It’s finally here. The 2009 Fall Parade of Homes Tour begins a week from now, September 11th. One dramatic change to the event is the integration of the Parade of Homes Remodelers Showcase, which will be hosted the first weekend of the tour, September 11-13th. Usually this event is scheduled outside the Home Tour, but I honestly feel this is the best thing to do. I continually miss the Remodelers Showcase because I simply forget about it.
The Parade of Homes
From September 11 – October 4,
The Remodelers Showcase
One weekend only – September 11 – 13
For three days only, visitors will have the chance to walk through 94 remodeling projects and see almost every type of makeover available. Seeing as the kitchen is the most popular project for home owners to redo, there are over 60 to see on the tour this year. Other projects include entire house makeovers, innovative bathroom design, and stylish basement finishes.
The crowing jewels are the two Dream Remodeled Homes, where a $5 entry donation goes directly to the Builders Outreach Foundation:
- Famous architect Edwin Lundie designed this 1930’s home at 277 Woodlawn Avenue, Saint Paul. Seeing as I specialize in old homes, it will be interesting to see what this whole house renovation, completed by Authentic Construction, looks like, in keeping with the original vision.
- Located next to the Riley Creek developlment in Eden Prairie, 9820 Sky Lane is another whole house renovation. Originally built in 1991, the new remodel brings the home up to today’s lifestyle and was completed by JMS Custom Homes.