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Second 'Parade of Homes' event to showcase the new and remodeled in the UC

CBJ Admin
Friday, Jul 25, 2014

This year's Parade of Homes will extend beyond Putnam County's borders, including 125 Mountain Harbour Drive, Sparta, located in the RiverWatch community. The home features a lake view from two decks, hickory flooring and finely crafted cabinetry. Originally built in 2004, the 2014 expansion included the addition of 700 square feet, a redesign of the facade to include twin picture windows, updates to the kitchen and bath and a custom walk-in closet.

COOKEVILLE – After a successful tour last summer, the Home Builders Association of the Upper Cumberland is returning with its second Parade of Homes event Aug. 23-24 in Cookeville and surrounding areas.

This year, the tour has been expanded to include six newly constructed and two remodeled homes to offer attendees a variety of styles and even more inspiring ideas.

The parade allows visitors the opportunity to speak to builders, ask questions and see various innovative products included in each home. The goal, said Melanie Chadwell, Home Builders Association executive officer, is inspire with the latest trends in new home construction and interior design, as well as innovations in remodeling – all in real neighborhoods located throughout the Upper Cumberland.

This year's homes are located in Putnam County and beyond. They include:

330 New Heritage Drive, Cookeville/Andy Hammock Construction/Andy Hammock

2999 Bear Creek Road, Cookeville/BJP Construction/Roslyn and Ray Wear

1775 Eagle Landing Drive, Cookeville/BK Homes/Brad and Shelia Eicholtz

1233 Locust Grove Road and 995 Locust Grove Road, Cookeville (located off Highway 70 toward Baxter)/Borrowed Mule Builders/Harry Bennett

125 Mountain Harbor Drive, Sparta (RiverWatch)/Cavenders/Honest Abe

3910 Plantation Drive Cookeville/HD Homes/Matt Davidson and Seth Hudson

1525 Doris Drive, Cookeville/Phipps Properties/Mike Phipps

“Since our Home Builders Association includes all of the Upper Cumberland counties, we are excited to expand outside of Cookeville this year," Chadwell said. "The home in RiverWatch is between Sparta and Smithville, so we especially encourage visitors from White and DeKalb counties to attend.”

Admission is $5, and tickets are available at each house during Parade hours, which are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, and noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24.

The Home Builders Association of the Upper Cumberland is a nonprofit trade organization that includes contractors, remodelers and others involved in the construction industry in Cookeville and throughout the UC. For more information, call (931) 528-7472 or visit

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