Parade Home Tour winners announced; show continues

This is one of the many homes on the Hill Country Builders Association 2014 Parade Home Tour, which continues Oct. 24-26. The homes are found in Burnet, Marble Falls, Spicewood, Kingsland and Fredericksburg. Tickets are $10 with part of the proceeds supporting the construction of homes for service members in the Hill Country. Photo courtesy of Preston Homes of Texa

FROM STAFF REPORTS

MARBLE FALLS — Masters Touch Custom Homes earned the Best of Parade Award for its Wilderness Cove home, headlining the Hill Country Builders Association 2014 Parade Home Tour winners.

The tour continues Oct. 24-26 with tickets at $10 per person. The event offers people a look at some of the most exquisite homes in the Hill Country as well as what some of the area builders are doing. The parade includes four categories: $300,000 to $500,000; $600,000 to $700,000; $701,000 to $999,000; and $1 million and up.

Professionals from outside the marketplace judged each of the homes on the tour.

The Wilderness Cove home, located in Marble Falls, is a four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath residence that covers 5,782 square feet. The Italian-inspired architecture with fusions of old Chicago brick within makes it an incredible waterfront retreat.

The Wilderness Cove home also captured Best of Category honors for homes costing $1 million or more.

Other category winners include:

  • Laughlin Homes & Restoration Inc. of Fredericksburg in the $701,000-$999,000 range for its 4,327-square-foot Fredericksburg home
  • Hills of Texas Homes of Fredericksburg in the $600,000-$700,000 range for its 3,100-square-foot Cool Water Ranch residence
  • Hills of Texas Homes of Fredericksburg in the $300,000-$500,000 rang for its Rusty Spur residence, which features a 30,000-gallon water-collection system.

The tour is designed for visitors to take their own path and visit homes as many times as desired. At each home, there will be a “People’s Choice” ballot. Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite home.

Featured builders for the 2014 Parade Home Tour include Brother Sun Builders, Building Texas, Doug Holley Construction, Hills of Texas Homes, Hominick Custom Homes, Jeter Custom Homes, Laughlin Homes & Restoration, Inc., Master Touch Custom Homes, Neiman Homes & Construction, Preston Homes of Texas, Showcase Builders, Sierra Homes, The Carver Group and Tilson Homes.

A portion of the ticket proceeds and donations from Parade Home Tour visitors will go toward Operation Finally Home, a nonprofit organization that helps place military servicemen and women in custom-built homes across the Texas Hill Country.

The tour runs 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 24-26. Each ticket holder will get full-color tour magazine along with a map to each home. To purchase tickets online, go to www.hillcountrybuilders.org or any of the tour homes. Tickets also may be purchased at Security State Bank & Trust locations; the Hill Country Builders Association office, 1401 Broadway, Suite B1, in Marble Falls; and the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, 100 Ave. G in Marble Falls.

editor@thepicayune.com

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