Parade Home Tour in final weekend
October 25, 2012, 7:15 pm by Phil Schoch
The annual Parade of Homes will enter its last weekend starting this Friday, including houses in the Highland Lakes and in Fredericksburg and Kerrville.
There are 16 homes showcased in the parade. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 26-28, the public will be able to tour the homes for a one-time price of $10 per ticket.
The Building Industry Association of the Highland Lakes (BIA) has partnered with the Hill Country Home Builders Association (HCHBA) from the Fredericksburg and Kerrville area for this year’s tour.
"I think it’s a whole lot to see, but the value is very compelling,” said Jayne Mortensen, Executive Director of both associations. "One thing we see in the second weekend is the people responding a lot to the special features at the homes.”
These special features include a bunkhouse at the Homes by Donahoo house in Kingsland, the lake view at the houses by Mike McClung Custom Homes in Horseshoe Bay or Kip Steele Custom Homes in Granite Shoals, and any of the homes with green technology like active rain water gathering systems.
"There’s something for every visitor,” Mortensen said. "Anyone that can picture themselves in a new home or wants a new home, there’s something for them to see.”
Tickets are available at the BIA headquarters at 1401 Broadway in Marble Falls, at the HCHBA headquarters at 1444 Sidney Baker St. in Kerrville, at any of the American Bank of Texas locations in Marble Falls, Kingsland, Horseshoe Bay, Fredericksburg or Kerrville, and at each of the homes on the tour.
Parade of Homes guidebooks and other materials will be available at the two association offices in Marble Falls and Kerrville as well as at the homes on the tour. Information is also available online at bia-highlandlakes.com and hillcountrybuilders.org and on the newspapers’ websites at highlandernews.com, burnetbulletin.com and llanocj.com.
The Highland Lakes portion of the tour includes four homes in Horseshoe Bay: 101 Silver Spur, built by Castle Builders; 134 Paintbrush, by Jenkins Custom Homes; Westway Custom Builders, Inc., created the home at 110 Azalea Loop; and 106 Kelley Lane was built by Mike McClung Custom Homes. Three homes in Kingsland – 104 River Park Drive by Brother Sun Builders; 100 Blue Heron by SilverLeaf Custom Homes; and 1701 Legends Parkway by Homes by Donahoo – are included on the tour. Kip Steele Custom Homes’ contribution is on 520 Cedarhill in Granite Shoals, and a home in 112 Big Sky in Burnet built by K BAR T Custom Homes rounds out the northern portion of the tour.
The six homes on the tour in Fredericksburg were built by Hills of Texas Homes at 4896 RR 2721; Sierra Homes at 1431 Countryside Bend; Rick Schafer Homes at 2348 Coral Stone and 346 High River Road; Hominick Custom Builders at 2346 Summit Forest; and Hills of Texas Homes at 315 South Lee. Meier Custom Built Homes has the only Kerrville house on the tour at 261 Jones Road.
Title sponsor for this year’s tour is American Bank of Texas. Corporate sponsors for the BIA-Highland Lakes tour are BMC Building Materials, Bath & Kitchen Showplace / Moore Supply, C&D Home Products Studio / Thermador, Granite Mountain Stone Design, and ProBuild. Corporate sponsors for the HCHBA tour are West Central Wireless, Hill Country Lighting Center / Kichler Lighting, and ProBuild.
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