by Bridget Kulla


Twin Cities Parade of Homes: Your James Hardie Home Guide

by Bridget Kulla

Twin Cities Parade of Homes: Your James Hardie Home Guide

Looking for a home in the Twin Cities area? Want to scout out local builders’ newest models? Is house hunting your favorite pastime?

Then you’ll likely want to hop on the Twin Cities Parade of Homes route this year—there are 390 model homes from local homebuilders to tour in the region, from Minneapolis to Edina to the nearby suburbs.

That’s enough perusing to keep you busy for four fall weekends. The tour, presented by the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) starts September 12, 2015, and goes until October 4, 2015, with homes open Thursdays through Sundays, from noon to 6 p.m. All homes on the parade route are free to tour, with the exception of four homes that request a $5 donation to help build and remodel homes for area families in need.

Tour these 390 drool-worthy abodes—some completely new, some remodeled—to find a few that speak to your style. Even if you’re not ready to sign on the dotted line, touring is a good way to locate an in-area homebuilder that you can work with in the future.

The homes you can tour range in price from $184,900 for a two-bedroom, one-bath rambler style single family in an association-maintained neighborhood to a whopping $3,750,000 for a five-bedroom, seven-bath, 10,000 square foot home that sits on two acres in Wayzata. Find the parade map online (where you can plan a route of your selected homes via the Trip Planner), or snag a free hard copy from any in-area Holiday Stationstore.

Start your parade route by scoping out the available homes in your favorite Twin Cities neighborhoods. Once you pull in the driveway, take note of the homebuilder’s details. Before you beeline for the kitchen, like most house hunters do, check out the home’s exterior particulars, too.

Seventy-two homes on the tour are 100% HARDIE homes built by 25 different 100% HARDIE builders, that means the home’s exterior siding and trim are made from James Hardie’s durable fiber cement. What does that mean for the homebuyer?

  • The siding is fire resistant and can help stand up to worst-case weather scenarios—we’re looking at you, Minnesota winter.
  • 100% HARDIE Homes are backed by industry leading warranties and a 10-year manufacturer extended service commitment.
  • Your home’s hues won’t be limited. James Hardie’s ColorPlus® Technology comes in 25 colors and 12 trim colors—all fade resistant and well curated.

Happy parading and be sure to check out these 100% HARDIE homes on your parade route:

Bergeron Homes & Development

Address: 6020 Black Oaks Ct, Plymouth
Home Number 106 Details

Copper Creek, LLC

14180 Shady Beach Drive, Prior Lake
Home Number 15 Details

Country Joe Homes

3604 White Rose, Savage
Home Number 22 Details

12856 Frost Point Way, Apple Valley
Home Number 379 Details

18895 Iden Avenue, Lakeville
Home Number 355 Details

2583 Wood Drive, Victoria
Home Number 74 Details

Creative Homes, Inc.

15826 Ethan Trail N. Hugo
Home Number 256 Details

19764 Farnham Road N. Forest Lake
Home Number 270 Details

9123 Jade Circle, Lake Elmo
Home Number 282 Details

14954 - 37th Street N., Stillwater
Home Number 285 Details

101 Tribute Avenue, Hudson
Home Number 293 Details

478 Prominence Way, Hudson
Home Number 294 Details

374 Meadow Valley Trail, Hudson
Home Number 297 Details

Creek Hill Custom Homes, Inc.

3631 Landings Drive, Chanhassen
Home Number 53 Details

5680 Comstock Ln., Plymouth
Home Number 109 Details

Custom One Homes

11622 Aster Lane, Woodbury
Home Number 309 Details

7828 Glen Crest, Woodbury
Home Number 316 Details

7622 Aspen Cove, Cottage Grove
Home Number 326 Details

Gorham Custom Homes, LLC

12057 Jamestown Street NE, Blaine
Home Number 222 Details

2563 - 123rd Court NE, Blaine
Home Number 225 Details

Hans Hagen Homes, Inc.

