By Rachel Daeger
Some ideas at Home-A-Rama are big, very big. Take for example the massive central steel beam required in the DayMarc Homes construction plan to create a sweeping, unobstructed view from the terrace.
Some ideas require looking down and watching your step. Otherwise you might miss the automatic dust pan in Gradison Building Corp.'s home that whisks dirt away effortlessly.
Ideas of all shapes and sizes are waiting to be discovered at the 2007 Luxury Home-A-Rama opening Saturday, August 18 at Viking Meadows in Westfield. The show runs through September 3. hh gregg Fine Lines is the presenting sponsor, Lockhart Cadillac/Hummer is the auto sponsor, and LaSalle Bank is the product sponsor. Again this year, a portion of the proceeds from Home-A-Rama benefits the Indiana Ronald McDonald House.
Viking Meadows, a neighborhood planned by Precedent Development, sits on the rolling hills of a former horse farm just west of US 31 at 156th Street. The six, $1.5 million plus homes built especially for Home-A-Rama are in the heavily wooded Valley View section, which also parallels the Monon Trail.
Luxury Home-A-Rama 2007 highlights newly-constructed, fully-decorated, landscaped custom homes from five association builders: DayMarc Homes, Scott B. Campbell Custom Homes, Inc, Gradison Building Corp, Steven M. Hoss Builder Inc. and Hamilton Homes.
A special bonus of this year's Luxury Home-A-Rama is the Midwest Living magazine 20th anniversary Idea Home built by Gradison Building Corp. as part of the show. Home-A-Rama visitors will experience first hand the warm contemporary color palette and rustic details of this show home featured in the September/October issue of the magazine.
Special events planned during Home-A-Rama are cooking demonstrations by hhgregg Fine Lines chef Jeff White on Wednesdays, August 22 and 29, from 5 to 7 p.m.; live music by jazz musician Gregg Bacon on Friday, August 24 from 5 to 9 p.m.; two for one discount evening on Monday, August 27th, ladies night with unique vendors on Thursday, August 30, and the very popular furniture and accessories sale on Tuesday, September 4, the day after the show closes.
Home-A-Rama hours are Monday through Thursday - 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, Saturday and Sunday - noon to 10 p.m. Hours for Labor Day are noon to 6 p.m. Admission to Home-A-Rama is $12 per adult, $6 for children 12 to 5, children 4 and under are free. The ticket booth closes one hour before the homes close. Discount tickets are available at Marsh Supermarkets. Tickets are also available online at www.LuxuryHomeARama.com. For more information about 2007 Luxury Home-A-Rama, watch for a special insert in the Indianapolis Star on Friday, August 17.