A review of the 2017 Utah Valley Parade of Home


Get the scoop on every home. From favs to fashions to funny stories, we’ve got all 31 homes covered.

Home #1, Split Rock Fine Homes

Large windows throughout and a large covered patio blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor living in this Woodland Hills getaway.

Home #2, Split Rock Fine Homes

Split Rock Fine Homes has been a regular in the St. George Area Parade of Homes, but gave Utah Valley locals their first taste north of the red rock.

Home #3, Concord Homes

This Elk Ridge beauty shows high-quality living is available in a 55+ community.

Home #4, Arive Homes

“We wanted to create a home that was truly designed around how real families live,” says Mike Scoville, owner of Arive Homes. “One of the best parts of the home is the loft. It’s a comfortable, multi-use space that doesn’t always have to be picture-perfect. We see kids and parents gathering there to do homework, watch TV, play games and just relax together.”

Home #5, Brinkerhoff Custom Construction

A big reason visitors loved this entire home enough to earn the platinum People’s Choice award was this comfortable kitchen, which earned platinum as Best Kitchen, too.

Home #6, E&L Custom Homes, Inc.

This home was in a cluster of three other close-by homes in Grandview in Orem.

Home #7, R.C. Dent Construction

The backyard firepit is accessible from three walkways originating from different parts of the house.

Home #8, SweetWater Homes

While this home is remembered for the dark blue brick on the outside of the home, the rustic front door catches the eye of visitors, too.

Home #9, Millhaven Homes

This window nook reading area between the upstairs bedrooms  is likely one of the most peaceful places in Orem.

Home #10, Magleby Construction

This full-wall map is just one reason attendees enjoyed  Magleby Construction’s return to the show.

Home #11, Ezra Lee Design + Build

With a reputation for modern style rare in Utah Valley, Ezra Lee Design + Build also builds quality product. His 2017 entry earned the Tier 6 Judge’s Choice Award.

Home #12, European Company

This Provo home first appeared in the Utah Valley Parade of Homes in 1989, but European Company gave this year’s Parade-goers a second look after extensively remodeling the home  — including the pool house — to the stylings and technology of today. Then something unusual happened.

“During the Parade, our builder was by the pool when a gentleman asked if he could jump in,” says Tanya Snider of European Company. “Our builder said, ‘Sure, why not?’ not thinking he would. The man stripped down to his boxers and in he jumped from the deck of the pool house. The crowd was shocked, but laughed and enjoyed the entertainment.”

Home #13, Davies Design Build

This People’s Choice Gold Award winner, located just south of Harmon’s in Orem, features a multi-purpose room perfect for cousin sleep-overs or hold-over crafts.

Home #14, Garbett Homes

Proceeds from the sale of this home are donated to Foundation Escalera, which helps children in Mexico receive an education.

Home #15, Flagship Homes

This home is located in the popular Water’s Edge area of Vineyard.

Home #16, Holmes Homes

While white walls and clean lines still dominate, textures on the walls — and built into the ceilings — offer variety.

Home #17, Mitchell Dean Homes

Besides modern finishes like this range hood, this home is highlighted by an impressive mother-in-law basement apartment.

Home #18, Hatfield Homes

A past winner of People’s Choice, Hatfield Homes hasn’t been in the Parade since 2011 but lit up the Parade with this wood-burning stove.

Home #19, Journey’s End Homes

“We always have fun with the Parade attendees who appreciate how we name our homes,” says Wade Peterson, owner of Journey’s End Homes. “Last year was ‘The Wendy Peffercorn.’ This year was ‘The Winnie Cooper.’ Next year, we’re leaning toward ‘The Topanga.’ Any other suggestions for ’80s heart-throbs are greatly appreciated.”

Home #20, D.R. Horton

America’s largest home builder didn’t overlook the small details — like this decorative wall cover — in their Saratoga Springs Parade entry.

Home #21, Fieldstone Homes

“The kitchen island is great for entertaining, seats a minimum of five and still has room for a vegetable sink,” says Kaitlyn Johnson, marketing specialist for Fieldstone Homes.

Home #22, Candlelight Homes

“A lot of people were talking about the master bathroom and how they loved the garden tub and the oversized shower,” says Ranee Stam, director of marketing for Candlelight Homes.

Candlelight Homes has 10 communities available from Davis County to Utah County.

Home #23, Timber Creek Custom Homes

The Parade of Homes featured a number of small, artistic storage spaces, such as this smart use of space in the office.

Home #24, Ivory Homes

Utah’s largest home builder’s entry is located in Lehi’s largest new community.

Home #25, Titan Constructors

While this home earned People’s Choice awards for favorite home (silver), master suite (gold), and landscaping (platinum), visitors also loved the bold wood on the ceiling.

Home #26, Huntington Homes

Unique wall and ceiling textures made this house a home. This child’s room features a half-round shingle pattern.

Home #27, Emerald Homes

Built by the custom home division of D.R. Horton, this stonework by Emerald Homes is indicative of a trend to fill vaulted ceiling space with brick or stone.

Home #28, Raykon Construction

“People loved the views from this Alpine home,” says Casey Cloward, owner of Raykon Construction. Casey has had two homes in each of the past four Utah Valley Parades.

Home #29, Raykon Construction

“The pool to patio to great room space design is probably the best I’ve been a part of, and the accordion door made it transition perfectly,” says Casey Cloward, owner of Raykon Construction.

Home #30, Concept Builders, LLC

The main floor of this Alpine home features elegant, traditional design while the basement “man cave” has a modern feel.

Home #31, UVHBA

The proceeds of the Wolverine House go toward an endowment fund for a scholarship to UVU.

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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