This year, the Builders Association of the Twin Cities has combined the 61-year-old Parade of Homes with the 22nd annual Remodelers Showcase, which used to be held in October. The two tours start the same weekend. Descriptions of and directions to the homes are in one guidebook.
What: Remodelers Showcase of 94 homes with projects ranging from whole-house renovations to mudroom makeovers.
When: Noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 11-13.
Admission: Free; $5 to tour the Dream Remodeled Homes in Eden Prairie and St. Paul.
What: Parade of Homes Fall Showcase of 325 model homes priced from $126,000 to $3.1 million.
When: Noon to 6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 11-Oct. 4.
Admission: Free; $5 to tour the Dream Homes in Orono and Edina.
Information: Guidebooks are available at Twin Cities Holiday Station stores and at www.paradeofhomes.org . Or contact the Builders Association of the Twin Cities at 651-697-1954.
Two whole-house renovations on the Remodelers Showcase
#81. The Landschute Group redesigned, rebuilt and renewed an historic Excelsior residence with white oak floors, Venentino marble and enameled woodwork. A new wrap-around porch lends small-town charm.
#22. Architect Edwin Lundie designed an 1930s brick home in St. Paul. Authentic Construction moved entrances and walls to open up the main level, but retained the look and feel of the original Lundie residence. The renovation includes a new kitchen with the original hand-painted Dutch tiles. (There’s a $5 fee to tour this home.)