There’s nothing like spending an afternoon walking through 9,000 square-foot, $2.5 million homes like this one to make you feel dissatisfied with your own place.
Each summer I look forward to Homearama. I’ve only missed one year’s show in 20 years, and that was only because I had a new baby (babies can be such a nuisance!).
What’s Homearama, you ask? It’s when luxury homebuilders come together in one subdivision to showcase their work and thrill us with what’s new and exciting in housing and design trends.
This year the Cincinnati show took place in Deerfield Township’s Long Cove neighborhood.
Long Cove has been the site of four different Homearamas over the years, so it’s fun to just drive around it and gawk. All the houses are connected by a manmade “cove” of water and the views are lovely from the back porches, terraces, and gazebos, like this one:
There were 10 houses to tour this year, all of which had at least 7,000 square feet to roam around in and cost more than $1.5 million.
The homes in the show get bigger and more elaborate every year. I remember when they had their first $1 million home, and it seemed ludicrous that anyone would spend that much on a house. Now the $1.5 houses on the tour were the runts of the litter. Only 7,000 square feet? Who could fit all their stuff in there?
As I’ve mentioned before, I worked for a big-shot designer in Indy who decorated a Homearama house one summer, and it was, like, the highlight of my whole entire life to be an insider for the show.
Do you have Homearama in your town?