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.
Homeowners are still going crazy for the craftsman look, and Edge Homes used crisp white trim and calming neutrals to nail this aesthetic. Inside this Lehi home is a true blue color palette. “We used a range of blue throughout this home, making the design flow from room to room,” Stephanie says.
This home, built by Davies Design Build and located in Highland, won the People’s Choice award for “Most Practical Design.” We love the way this entry feels open and airy — and practical!
Want your home to have a grand entrance? Play with your front door’s proportions, expanding the height or width. This Canyon River Homes’ front door is impressive from all angles and fits with the Orem home’s overall aesthetic.
This Alpine front door was built in Mexico and sets the tone for the entire house. “It’s the first glimpse of the contemporary design and casual elegance of the home,” says Nate Larsen of E Builders.