A Sneak Peek at This Year’s Parade Home


It’s that time of year again! McEwan is gearing up for the 2014 Parade of Homes with the creation of another show stopper. Fresh off of our third People’s Choice Award, we’ve been working hard to develop our latest submission for this year’s show. As you probably already know, we’re all about the details. Each of our homes includes unique, custom details that set it apart from any other. This home is certainly no exception as we’ve got some exciting plans in place for its completion. So without further ado, here are some of the highlights you can expect to find when you stop by our Parade home this year. Enjoy!

    • Indoor swim spa
      A constant current of water flows in the never-ending Swim Spa. This is a great addition for optimal lap conditioning and/or leisurely swimming.
    • Indoor pizza oven
      This detail makes the difference for the adventurous cook! The indoor pizza oven will give homeowners an awesome guest attraction for get-togethers as well as a great tool for baking delicious pizzas and breads to absolute perfection.
    • Fully automated lighting control and home automation.
      This feature will allow the homeowner to control nearly every function of their home from their phone or tablet.
    • Indoor basketball, volleyball, and pickle ball court
      The indoor court provides the ultimate space for a fun get together. Whether they prefer, basketball, volleyball, pickle ball, or even dance, gymnastics and tumbling, the homeowner’s family and guests will have room to enjoy their favorite activities.
    • Spa-like retreat
      The home will feature a spa-like retreat, complete with a full steam room and sauna. This room will be perfect for enjoying a little R&R after a long day!
    • Custom playhouse and bunk room
      A Parade home simply wouldn’t be complete without an awesome space for kids. This space will be custom created to the unique needs and interests of this year’s homeowner. It will include a custom playhouse as well as a bunk room.
    • 19 seat custom theater
      The theater in this year’s home will be completely customized with seats for 19 guests. It will include the most advanced home theater technology as well as a stage.
    • Multiple outdoor living areas

Warm weather, gorgeous landscaping and great company make Utah’s summer days and nights simply amazing. This is why this year’s home will feature multiple outdoor living areas that will give the homeowner every excuse to enjoy a little time in the backyard with friends and family.

Now that you’ve had a sneak peek at McEwan’s 2014 Parade of Homes submission, be sure to check out the finished product this summer. The Parade will be held Friday June 6th through Saturday June 27th. Homes will be open for walk-throughs and tours Tuesday through Saturday from 12 noon to 9:00pm, and closed Sunday and Monday. See you there!

2013 Parade Color Selections


McEwan Custom Homes WINS the PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD for


2012 Utah Valley Parade of Homes


Details. Details. Details.


McEwan Custom Homes presents, The Manderfield, located in Alpine at the base of the Uinta National Forest. The Arts and Craft designed exterior combined with the variety of mediums used creates great curb appeal. The main floor offers a gourmet kitchen, impressive two story entry, great room and master suite. The custom stain grade finish carpentry details combined with elegant flooring and a warm paint palate bring this home to life. The basement features a full kitchen, exercise room, movie theater and family gaming area. We invite you to come and experience each element and detail of The Manderfield during the Utah Valley Parade of Homes – June 8-23.

From the Kitchen

. . . which happens to be one of my favorite rooms of any house!

Carrie’s Carmelitas

Chewy GOOEY caramel, oats and rich chocolate. They taste great the next day (if you get them to last that long)!

70 caramel squares, unwrapped (buy two bags)

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1-1/2 cups butter (3 cubes), melted

1-1/2 cups brown sugar, packed

2 cups flour

2 cups rolled oats

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Combine caramels and cream in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir until completely smooth; set aside. In a separate medium-sized bowl, combine melted butter, brown sugar, flour, oats and baking soda. Pat half of the oatmeal mixture into the bottom of a 9×13 pan (lightly spray Pam on the bottom and sides).

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over crust. Pour caramel mixture over chocolate chips. Crumble remaining oatmeal mixture over caramel. Return to oven and bake an additional 20 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven. Let cool for about five minutes, then take a knife or small spatula and separate the bar from the sides of the pan to make removal easier later on. Cool completely before cutting into bars. Store at room temperature.

Carmelitas (Download to print or save)


2012 Parade Update :: Photos

March Completion :: Highland

2012 Parade of Homes :: Teasers

Shades of Gray

I’ve had many inquires the past few months on the best grays for the home. If you’re planning on repainting this year consider looking through the newest Benjamin Moore color line – COLOR STORIES, Shades of Gray. Be careful in choosing the right gray. Just a bit of brown in the formula will make it warm and inviting vs. cold and dreary. You may want to also check out Ralph Lauren, Tudric Pewter TH02 – it’s BEAUTIFUL! Jones Paint and Glass carries both lines.

What’s up?

…our new billboard on I-15!