Fall 2011 Homearama Planbook

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Hitting high notes at the Charity House

The Riverfront at Harbour View in Suffolk

Brought to you by Tidewater Builders Association

Tens of thousands will come to Homearama and see this spectacular view. But, just a few will be able to enjoy it everyday. The Riverfront is pleased to open the doors of nine exquisite custom homes for the Tidewater Builder Association’s Fall Homearama. To experience this lifestyle everyday, stop by the Information Center to tour The Riverfront community and to see the selection of custom new homes for sale.

Custom new homes priced from the $500s. DIRECTIONS: Located in Harbour View in Suffolk at I-664 and Route 17, near the Monitor Merrimac Bridge Tunnel. Featured renderings by Frank Betz Associates, Inc.

ready to see more? tour our decorated models in gables at the riverfront. Gables is a new lakefront neighborhood in The Riverfront and is located adjacent to the Homearama. Experience low-maintenance living at its finest in this single family detached and attached condominium neighborhood with homes priced from $259,000. Models open daily from 11 am to 5 pm.

www.the-riverfront.com/models • 757.638.9655

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Fall Homearama: Come out and play. Come out and stay at The Riverfront at Harbour View.


Kitchen trends for 2011: Lighting solutions: Comfortable, high-functioning kitchen Get creative while lighting designs are a sign of the times. your world.

4 Welcome to Homearama 12 TBA Scholarship Foundation hits high

notes at dedication

18 The key to a beautiful landscape is as

60 Set your landscape with firm roots

and the perfect tree

66 See it. Like it. Buy it. Homearama

furniture deals are out of this world

easy as planting it and forgetting about it

84 Top 7 trends in today’s new homes

50 At TBA, we’re more than an association

90 Advertiser’s Index

Showcase homes HOUSE 1 The Justin Kauflin House: The Charity House to benefit the TBA Scholarship Foundation Built by Clark Whitehill Enterprises, page 11 HOUSE 2 Tee Time Built by ABT Custom Homes, page 17 HOUSE 3 The Treasure Chest: The Organizational House sponsored by The Closet Factory Built by Joey Corp., page 29 HOUSE 4 The Craftsman Cottage Built by Sasser Construction LC, page 39



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HOUSE 5 The Coastal Cottage: The Social Media House Built by Sasser Construction LC, page 49 HOUSE 6 Tranquil Living: The Pilot Reader House Built by Stephen Alexander Home & Neighborhoods, page 55 HOUSE 7 Get Pink with Sentara: Breast Cancer Awareness House Built by ABT Custom Homes, page 65 HOUSE 8 A Tribute to the City of Suffolk: The 19th Hole Built by Les Ore Builders Construction Co. Inc., page 69 HOUSE 9 King’s Cottage Built by Charlie Anderson General Contractor Building Inc., page 79


CYPRESSCREEKHOMES.COM HOMESITES FROM $65,000 | GOLF COURSE LOTS FROM $98,000 WATERFRONT LOTS FROM $200,000 | 10 CUSTOM HOME BUILDERS TO CHOOSE FROM 105 Lochview: $698,876 Value range marketing. Seller will entertain offers between $599,000 & $698,876. Amazing attention to architectural detail inside and out! 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, screened porch, Lanai, Upper deck viewing 5 golf fairways and greens, gourmet kitchen. Furniture negotiable. Quick Occupancy. Call Libby at 757-434-1053

Waterfront Lot: $210,000 Nicely wooded and on high elevation. View of the lake and 3rd fairway. Build your dream home among beautiful mature trees. Cypress Creek community amenities include Jr. Olympic pool, tennis, playgrounds, golf, clubhouse and more. Call Libby at 757-434-1053

102 Royal Aberdeen: $626,900 Amazing home on Golf Course. Five bedrooms plus large bonus room. Elegant moldings, trey ceilings, hardwood floors, 4200 square feet of sheer quality and lush landscaping. Call Libby at 757-434-1053

400 Muirfield: $529,800 All brick custom home on #4 fairway. Delightful Golf and Pastoral views. 5 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, 3700 square feet. Large 3 car garage, rear raised brick patio and much more. Call Deana at 757-287-2143

203 Muirfield: $449,900 All brick classic two story with elegant interior. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 3756 square feet. Large Master bedroom with sitting area. Large kitchen opens to family room with built ins. Lush landscaping, raised brick patio. Value Range marketing-Seller will entertain offers between $409,900 & $449,900. Call Libby at 757-434-1053

422 Muirfield: $399,900 Ranch style new home with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2604 square feet. Large kitchen opens to Family room. Finished room over garage with full bath. Large lot at end of cul-de-sac. Call Deana at 757-287-2143




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“Come out and play, come out and stay” is a welcoming theme Looking for inspiration? Need some fresh ideas for your home – or your new home? You’ve come to the right place. Whether it’s a paint color or a kitchen remodel, you’ll find what you need here at Homearama.

