Behind the Scenes: What You’ll See on the Parade of Homes

We’ve been busy gearing up for the Fall 2017 Parade of Homes, and we are getting EXCITED to show you what we’ve been working on. If you’re like us and can’t wait a another week, you came to the right place.

Don’t forget to plan your Fall 2017 Parade of Homes tour!

Contemporary Farmhouse Style

How do we make farmhouse style contemporary? By mixing the traditional elements of natural wood and neutral colors with modern pieces. We also incorporate hardware with sleek, stylish finishes , and high quality materials and appliances. In each Parade of Homes example below, you will notice the mixing of elements, whether it’s the exterior or interior.

Exterior of home at 9989 Windsor

Barn Wood

One feature you’ll see throughout our models is barn wood. The addition of the natural texture creates a rustic feel in our homes. Below are a few sneak peaks of this detail.

Barn door television set up

Marble Herringbone

Not only is this gorgeous fireplace tiled with marble, but it’s placed in an interesting herringbone pattern, giving a subtle unique touch to this great room. Swirls in the marble match the cool tone of the enameled mantle, creating a designer finish to the whole wall. As you tour, keep an eye out for other subtle hints of detail throughout our homes.


Rustic Lighting

Our designers incorporated rustic lighting into some of the models, as one way to bring a warm and inviting atmosphere into a new construction home. This element adds a touch of elegance, while staying true to the country feel.  Look below for examples of how this lighting enhances the overall rustic modern design of some of our Parade of Homes models.

Large kitchen area with rustic decor

Luxurious Tubs

Who wouldn’t want to relax in luxury. Within each of our Parade models, you’ll notice a spa-inspired free-standing tub in every owners’ suite. Some of these include a large window, for lots of natural light and wonderful views. Look below for a sneak peak of two luxury bathtubs you’ll see on the Parade of Homes.
Large tub in a bathroom with wooden tile

Gold and Brass Accents

As you walk the Parade of Homes, notice the models that have accents of brass or gold. From gold cabinet hardware, to natural brass light fixtures, no detail is overlooked. Even if used in small doses, this element brings warmth the a room, and a glimmer to the eye.

Home with brass accents


Sportcourts, a prominent feature in many of our models, are a spacious and convenient solution for Minnesota winters, since you’d never have to leave your home. An additional exercise nook adds a space to switch up your workouts.

lower level sportcourt with basketball hoop and exercise room


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