2289 Silver Leaf Trail, Cologne
Home Number 66 Details

14502 River Hills Court, Dayton
Home Number 161 Details

14506 River Hills Court, Dayton
Home Number 162 Details

14365 Itasca Bay, Dayton
Home Number 163 Details

3276 - 123rd Lane NE, Blaine
Home Number 219 Details

147 Bayberry Court, Hudson
Home Number 292 Details

11400 Sand Castle Drive, Woodbury
Home Number 305 Details

Hanson Builders, Inc.

16605 - 60th Place N., Plymouth
Home Number 97 Details

16625 - 60th Place N., Plymouth
Home Number 98 Details

5640 Comstock Lane N., Plymouth
Home Number 100 Details

16035 - 58th Place N., Plymouth
Home Number 107 Details

3166 - 117th Lane NE, Blaine
Home Number 223 Details

1951 County Road E2, Arden Hills
Home Number 234 Details

Maycomb Lane, North Oaks
Home Number 236 Details

Rapp Farm Blvd, North Oaks
Home Number 241 Details

Rapp Farm, North Oaks
Home Number 242 Details

165 Wildwood Court, Mahtomedi
Home Number 273 Details

Hartman Homes, Inc.

435 Sunset Drive, Hudson
Home Number 295 Details

12390 Meadow Bluff Trail, Afton
Home Number 300 Details

Imperial Homes, Inc.

909 Pheasant Run South, Lino Lakes
Home Number 246 Details

J. Rohs Homes, Inc.

5270 Ranchview Lane North, Plymouth
Home Number 95 Details

J.B. Woodfitter & Associates, LLC

1469 Connecticut Drive SE, Lonsdale
Home Number 5 Details

Kootenia Homes, LLC

Monarch Way, North Oaks
Home Number 238 Details

Landsted, LLC

230 Starr Wood, Hudson
Home Number 290 Details

Lecy Bros. Homes & Remodeling

258 Bushaway Road, Wayzata
Home Number 87 Details

Metropolis Custom Homes, LLC

3909 Morningside Road, Edina
Home Number 38 Details

NIH Homes, LLC

5650 Comstock Lane N., Plymouth
Home Number 101 Details

5860 Zanzibar Lane N., Plymouth
Home Number 104 Details

21535 - 183rd Street NW, Big Lake
Home Number 188 Details

Norton Homes, LLC

6256 Coteau Trail, Eden Prairie
Home Number 41 Details

Parent Builders, Inc.

13233 Urbank Ct. NE, Blaine
Home Number 208 Details

Ron Clark Construction

8228 - 133rd Street, Savage
Home Number 23 Details

8142 Virginia Lane, Savage
Home Number 24 Details

8663 Riley Curve, Chanhassen
Home Number 48 Details

15450 Leona Lane, Wayzata
Home Number 90 Details

284 Bellwether Path, Wayzata
Home Number 91 Details

3578 Lemieux Circle, Eagan
Home Number 385 Details

Sharper Homes, Inc.

19421 Yellowpine Street NW, Oak Grove
Home Number 193 Details

1088 - 166th Avenue NW, Andover
Home Number 195 Details

15976 Olive Street NW, Andover
Home Number 199 Details

3281 - 122nd Avenue NE, Blaine
Home Number 220 Details

6738 Beaver Pond Way, Centerville
Home Number 251 Details

4752 Prairie Trail N., Hugo
Home Number 257 Details

14635 Dunkirk Street NE, Ham Lake
Home Number 259 Details

Swanson Homes

16918 Stratus Court, Eden Prairie
Home Number 43 Details

16185 - 58th Avenue, Plymouth
Home Number 103 Details

TJB Homes, Inc.

905 Ashcroft Avenue, Edina
Home Number 32 Details

11680 St. Andrews Circle, Blaine
Home Number 218 Details

2096 - 118th Lane, Blaine
Home Number 229 Details

Monarch Lane, North Oaks
Home Number 239 Details

Zawadski Homes, Inc.

Monarch Lane, North Oaks
Home Number 240 Details