It’s hard to believe it has been a decade since Tidewater Builders Association set record Homearama attendance to The Riverfront at Harbour View. Yet, here we are, 10 years and 1,000 families later welcoming you back to The Riverfront at Harbour View. We invite you to come out to play and maybe even stay in this beautifully appointed neighborhood by HALPRIN East West Communities. Since we were last here, the establishment of nearby retail and commercial amenities has added convenience for residents. Take your time visiting our nine fully furnished and fully landscaped houses. See a piece of furniture or artwork you love? Ask the representative at the house how you can buy it. Even better, find a home you love? It’s for sale, too. Just ask the agent on duty for information on the home. For 30 years, we have been welcoming visitors to Homearama and introducing them to the latest innovations and building techniques that new homes offer. With a new home comes increased energy efficiency, low interest rates and a floor plan geared for today’s busy families. You can get inspiration for your own home with the products and services being offered by the vendors in the Idea Marketplace. Our congratulations to the builders and companies that worked around the clock to bring you these amazing homes. A lot of planning, dedication and hard work goes into making each of these showcase entries a one-of-a-kind home. So when you decide it’s time to gear up for your next home renovation or to get off the fence and into homeownership, please visit our website, tbaonline.org. There, you’ll find a directory of builder and associate members who can help make your home a place where you will want to come and play… and ultimately, stay.

As chairman of this event, it’s an honor to represent all of the participants who make this show a success – from the seven builders to the subcontractors to the furniture companies and to everyone else who has played a part in putting this show together. It takes months of inspiration, coordination and plain hard work to put together a show we can all take pride in. We hope you get a chance to take in the special features of our theme homes, including the Charity House, which is named for a TBA scholarship recipient, and which will benefit the TBA Scholarship Foundation when it is sold. From the lushly landscaped open spaces of The Riverfront to the small details inside the homes, there is plenty to take in, and we hope you enjoy what you see! On behalf of the Homearama committee, I would like to thank our sponsors, who make it possible to stage a Homearama of this high caliber. These companies are listed on page 6. Also, a special thank you to the city of Suffolk. The support of the Mayor and City Council, the City Manager’s office and the planning and economic development staff have ensured a smooth process for all of us, we sincerely appreciate it.

Happy house hunting!

Enjoy the show!

William H. Halprin

Stephen Quick, Homearama chairman

Tidewater Builders Association Leadership: William H. Halprin, president Scott M. Gandy, associate vice president S.L. “Sam” Cohen, vice president Steven E. Lawson, treasurer Dennis M. Graf, secretary Channing A. Pfeiffer, chief executive officer Eric Sasser, executive committee appointee Lucky C. Peterson, executive committee appointee


This event offers you a chance to meet some of the area’s best builders, designers and landQUICK scapers and to see their work first-hand. Each participant has put time and effort into showcasing his or her distinct style. We hope you are able to take home some ideas to make your own living space more comfortable and enjoyable.

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Builder Directors: Douglas C. Smith, Gary L. Werner, Scott L. Crumley, Christopher J. Ettel, Erin Widener Speckhart, Richard L. “Tuck” Bowie and Stephen B. Quick IV Associate Directors: Joseph W. Kesterson, Kelly M. Beck, Robert L. Nicholson, Robert M. Boyd, J. Gregory Dodd, Thomas W. Dye, Brenda K. Reid and Edward O. Yoder Directors Emeriti: Edward P. Brogan, William J. Fanney, Richard D. Guy, Doyle E. Hull, Frederick J. Napolitano, Richard E. Olivieri, John H. Peterson Jr., Julian Rashkind, Stanley Waranch, Howard M. Weisberg, Wendell A. White

Homearama Plan Book Staff: Sandra Amidon, staff vice president, Homearama/Home Shows/Special Projects Mary Prier, staff vice president, Public Relations and Production Sara Steil, editor Stella Council, production coordinator Diane Trumbull, advertising graphic designer Shelly Beck, graphic designer Jean McCullough, sales manager Kim Powers, account representative

Homes featured in the 2011 Homearama have been built for sale. Please confirm sales prices with individual builders or their representatives. Builders voluntarily participate in Homearama and receive none of the revenue generated by gate receipts. The house renderings and floor plans are an artistic rendition and not meant to represent actual dimensions or the final product. For more information about Homearama or Tidewater Builders Association, visit www.tbaonline.org and www.homearama.tv.

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Residents enjoy a vacation lifestyle… every day Pristine setting, convenient location and amenities abound at The Riverfront at Harbour View BY SARA STEIL

Ten years ago, The Riverfront at Harbour View was a community waiting to blossom along the shores of the James and Nansemond rivers in northern Suffolk. Today, it’s difficult to encompass all that this sprawling resort community is, both geographically and to its residents. In 2001, more than 100,000 people flocked to the community that was in its infancy to tour the 16 homes during Homearama. Today, there are more than 1,200 homes, with more under construction or breaking ground in the near future. From Oct. 15-30, visitors are once again seeing first-hand why so many people are coming out to play and ultimately stay, and just how much the community has grown since its 2001 inception.

About the developer In 1973, East West Communities purchased land near Richmond to build communities that combined a vacation lifestyle with everyday living. Its first two communities, Brandermill and Woodlake, received several awards.


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Since then, East West has developed 35 communities in Virginia and Florida. With the success of the Richmond communities, East West began developing in Hampton Roads in the late-1980s with Smithfield’s Gatling Pointe. From there, it developed The Riverfront at Harbour View, which has received numerous accolades and awards, including the TBA Stanley Award for “Community of the Year” in 2003 and 2005. In 2008, The Riverfront at Harbour View was awarded TBA’s Community Hall of Fame.

