It’s back! The Fall Festival of Homes presents Spokane’s finest residential design.
Now in its 18th year, the Fall Festival of Homes has featured nearly 500 homes. It is the largest new–home construction showcase in the Inland Northwest.
The Spokane Home Builders Association and Fred’s Appliance are proud to present the 18th Annual Fall Festival of Homes with 16 gorgeous homes from 10 of Spokane’s finest builders.
This year, the festival will be held over two weekends, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 23‒25 and Sept. 30‒Oct. 2. Each Friday night will feature a special Ladies Night with tour homes decked out in boutique shopping opportunities from local artisan businesses.
At this free and highly anticipated event, builders showcase the region’s most cutting-edge, top-quality design in Prairie, Farmhouse, Contemporary styles and more at newly-constructed homes located across the Spokane area. Featured homes present bold architecture, captivating floor plans, and are showcases of expert interior design.
“Each year we carefully select–and keep secret–the homes on the tour to provide a unique and dramatic experience for the Spokane community,” said Joel White, executive officer of Spokane Home Builders Association. “Our goal is to ensure there’s literally something for everyone to enjoy in these gorgeous showcase homes.”
In addition to inspirational designs, the tour also provides access to SHBA member builders and subcontractors. SHBA builder members are award-winning professionals who take pride in quality construction and exceptional craftsmanship.
The building industry of today is rapidly changing with a greater emphasis on sustainability, technology and energy efficiency. Tour goers have a front row seat to these latest innovations and the chance to speak directly with the experts on the tour.
While these builders and subcontractors are showcasing the best-of-the-best that the market has to offer, these quality builders are representative of the entire building industry in the Spokane area, which is under great pressure to generate housing supply while also answering the need to offer attainable homeownership to community members.
“Community members often overlook the role of home builders in building a strong economy for everyone in our region,” said White. “We love the Fall Festival of Homes because it’s a chance for us to be more visible and help the community understand that our industry spurs thousands of well-paying jobs, and produces homes that are critical to
the stability of our community.”
HOW TO TOUR
Begin the free Fall Festival of Homes Tour at one of three amazing host sites sponsored by Greenstone, Toll Brothers, and Camden Homes Inc. The host sites are located in up-and-coming neighborhoods featuring a mix of single family homes and townhomes combined with stunning outdoor living spaces.
From the starting host site, guests will map out a chosen route of additional homes using the Fall Festival of Homes printed guide or by downloading the SHBA Fall Festival of Homes app.
The app provides a list of all of the homes, TourFactory home tours and hands-free, turn-by-turn directions. Be aware: the SHBA Fall Festival of Homes app maps homes using GPS coordinates since many of the homes are not yet listed on Google Maps.
For those who are unable to attend the event in-person, 3D virtual tours of each home will also be provided atwww.fallfestivalofhomes.com. On the site guests can learn about builders, discover modern floor plans, research smart home technology trends, and view interior design ideas all from the comfort of their own home.
The highly guarded Fall Festival of Homes Tour map will become available on Friday morning, September 23rd.
LADIES NIGHT OUT
On the first and second Friday of Fall Festival of Homes, SHBA is hosting the second annual Ladies Night Out! Experience an evening of hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and interior design.
The night will begin at Fred’s Appliance for a quick tour of the design center. Guests will then load a charter bus and head out for a private tour of one of two fully-staged Fall Festival of Homes show homes.
The night is a Pinterest board come to life!
The cost is $39.50 per ticket or $70 for two. Visit fallfestivalofhomes.com to sign up.
ARCHITECTURAL STYLES ON THE TOUR
This year’s featured homes include popular architectural styles.
Modern and contemporary styles are similar but modern architecture prioritizes function over all else. Key design elements include open living spaces, connected outdoor spaces and clean, geometric lines.
Contemporary styles prioritize energy efficiency and sustainable materials while connecting the indoors and outdoors. Natural lighting is emphasized throughout the home.
Also known as bungalow style homes, craftsman style homes showcase natural materials like brick, stone and wood. Wide front porches, open floor plans, large fireplaces and exposed beams are common in these classic, beloved designs.
Originally built on rural lands and modeled after Victorian and Colonial style houses, farmhouses were one-story, rectangular structures made of local materials. Contemporary farmhouses are often two floors and feature clapboard, exterior siding, beadboard backsplashes and large front porches.
This style of design is known as the first distinctly American architectural style, developed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the early 1900s. Experiencing a resurgence of popularity in recent years, spaces are intended to be functional, flowing, and open. Handmade designs and simple, natural woodward are hallmarks of the style.
2022 AWARD CATEGORIES
Builder Award winners will be announced Sept. 22. Voting is open to the public on the SHBA Fall Festival of Homesapp for the following categories:
Best Living Area
Best Master Suite