WARSAW — It was a parade for adults. Instead of kids lining the streets, you found cars lining the roads while their owners ventured out for a day of touring newly built homes, plus one business, during the Builders Association of Kosciusko Fulton Counties’ 2017 Homes on Parade, which ran Friday through Sunday, Sept. 15-17. The homes entered into the parade highlighted the latest in homebuilding and interior decorating trends while also highlighting the talents of seven local builders.
The first home was the completed Operation Finally Home building project, which was built for U.S. Army SSG Justin Raymer and his family. It was dedicated on Thursday prior to the start of the parade and more can be read about it here.
The second building, located on 2250 N. Pointe Drive, Warsaw, showed off the craftsmanship of T.L. Jackson Construction Inc., with the end result creating a modern, homey feel for Warsaw Family Eyecare, which welcomes in its patients.
The third home in the parade was hidden at the back of Park Ridge Subdivision in Warsaw on Hemlock Lane — unbeknownst to GPS. The home, which was built by Granite Ridge Builders, featured four bedrooms, a private den and a tray ceiling.
Then in the countryside, the fourth home — 4235 S. Magee Road, Warsaw — was built by Renewal Homes, LLC. It left guests in awe, wowing both parents with its rustic chic look and children with its ladder that led to a fairy-inspired playroom and hidden reading loft.
The Barrington Place entry in Warsaw featured three bedrooms, an expansive three-car garage, granite countertops and natural woodwork. It was the second entry submitted by T.L. Jackson Construction on the parade route.
Coplen Construction Inc.’s lakefront home, located at 47 EMS C28C Lane, Warsaw, offered quite the view of Chapman Lake. Additionally, the home had wonderful bedrooms, a patio, den and breakfast nook.
Located in Syracuse, Milestone Construction Inc.’s home — 6041 E. Island Ave. — captured the beauty of Lake Wawasee. It also included a gorgeous fireplace, complete with comfy seating; an open kitchen; impressive wine display; and beautifully decorated bedrooms.
R.W. Kidd Construction’s Wawasee home — 7041 E. Eli Lilly Road, Syracuse — harbored a whopping nine bedrooms and walls of windows looking out at the lake. The home shined with its extensive woodwork, much of which was salvaged or restored from the original cottage that the family acquired nearly 100 years ago. The home also had a carriage home that was open to the public.
The final home on the tour was located at 7941 E. Cherokee Road, Syracuse, and was built by Signature Building & Design. The home, which showcased modern design, impressed visitors with its glass garage door, epoxy garage flooring and two-story shiplap fireplace with a floating hearth.