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Behind the Scenes at this year’s Grand Tour of Homes

To build or to buy? That is the question. July’s Grand Tour of Homes and August’s Tour of Remodeled Homes will help homeowners find all the answers about Lexington’s latest home trends.

The BIA reports “New Homes are 30% more energy-efficient than used homes. They use the latest technology and innovation in windows, insulations, heating, cooling, lighting, and much more. All of these benefits add up to lower energy costs as well as helping the consumer protect the environment by reducing their carbon footprint.”

July’s Grand Tour of Homes is the BIA’s annual showcase of new homes. This event features homes built by BIA professional builder members and provides a great opportunity for consumers to view new home construction and to speak directly with pro builders.

The Home Place is one of Hamburg’s most popular neighborhoods, and it’s also the site of the 2020 St. Jude’s Dream Home, one of many homes included on this year’s tour.

Located at 3580 Stolen Horse Trace, this beauty boasts 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and 2400 estimated square feet. Featuring open concept living with a gourmet kitchen and a vaulted great room, this home includes one very unique opportunity: readers can buy a ticket, benefiting St. Jude’s, for a chance to win this gorgeous house, and a wide array of additional prizes. Winners of the drawings will be announced August 13.

The Grand Tour is self-guided, and this year will off er both an in-person option and a virtual option.

Artwork created by a St. Jude patient

Participants can select the homes that most interest them and create their own home tour experience to suit their needs—whether it’s practical research or fantasy fulfillment.
The tour will provide guests with a sampling of the most up-to-date home features in windows, insulation, heating, cooling and lighting, all boasting the latest in energy-efficiency standards.

This year’s tour is scheduled for the weekends of July 17, 18, and 19; and July 24, 25, and 26.
There will be representatives at each of the homes to answer various questions and discuss the projects and features in depth.


This article also appears on page 15 of the Summer 2020 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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