Everybody loves a PARADE of HOMES, in-person or virtually

Rose Hansen

“The Parade of Homes recognizes the best in the construction industry. The annual event also develops a well-informed and prepared buyer.” — Amelia Vasquez, executive officer of the Collier Building Industry Association

PROSPECTIVE HOMEBUYERS AND ANYONE who loves to see new homes and decorator models have two options for taking the 2021 CBIA Parade of Homes tour.

They can go to one of the communities on this year’s parade, or they can browse through photos and videos online at paradeofhomesnaples.com.

The parade features 39 fully decorated model homes constructed by 12 homebuilders in 24 communities from Marco Island to Estero.

Each entry vied for “overall excellence” and “merit” awards that were presented online on March 17.

“The Parade of Homes recognizes the best in the construction industry,” says Amelia Vasquez, executive officer of the Collier Building Industry Association. The annual event also develops a well-informed and prepared buyer, she adds.

Judges evaluated each model’s exterior, interior, livability/ workmanship, floor plan and outstanding feature while considering overall architectural design, notable design features, and outdoor planning of landscaping, decks, pool and lighting.

Above and Main photo: The Cocoplum by Stock Signature Homes in Isles of Collier Preserve won for Overall Excellence in Construction and Design in the $1,500,001-$2,000,000 category. COURTESY PHOTOS

Above and Main photo: The Cocoplum by Stock Signature Homes in Isles of Collier Preserve won for Overall Excellence in Construction and Design in the $1,500,001-$2,000,000 category. COURTESY PHOTOS

Blanca Vasquez with VCC Contracting, chair of the 2021 Parade of Homes, says 15 judges worked in teams of three to view the models online this year. Though the judges remain anonymous, they consist of architects, engineers, builders and interior designers.

The trends they noticed, she says, include home offices and expansive outdoor living spaces.

The Parade of Homes also “an opportunity for landscapers and interior designers to showcase their vision, their passion and quality craftsmanship,” Ms. Vasquez says.

Stock Development is a first-time title sponsor for this year’s parade.

“We’ve always been a big supporter of the CBIA,” says Claudine Leger-Wetzel, vice president of sales and marketing for Stock. “And we are big fans of the Parade of Homes because it allows the general public, in a free environment, to tour the many models that Stock has on display. They can visit the communities and don’t feel they have to be pressured and can see our beautiful homes and make the buying decision at their leisure.”

The St. Lucia by McGarvey Custom Homes in Pine Ridge Estates won for Overall Excellence in Construction and Design in the $5,000,000+ category. COURTESY PHOTOS

The St. Lucia by McGarvey Custom Homes in Pine Ridge Estates won for Overall Excellence in Construction and Design in the $5,000,000+ category. COURTESY PHOTOS

As title sponsor, Stock is showcasing its Clairborne II at WildBlue. The four-bedroom, 4½-bath home has 4,369 square feet under air and a four-car garage. It features a great room, fitness room, study, master and VIP bedrooms, large kitchen and pantry, formal dining room, and large lanai. The Clairborne II lists for $1,219,990.

“WildBlue is an amazing community,” Ms. Wetzel says. “All of Stock’s homes sit on the big lake. The views are exceptional.”

Ms. Wetzel says buyers are interested in open floor plans, a study for working from home and large outdoor living spaces with fireplaces. “Many buyers are seasonal and want the openness from the great room to the outdoors,” she says. They also want larger homes and technology such as security systems, roll-down shutters and the newest kitchen appliances and gadgets.

The Southwest Florida home aesthetic has moved from Mediterranean to transitional or British West Indies. “We see that as a very strong trend,” Ms. Wetzel says.

Above: The Pearl by GL Homes in Valencia Trails won for Overall Excellence in Construction and Design in the $800,001-$900,000 category.

Above: The Pearl by GL Homes in Valencia Trails won for Overall Excellence in Construction and Design in the $800,001-$900,000 category.

She encourages people to visit homes on the tour.

“It’s an opportunity for people to make a decision about where they want to live.”

The builders in the parade are D.R. Horton, GL Homes, Imperial Homes of Naples, Lennar WCI, Mattamy Homes, McGarvey Custom Homes, Minto Communities, Pulte Homes, Seagate Development Group, Stock Development, Taylor Morrison and Toll Brothers.

