Friday Finds: Spring Parade of Homes

Wallpapered bathroom decor
Parade of Homes #248
Interiors by Jay Nuhring House Styling and photography by Spacecrafting

The beginning of March means spring is almost here, with the annual Spring Parade of Homes underway, and the Remodelers Showcase Tour just around the corner.

This is the 68th year that the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) has hosted the Spring Parade of Homes, which offers area families the opportunity to see and experience new homes and neighborhoods across the spectrum of price, style, and location. 

Wallpaper in bathroom
Parade #248 – Interiors by Jay Nuhring House Styling
Scion wallpaper
Parade #248 – Interiors by Jay Nuhring House Styling

The above photos are from MyHomeSource’s Parade Model #248. I knew wallpaper was going into this particular parade and I had to see just how fabulous it looked. Jay Nuhring, Home Stylist, worked his magic creating a light and airy vibe in this beautiful home.

All 459 homes are free to tour with the exception of four Artisan Dream Homes that request a $5.00 donation at the door, which helps the BATC Foundation build and remodel homes for area families in need.

Homes are open from February 20th through March 20th, Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 6:00 pm. And the Remodelers Showcase Tour features 57 more homes on the final weekend, March 18-20.

Spring Parade of Homes — By the Numbers

  • The lowest priced home is #140 at $179,900. The two-bedroom, two-bath rambler is located in Somerset, Wisconsin, and constructed by Preferred Builders, Inc.
  • Two Parade Homes tie for most expensive at $2,300,000. Artisan Dream Home, #257, by TC Homebuilders is in Edina. #348 by Stonewood, LLC is located in Orono.
  • The total value of all homes on the tour is $270,730,516.
  • Homes are located throughout the region, with Blaine (34), Lakeville (32), Plymouth (29), and Woodbury (22) having the most homes to tour. Closer in, Minneapolis, St. Louis Park and Roseville are all represented on the tour, with eight homes in Edina. Outlying cities include Faribault, Watertown, Isanti and River Falls, Wisconsin.

Guidebooks are available at regional Holiday Stationstores. Interactive searches, a photo gallery, interactive Personal Designers, an e-Magazine, and a TripPlanner are all available online at ParadeofHomes.org.

Remodelers Showcase Tour

The BATC is hosting the Remodels Showcase for the  29th year, featuring virtually every type of remodeling during the final weekend of the Parade of Homes.

Kitchen remodels (47 of them) remain the most popular projects to show. Visitors can also see 14 additions, at least 27 baths, 10 lower level finishes, seven whole house remodels, and two teardowns. Remodeled homes are located in 25 cities across the metro region.

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