Home tour features 32 new or remodeled homes around the Twin Cities

June 09, 2019 10:21 AM

You have a chance to check out dozens of dream homes throughout the Twin Cities this month. The Parade of Homes Artisan Home Tour kicked off Friday.

It features 32 new or remodeled homes from Mound, MN to Hudson, WI. 


"If you are in the market for a home at this level, this is the event to get out there and talk to these builders about what went into these homes," said Katie Elfstrom of BATC-Housing First Minnesota. "And even if you're not, it's just so much fun to see all the latest designs and trends."

This tour is all about craftsmanship, showcasing beautiful designs and thoughtful details. It features everything from gorgeous kitchens to in-home theaters and patios with retractable screens.
Coordinators say this year's tour features more variety than previous years, with home styles ranging from modern Tudors to Mediterranean mansions and cozy lake cottages.

While the home tour is a good source of inspiration for homeowners, it also benefits a worthy cause. Portions of the proceeds go to BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation, a non-profit that builds and remodels houses for families in need. The organization is working on houses for two homeless veterans in the metro this year.

"We know we have a growing homeless population," Elfstrom explained, "so the BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation really taps the talents of our builders and remodelers who are members and is able to make a difference in that cause."

The Artisan Home Tour runs Fridays through Sundays until June 23rd and there are some discounted tickets available. For more information, click here:

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