What makes this community so attractive? For starters, it offers homebuyers a variety of options from single-family homes to upscale condos. “The housing types attract a wide range of homebuyers,” said Mark Edwards, East West Partners senior vice president and broker. The Riverfront also offers eight different builders, each with a different style of homes. Among those are two Southern Living builders, one of whom was named the Southern Living Custom Builder of the Year.


Edwards agreed. “The community is very unique to Virginia. It’s the lifestyle and the different amenities that we offer.” All of which are available at an affordable price. “The amazing affordability of our amenities from our pool membership to our social club is only about $73 a month,” Edwards continued. “It’s an amazing value.” “Residents don’t go on vacation, they stay home,” said Lawson. And one can see why with The Riverfront’s offerings. “We have a great group of builders who make it possible to develop a great quality and superior lifestyle for our residents,” said Branch Lawson, president of Hampton Roads Division of East West Communities. Single-family custom homes start around $500,000 and can go upwards of more than $2 million. The condominiums, in particular the Gables, start about $260,000 and can go upwards of the upper $300,000s, depending on customization. The convenient location is also a major plus for residents. “It’s surprising with how convenient it is, especially for those on the Peninsula,” said Lawson. Located off I-664 near the Monitor Merrimac Bridge Tunnel, the community is situated in the heart of Hampton Roads and is only 12 minutes from Downtown Norfolk and Newport News. Along the other side of the community are the of the Nansemond and James rivers.

Conveniences of Harbour View Also bordering The Riverfront is Harbour View, which is home to corporate offices, medical facilities and retail stores. If that wasn’t enough, three hotels, a Harris Teeter, a 16-cinema complex, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, TowneBank and numerous restaurants.

What’s next for The Riverfront? The Homearama sight is the next to last phase of development for The Riverfront. Not originally planned, the sight was an additional phase included with the purchase of the Bridgeway section, which is the street on which the Idea Marketplace is located. The addition brought another 135 acres to the 465acre development that boasts 3 miles of waterfront property. With the expansion will come another 84 families in the Gables. The last homes to be built will be upscale luxury condominiums on the river similar to the Gables. They will bring another 85 families. With about 70 single-family home sites still remaining, “we’ve got the end of The Riverfront in sight,” said Lawson. “The residents are by and large thrilled with their decision to be here,” he continued. “There is great social interaction among the neighbors, and I’m happy to be a part of it. The satisfaction rate of the residents is extremely high.” For more information on The Riverfront and available homes and lots, please contact East West Partners Senior Vice President/Broker Mark Edwards at medwards@eastwestr.com.

AMENITIES The Riverfront at Harbour View offers its resident a resort-style life through its amenities. Included in those are: Challenging 18-hole championship golf course designed by Tom Doak Clubhouse with indoor and outdoor fireplaces, large plasma screen and Cabana Bar The Riverfront Swim Club with Junior Olympic swimming pool with 100-foot waterslide Lakeside infinity pool, overlooking 26-acre Eagle Lake Two waterfront parks with piers and gazebos 43-acre lake with walking/ jogging paths Two tennis courts and volleyball courts Lakefront amphitheater with gazebo and picnic area Two children’s playgrounds Leisure/biking trails connecting lakeside amenities through an underground tunnel Nine meticulously landscaped parks with benches and walkways located throughout Full-time activities director Village Square, a 2-acre landscaped park with waterfalls and babbling brook

When Homearama was held in 2001, the theater was under construction, but “that was the only thing in at that time,” said Lawson Harbour View will also be home to Harbour View Town Center, a 126-acre project expected to feature more than two million square feet of retail, office, residential and hotel space. “The amenities are right here. You don’t have to go far to get whatever you want,” Lawson said, “from great dining and shopping to easy access to the rest of the world.” fal l h o m e a r a m a 2011 It’s a great time to buy a new home!


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Fast growing city home to fast growing companies. Kraft/Planters • Lockheed Martin • Target Import Warehouse • SYSCO Foods Unilever/Lipton • Bon Secours Health Systems • Sentara Healthcare General Dynamics • Sara Lee • QVC • SAIC • Massimo Zanetti Ferguson Enterprises • TowneBank • BASF • Northrop Grumman


Suffolk Economic Development 757-514-4040 YesSuffolk.com

It’s a good time to be in Suffolk

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Publication: 10 It’s a great timeDiscover Suffolk 2011 to buy a new home! Publisher: Discover Media Job No: DSS11 6647-09

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House highlights: • Brick, stone and HardiPlank exterior • Sweeping covered patio with custom grilling station • Dramatic second-story balcony • Two separate garages - 1 single-car and 1 double-car with loads of storage • Soaring 19-foot vaulted ceilings in master suite • Gourmet kitchen with prep island, granite countertops, custom cabinetry • Family room features fireplace with floor-to-ceiling Craftsman-style stacked stone surround and entertainment bar with wine chiller Rendering and floor plans by Retnauer Design Associates, P.C.

