Photography by Heather Telford

The first Utah Valley Parade of Homes was held in 1977. Nearly 40 years later, it’s still a summer highlight for those looking to build a dream home — as well as those living in a relative’s basement. This two-week, massive “open house” showcases the valley’s best builders and the hottest trends. You’re bound to hear “I need that!” and “Not for me!” in the same room (hopefully whispered discreetly). It’s all about being inspired and celebrating the thriving building industry in Utah County. Let’s walk (figuratively) and talk (openly) over the next 16 pages of haute homes.



Millhaven Homes shows off a unique stair rail in their 8-bedroom, 6-bathroom American Fork parade home.



Highland Custom Homes took what could have been just another stairwell and made it a show-stopper with custom wall molding, a window seat and lovely lighting. One of the signatures of this Lehi home was the custom finish work throughout the entire house.



Davies Design Build’s Mapleton home, the “Rookstool Residence,”  features these sigh-worthy stairs.



The custom-built railings in this E Builders Alpine home were inspired by styles found in the West Indies.

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