Area residents will get a chance to view new construction trends, get tips on landscaping and see the latest in home fashions and furnishings in the Showcase of Homes scheduled Friday through Sunday and June 24-27.
This house on Pond View Road is featured in this year's Showcase of Homes in Riverwood Plantation Friday-Sunday, and June 24-27.
Photo by Jim Blaylock
Six homes in Riverwood Plantation will be featured in this revamped version of an annual event, said Dave Trotter, president of the Home Builders Association of Metro Augusta.
"The builders have chosen floor plans for their curb appeal and livability, and the (interior) designers have put their best foot forward," Trotter said of this year's featured homes located off Washington Road and William Few Parkway near the Greenbrier schools.
The Showcase of Homes includes four addresses on Pond View Road - house numbers 128-131 - as well as 227 and 235 Newland Place. Featured builders this year are Bill Easler Builders, J.W. Ivey & Associates, V. Blackburn Builders, Kevin R. Hefner Construction and Sand Hill Inc.
Each of the six homes has a different floor plan and displays the latest innovations in energy efficiency and quality workmanship. Prices range from $279,000 to $489,000 with square footage ranging from 2,590 to 3,800, according to Kathy Rawls, site manager for Riverwood Plantation.
Visitors will get tickets at Riverwood's barn, located near the sales office, 5123 Riverwood Parkway, where they can browse displays featuring real estate information, tips on energy efficiency, banking and mortgage decisions and information on the golf course behind the subdivision. The Champions Retreat Golf Course was designed by golf legends Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.
Also at the barn, landscaping expert Jim Bennett will host seminars both Saturdays at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. and both Sundays at 2 and 4 p.m. Bennett, a former host of a syndicated television show on landscaping, has also worked for a national home magazine where he specialized in gardening issues.
Visitors will be shuttled from the barn to the new homes in the Newland Place and Morningside neighborhoods where they can tour the interiors and may also browse the garages, which will hold displays such as window options, architectural lighting, tile work, painters, cable choices, lighting and mortgage banking information.
A landscaping crew works to get the lawn and shrubs in place at a home on Pond View Road in Riverwood Plantation. The Showcase of Homes is planned for
Friday-Sunday and June 24-27.
Photo by Jim Blaylock
Admission to the Showcase of Homes is $7, with children under 14 admitted free. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Fisher House of Fort Gordon and the Columbia County Foundation for Children.
The association expects about 3,000 visitors to attend.
The Builders Association, a non-profit trade organization for those connected with the building industry, has been offering a tour of new homes for about 20 years, Trotter said. The tour gives builders and interior designers recognition and exposure while promoting new neighborhoods and showing the public the latest housing trends.
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