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• Second-floor teen den with built-ins and refrigerator



• Gerber Plumbing Suites Collection and Danze used exclusively throughout

The Justin Kauflin House The Charity House to benefit the TBA Scholarship Foundation

Architectural style: Craftsman House size: 3,721 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 5 baths Original architectural design: Ionic DeZign Studios, 757.499.3510, with Home Design Services, 559.675.8097 Interior design: Design consultant Kathy Browning, MIRM, Design Consultants, 757.422.3876; lead design by Rich Kahler and Trinity Scott, Exotic Home, 757.625.7292 Furnishings: Exotic Home, 757.625.7292 Landscaping: Benny Sawyer of Tidewater Tree Transplanters, 757.477.2564 2nd floor

Sales: Mark Edwards, Adria Joseph, Priscilla LeMoine and Tina Manrique of East West Realty, 757.638.9100 Financing: Ken Cummings of BB&T, 757.456.1005; and Suzanne Waterfield of BB&T, 757.326.6453

Builder highlight: By building this year’s Scholarship House, Clark Whitehill Enterprises is continuing a long family tradition of commitment to the Scholarship Foundation. Since its humble beginnings, the Scholarship Foundation has grown to become an annual tradition as an industry sponsored charity. The partners at Clark Whitehill have built two Scholarship homes —­the inaugural TBA Scholarship House in 1966 and again in 1990.

Clark Whitehill Enterprises 4224 Holland Road, Suite 104 Virginia Beach, Va. 23452 (757) 340-5300 www.clarkwhitehill.com

Clark Whitehill has been in business continuously since 1958 and has been an industry leader within the multifamily community as well. The partners were instrumental in the founding of the Tidewater Multifamily Housing Council. In 2004, they helped to establish and fund the first Tidewater Multifamily Housing Scholarship Apartment. Today, Clark Whitehill owns and manages award-winning apartment communities throughout Hampton Roads. fal l h o m e a r a m a 2011 It’s a great time to buy a new home!


Scholarship Foundation Chairman and Charity House builder Michael Newsome and past scholarship recipient Justin Kauflin stand in front of The Justin Kauflin House.

Charity House hits all the right notes Past recipient and jazz pianist helps dedicate house

Suffolk officials helped celebrate the dedication of the Fall Homearama Charity House on Aug. 17. Pictured are from left to right: Suffolk City Manager Selena Cuffee-Glenn; Tidewater Builders Association President William H. Halprin; Justin Kauflin and his dog Candy; Mayor Linda Johnson; and City Councilman Robert Barclay IV. Justin Kauflin was taken under the wings of the great Clark Terry, winner of 2010’s Grammy for Lifetime Achievement in Jazz. Here, he performs with Terry. BY SARA STEIL

It’s no secret that a solid education lays the foundation for a successful career. Did you know that a foundation also lays the groundwork for a solid education? That’s what Tidewater Builders Association’s Scholarship Foundation is doing with the sale of the Justin Kauflin House: The Charity House to benefit the TBA Scholarship Foundation. The proceeds from the sale of the home will be donated to the TBA Scholarship Foundation.


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About 60 people came out on an August morning to help builders Michael Newsome and Lee Ward of Clark Whitehill Enterprises dedicate the home with namesake Justin Kauflin. Clark Whitehill Enterprises is building the five-bedroom, five-bathroom, 3,721 square-foot house. “This is truly an honor for me that Tidewater Builders Association has chosen to involve me,” Kauflin said. “I’m thrilled to be a part of this to continue to help them make dreams come true.”

Why Justin Kauflin? In 2004, the Scholarship Foundation awarded Kauflin, a graduate of Salem High School, an academic scholarship. Kauflin was chosen as the namesake because he exemplifies the commitment and perseverance of those who receive the award, many of whom have overcome major life challenges on the road to academic excellence. Justin was nurtured with classical

Students competing for a chance to have their designs incorporated into the Charity House were given criteria to follow, including colors, shown here, to incorporate with already determined flooring, tiling and more.

The Charity House as an educational platform

Charity House contributors Thanks to the generous donations of services and time from the following companies and/or individuals, the home’s cost can be offset and more returned to the Scholarship Foundation. Another Carpet II

Aside from donating to the scholarship fund, the home is helping further the dreams of area interior design students.


Women In Design, an organization of local designers, is teaming up with instructors from Tidewater Community College and the Virginia Beach Art Institute to mentor the interior design students in a competition to design a space in the home. The winning team will work with the designer to furnish the space.

Cooper Construction

BB&T Design Consultants East West Realty

Students were given a packet with a color palette and a set of criteria to meet to be considered for the competition. Rooms included in the competition include bedroom three and four, the family loft, teen den/media room.


The students are “very attentive to detail. They are embracing the color schemes and utilizing them to blend with the entire zone,” said Kathy Browning of Design Consultants, who spearheaded the competition. “They are thinking outside the box and are thinking not only about the individual moving into the home, but they are thinking like a team.”

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery

Participating students, which range in age from 18 to 68, are also eligible for course credit for the competition.

HWW Custom Kitchen Design

Evan Hibbs Plumbing Exotic Home

Gerber & Danze Plumbing Home Paramount Pest Control IKO Roofing Products Indoor Air Systems Inc. Innovative Home Technologies

Grant Jennette, with Superior Marble and Stone, holds a marble sign that will be placed outside of the Charity House as Justin Kauflin, a jazz musician who lost his sight when he was 11 years old, reads Braille. The plaque reads, “The Justin Kauflin House.”

training in violin and piano. From age six, he began performing in public. He also endured numerous trials, including losing his vision by a rare eye disease at age 11.

dedication. “Justin, this house is for you. This is for your dream.”

