Tour Summit’s finest at Parade of Homes
Summit Daily News
Ever passed a Summit County home and wanted to peak inside? Do just that this weekend and next at the 17th Annual Summit County Parade of Homes.
This year’s tour includes single-family homes, multi-family dwellings, remodels, net-zero energy builds, and even budget-conscious construction. They range in size from fewer than 1,200 square feet to more than 10,000. In price, the houses start at $370,000 and go all the way up to $3.275 million.
People go to see all the new trends in technology, sustainability and green building, colors, floor plans and even home sizes, Lynn Myers, Parade of Homes chairwoman said.
Many of the houses feature green techniques, including active and passive solar technology. Others are a little bit more elaborate: One home has a stone waterfall in one of its master bathrooms, another has a corner-less NanaWall, a series of glass doors acting as both window and wall.
Homes are submitted for inclusion in the tour by builders, “if a builder feels the home is parade-worthy,” Myers said.
In Silverthorne, a 4,428-square-foot Parade of Homes stop features stonework, a floating iron-and-wood spiral staircase and a sliding barn door for its theater. In Dillon, a 3,015-square-foot log home was handcrafted using Colorado timber. Another Silverthorne home, 9,000 square feet, shows off an aged map treatment on its custom beamed ceiling, a three-sided stone fireplace and a backlit landscape painting on tempered glass.
A portion of the proceeds benefits the Summit Foundation. The event typically raises over $20,000 for the nonprofit, which supports Summit County grants and scholarships.
Tickets are $10 each, and are good for all four days of the tour; from 10 a.m. to 5 .p.m. Sept. 17, 18, 24 and 25. They can be purchased at City Market in both Breckenridge and Dillon, or online. Tickets will also be sold at a couple of the homes: numbers 1, 6, 10 and 11.
Parade of Home books, featuring home descriptions and directions, are available at any of the houses and online.
For more information, go to http://www.summitcountybuilders.org/paradeofhomes.
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