Parade of Homes Hits Edmond

parade guideThis week is the 70th year for the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association’s Parade of Homes in Oklahoma City. During the Parade of Homes, select builders open doors and feature their best designs and developments in all price ranges around the metro. Yesterday I picked up a guidebook at Arvest then carved out a couple of hours to tour a few Parade homes in Edmond including two of the featured area developments. Here are my favorite discoveries;

I started in Birnam Woods which is near Covell and Bryant. My first impression of the neighborhood is that it’s squishy; small lots and homes pretty close together. That being said, I was pleasantly surprised by what I found when I stepped inside the homes. The properties I toured were finished out to the nines! Just look at this master bathroom! If you can’t tell, this is a shower and Japanese soaking tub together behind glass doors, OMG!

Incredible bathroom featured in a Birnam Woods home
Incredible bathroom featured in a Birnam Woods home

Next, I visited Fairway Park which is along Coffee Creek Road just west of Broadway. Fairway Park is a small development of duplexes all with views of the Coffee Creek golf course. I actually drove right past it and had to turn around. Each duplex unit is around 1400 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and an attached garage. There are just a few units available and less than ten planned for this phase. I can see this place appealing to buyers who are downsizing. Definitely worth keeping an eye on.

View from homes at Fairway Park in Edmond
View from homes at Fairway Park in Edmond

From Fairway Park I headed to Meritage Park. Meritage Park is on the west side of Santa Fe between Danforth and Covell. I have driven past the entrance dozens of times but this was my first time inside. In addition to the official Parade Home, several other builders have their homes open too. Along one street there must have been 6 open house all in a row. I think I spent more time here than any of my other stops because there were so many creative ideas. For example, this picture looks like a typical china cabinet but it’s not. This is built-in storage and display space in the hallway leading to the bedrooms. It’s inches from the wall! It’s like your old school linen cabinet got a serious upgrade!

This was brilliant! Your old school linen cabinet just got a serious upgrade!
This was brilliant! Your old school linen cabinet just got a serious upgrade!

Those are just a few highlights from my tour. There’s still so much more to see. The Parade of Homes runs through Sunday, November 1st. Homes are open to the public daily from 1-7 PM.

Edmond neighborhoods included in the 2015 Parade of Homes;

  • Barrington
  • Beaupre
  • Belleau Wood
  • Belmont Farms
  • Birnam Woods (Parade Featured Area Development)
  • Centennial
  • Cottage Grove
  • Esperanza North
  • Fairway Park I
  • Fallbrook
  • Iron Horse Ranch
  • Lakes at Traditions
  • Meritage Park
  • Parkview at Coffee Creek
  • Porches at Arbor Creek
  • Princeton Parke (Parade Featured Area Development)
  • Rose Creek
  • Rush Brook
  • Silverhawk
  • Stonebriar (Parade Featured Area Development)
  • Summit Lake Estates 2
  • The Reserve at Valencia
  • The Ridge
  • Thornbrooke
  • Thunder Canyon
  • Town Square
  • Twin Bridges
  • Villagio
  • Woody Creek

 

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