Whether you are in need of a new home or not, the Home Builders Association Parade of Homes makes for an enjoyable afternoon. Checking out the latest design trends and getting to see Aurora's newest and hottest subdivision at Southshore is worth the trip.
The Parade is manageable this year with five homes being featured. The custom home builders are:
- Remarc Homes presenting "Celebrations" at 7,200 square feet
- Hollyberry Homes showing off "The Boat House" with 3,800 square feet
- Village Homes with "The Shore House" at 6,168 square feet
- John Laing Homes scored well with "Trade Winds" at 3,796 square feet
- Rocky Mountain Custom Homes inspired us with "Montauk Point @Southshore" 6,200 square feet
Not surprising the designs this year focused on integrating out door living, due to the site's unusual and lovely setting at the shore of Aurora Reservoir. Gracious decks, covered patio's complete with full outdoor kitchen's will encourage a homeowner to spend more time in the fresh air.
Media rooms and multiple flat screen TV's are still popular. Granite finishes are being replaced with styled concrete, glass and other finishes. White cabinets are making a reappearance (I question this, but then what do I know?).
My favorite feature are the wonderful closet finishes. The closet has grown into a classy dressing room experience. What gal wouldn't love to primp around in style with drawers and space for every cherished item and mirrors to help make sure "the look" is just right? Closets are now part of the luxury experience, not just a dark, dingy place to hide the laundry!
If you want to make a trip to the Parade, be sure to schedule enough time to peruse the many vendors offering services and samples. You can purchase a lunch or snack on site. Parking is plentiful.
If the Parade is not enough house looking for you, continue on to visit the many model homes offered throughout the Southshore area. Make it a day of Lookie Louing.