Sunday, May 05, 2002

'Ky. Cavalcade of Homes' encores

Event marks 40th with homes from 24 local builders

By Ray Schaefer
Enquirer Contributor

        Fred Burch doesn't need a calendar to tell when it's spring — he knows when he's spending most of his day washing bricks or pouring asphalt. Mr. Burch, owner of Calumet Homes of Union, is one of 24 local builders in the 40th annual Kentucky Cavalcade of Homes that kicked off Saturday at various subdivisions in Northern Kentucky. A total of 38 homes are on display.

        “It's always good to build fresh new homes in the spring,” Mr. Burch said.

        Hours for the displays are noon-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through May 19. Besides Calumet, participating builders include Arlinghaus Builders of Edgewood, Tim Burks Builder of Fort Thomas and Sutter Homes, Inc. of Hebron.

        There's a mixture of single-family homes, townhouses and condominiums. The prices range from $150,000 to $1 million.

        The ideas come from all over the country. Like Calu met's “Augusta,” a $489,900 home located on Keeneland Greens Drive in the Triple Crown subdivision in Richwood.

        Mr. Burch said it's a Georgian-style with the red brick and wrought iron railing. It's a collaboration between Mr. Burch and his daughter Nicole.

        “It's very traditional,” Mr. Burch said. “She and I looked at homes in Atlanta, and we designed our home from some of them.”

        Some builders have participated in the Cavalcade multiple times.

        Adam Chaney, however, a partner in Premier Custom Homes of Florence, however, is in his first with “The Summerlin,” a 2,600-square-foot home located in the Country Garden Estates subdivision on Sunbrite Drive in Taylor Mill.

        “We've been building homes a couple of years,” said Adam Chaney, who is a partner with local developer Jack Berberich. “(The home) has an open great room and a second-floor overlook.”

        Directions to the homes are available at Northern Kentucky Remke's grocery stores, and there is no charge to attend. Information: (859) 331-9500.


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