Justin switched to jazz piano and began performing professionally by age 15. He graduated in the top 1 percent of Salem High’s and Governor’s School for the Performing Arts’ class of 2004.

In 1965, several builders who founded TBA, including Newsome’s father Howard M. Weisberg, established the foundation.

He went on to graduate summa cum laude with a degree in music/jazz performance from William Paterson University, where he was taken under the wings of the great Clark Terry, winner of 2010’s Grammy for Lifetime Achievement in Jazz. Newsome, also chairman of the TBA Scholarship Foundation, said Kauflin was a perfect fit for the home’s namesake because he is a great example of past recipients. Suffolk Mayor Linda Johnson agreed. “This house is about passion; this house is about love,” Johnson said at the

About the Foundation

Ionic DeZign Studios Inc. Kempsville Building Materials Kioo Architectural Glass Lawrence Painting Lawrenceville Brick Mosaic Tile NDI, LLC Ocean Masonry Inc. OK Choi Construction Inc. Ornamental Tile Professional Supply Quality Building Products

The program provides four-year scholarships to students who demonstrate financial need, academic excellence and service to the community.

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The foundation has been funded through the sale of Scholarship Houses, scholarship apartments and individual contributions. It has awarded more than $1.66 million to 424 students since 1965.

Haddad & Morecock P.C.

This marks the third Scholarship House built by Clark Whitehill Enterprises. Previous homes included the inaugural house in 1966 and again in 1990.

Schluter Systems Sherwin Williams Shuttleworth, Ruloff, Swain Sipe Electrical Inc. Superior Marble & Stone The Roofing Co. Tidewater Interior Wall & Ceiling Inc. Tidewater Tree Transplanters Vahallan Papers Virginia Paint Co. Inc. Whirlpool/KitchenAid Corp. Wilson Insurance Agency Inc fal l h o m e a r a m a 2011 It’s a great time to buy a new home!


Get Pink with Sentara When inclement weather threatened one family’s trip from Suffolk to Jamaica last January, the family members stayed calm and knew the storm would not deter them from a dream vacation. After all, this family, the Barretts, had already successfully travelled through the scariest few months of their lives as 37-year-old wife and mother Michelle was treated for breast cancer at Sentara Obici Hospital. “My mom has gone through stuff, and it was fixed, so we had to celebrate,” said Tyler, Michelle’s 11-year-old son. Nothing was about to get in the way of their celebration — not even Mother Nature. Michelle’s journey began in June 2010 when she was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. She turned to the team at the Sentara Obici Comprehensive Breast Center, which recently earned accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), joining five other Sentara Comprehensive Breast Centers in Hampton Roads. To earn the national accreditation, centers must organize and manage breast care in a multidisciplinary, integrated and comprehensive manner. They must also conduct internal and external assessments to see how they measure up to recognized standards. Simply put, the centers set a high standard for themselves. They put their patients first, striving to meet their needs. As more than a seal of approval, the accreditation, following a year-long preparation period by physicians and staff, ensures that quality and clinical improvement are in the forefront. Also as a standard for accredited centers, a highly


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Dr. Richard Hoefer shares a breast cancer treatment plan with Patient Navigator Belinda Risher. To schedule your annual mammogram at an accredited Sentara Comprehensive Breast Center, call 1-800-SENTARA.

skilled patient navigator – a registered nurse who specializes in oncology care – is available to provide assistance for patients as they move through the phases of treatment and recovery.

“This is such an important position. Every hospital should have one and every woman should seek out one,” Michelle said in a news story last year. She considers herself lucky to have been helped by Patient Navigator Pat Thornton, who stayed by her side throughout her treatment.

This family had already successfully travelled through the scariest few months of their lives as 37-year-old wife and mother Michelle was treated for breast cancer at Sentara Obici Hospital. What other things should women seek? Women should also look for a team of doctors that collaborates. Studies have shown that such a team can help a woman fight cancer more successfully. At the Sentara Comprehensive Breast Centers, physicians regularly discuss patients’ care collaboratively, taking the time to review patients’ mammograms, ultrasound and other test results as a team to make decisions about surgery, medical oncology or radiation oncology. Throughout the Sentara Cancer Network, physicians participate in multidisciplinary cancer conferences where they review cases before a treatment plan is developed and learn from each other how to improve care. The skilled physicians at Sentara are part

of Virginia’s only nationally accredited cancer network program. The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer has recognized the Sentara Cancer Network with this designation and its Outstanding Achievement Award. “We have put together a national caliber program for the citizens of Hampton Roads,” says Dr. Richard Hoefer, DO, FACS, and co-chair of Sentara’s Breast Cancer Committee. “We’re excited to tell more people about all we offer and to spread the word at this year’s Homearama with our Get Pink with Sentara House.” The house celebrates breast cancer survivors and educates all visitors about the importance of mammograms. While it is estimated that women have a one in eight chance of developing breast cancer, women are living longer with the disease largely due to early detection and advancements in treatment, like those available close to home from Sentara. According to the American Cancer Society, the survival rate for early-stage breast cancers can be as high as 93 percent. This fact means that women can have a great deal of power in caring for themselves: If you are a woman and at least 40 years old, take the time for yourself and your health and schedule your mammogram today. The team at Sentara is skilled at making you feel comfortable and cared for before, during and after the screening – but only you can take the first step by calling 1-800-SENTARA to schedule your mammogram.

