Fun design features in the 2017 Parade of Homes

Gina Cronin,

The 2017 Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs (CSHBA) Parade of Homes does not fall short on delightful surprises this year. Beautiful and hidden features adorn the homes like golden threads, and bring exciting bursts of inspiration and convenience.

This Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20 mark the conclusion of a phenomenal parade, with homes that have left a lasting impression on all who visited thus far. Don’t forget to swing by any of the 24 homes this weekend, and prepare to be wowed.  Tickets are available upon entry to any of the homes, via the website, or at your local Safeway and Albertson stores. For only $10, you are granted access to every home, which range from $330,000 to $1,850,000.  Whether you’re looking for design inspiration, to purchase a home, or you’re simply curious about the local real estate market, the Parade of Homes is the event for you.

Here is a small sneak peak at some of the outstanding features in this year’s parade:

  • Hi-Point Home Builders, The Madison, 1775 Portland Gold Drive, Colorado Springs: The children’s room has an armoire that opens into an entire kid’s closet. It’s like something out of The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. The home is priced at $425,000.
  • J. Gardner Homes, The Lindstrom, 1317 West Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs: The kitchen walls fully open to yard – bringing a flowing kitchen concept that optimizes outdoor living. The home is priced at $450,000.
  • Vantage Homes, The Riverwood, 1670 Summerglow Lane, Monument: A hidden walk-in pantry is nestled within the kitchen cabinets – providing sweet surprises and culinary convenience. The home is priced at $884,900.
  • Tiffany Homes, Colorado Divinity, 10065 Otero Avenue, Colorado Springs: A girl’s room with its very own balcony. An enchanting touch for any little girl. The home is priced at $1,850,000.
  • Highmark LLC Homes and Design, The Highland Cottage, 920 Spacious Skies Drive, Woodland Park: This home brings you back to the early days of skiing. They have incorporated a chair lift into the home, skis and ski boots from the early 60’s. The home is priced at $799,000.
  • Classic Homes, The Daybreak, 2312 Pelican Bay, Monument: This timeless ranch plan has a room decorated in a camping theme, allowing young adventurers to take to the take to the campsite any night of the week. The home is priced at $590,342.
  • Covington Homes, The Lugano, 7194 Rim Bluff Lane, Colorado Springs: This luxurious, energy-efficient home pays tribute to the industry with this tasteful, construction-themed design. The home is priced at $459,000.


If you want to see more, visit the 2017 Parade of Home on its final weekend: Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


For maps, directions and ticket information, visit