The Building Industry Association of central Ohio announced today that this year’s BIA Parade Foundation Home is built by Bob Webb Homes. The 2016 Parade of Homes is slated for Sept. 3-18 at Verona in Powell. As the largest Parade of Homes since 2005, this year's event features 16 stunning luxury homes crafted by the region's premier builders and ranging in price from $700,000 to $1.3 million.
The 2016 Foundation Home not only gives Parade guests brilliant ideas for their own homes, but it also gives back to the community, as the sale of the Foundation Home benefits the BIA Foundation and Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio. Suppliers, trades and other generous industry professionals donate or deeply discount services, tools and materials in order to lower the cost of building the home. That means that the lucky purchaser of this home will end up with many added features, upgrades and built-in extras.
"We are thrilled to have the honor of building this year's Foundation Home," said Bob Webb Homes President, Becky Webb Rogers. "As a family-owned custom builder, we are focused every day on building beautiful homes for other families in our community. We love giving back through the BIA Foundation, which makes it possible for other less-fortunate families to enjoy the gift of home ownership, as well helping our community through its scholarships and other support."
The 5,500 square-foot Foundation Home features a Bob Webb hallmark: stunning millwork and built-ins. The home boasts a dramatic yet family-friendly layout that's highly functional for day-to-day living, but is still ideal for entertaining guests and large family gatherings. The expansive kitchen opens to a spectacular great room and exterior living space furnished with an outdoor kitchen, fireplace, TV, herb garden and loads of room to relax and entertain. Conveniently connected to the spacious 3.5 car garage, the drop-and-go center in the family entrance is filled with hooks and cubbies, plenty of organizing space and a built-in pet center.
A fully loaded lower level has a sprawling bar and beverage center, home theater and more, all highlighted by rich yet rustic design elements, including beautiful woodwork and full wall of textural exposed brick. The work of local artists is featured throughout the home. Parade of Homes guests will also have a chance to meet one-on-one with Habitat for Humanity volunteers and staff at the Bob Webb home to learn how they, too, can get involved in Habitat's efforts to provide housing for local families. The group will have doors slated to go into Habitat homes on hand and parade guests can write well wishes for new homeowners on the doors.
A 113.5-acre residential development, Verona will ultimately feature 112 single-family homes and 54 patio homes. Developed by revered local builder Vince Romanelli, Verona boasts sprawling green space for active recreation, which offers buyers a beautiful neighborhood with expansive open spaces and an attractive approach from Powell Rd. and Seldom Seen Rd. Verona is just minutes from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and the area's top golf courses, including Muirfield Village. The community is easily accessible to Polaris, one of Central Ohio's major job and development centers.
The 2016 BIA Parade of Homes will open on Labor Day Weekend’s Saturday, Sept. 3 and continue through Sunday, Sept. 18 at Verona in Powell. Parade hours are Monday-Saturday: noon-8 p.m. and Sunday: noon-6 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door and advance discount tickets will be available online for $13 beginning Aug. 1. Children 12 and under are free and parking is $5 per car. The Parade is sponsored by AEP Ohio, America’s Floor Source, Columbia Gas of Ohio, EverDry Waterproofing, First Federal Lending and Royal Building Products. Additional information, including a complete event schedule, is available at BIAparade.com.