?
The Afton’s developer, Michael Hormaechea, is a Boise native with 20 years of real estate development experience. Michael is intimately familiar with both the River Street and Cultural District neighborhoods, and closely monitors local market conditions in the downtown Boise area. For quite some time he has been sensitive to the growing need for healthy downtown living options in his hometown. To ensure that need is met, he’s brought in only the best to bring The Afton to life, including:
GGLO is one of the foremost architecture and design firms on the West Coast. GGLO designs exquisite communities that bring friends and neighbors together in gorgeous outdoor spaces and beautifully designed homes.
CTA’s design philosophy is embodied in an open and collaborative process; together with their clients, they pioneer environments that are innovative and creative and provide the structure for integrated design that fosters sustainable strategies.
Can I rent my condominium home?
Absolutely. Rentals are allowed at The Afton, though there are restrictions on rental terms that can be identified in the Rules & Regulations of the Afton Owners Association. Renting your home may also limit your financing opportunities, so be sure to ask your sales consultant or lender for more information on financing investment property.
Is The Afton a pet friendly building?
Yes. We are happy to welcome domestic pets in The Afton. Our third level, roof top garden provides your furry companion with a pet friendly area and the main level of the garage includes a pet washing station. There are some restrictions on the size, type and quantity of pets. For your convenience, these are outlined in the CC&Rs and Rules & Regulations of the Association.
Can I select my interior finishes?
Yes, if you act early. Our experienced interior design team has developed four beautifully appointed interior finish packages from which early buyers may choose. Please contact your sales consultant to schedule a time to review interior finishes and upgrade options.
How will I retrieve my mail and overnight packages?
Each home has a specified mailbox located in the main lobby. Oversized parcels and boxes will be delivered to the main lobby area.
What level of security in place to protect residents?
The lobby, parking garage and all exit stairways are kept locked at all times and may only be accessed by residents.
What type of heating and cooling is it?
Each home has an electric heating furnace and air conditioning unit.
Do you offer gas appliances?
We’re pleased to say that we do offer gas ranges. For more details, see our interior specifications.
How is trash and recycling handled?
To eliminate unnecessary travel up and down levels, a trash and recycling chute is located on each floor.
Who pays for the utilities?
Each home is individually metered for electricity and water. Gas is charged to the homeowner on a square foot basis and is billed through the HOA fees.
Do you offer a charging station for electric cars?
Yes. We’re excited to welcome electric vehicles with two charging stations in the garage. There will be one located on both garage levels for residents to use when needed.
What are the HOA dues?
Annual assessments are currently estimated at $3.50 per square foot, per year for each condominium home. Final budget for HOA dues is in development and will be provided for your review prior to entering into a purchase and sale agreement.
What is included in the HOA dues?
The dues are used to ensure that The Afton is maintained at the highest level for all its residents. This includes covering common-area utilities, building maintenance and reserves. Everyone contributes to keep areas like the lobby, amenity spaces, elevator, hallways, roof top garden and all landscaping looking their best day in and day out. Further more, dues also cover resident trash and recycling service, water and natural gas.
What is happening to manage sound and noise?
While noise transfer cannot be 100% eliminated in a multifamily building, we are taking great care to design The Afton at a high standard. Our target design STC (Sound Transmission Class) rating is 60 or better. How good is a 60 or better? Well according to our Acoustic Engineer, a STC rating of 60 or better is described as: Normal voice levels are barely or not audible, and raised voices are barely audible but not understood. Machinery and music may be barely audible, depending on their volume. Listener may not be aware of the presence of others in an adjacent room. Actual STC ratings may vary.