If you’ve ever wanted to tour some of the most beautiful homes in Fargo-Moorhead, then the Parade of Homes is the perfect event for you. Held each spring and fall, it features tours of several homes throughout Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo.
The Spring Parade of Homes, hosted by the Home Builders Association of Fargo-Moorhead, took place April 27-29 and May 4-6.
People can explore most of the homes that are part of the Parade for free and talk with the builders to learn more about the home’s unique features. Homes for every market are included, like for first-time home owners, luxury home buyers and everything in between.
For a $5 fee, you can explore the featured luxurious homes, which must be priced at $750,000 or more and be a first-time entrant in the Parade. That fee helps fundraise for the Home Builders Care of F-M Foundation, the HBA of FM’s charity that supports scholarships and projects related to housing.
This year 93 homes were included in the Spring Parade of Homes, and Design & Living Magazine stopped by a few of them to scout the current trends and unique features at each of the homes.
1. Neutral tones with pops of color
Dark gray and brown accented with colors like gold, blue and green seemed to be the most popular color combinations.
2. Open, airy design
Whether there were 10-foot ceilings or an open-concept kitchen and living room, several builders mentioned the importance of space for entertaining purposes.
3. Bright areas with lots of windows
Many of the homes featured either several smaller windows or a few larger windows to help more natural light pour into the home and brighten up the space.
The Homes We Toured
R&M Properties | 3594 54th St. S. in Fargo | 701-205-2287
This two-story, 4,946-square-foot home had four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and a price tag of $535,900.
Some unique features of this home included the heated garage, pond in the backyard, a gourmet kitchen and smart technology all around the home.
Joe Mullen, owner of R&M Properties, said the smart technology throughout the home included lighting, heating, air and the security system as well.
“The master bedroom is set up like a luxurious hotel suite, and there’s a gourmet kitchen and custom closets everywhere,” Mullen said.
There were also surround sound speakers throughout the home so you could enjoy music from nearly anywhere.
3695 Valley View Dr. in Fargo | Harry Gilbertson Construction Inc. | 701-235-2187
This two-story, 4,050-square-foot home has three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a price tag of $383,000.
Some unique features of this home include a front porch, a flex room with glass doors, quarts countertops, dual bathroom vanities and a sheet-rocked and insulated three-stall garage.
Jodi Gilbertson, Harry’s wife who stages the homes, said they often get compliments on the mason jar lighting in the kitchen.
“So many people rave over those,” she said.
Some unique features of this home included the waterless tank with hot water on demand, a fireplace with wallpaper as an accent and several open spaces for entertaining.
6210 49th Ave. S. in Fargo | Krueger Construction Inc. | 701-239-0015
This rambler-style, 5,106-square-foot home had three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a price tag of $499,400.
Some unique features of this home included floating vanities, a private master-suite wing, a glass-enclosed tile shower, smart mudroom design and a soaker tub.
Jimmy Tehan, who works in project management and sales at Krueger Construction Inc., said the overall modern look of the home is often very appealing to Parade of Homes visitors.
“The 10-foot ceilings in the living spaces help the big airy feel when you walk in,” Tehan said.
The mud room and garage entry in the front ties to the master bedroom, which Tehan said was another unique feature of the home.
The next Parade of Homes will take place Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 6-7, 2018.