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Archive for Thursday, September 26, 1996

HOME BUILDERS SHOW OFF WORK IN ANNUAL FALL TOUR

September 26, 1996

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The latest in home design and construction will be on display during the tour, Saturday and Sunday.

The Lawrence Home Builders Assn. is having its second fall home tour this weekend highlighting 15 houses, townhomes and residential lots throughout the city.

The tour, Fall Showcase of Homes, will be open noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

"All potential home buyers and others who are just curious about the latest in home design and construction" would benefit from the tour, said Robin Lehman, executive director of the Lawrence Home Builders Assn.

Homes on the tour range in price from $91,900 to $475,000.

Two subdivisions will also be featured on the tour -- University Hills by Apple Tree Homes, west of the Kansas University campus, and Cherry Hill At Alvamar by Denning-Santee Construction Co., north on Inverness off Clinton Parkway. The subdivisions have lots available for home construction ranging in price from $300,000 and up.

Home builders participating this year are: Apple Tree Homes Inc., Hurtig Construction, Salb Construction Inc., Dwight Perry Construction Inc., Denning-Santee Construction Co., Rod Laing Construction, K.C. Builders Inc., Durflinger Homes Inc., Ezell-Morgan Construction Inc., and Corron Inc.

The association offers two home tours a year. The Spring Parade of Homes is a larger tour with more homes available and more builders participating. The fall tour is a mini-home tour highlighting only a few of the builders' latest projects, Lehman said.

Dwight Perry, president of Dwight Perry Construction Inc., 1400 E. 24th, Suite D, said his company's home on the tour features a more affordable home for first-time home buyers or young families. The home sells for $102,000 and has three bedrooms, a three-car garage and three bath areas.

"This is in one of the fastest-growing subdivisions in Lawrence. Homes range in price from $90,000 to about $130,000," Perry said.

The Prairie Park subdivision includes an elementary school and a city park. About 25 percent of the homes built in Lawrence this year were in Prairie Park subdivision, Perry said.

Some homes on the tour may be furnished and decorated. Special amenities in homes will include whirlpool tubs in the master bathrooms, vaulted ceilings, stone and marble fireplaces, covered outdoor decks, underground sprinkler systems and more.

For a full listing of the homes, see the back of the Journal-World's Home Weekend on Friday.

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