Thanks to our show sponsors!

The Riverfront at Harbour View

Tidewater Builders Association

Cornerstone Foundation Supporting the home building industry in South Hampton Roads. Diamond BB&T of Virginia Kempsville Building Materials Bonded Builders Warranty Group Ferguson Enterprises

Platinum Virginia Natural Gas Dominion Virginia Power FultonBank/ Fulton Mortgage TowneBank Wells Fargo Monarch Bank/Monarch Mortgage Superior Equipment Sales Inc. Cox Communications Columbia Gas of Virginia

Gold The Ainslie Group Bank of America Tidewater Home Funding Beach Ford Inc. The Virginian-Pilot Sykes, Bourdon, Ahern & Levy P.C. Williams-Mullen William E. Wood & Associates Kotarides Builders Napolitano Homes Clark Whitehill Enterprises Inc. ABT Custom Homes L.L.C. Terry/Peterson Cos. Hearndon Construction Corp. L. R. HIll Custom Builders Inc. Associated Development Real Estate Information Network Inc. The Closet Factory New American Morgage The Lawson Cos. fal l h o m e a r a m a 2011 It’s a great time to buy a new home!


All-New Row Homes at Where Traditions Begin.

Now Building Quality Row Homes Featuring 4 Bedrooms, Downstairs Master Suite, Granite Countertops and Appliance Package. From The Low $230s. Plus, up to $7,500 towards Closing Costs.

ABTCustomHomes.com 757-488-HOME (4663) Directions: From I-64, take exit 296. Merge onto George Washington Highway, South US 17. Proceed straight onto Mill Creek Parkway. Row Home Sales Center ahead. Marketed by Rose & Womble Realty Co.


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House highlights: • Brick and HardiPlank exterior • Covered back porch • Outdoor kitchen with refrigerator • Double arch brick-enclosed porch • Bamboo hardwood floors • Contemporary floating fireplace with limestone surround • Cook’s kitchen with custom horizontal hinged cabinets with open shelving and island • First-floor master suite • His and her vanities, European-style shower, freestanding soaking tub and cathedral ceiling in master suite • Man cave with wet bar, beverage refrigerator and three TVs with bathroom

Rendering and floor plans by Retnauer Design Associates, P.C.

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Tee Time

Architectural style: Transitional House size: 3,684 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 half baths Original architectural design: Frank Betz Associates Inc., 888.717.3003 Interior design: Beth Gilbert of Gilbert Interiors, 757.464.6408 Furnishings: Value City Furniture, 757.306.8500; Steinmart of Pembroke Mall, 757.499.0905 and Mark Gonsenhauser’s Rug and Carpet Superstore, 757.486.6600 Landscaping: Tom Rozier of Dreamscape Designers, 757.412.1265 2nd floor

Sales: Mark Edwards, Adria Joseph, Priscilla LeMoine and Tina Manrique of East West Realty, 757.638.9100 Financing: Wayne Humphreys of TowneBank, 757.412.1258

Builder highlight: Veteran Homearama builder John W. “Chip” Iuliano has not only more than 20 Homearamas under his belt, but he also has more than 30 years experience in home building. Since 1986, Chip has been working personally in the planning and construction of each home. He enjoys working one-on-one with each homeowner to make sure that each house is unique and offers superior detail, quality and functionality.

ABT Custom Homes LLC 3345 Bridge Road Suite 924 Suffolk, Va. 23435 (757) 488.4663 www.abtcustomhomes.com

With a strong reputation for building homes of superior quality, Chip has been building in Homearama since 1992, has chaired the event in 1998 and 1999 and has built in more Homearamas and won more Critics’ Choice and People’s Choice awards than any other builder in Hampton Roads. He was also president of Tidewater Builders Association in 2004. fal l h o m e a r a m a 2011 It’s a great time to buy a new home!


Cure your gardening blues with bulbs

It’s as easy as planting them in fall and enjoying them in the spring it makes a much more interesting statein the spring season. They will grow up

and around fading bulb plants and disguise the dying foliage.

ment if two different bulbs with either contrasting colors or forms are combined,” says Becky, such as Golden Eco daffodil with Red Impression tulip or Prinses Irene tulip with Blue Shades anemone.

Kathy Van Mullekom of York County is the “Diggin’ In” home and garden columnist for the Daily Press in Newport News. Follow Kathy at: Roomandyard. com/diggin, Twitter@diggindirt; Facebook@HamptonRoadsHomeandGarden or text HOME or GARDEN to 71593 to get texts about home/garden.

“It’s even better and looks like a more complete garden if shrubs, perennials and bulbs are planted together,” she says.

