The Southern Utah Home Builders Association hosts and coordinates the St. George Parade of Homes every year. (Photo:©St. George Parade of Homes and Southern Utah Home Builders Association 2022).
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Every year, people flock to St. George, Utah for the annual Parade of Homes. Since 2012, this Parade of Homes in Southern Utah has been the premier place to showcase beautiful home builds and designs. This year, 28 homes (plus a bonus build) scattered around St. George and the surrounding areas were a part of the Parade of Homes put on by the Southern Utah Home Builders Association and Zions Bank.
If you are looking for design ideas, this is the place to be. Each home has a unique structure, design elements, and features to draw in prospective home buyers as well as people interested in design. Some of the homes on display were for sale while others were simply for viewing pleasure. All of the homes have a variety of contractors who have worked extremely hard to showcase their amazing work for this event.
With so many houses to choose from, many people take time over the whole event to view each house. There were many impressive houses to see, but here are some of the highlights from the event.
THE RESERVE AT WESTGATE HILLS
The Reserve at Westgate Hills built by Jensen + Sons Construction was a beautiful mix of stone, metal, and wood. These elements flowed through both the exterior and interior of the home. This home featured a total of six bedrooms with five full and two half baths. Besides the location of the home with an amazing view of the distant mountains, this home also included a large pool with a fountain and faux beams that lined the ceiling. There were also many mixed patterns and elements to highlight focus areas in the home.
Eminence by Anderson Custom Homes and Stone Cliff View by Circle A Builders were in the same area of town, yet still dramatically different homes. The first was full of cool colors and natural light, with windows from floor to ceiling by Riverwoods Mill. The patio offered a hot tub, pool, and outdoor grilling area with a view of the beautiful landscape. One of the most interesting elements in this home was the hidden lights found under most of the shelves and cabinets throughout the house. Stone Cliff View was also a sight to see with a completely navy blue office as well as a separate pool house with a murphy bed for guests. This home also had kitchen appliances disguised as regular cabinetry!
THE MANOR OF HAPPINESS
At six million dollars (the most expensive house in the Parade) the Manor of Happiness was not one you would want to miss. This seven-bedroom, ten-bathroom home comes in at over 17,000 square feet of livable space, not to mention the massive backyard with built-in trampolines, a pool with a slide and rope swing, and a large patio with a grilling and sitting area. In addition to the outside, the inside of this home had so much to offer. This home, built by RL Wyman Design + Create, was beautifully designed with pops of texture or wallpaper in every room. Each room was individual and allowed you to feel like you were in your own space, yet they still worked together to create a beautiful home. Some of the coolest aspects of this home were the basketball court, theater room, and a dedicated space for crafts and homework. Additional touches such as a frozen yogurt machine, a dumbwaiter, and an elevator put the finishing touches on this already-unique home.
A special bonus house was included as part of the Parade of Homes. This home, named Building Future Builders, was built by high school students of the Washington County School District with help from various companies and community members. The name of this home explains its purpose: to teach students the skills they could use in future careers. Even though it was built by high school students, this home is full of quality construction. Focus points in this design include a gated RV pad, fireplace, quartz counters, and shiplap and tile walls.
If you missed the event this year, be on the lookout for the St. George Parade of Homes to make its appearance next year. Every year brings new builds and new designs to enjoy.
The St. George Parade of Homes took place from February 18th through February 27th. For more information on the Parade of Homes event, go to https://paradehomes.com/web/.