Riverwood Plantation officials expected the weekend Showcase of Homes tour to slow down on Sunday because of Father's Day, but they were wrong.
Peggy Pennington of Meybohm Realty hands out brochures at 235 Newland Circle, one of six homes featured on the Builders Association of Metro Augusta's 2004 Showcase of Homes.
Photo by Melissa Hall
"We probably moved 800 or 900 people through that day," said Kathy Rawls, site manager for Riverwood Plantation. "Sunday was our biggest day yet."
The Builders Association of Metro Augusta's 2004 Showcase of Homes kicked off Friday and continued through the weekend, drawing ticket holders from across the area.
From construction trends to landscaping and interior furnishings, visitors who missed last weekend's event can take the tour Thursday-Sunday before it wraps up.
The showcase highlights six homes in Riverwood, which is located off Washington Road and William Few Parkway near the Greenbrier schools.
Two of the featured homes have already been snatched up during the tour, Rawls said. One $445,000 home and another $413,900 home are under contract for sale, she said.
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. Prices range from $279,000 to $489,000 with square footage ranging from 2,590 to 3,800.
Visitors will get tickets at Riverwood's barn, located near the sales office, 5123 Riverwood Parkway, and admission 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.
Also at the barn, landscaping expert Jim Bennett will host seminars Saturday at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 and 4 p.m.
Visitors will be shuttled from the barn to the new homes in the Newland Place and Morningside neighborhoods where they can tour the interiors.
Rawls said she hopes the increased exposure to the Riverwood Plantation during the Showcase helps introduce the neighborhood developments to area residents, especially those outside the county who might not be familiar with the project.
A sidewalk welcomes visitors to one of six homes featured on the Builders Association of Metro Augusta's 2004 Showcase of Homes in Riverwood Plantation.
Photo by Melissa Hall
"The attendance was great," she said. "One of our biggest hopes was to be able to brand Riverwood with Augusta ... and draw folks from all over."
IF YOU GO
What: The Builders Association of Metro Augusta's 2004 Showcase of Homes
Where: Riverwood Plantation, located off Washington Road near the Greenbrier schools
Cost: Tickets are $7, with children under 14 admitted free, and are purchased at Riverwood's barn, located near the sales office, 5123 Riverwood Parkway
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