Builders display latest trends in annual Parade of Homes

One of the houses in the showcase. (Photos courtesy HBAR)

One of the Richmond area’s longest-running annual home showcases is underway this month, with a few new names among this year’s list of builders displaying the latest design styles and trends.

Seventy-three new homes by 29 area builders make up the 68th annual Parade of Homes, the yearly fall showcase of the Home Building Association of Richmond.

The scattered-site showcase invites visitors to take self-guided tours of homes throughout metro Richmond. The free event kicked off last weekend and continues every weekend through October. Homes are open from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

A living room on showcase.

The bulk of this year’s homes – 42 – are located in Chesterfield County, while 14 are in Hanover, seven in Henrico, four in Powhatan, three in New Kent, two in Goochland and one in King William. None of this year’s homes are located in the city.

Homes vary from detached single-family houses to attached homes and townhouses, with prices ranging from the low $200,000s to $1 million-plus.

Builders who participate in the show are members of HBAR. New builders this year include PerrinCrest Custom Homes, which CraftMaster Homes owner Jeff Tunstall launched this year with wife and CraftMaster collaborator Bobbie Sue.

Also new to the showcase is Arthur Rutenberg Homes, a Florida-based brand brought to Richmond last year by Matt Ellington and C. Ryan Fanelli. D.R. Horton, the largest homebuilding company in the U.S., is in this year’s showcase after entering the Richmond market last year.

Other builders include 10 Squared Build and Design, Baldwin Creek Custom Homes, Biringer Builders, Clay Street Builders, Colonial Homecrafters Ltd., Covenant Building and Design, CraftMaster Homes, Clay Street Builders, Cornerstone Homes, Dumont Homes, Eastwood Homes, Eagle Construction of VA, Finer Homes and HHHunt Homes.

Rounding out the list are Homesmith Construction, LeGault Custom Homes, LifeStyle Home Builders, Main Street Homes, NK Homes, Perkinson Homes, RCI Builders, River City Custom Homes, Ryan Homes, Schell Brothers, South River Custom Homes, Southern Traditions, StyleCraft Homes and Vericor Homes.

Builders compete for awards in various categories based on housing type and price point.

Builders compete for awards in various categories based on housing type and price point. The public also can vote for their favorite homes for the people’s choice award, which returns after being introduced last year.

Votes are made via text, with each home bearing an entry number that voters can submit. The winner will be announced on HBAR’s social media channels when the showcase concludes Oct. 27.

Details about the homes and related activities are available on the event’s website and in the Parade of Homes magazine, available at area Kroger Food Lion stores, Wawa locations and at HBAR’s headquarters at 400 N. Ridge Road in Henrico County.

Awards in this year’s showcase were announced last week at the start of the event. Gold awards in the single-family detached unfurnished category were awarded by price range to Biringer Builders, NK Homes, PerrinCrest Custom Homes, RCI Builders and River City Custom Homes. Golds in the furnished townhome and condo category went to Eagle Construction of VA and HHHunt Homes (2).

Furnished single-family detached golds went to Ryan Homes (2), HHHunt Homes, Eagle Construction of VA, South River Custom Homes, Main Street Homes, Biringer Builders (2), Covenant Building and Design, RCI Builders, LeGault Custom Homes, Schell Brothers and Perkinson Homes.

(Map courtesy of HBAR)

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