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Step inside Preserve’s ideal home WRITTEN BY CARMEN SHEA BROWN PHOTOS CONTRIBUTED

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ver imagine what the perfect home would be like? Residents got a glimpse into what that might actually look like when they visited Hoover’s Ideal Home. Last year’s Greater Birmingham Parade of Homes Ideal Home was located in Hoover’s prestigious Preserve community. A “smart home,” it represented the newest and most innovative products that every homeowner can enjoy. Approximately 4,000 people came to see the house during the parade, which was held May 9 and 10 and May 16 and 17, says Kyle Murphy, president of the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders (GBAHB). The concept of the Ideal Home was added to the Parade of Homes about five years ago, he says, and the Parade of Homes is now one of the longest-running parades in America. Celebrating 60 years of showcasing highend designer homes, the GBAHB chapter has around 1,400 members and is the fifth May 2016 | Hoover’s Magazine •

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