After 17,000+ people, and 13 days – spanning a 2 1/2 week period, the Utah Valley Parade of Homes comes to a close for this year. We hope you enjoyed our home!  For those of you not in attendance, we thought we’d share our top 5 favorite details with you, and why they made it on our list.

Number 5.  1/2 Bath on the Main Floor

This bathroom made it in the top 5 because of it’s uniqueness.  From the wallpaper style, tile pattern, cabinet selection, and ceiling detail (you can see the ceiling in the mirror reflection), the overall design achieved by Christy with Alice Lane Home was nothing short of genius.  For a powder bath, it’s quite dreamy.

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Wallpaper installation:  Michael H. Ostler, Inc.
Wallpaper name:  Alice Lane Home, Christy
Room Design:  Alice Lane Home, Christy
Light Fixtures:  Galaxie Lighting, Jared
Electrician:Copper Valley Electric, Jesse
Plumbing:  DCD Plumbing, Jared
Cabinet Hardware:  Alpha Omega Hardware, Justin
Cabinet Design:  Mountain Cabinetry, Craig
Countertop:  The Stone Shop, Sheridan (Marble – Carrara)
Mirror:  Alice Lane Home, Christy
Tile:  Westco Carpets & Interiors, Brian (Vogue Bay – Carrara Marquina)
Base:  Columbia Millworks, Joel (custom cut)
Paint:  Xavier Paint Contracting, Tyler

Number 4.  Home Style

In Parade years past, we’ve featured many different styles of homes.  But this year we wanted to showcase a style in the parade you haven’t seen from the McEwan team before.   When we met with this homeowner and reviewed their plans, we knew this was the perfect house for the Parade of Homes!

French country or french provincial style is inspired by homes in Provence with characteristic of the 17th and 18th century.  Balance and symmetry are the ruling characteristics of this formal style. Windows and chimneys are symmetrical and perfectly balanced.  Other defining features include stone & brick exteriors, and typically a two story home with a high, hip roof.

This home is no exception to the high roof rule.  At it’s peak, the roof reaches 35′ above the ground.  And even more interesting is the fact that this home is a whopping 40′ underground at it’s deepest point in the earth.

Because of the style’s defining features, it demanded we include it in our top 5.

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Roof:  Bartile, Steve (Cement, Custom color)
Stone Distributor:  Hearth & Home Stone, Lance (Limestone, Spiced Linen)
Stone Masonry:  Velez Masonry, Luis
Soffit & Fascia:  E & L Custom Exteriors, Maximo
Front Door Design & Production:  Sunroc, Dan
Accessories & Caps:  Hearth & Home Stone, Lance
Lighting Fixtures:  Galaxie Lighting, Jared
Electrician:  Copper Valley Electric, Jesse
Landscape Design:  Northland Design Group, Jeremy
Landscape Installation:  LE Professional Landscapes, Lynn
Excavation:  E.S.P. Excavation, Steve

Number 3.  Playhouse

Complete with wood shakes and shutters, this fun space includes a slide, play area with reading table, built-in bookshelves, and space for storing toys and books. When it comes to play time in this space, it’s the ultimate in imaginary entertainment.

And just in case you didn’t know, the playhouse is connected by a secret passageway to the home gym.  So conveniently and hypothetically, mom could be exercising on the treadmill in the home gym and the kids could be running back and forth between spaces.

Because this space was designed specifically for this family and is a one of a kind, it made our top 5.

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Room Design:  Alice Lane Home, Christy
Furniture:  Alice Lane Home, Christy
Finish Carpentry:  Cowie Construction, Preston
Central Vac:  Reed’s Built-In’s, Reed
Electrician:  Copper Valley Electric, Jesse
Carpet:  Cori Brown Associates (Summit Source, Grey Limestone)
Tile:  Westco Carpets & Interiors, Brian
Paint:  Xavier Paint Contracting, Tyler

Number 2. Master Bedroom Suite

If you were able to tour the home during the Utah Valley Parade of Homes, you’ll understand why the master suite came in at number 2 on our list.  The master suite is magnificent, a work of art, simply superb, with the detail, detail, detail.

The master bedroom has the perfect amount of space for comfortable lounging by the fireplace on a cold winter evening.  It also has easy access to a separate patio in the back yard through french doors with a jacuzzi tub conveniently located next to said patio.

