The fall season may bring a change of scenery and slightly different temperatures, but one wonderful constant about this time of year is the Fall Parade of Homes, presented by the Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem (HBAWS), and again sponsored by Truist.
A fun event for the entire family, this year’s Parade of Homes will be held October 8th and 9th, and October 15th and 16th, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day – two glorious weekends of beautiful homes and creative inspiration!
Free to the public, with no special tickets required to attend, Parade visitors will have the opportunity to experience the unique design elements of this year’s featured homes. There will also again be virtual tours, available on the Fall Parade of Homes website.
HBAWS Board President Jonathan Lee, of Homes by Jonathan Lee, Inc., is excited for the public to see the amazing homes that will show off current trends in the industry.
“This year marks the 60th year the Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem has held its annual Fall Parade of Homes,” says Lee. “One of our goals this year was to be able to hold this event without restrictions, and it looks like that will happen! As a local home builder, I enjoy this event so much and love hearing comments from visitors. I’m always amazed at the number of past clients and neighbors who come to see what we are building this year. Those relationships are so special!”
Executive Vice President Gisela Lopez echoes the enthusiasm for this year’s event.
“The Fall Parade of Homes showcases the latest in-home design and décor trends which will leave visitors with the inspiration and resources needed to build a brand new home or plan their next remodel project,” says Lopez. “Come tour the collection of beautiful homes throughout Forsyth, Stokes, and surrounding counties.”
What else can visitors expect to enjoy? An up-close look at some exciting trends! Alicia Lee with Homes by Jonathan Lee, Inc. points to several elements to notice.
“Gold and black finishes on lighting and plumbing fixtures is very trendy now,” she says. “Black plumbing was originally more popular, but gold is now coming on strong, especially in primary baths and powder rooms.”
And yes, wallpaper is back! Alicia says to look for it in areas like the powder room and dining room, in bright, exciting patterns. She’s also fond of the woodworking trend of the last few years.
“I love textured wood working on walls in certain rooms like a study or a dining room,” she notes. “We have a special treatment for the HBAWS house in both the dining room and primary bedroom ceiling. With so many people now working from home, we also have a great study in this house. It is beautiful, but also private!”
As seen with the Association House’s great outdoor space, Alicia also tells us that relaxation is still important – a la a wonderful fireplace to sit by in the evenings when the work day ends!
Many association builder members have joined together to build the 2022 Association House, including Homes by Jonathan Lee, Inc., – Jonathan Lee, Veritas Construction – Michael Enscore, Ricci Builders & Management, Inc. – Josh Ricci, Arden Homes – Aaron Lange, R.L. Riddle Construction, LLC – Lee Riddle, and Thompson Building Group, LLC – Chris Thompson.
A collaboration of some of the area’s top builders, the Association House will be located in Brookberry Farm’s new phase, The Oaks. The Energy Star plan home offers 4372 square feet, a three-car garage, four bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, an upper level bonus room, loft and more than ample storage! There’s a gourmet kitchen and primary bedroom with a zero-entry shower on the main level, as well as the study Alicia mentioned. Visitors will also love the covered front porch and rear covered porch complete with a fireplace. This featured lot overlooks the original Manor House, while capturing the natural beauty of Brookberry Farm!
Visit paradeofhomesws.com to view the list of featured properties, along with interactive and printable maps and links to the builders’ websites, as well as options for virtual tours. Call the Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem at 336-464-8002, or visit hbaws.net. The Home Builders Association of Winston-Salem is located at 220 Charlois Boulevard.