The communities in the parade are Abaco Pointe, Arboretum, Azure at Hacienda Lakes, Bonita National Golf and Country Club, Del Webb Naples, Esplanade, Fiddlers Creek, Golden Gate Homesites, Hacienda Lakes, Hamilton Place, Isles of Collier Preserve, Manatee Cove, Meadowood, Naples Reserve, Orange Blossom Groves, Orange Blossom Ranch, Pine Ridge Estates, Royal Palm Golf, Seasons at Bonita, Talis Park, The National at Ave Maria, Treviso Bay, Valencia Trails, WildBlue and Winding Cypress.

Right: The Clairborne II by Stock Custom Homes in WildBlue won for Overall Excellence in Construction and Design in the $2,000,001-$2,500,000 category.

Right: The Clairborne II by Stock Custom Homes in WildBlue won for Overall Excellence in Construction and Design in the $2,000,001-$2,500,000 category.

In addition to Blanca Vasquez as chair, the 2021 Parade of Homes Committee includes Violeta Cordova with Cordova Cleaning Services, Jennifer Evans with Home & Design Magazine, Paul Messino with Business Technology Insight, Erin Otterbeck with AlliKriste Custom Cabinetry & Kitchen Design, Heather Patton with Naples Daily News, Jen Rendon with Wilson Lighting, Alina Spicer with ARDesign, Lynne Stambouly with Illuminated Design, Regina Toops with D.R. Horton, and Paola Velazquez with Judith’s Cleaning Services.

Founded in 1985, CBIA is an association of builders, remodelers, interior designers and other housing industry professionals. ¦

2021 CBIA Parade of Homes Award Winners

2021 Overall Excellence in Construction and Design:

» $300,000 and under – Lennar, the Orchid in Orange Blossom Ranch

» $400,001-$500,000 – Mattamy Homes, the Sandbar in Arboretum

The Pearl by GL Homes in Valencia Trails won for Overall Excellence in Construction and Design in the $800,001-$900,000 category.

The Pearl by GL Homes in Valencia Trails won for Overall Excellence in Construction and Design in the $800,001-$900,000 category.

» $500,001-$600,000 – Toll Brothers, the Heron Coastal in Abaco Pointe

» $600,001-$700,000 – Taylor Morrison, the Farnese in Esplanade by the Islands

» $700,001-$800,000 – Lennar, the Bougainvillea in The National at Ave Maria

» $800,001-$900,000 – GL Homes, the Pearl/504 in Valencia Trails

» $1,000,001-$1,500,000 – Stock Signature Homes, the Madison II in WildBlue

» $1,500,001-$2,000,000 – Stock Signature Homes, the Cocoplum in Isles of Collier Preserve

» $2,000,001-$2,500,000 – Stock Custom Homes, the Clairborne II in WildBlue

» $3,500,001-$4,000,000 – Seagate Development Group, the Monterey in Talis Park

» $5,000,000+ – McGarvey Custom Homes, the St. Lucia in Pine Ridge Estates

2021 Merit Award Recipients:

» $400,001-$500,000 – Mattamy Homes, the Carmel in Arboretum

» $500,001-$600,000 (tie)– D.R. Horton, the Shelby in Royal Palm Golf and the Delray in Seasons at Bonita

A. VASQUEZ

A. VASQUEZ

» $600,001-$700,000 – Toll Brothers, the Massiano Island Coastal in Azure at Hacienda Lakes

» $700,001-$800,000 – GL Homes, the Pelican/485 at Valencia Trails

» $1,000,001-$1,500,000 (tie) – GL Homes, the Marina/603 at Valencia Trails and Stock Signature Homes, the Covington III at WildBlue

B. VASQUEZ

B. VASQUEZ

LEGER-WETZEL

LEGER-WETZEL

Above: Exterior view of the Clairborne II by Stock Custom Homes in WildBlue.

Above: Exterior view of the Clairborne II by Stock Custom Homes in WildBlue.

Right: The Bougainvillea by Lennar in The National at Ave Maria won for Overall Excellence in Construction and Design in the $700,001- $800,000 category.

Right: The Bougainvillea by Lennar in The National at Ave Maria won for Overall Excellence in Construction and Design in the $700,001- $800,000 category.

 

 

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