Whether your garden is lush with too many plants or lacking the lovely look it deserves, there is a common cure – spring-flowering bulbs. “Bulbs are incredibly important in the landscape because they give an early seasonal pizzazz of color that would not normally be present without them,” says Becky Heath of Brent and Becky’s Bulbs in Gloucester. Autumn is when you plant early-season beauties like crocuses, daffodils, hyacinths, scilla, snowdrops and tulips because they require a long period of cool temperatures to spark the biochemical process that causes them to flower in spring. One afternoon planting bulbs this fall yields weeks of color next spring, according to Sally Ferguson at the Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center. To accomplish that, select a palette of bulbs with different flowering times. Even daffodils come as early-, mid- and late-season bloomers. Look for bulbs that contrast and complement each other. “While a big splash of yellow daffodils is wonderful and beautiful in early spring,


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BULB BASICS • Choose bulbs for your area. Most bulbs thrive and naturalize as perennials in zones 3-8.

For the first bulb season:

If soil is poor, work a good organic compost or well-rotted cow manure into the soil when planting. Don’t forget to “top-dress” or mulch with this material.

• For eye-catching color and display, plant bulbs in bouquets or clusters. • Plant the pointy end up. If you can’t determine which end is right, plant the bulb on its side and it will right itself.

Or, add compost or peat to the soil for drainage and top-dress with a 9-9-6 slow release or an 8-8-8 or 10-10-10 fast-release soluble fertilizer (about one tablespoon per square foot).

• Forget fertilizer the first year because bulbs are natural storehouses of food. The second year, fertilize fall or early spring with organic fertilizer like compost or aged cow manure, or a slow-release bulb food.

Spring depends on fall:

If you used a slow-release method, such as the compost, cow manure or the slow-release fertilizer, don’t do anything.

• Read the labels on your bulbs for planting depths and sun exposure. And mulch after planting.

If you used a fast-release fertilizer, apply a nitrogen-rich fast-release fertilizer in the spring as the shoots first emerge from the soil. Each fall fertilize again. Next spring, let the foliage fade to yellow so the bulb replenishes its flower power. If fading foliage is unattractive, camouflage it. Interplant bulbs with hostas, coral bells, astilbes, lady’s mantle, daylilies or other perennials that leaf out early

• Water your bulb planting thoroughly so their roots start growing, then let Mother Nature do the rest. PHOTO COURTESY BECKY HEATH


Bulbs are perfect for all garden styles and levels of gardening experience because they are easy, versatile and tolerant. All the planting information comes on the packaging, and they return year after year.

LEARN MORE Visit the International Flower Bulb Centre at bulb.com and Brent and Becky’s Bulbs in Gloucester at brentandbeckysbulbs.com or 804.694.3966.

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hometalk Small Talk. G r e a t I m p ro v e m e n t s .

On Hometalk.com, TBA member Tim Hewitt makes an impact Tim Hewitt is a retired navy captain who says he’s fortunate to now have a second career to do what he’s always really wanted to do: remodeling. With a strong background in construction, he worked for a remodeler for five years before starting his own company, Hewitt Remodeling Services. He heard about Hometalk through Spring Homearama where just like this fall, Hometalk members were being offered a $3 discount. Tim was instantly hooked.

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“I like to help folks with their home improvement projects, so I started looking at questions, and I thought, ‘Hey, I know the answer to that! This is fun,’” said Hewitt. “Hometalk is a great way to get my name out there while helping people at the same time.” As someone who’s not an aggressive marketer, Hewitt likes the fact that he can gain exposure through Hometalk without being a salesperson. He also says that even if he can’t help people with their specific type of work, there is a 95 percent chance he can refer them to someone he trusts to help with the project.

So how does Hometalk work? Anyone – both homeowners and professionals – can create a free Home-talk profile. On the site, users can find everyone from everyday homeowners who need help removing mildew, to more sophisticated DIYers and professionals like Hewitt, who answer questions, build their reputation and gain exposure. Any home improvement area,

from home design to landscaping to big jobs like replacing plumbing, is fair game on Hometalk. Hometalk’s director of community development Miriam Illions offers further insight into the community. “Using the site provides practical concrete benefits that help our members save time and money on home improvement projects. The site offers a way for users to tap into the experience of countless home improvement professionals and experienced homeowners who have done it before,” she said. Hometalk attracts many professionals like Hewitt, who stand out as great resources in their communities. Custom faux finish painter Kass Wilson of Wallstreat Studios said, “I find that the professionals investing their time on Hometalk are people who really enjoy helping others out and are passionate about what they do. If you’re looking for resources, isn’t that exactly who you’d want to work on your home?” Making informed decisions for your home is just as important as it ever was. Using Hometalk, makes it a lot easier – and much more enjoyable.


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Make moving hassle free with Harrison’s Each Harrison’s Moving employee trains at “Harrison’s University” to pack, load and unload customer’s goods.

In 55 years, the White House has seen 11 presidents take office. The computer has changed how businesses operate and the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll revolutionized music. Yet through the years, one thing has been a constant – Harrison’s Moving & Storage has been moving Tidewater’s families with unsurpassed quality. Today, Harrison’s is the premiere moving company of southern Virginia, providing their services with innovation, integrity and excellence. Harrison’s found the key to success early in its existence by working with customers to create a customized moving experience with a goal to meet their customer’s specific needs and exceed their moving expectations.