The master bathroom is a creation to behold, and has so many hidden features that you wouldn’t notice at first glance.  But let me enlighten you on a few…

  • 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.
  • Drawer knobs are geodes selected specifically for this space.
  • Gold paint adorns the ceiling, with custom cut crown molding to accent the space.
  • Custom built closet to maximize hanging storage and make the closet functional.
  • Washer and dryer are conveniently located in the closet for easy laundering access along with a built-in drying rack for hand washables.

This bedroom suite is the ultimate in luxury comfort and loaded with so many fabulous features, we had to include it at the top of the list.

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Master Bedroom
Room Design:  Alice Lane Home, Christy
Furniture:  Alice Lane Home, Christy
Finish Carpentry (Bedroom):  Cowie Construction, Preston
Central Vac:  Reed’s Built-In’s, Reed
Electrician:  Copper Valley Electric, Jesse
Lighting Fixtures:  Galaxie Lighting, Jared
Carpet:  Cori Brown Associates (Summit Source, Grey Limestone)
Fireplace:  Hearth and Home, Kevin
French Doors:  Sierra Pacific Windows & Doors, Brad
Paint:  Xavier Paint Contracting, Tyler

Master Bathroom
Tile:  Westco Carpets & Interiors, Brian (Calacatta Gold)
Countertop:  The Stone Shop, Sheridan (Marble, Calacatta Butterfly)
Shower:  The Stone Shop, Sheridan (Marble, Calacatta Butterfly)
Closet Design:  Alice Lane Home, Christy
Cabinet Design:  Mountain Cabinetry, Craig
Mirror:  Alice Lane Home, Christy
Crown:  Columbia Millworks, Joel (custom cut)
Cabinet Hardware:  Alpha Omega Hardware, Justin
Light Fixtures:  Galaxie Lighting, Jared
Electrician:Copper Valley Electric, Jesse
Plumbing:  DCD Plumbing, Jared
Plumbing Fixtures:  Standard Plumbing
Paint:  Xavier Paint Contracting, Tyler

Master Closet
Closet Design:  Alice Lane Home, Christy
Closet System:  Rocky Mountain Closet & Cabinet
Cabinet Hardware:  Alpha Omega Hardware, Justin
Carpet:  Cori Brown Associates (Summit Source, Safari)
Paint:  Xavier Paint Contracting, Tyler

Number 1.  Back Yard

This backyard was built for partying and has spacious and intimate spaces for small or big groups of guests.  We wanted to highlight the few things you may not have noticed while touring the home, and was not included in our previous Parade post:

  • The pool.  Need I say more?  The pool dimensions are 44′ x 22′ and 9 ft deep.  Oh, and don’t forget about the recirculating jets at one end of the pool, creating the ability to swim laps… without swimming laps.
  • The custom pool slide and spiral staircase.
  • The pool platforms and water falls.
  • Misters and patio lighting for the BBQ area by the pool house.
  • Gas fireplace pit area.
  • Jacuzzi tub off the master suite.
  • Underground trampoline along the back of the property line.
  • Grow boxes for a home garden.
  • Surrounding mountain view can be seen from almost any place in the back yard.

Because this space is the ultimate in fun, family, and entertainment, it topped off our list.

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Roof:  Bartile, Steve (Cement, Custom color)
Fireplace:  Hearth and Home, Kevin
Stone Distributor:  Hearth & Home Stone, Lance (Limestone, Spiced Linen)
Stone Masonry:  Velez Masonry, Luis
Soffit & Fascia:  E & L Custom Exteriors, Maximo
Exterior Doors:  Sierra Pacific Windows & Doors, Brad
Accessories & Caps:  Hearth & Home Stone, Lance
Lighting Fixtures:  Galaxie Lighting, Jared
Electrician:  Copper Valley Electric, Jesse
Landscape Design:  Northland Design Group, Jeremy
Landscape Installation:  LE Professional Landscapes, Lynn
Excavation:  E.S.P. Excavation, Steve
Exterior Handrail:  Barber Welding, Kent
Fireplace Marble Surround in Pool House:  European Marble & Granite, Kathleen (Zabrano)
Appliances:  Mountain Land Design, Kirk
Fence:  Stonehenge Fence
Countertop:  The Stone Shop, Sheridan (Quartzite, Black Dune)
Theater Equipment in Pool House:  Reed’s Built-In’s, Reed
Pool:  Paradise Pools

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