Are you ready for some inspiration for the next step in your home design adventure? The 31st Annual Haciendas: A Parade of Homes may be just the ticket! Especially if you’re looking for floor layouts, kitchen and bathroom designs, cabinetry, bedroom space, the latest gadgets – all the things that give people ideas to enhance improve their own domicile. And for those looking to purchase a new home this year, there’s something here for you, too! Haciendas: A Parade of Homes returns on August 11 – 13, and 18 – 20, 2023, giving you two full weekends to experience remarkable homes across Santa Fe.
With 20 gorgeous homes on the docket, this is your opportunity to witness in-person old-world craftsmanship that has been handed down through generations, along with cutting-edge design and innovative use of materials that continue to make Santa Fe famous. Experience the stellar work of area professionals in design and construction, green builders, architects, and next-generation innovators, and get an immersive experience in Santa Fe style. In fact, with the future of housing now a hot-button topic, homebuilders are pulling out all the stops by covering the entire spectrum of housing.
“We have the most high-performing, energy-efficient homes that can be built,” says the Executive Officer for the Santa Fe Area Home Builders Association, Miles Conway. “At least two of the homes on this year’s parade are on the cutting edge of what can be done in terms of energy efficiency. But we also have apartment complexes on parade this year. The Homewise rebuild is urban downtown living that’s very edgy and cool. Across town, you have the Siler Yards, which demonstrates what can be done with creative affordable housing. We also have a number of homes that are at the pinnacle of what’s happening in the custom home environment.”
Another very exciting development for this year’s parade is that there will also be a number of homes for sale. This means, if you’re out shopping for a new home, and would like to talk directly to the builders of the homes you’re looking at, you can do so. The Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity home is one of the more affordable offerings, but there are other homes running between 1,000 and 1,500 square feet for people who are looking for the perfect first home, or may be thinking of downsizing.
Who’s Who at the Parade of Homes
Taking part in the Parade of Homes this year are Acacia Builders, Arete Homes of Santa Fe, Big Art Building, Boss Builders, Coyote Development Group, Dura Build, Green Star Builders & Studio Beili, High Desert Construction, Homewise, J.M. Evans Construction & Da Silva Architecture, Modern Design + Construction, La Pradera & Next Generation Contracting, Paul Davis Restoration, Pulte Homes, Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity, Siler Yards, Yazdec Construction, and Zachary & Sons. As an added bonus, the historic Lamy Chapel at Bishop’s Lodge is on the parade, after undergoing a major renovation to give it another hundred years of life.
“One thing that I want the community to know about is that our Santa Fe Area Homebuilder’s Association thinks about housing from A to Z,” says MIles. “From the most contemporary cutting-edge custom homes, to affordable housing, and everything in-between. The builders in this association are very proud and principled, and honored to uphold the tradition of homebuilding and home creation. Many of them consider themselves artists, and it shows. This year’s parade shows off the entire spectrum of the building environment in Santa Fe.”
More Ways to Enjoy the Parade of Homes
Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, August 15, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m., as the Santa Fe Area Homebuilders Association presents The Gala & Awards Ceremony, held under the stars at the historic Bishop’s Lodge. Featuring Association member-builders as the primary entrants, realtors, interior design professionals, architects, landscape architects, and other industry professionals participate in the Parade as co-entrants and are recognized alongside the builders for their extraordinary contributions to Santa Fe Style homes. Awards will be presented for 2023 Grand Hacienda, Best in Show Santa Fe Modern, Best in Show Santa Fe Traditional, Craftsmanship, People’s Choice, Green Building, and many more.
Twilight Parade Tours
Each year some of the Hacienda builders host special twilight tours of their beautiful homes during the golden hour, replete with cocktail and hors d’oeuvres. This year Coyote Development Group, Dura Build, Zachary & Sons, High Desert Construction, Big Art Building, Paul Davis Restoration, and Acacia Developers host the tour on August 18, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
It’s a very special year for Haciendas: A Parade of Homes, the best open house in the west! Come out and see what local Santa Fe builders, architects, landscape architects, and interior designers have in store. Get a peek into some of the most beautiful homes and spaces Santa Fe has to offer. Who knows, you just might find yourself inspired to take on that renovation project you’ve been putting off for years! For more information on Haciendas: A Parade of Homes, visit the website.This article was posted by David Salcido