Due to high readership about Cincinnati’s 2011 Homearama in West Chester, WestChesterBuzz.com will breakdown each of the featured homes in the show this week. The first home that you come to upon entering the event has shown to be also the most memorable for visitors of the event.
Daniels Hicks Homes presents “Collina Bella Casa”
The “Collina Bella Casa,” which means “beautiful hilltop home” and is Homearama’s largest and most expensive home in the show. The layout, which features 14 rooms, five bedrooms, five full and one half bathrooms is 7,100 square feet and is priced at $1,077,000.
When asked what stood out to him about the home James Wade of West Chester pointed out two big things.
“What stood out to me? Well, its size and its cost,” Wade said. “I would love to have it. It is a very captivating house. The deck and recreation room were very impressive.”
Many Homearama visitors like Tom Brehm of West Chester enjoyed the two-layer deck, which featured a hot tub on the bottom layer and a flatscreen on the top. Brehm, like most who attended the event so far, was shocked to see an indoor basketball court in the basement.
Karen Keeton of Anderson Township liked the basement at the New Brunswick (to be featured on the Buzz later this week), which featured a Cincinnati Reds theme and was built by Zaring Premier Homes.
“I liked the Reds basement, but did you see the basketball court?” Keeton said after walking through the Zaring home. “That was the best.”
The basement at the “Collina Bella Casa” also features a full bar, billiards, game area, a private suite with walk-in closet and a media center that holds a large-screen television. The basketball area, which is actually a half-court, is located to the right of the billiards area down another set of stairs.
The home also features a first-floor suite that has a walkout to a covered deck, a master bath and an oversized walk-in closet with custom built-ins. The second floor features three junior suites and a loft.
Tomorrow, WestChesterBuzz.com will breakdown and provide a photo gallery of “The Augusta” built by Justin Doyle Homes.
The 2011 edition of Homearama in West Chester opened June 11 and drew more than 5,000 people in its opening weekend. Crowds are expected to grow larger as the event gets closer to its ending date (June 26).
“Typically attendance grows as the show goes a long,” said Dan Dressman, executive director of the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati. “Our last day is usually the busiest.”
Tickets for this year’s Homearama cost $13 at the gate or $11 at Greater Cincinnati area Kroger stores. Children 12 and under will be admitted free of charge if accompanied by an adult.
The event, which takes place June 11-26, will be open to the public Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. then on Friday through Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.
For tickets, directions and more information visit the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati website.
Foxborough is located off Hamilton-Mason Road and State Route 747 in West Chester Township. It is near the Liberty Township border.