The parade was located in New Albany Ohio. This year I attended the preview party and was able to tour the homes a second time at a later date. Viewing the homes a second time gave a better view of all the unique features missed on the 1st visit.
8 Custom Home Builders
The builders were required to adhere to a traditional Georgian exterior architecture, a strict New Albany building requirement. All interiors were very modern; every home was designed with an open floor plan with kitchens flowing into great rooms wonderfully designed for family living and entertaining.
All homes are judged. Awards are given for various outstanding features.
Weaver Custom Homes
Won the most awards, a farmhouse interior with an awesome kitchen that flowed into the great room and dining room. The kitchen won the gold award for best kitchen design. The backyard patio with fireplace was another grand feature that won the bronze award.
The interior was showcased with so many unique products such as reclaimed hardwood floors, and selvage yard finds, won the gold award for its interior design. Loved the laundry room with potting table, the finished basement with walk-in wine cooler, rooftop garden and patio pizza oven.
The BIA foundation house – all the proceeds from the sale of this home are donated to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. This home won the gold award for outdoor living area and separate studio living area above the garage. The upper level bonus room was very special.
Most dramatic feature was the curved staircase. The huge central kitchen was accented by a charming bay window at the eat-in area, received the great room/family room gold award.
Received the gold award for the library/study, an elegant office space with an interior corner wall of windows. Also was awarded the silver for the formal entertainment area, a grand great room that flowed into a huge kitchen.
The 1st floor pub was an impressive feature, which was unique to the parade. The granite in the kitchen was unpolished, which created a buzz it was stunning. The huge bathroom window was also very impressive, won the bronze award for its landscaped balcony off the owner’s bath.
The beautiful open floor plan won the gold award for the formal entertainment area. The main floor exercise room was very unique. The elegant master bedroom had a huge sitting area. There was a back and side patio the builder was showcasing the side patio as the perfect location for a potted vegetable garden.
The front landscaping was very impressive which received a gold award. The enormous open floor plan won the bronze casual living space award. The owner’s suite was opulent which included a huge master shower, which acquired a silver award.
The video below has photos of the features mentioned in this post, now looking forward to the 2011 BIA Parade of Homes. Mark your calendar, contact me the 1st of July 2011 I always have a few free tickets to the Parade, don’t delay these tickets go fast.
2010 People’s Choice Awards
Favorite House Division
1st Kevin Knight & Company, 2nd Zeppernick Custom Homes, 3rd Weaver Custom Homes
Favorite Decor Division
1st Kevin Knight & Company, 2nd Weaver Custom Homes, 3rd Dani Homes