Homearama 2012 for the latest in Louisville Real Estate
If you are looking to buy a home in Louisville, get some ideas to fix up your current house or if you just like to look at other people’s homes - hope, inspiration, or interest is just around the corner. The Home Builders Association of Louisville’s annual Homearama begins July 14th and runs through the 29th. Homearama began in 1968, and is a tour of new homes, showcasing home builders, interior designers, landscape architects, and craftspeople. This year’s Homearama is unique in that it is taking place at two separate locations; the Rock Springs neighborhood and the Shakes Run neighborhood.
Rock Springs is located on Highway 22, a mile past the Summit. With a convenient location, and many amenities, the Rock Springs Community is a great neighborhood to be a part of. Rock Springs offers its residents a playground, nature trail, and is close to Springhurst and I-71. Rock Springs is marked by its impressive entry feature, a striking rock fountain.
Shakes Run is located off of Shelbyville Road on Fisherville Road. Shakes Run is a beautiful community, with 70 acres of green space including creeks, a fishing pond, and walking trails. There is a clubhouse with a junior Olympic sized pool, and wooded lots available.
For Homearama, Rock Springs will have ten new homes to tour, and Shakes Run will have seven. Many of the homes will be featuring energy efficient products, outdoor living spaces, and finished basements. Each house in Homearama will be given an energy efficiency index rating, so you can compare each home like you would compare two cars with gas mileage.
At Homearama, available homes are for sale, as well as artwork and furniture. If you find a home you like, you better hurry, of the ten new homes in Rock Springs, eight have already been sold.
Bob Thieneman, the Rock Springs neighborhood developer, is expecting 30,000 to 40,000 people to show up to the event this year. Homearama is open Weekdays 5pm-9:30pm, Saturdays 10am-9:30pm, and Sundays 1pm-6pm. Tickets are $10.00 per person per site, or you can buy a $15.00 per person dual-site ticket which can be used once for both sights any two days of the event. Children 12 and under get in free. There will be concessions stands on sight selling food and drinks.
I remember going to Homearama for the first time when I was around 10 years old and the only thing I remember from that day is the one thing that has had a profound effect on my life. One of the homes had a living room with a large moss covered wall. I’m sure someone out there reading this remembers that house too and probably knows what designer was responsible for it, and I think I have a good idea who it was too. At the time though, I had no clue, all I cared about was the fact that someone had put grass inside a house and how cool it was. In a weird way, that is what started making me appreciate making my house a home and making my house my own. I have that designer, with the odd ball idea of grass on the wall, and that Homearama, to thank for my love of homemaking. I encourage everyone to go out to Homearama and bring your kids. You never know what ideas you will get to help make your house more of a home.
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