UV Parade Review: Enter at your own bliss


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 #29, Huntington Homes Utah



The only entry in Cedar Hills shows not all amazing doors are at the front.

Home #12, Mitchell Dean Homes

Barn doors have been hot for a while, but seem to be sliding into more homes, including this Vineyard beauty.

Home #28, Journey’s End Home

This windowed front door welcomed 5,803 visitors to this Lehi home.

Home #21, PureHaven Homes

While west area homes averaged a respectable 3,445 visitors, the cream of that crop — The Retford in Saratoga Springs — had nearly double that average (6,433). With a welcoming door, this 8,916-square-foot home featured country French-inspired architecture and a sweeping radius staircase.

Home #9, Summit Construction Services

No one utilized the barn door trend better than this Mapleton home that divided the downstairs family room from the theater.
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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