Parade of Homes offers mix in housing options
体育在线365It's that time of year again.
体育在线365This weekend begins the 62nd Parade of Homes — Tallahassee Builders Association's premiere event that allows builders to showcase new construction, craftsmanship and hot home trends. Parade of Homes starts this weekend and concludes next weekend.
体育在线365The lineup includes 21 homes from 16 builders.
Thousands of residents — some dreaming of the perfect place and others eager to build one — will flood the parade trail. There's something for everyone: the energy saver, the history buff, the penny pincher, the luxe lover and the space saver.
Lynne Edwards, the association's executive director, predicts visitors will be interested in a home located in Mallard Pond, an up-and-coming subdivision in Crawfordville. The cottage style home (Entry No. 2) was priced at $249,900 and features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an office or flex space and two car garage.
体育在线365"They are building this house at an affordable price,” Edwards said of Southern Construction Company. "It is going to be one of the hottest houses on the trail."
Some homes won't be available for viewing for this year's Parade of Homes. For example, model homes within the Canopy at Welaunee are near completion. According to project officials, a decision was made last week to miss this year's parade until homes were completely ready for the public.
Here's a snapshot of other homes:
Model: The Barn at Thousand Oaks (Entry No. 5)
Builder: Seven Gables Construction & Design Co.
Unique factor: Takes tiny house concept to the next level at 1,100 square feet.
Features: House combines barn and rustic designs, custom cabinetry, 14 feet walls with Pella windows and 8 feet tall Jeldwin doors, exposed HVAC ductwork, a "burned door" and an oversized master closet.
Model: Historic Preservation (Entry 13)
Builder: 体育在线365Carpenters Construction Co.
Unique factor: Myers Parks home built in 1941 and represents the first restoration renovation in Parade of Homes in 15 years.
Features: Reclaimed wood, fully redesigned kitchen, classic English library and custom cabinets and custom tile and some new hardwood flooring.
Model: Custom Design home (Entry No. 18)
Builder: 体育在线365Kessler Construction
Unique factor: 体育在线365House located in Southern Oaks — dubbed Leon County's first all green community.
Features: Outdoor kitchen, chef's kitchen, dog wash station, hidden wine room and outdoor fireplace.
Model: Custom Home Design (Entry No. 20)
Builder: Yellow Hammer Building Construction
Unique factor: Farmhouse style in Centerville Conservation Community.
Features: 10 feet ceilings, porcelain and hand painted concrete tiles, downstairs study with full bathroom, upstairs bedroom suite with private full bathroom.
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If you go:
Parade of Homes is free to the public.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 6 and May 13 and noon to 5 p.m. May 7 and May 14.
For more details, go to TallahasseeParade.com.
Top Design Trends:
Modern Farmhouse — Demand continues for farmhouse sinks, repurposed wood siding for interior or design details and barn doors customized for a more contemporary look.
Natural Wood Beams — Original wood beams add a natural touch and create a focal point.
Shiplap Inside and Out — Horizontal shiplap (long, overlapping panels of wood) is a popular choice for exteriors and it's also featured in entryways, stairwells and living rooms.
Board and Batten — This type of wainscoting either on the exterior siding or inside a home adds a classic touch to contemporary interiors.
Repurposed Space — Designers are using space under staircases for more than just storage. These areas can be used for bookshelves or display artwork.
Prominent Wine Storage — Many new kitchens today feature floor-to-ceiling wine storage with customized wine racks, glass doors and display lights.
White on White — This is a longstanding trend.
Big Showers and Tubs — Showers are getting bigger and freestanding tubs have become more luxurious.
Metal Roofs — A large number of new custom homes in regions nationwide are using metal roofs. Traditional homes also are taking advantage of this trend.
Source: Bill Kimberl, president of the Tallahassee Builders Association