Utah Valley Parade of Homes review: 3 curb appeal corners

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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.

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Davies Design Build shakes things up with a unique exterior design featuring Victorian influences. The Highland home was tailored specifically to the homeowners — an active, growing family. Special touches like children’s study rooms and a family meeting area for bedtime devotionals were included.

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Curb appeal goes beyond the front door, and this Highland home is stunning from every angle. Cadence Homes builders Ryan Bybee and Jared Hanson designed this exterior with New England flair.

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Magleby Communities delved into the modern realm this year with both of their Woodland Hills parade entries.

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Kate Lehnhof Nash first joined Bennett Communications as a summer intern in 2009. Now, as an associate editor, she writes for magazines including Utah Valley Magazine, Utah Valley Bride and Prosper. Kate lives in Springville with her husband Steve and enjoys running, reading, sushi and her french bulldog, Chief.

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