It’s parade time! McEwan Custom Homes is gearing up for the 2015 Parade of Homes with another awe-inspiring creation. Fresh off of our fourth People’s Choice Award, we’ve been working hard to build our latest submission for this year’s show.

As you already know, we’re all about the details. Each of our homes includes unique, custom details that set us apart from any other. This home is certainly no exception as we’ve got some exciting plans in place for its completion.

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So without further ado, here are some of the highlights you can expect to see when you stop by our Parade home this year.

Energy Efficiency

This house is on energy saving steroids, and has several features that may surprise you.

  • Geothermal System:  Geothermal is energy made by heat inside the Earth’s crust.  A water-filled, closed loop of 1-inch high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe ferries heat between the earth and the house. The system is moving heat, not creating heat, indeed this is not part of the classic AC services available but it is worth a gander.  Pumps cycle water through the pipe loop to the heart of the system: the geothermal unit, which acts as furnace and air conditioner. This machine uses refrigerant and the temperate water from the underground pipes to heat or cool air. The air is then circulated through standard ductwork of the home. We had, come install the new air conditioner unit.



This house has over 3 miles of underground polyethylene piping that is used to ferry water to the geothermal system.

  • This home is pre-wired for solar panels.
  • Insulation rating is R50.  Meaning, this home is SUPER insulated and their energy bills will reflect it.  To reach that rating we’ve used a blown in blanket system with Icynene closed cell foam and a rigid foam thermal break.
  • LED Light bulbs

Pool House & Patio’s

Between the pool, pool house, and backyard patio’s, it’s party central at this home!

  • There is a full basement underneath the pool house along with an open theater and seating area totaling 1400 square feet.  The pool house basement houses the pool pump and equipment, and has additional space to store patio furniture.
  • The pool house has it’s own heating/cooling system that is independent of the rest of the home.
  • There is a drop-down radial movie screen that projects a movie on both sides of the screen so that it can be viewed from virtually anywhere in the back yard.
  • A telescoping projector drops out of the ceiling on telescoping legs that extend out from the ceiling electronically.
  • The pool house has it’s own shower, bathroom and changing room.
  • Outdoor living area includes 3 BBQ’s, an ice maker, refrigerator, sink, drinking fountain, fire pit and fireplace.
  • Pool is equipped with recirculating pool jets on one side creating the ability to swim laps, without swimming laps…
  • What happens to the back patio when it snows, you ask?  We’ve installed snow melt radiant heating underneath the back patio which will eliminate snow and snow build up.


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Smart Home Controls

This feature will allow the homeowner to control nearly every function of their home from their phone or tablet. System control includes lights, security system ncluding locks install (find details from specialists from the Commercial Locksmith Service in West Palm Beach | Kwikey Locksmith Services, INC.), roller shades, sound, heat and air conditioning.

Sports Court

The indoor court provides the ultimate space for a fun get together.

  • Court capabilities:  Pickle-ball, volleyball, climbing wall, trampoline, foam pit, slide, jumping platform and observation deck for parents with camera capability viewable on any t.v. in the house.


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Suspended slabs weighing 198,000 pounds were installed in this room. That’s roughly the same weight as an average sized male blue whale.

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The room dimensions is 60×30, the size of an average 1,800 sf house.

Racquetball Court

This indoor court provides a dedicated space for the serious racquetball player.

Master Suite

This suite will be perfect for enjoying a little R&R after a long day!

  • Shower has steam, light & music therapy that softens & enhances mood with body spray and rain heads.
  • Superhuman toilet self-cleans and has light and music therapy.
  • Bathroom floor is a Calacutta gold marble tile that is laser cut to create the pattern, and imported from Italy.
  • Custom closet was designed by Alice Lane Home.


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Lighting control – Includes lights, shades, curtains all on one control.

Now that you’ve had a sneak peek of McEwan’s 2015 Parade of Homes submission, be sure to check out the finished product this summer. The Parade will be held Thursday June 4th through Saturday June 20th. Homes will be open for walk-throughs and tours Tuesday through Saturday from 12 noon to 9:00pm, and closed Sunday and Monday.  We will be offering private tours so watch our Facebook and Instagram pages for details.

See you there!