UV Parade Review: Insta-feedback


Maybe it was the perfect outdoor living space that inspired an update to your yard.

Perhaps it was the way the bold granite countertop went with your to-die-for white-kitchen.Or, maybe you just wanted to meet Donny Osmond.

Whatever “it” was, visitors from around Utah Valley — and far beyond — saw dream homes and dreamy ideas at the 2016 Utah Valley Parade of Homes, presented by the Utah Valley Home Builders Association and sponsored by Osmond Designs.

Utah Valley Magazine selected one dreamy detail from each of the 40 homes. If you were one of the record-setting 29,253 attendees this year, here’s a stroll down memory lane — or a chance to peek into homes you didn’t have time to get to. If you didn’t attend, enjoy the next 14 pages and mark your calendar for next year’s real-time local Pinterest board on June 8-24, 2017. 

Home #20, EDGEhomes 

“The wall papers were unique!” — Dawn

Home #11, Titan Constructors

“This home is the most gorgeous one in the Parade. You can tell every effort was made to pay attention to the smallest detail. The kitchen is dream land.” — Deanna

Home #23, Foster Custom Homes

“One of the prettiest houses this year.  Handicapped accessible! Nice work. Great builder.” — Joe Davis

Home #2, Arive Homes

“It had a very sophisticated appeal to it. Beautiful ceilings. Nice, clean colors and a cool hidden pantry.” — Deena

Home #18, D.R. Horton

“Absolutely loved the layout of this home! It’s unassuming on the outside, but the inside feels so spacious and bright. Wonderful living area and kitchen. The decor has an eclectic feel to it.” — Tomi

Home #10, Millhaven Homes

“I loved this house so much I saw it twice! It felt very practical and homey. I could totally see myself living here. Love the rounded wall in the stairwell and the sliding barn doors downstairs and in the master suite. The house was bright and cheery.” — Talia

Home #15, Ivory Homes


“Beautiful! Ivory never disappoints.” — Bret 

Home #27, Huish Construction

“The more I saw of this home, the more I fell in love! Lots of attention to detail here.” — Jenny F.

Home #30, Maple Shade Construction

“The big sewing, craft and laundry room combo is very nice! It even has a bathroom in it where you can change clothes and try on sewn items.”
— Shereeka

Home #8, Davies Design + Build

“I completely love this home! The design was beautiful, the colors were upbeat and cheery and the pool and gym were stellar! What a happy home to live in!” — Deena
Greg Bennett

Greg Bennett is an editor and writer with Bennett Communications. His primary responsibilities are with Utah Valley Magazine and the company's custom publications division. He's the father of four children and has been married to his wife, Adria, for 19 years. Contact Greg at greg.utahvalley360@gmail.com.

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