Extravagant mansions of Summit County opened their doors for the 22nd annual Parade of Homes.
Starting on Sept. 17 and running for two weekends, the Parade of Homes gave tours of 15 properties. On Friday, Sept. 16, the Summit County Builders Association gave out 36 awards at the Silverthorne Pavilion. The homes fit into seven categories determined by the square footage of the home: Single-family homes had eight sections, and the remodeled and mutli-family homes had five apiece. Nine judges came from around the country to look at the homes.
“It is the best part of the year without a doubt. It’s the one time where you can slow down from all the craziness that’s going on and just show people what you create,” said Paul Steinweg, vice president of construction with Pinnacle Mountain Homes, who has been showing houses in the parade for the last nine years.
According to Marilyn Hogan, executive officer of the Summit County Builders Association, the parade has raised a total of $255,911 for the foundation during that time. While they are still calculating the totals for this year, Hogan said they had good attendance during the two weekends. Last year’s event raised nearly $36,000.
Steinweg estimated a 20 percent raise in attendance from last year. On Sept. 24, Pinnacle had 667 people come through for a tour.
Steinweg has been participating in the Parade of Homes with Pinnacle every year the company has entered. For him, one of the best parts of the parade is the sense of community the attendants have. He said he often sees the same faces year after year.
But Steinweg said his favorite part is showing the hard work that goes into building the homes to a community that appreciates it. This year he noted seeing a lot of parents bringing children who had an interest in architecture.
“Being able to pass one of those kids my Microsoft Surface with a plan on it and say, ‘Hey, walk through the home and tell me what changed,’ that was just so cool, just to see young people getting engaged in it, too,” Steinweg said.
CATEGORY 1 (3,000-4,999 SQUARE FEET)
Exterior Design and Elevation: 310 High Park Court, Silverthorne (Trilogy Partners, LLC)
Kitchen: 310 High Park Court
Master Bedroom: 1790 Golden Eagle Road, Silverthorne (Mathison Custom Homes)
Interior Finishes: 310 High Park Court
Interior Furnishings: 310 High Park Court
Landscaping and Outdoor Living Space: 530 Highfield Trail, Breckenridge (New West Partners)
Builder Concept and Workmanship: 1790 Golden Eagle Road
Best Overall: 310 High Park Court
CATEGORY 2 (5,000-5,999 SQUARE FEET)
Exterior Design and Elevation: 126 Hamilton Trail, Silverthorne (Trilogy Partners, LLC)
Sustainability: 1884 Montezuma Road, Keystone (Kitchenscapes and Colorado Mountain Homes)
CATEGORY 7 (MULTI-FAMILY HOMES)
318 Flyline Drive, Silverthorne received the awards for all five categories for multi-family homes. The categories include Overall Floor Plan, Curb Appeal, Interior Finishes, Interior Furnishings, and Sustainability.
High Country Conservation Center “Energy Conservation Award”: 530 Highfield Trail