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Everyone Loves A Parade – of Homes, That Is

screen-shot-2018-08-20-at-9-41-24-am2018 BDASI Parade of Homes to include multiple developments and homes

BY CHARLIE SMITH, BUILDING & DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN INDIANA CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Home touring events have been a tradition in Southern Indiana for more than 50 years, showcasing the best in new home construction. And this year is no exception to that tradition. The Building & Development Association of Southern Indiana (BDASI) is excited to bring you the 2018 BDASI Parade of Homes! The Parade is a unique and exciting way to tour new homes and developments all across Southern Indiana.

The 2018 BDASI Parade of Homes not only showcases new homes in every price point for you to see, but this year also showcases some of Southern Indiana’s premier new developments in their entirety. And because all the homes are built by members of the BDASI who are supplied by members of the BDASI, you can be rest assured that what you are seeing is best products on the new home construction market today.

Here is how the 2018 BDASI Parade of Homes works: If you are looking for your new home, ideas, new designs, decorations or inspiration, just drive to any Parade Home or Parade Development and tour it for FREE.

All of the 2018 BDASI Parade entries will be staffed by the builder or their representatives, so any questions you may have will be answered.

The 2018 BDASI Parade of Homes is Aug. 17-19 and 24-26. Hours of the event are 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

On behalf of all the Builders, Sponsors, and Members of the BDASI, we invite you to come be our guest.

The 2018 Building & Development Association of Southern Indiana Parade of Homes is sponsored by Details Consulting Group, River City Bank and Signature Countertops. It is produced by the Building & Development Association of Southern Indiana. For more information, look for the 2018 BDASI Parade of Homes Magazine in the mail or visit BDASI.org.

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A Premier Home

1By Allison Jones | Photos by Tony Bennett

I don’t have the first inkling about building

a new house. My husband and I are the second

owners of a ranch home built in the 1950s. I know

about renovating, but, honestly, building from

the ground up is a foreign concept. There are so

many moving pieces when a homeowner decides

to build, where would one even begin?

I sat down with Cat Stevens, director of Sales

& Marketing with Premier Homes – serving both

Louisville and Southern Indiana – who graciously

laid out their company’s process.4

“We really focus on what is important to

the buyer. We offer 41 different floor plans. So,

depending on the buyer’s budget and lifestyle,

we can custom tailor the plans to suit their needs.

The average time it takes for construction usually

is about six months, but there are variables to

consider, like weather that might impact that.

When we meet with a buyer, we walk them through

each phase of the project.”3

Each step is carefully guided by one of their

skilled professionals and the relationship doesn’t

end after the home is complete. “Our warranty

department does a walk-through five to seven

2days prior to the closing to identify anything that

would be of concern to the homeowner. We check

in with them 30 days after the home is built and

then again at 11 months. The idea is cultivating

a relationship with them that is more than just a

buyer. After all is said and done, they are a part

of the Premier family.”


Premier Homes

812.944.5961

premierhomesonline.com

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New Albany Historic Homes Flourish

Max Gunther's home near downtown New Albany is a craftsman-style two story home that began life around 1875 as a one story shotgun.

Max Gunther’s home near downtown New Albany is a craftsman-style two story home that began life around 1875 as a one story shotgun.

Historically, New Albany is bursting with homes that tell an abundance of stories. Laced with transformations through the years, many are coming back to life through the efforts of some committed and passionate individuals. People who labor to honor the integrity of the original creation sprinkled with a vision. On Sept. 9, the New Albany Historic Home Tour will treat visitors to some of the revitalized houses – including the home of Max Guenther.

Being a first-time homebuyer, Guenther was looking for something turnkey. “I originally toured the home next door which I really liked. When I was told that this home was going on the market, I decided to take a look, and that is all it took.” The attention to detail and the proximity to downtown New Albany was a definite plus when making his decision.

The home was originally constructed as a one-story shotgun around 1875 with a second floor max34
likely added around the 1890s and Craftsman-style embellishments transpiring in the 1920s. But then the liveliness of the home was compromised with neglect and being turned into a duplex. Hope was restored when Jane Shine purchased the home in 2014. With her vision, the home had a rebirth. The Victorian-era pine banister is a reminder of stories that the house holds along with an array of architectural detail that pays homage to the style of the home. A three-color scheme on the home’s facade creates a cheery demeanor as it greets visitors.“If I am not on my front porch, then my favorite place to be is definitely my reading room,” Guenther said.

Defined by tapered posts, Guenther’s reading room is decorated with comfortable easy chairs layered with family pieces. It is a room that easily accesses the kitchen and the living room. While Shine’s vision was careful to not overly-modernize the kitchen, she was sure to add those amenities that make living easier.

The dark, floating cabinetry brightened by the subway tile backsplash gives the airy space a stylish twist. The natural light is abundant throughout the home, which was a delightful discovery. “I was very surprised how bright the space is with its close proximity to the other homes on each side,” Guenther said.

The neutral palette also allows him to use his accessories to make a statement. The black and white photographs of various
New Albany landmarks decorate the walls in the living room, adding an element of deep-seeded Southern Indiana roots. “I took the photographs with my phone and really love the black and white element.”

Guenther has a deep appreciation for the work that went into revitalizing this home. “In my opinion, the quality of work put into this home from top to bottom is the most distinctive element. You must see it up close to truly appreciate what this 100-plus-year-old home has been turned into.”


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Infinity Homes and Development Brokers’ Open March 10, 2017

Andres Spring Farms in Floyds Knobs

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Photos by Danny Alexander | Video by ExtolTV

Infinity Homes and Development hosted their Brokers’ Open March 10 at Andres Spring Farms in Floyds Knobs. Guests enjoyed cocktails, catering by Orange Clover, live music and a look at several new homes in the beautiful Southern Indiana development.

Event Photos:

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Mary Kulwicki and Kendrick Patton

Mary Kulwicki and Kendrick Patton

Sonya Brady, Leslie Smith and Sharon Decker

Sonya Brady, Leslie Smith and Sharon Decker

Justin Ketterer

Justin Ketterer

Tammy Moore and Kayla Troutman

Tammy Moore and Kayla Troutman

Courtney Hover and Stacie Thompson

Courtney Hover and Stacie Thompson

Jason Schenider and Thomas R. Bellingham, Jr.

Jason Schenider and Thomas R. Bellingham, Jr.

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Chris Shaw, Kendrick Patton and Adam Smallwood

Chris Shaw, Kendrick Patton and Adam Smallwood

Rhonda Collins, Lacey Kimberlin, Leslie Smith, Sonya Broady and Angela Ross

Rhonda Collins, Lacey Kimberlin, Leslie Smith, Sonya Broady and Angela Ross