Harrison’s University Harrison’s has always taken great pride in being ahead of the curve when it comes to innovation. Nothing in the

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Virginia moving industry has been more innovative than the creation of Harrison’s University; the vision of Harrison’s President and CEO John Mullen. The very heart of Harrison’s University lies inside one of the warehouses at Harrison’s Chesapeake headquarters. Walk into the warehouse and there stands a fully decorated and furnished 2,000-square-foot, two-story house with a Harrison’s truck parked in front. They are there to train Harrison’s employees in the “Harrison’s Way” to pack, load and unload their customers’ precious goods. “We call the concept ‘Team Harrison’s’,” said Mullen. “There is a level of professionalism we believe that our customers’ are entitled to and one of the elements of this concept is to have everyone who works for Harrison’s know how to perform their job to the highest level of expertise and maintain our standard of excellence.” With each packer and mover spending time and training inside Harrison’s University, “we get a much more efficient and successful move done for our customers and everyone is happy,” added Mullen. “Our slogan is ‘We practice in our house before we come to yours’ and the results have been phenomenal. We get a lot of positive feedback about our moving team’s professionalism and attention to detail. That can only be attributed to letting them know what we expect cleaned, stored or repaired.

• Make travel plans ahead and use travel discounts to save on rooms.

• Check with clubs and organizations to see if you can sell your membership, get a partial refund or transfer it to your new location.

of our workers before they interact with the customers.”

Supporting the community Mullen also established and maintained a philosophy of deep involvement and support within the community. Toys for Tots, Habitat for Humanity, the JT Walk to defeat ALS, schools and churches and YMCA organizations have all been causes that Harrison’s has supported. “It has been the families and communities of the area that have made Harrison’s the premiere moving company in southern Virginia,” said Mullen. “We have an obligation to give back to them whenever and wherever we can.” Harrison’s credentials and reputation helped them garner the exclusive endorsement of AAA Tidewater, as well as becoming the WAVY Expert On Your Side for moving services. Harrison’s sales representatives are local professionals who are always accessible and ready to serve you. They look forward to being your next moving company because at Harrison’s Moving & Storage, you’re family! Contact us at (757) 397-1248, visit our website at www.harrisonsmoving.com or drop by our headquarters at 1010 Cavalier Blvd. in Chesapeake and tour Harrison’s University. We guarantee it will be a moving experience! • Save money by doing the packing and unpacking yourself. • Summer is peak moving season. Cut moving expenses by moving during non-peak seasons.

• Use frozen foods and perishable items that can’t be moved.

• Notify the Internal Revenue Service about your change of address so you receive your refund!

• The weight of your shipment impacts the cost – so get rid of items you no longer need.

• It’s always easier to get an apartment or utility deposit back before you move. Don’t forget items being

• If you’re moving for a new job or change in job locations, your expenses may be tax deductible.

• Be on the lookout for coupons, discounts and offers from local businesses once you’re settled.

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Stroll down Shelter Cove during Homearama and you’ll find a treasure; a creation from the minds of the custom storage experts at Closet Factory and renowned builder Sam Cohen of Joey Corp. Home #3, 2011 Treasure Chest - The Organizational Home, is the first of its kind. An exquisite home designed and built around smart efficient custom storage solutions. There’s a treasure to be discovered in every room! This home will showcase 26 organization solutions designed specially to improve lives by reducing clutter, improving organization and reducing stress.

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House highlights: • First-floor master suite with tray ceilings • Master bath includes customized his/ her vanities, walk-in rainfall shower • Custom cabinets, granite countertops, island and butler’s pantry in kitchen • Study includes home office with built-in custom cabinets and floor-toceiling library with ladder • Fireplace surrounded by built-ins in keeping room • Wainscoting and built-in floor-toceiling hutch in dining room • Theater room includes wet bar and a half bath • Mudroom features built-in shelving and drop zone

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Architectural style: Transitional House size: 4,272 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 half baths Original architectural design: Frank Betz Associates, 888.717.3003; modified by Mayfield Designs Inc., 757.547.2191 Interior design: Jody Crow of MJ Crow Interiors, 757.482.8130 2nd floor

Landscaping: Kent Basnight of Basnight Land and Lawn, 757.436.9617 Sales: Patty Cohen of REMAX Allegiance, 757.436.4500, ext. 405 Financing: Wayne Humphreys of TowneBank, 757. 412.1258

Builder highlight:

A hands-on builder, Sam Cohen of Joey Corp. learned every aspect of home building by doing it himself. His background as a carpenter shows in the details of all of his handcrafted homes. As a veteran Homearama builder, he built the Charity House to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs in 2000 and served as a past Homearama chairman.

Joey Corp. P.O. Box 16268 Chesapeake, Va. 23328 (757) 482.9578 www.joeycorp.com

From his beginnings as a carpenter’s helper, to his handson education, Sam continues to pride himself on his involvement with each home. From the smallest of projects to the 10,000-square-foot 2009 Homearama entry “The Crown Jewel,” he provides the same attention to detail. With more than 30 years experience, it’s easy to see why Sam’s flair for carpentry and knack for changing the ordinary into a masterpiece has earned him countless awards. His signature craftsmanship can be found on each home that he constructs in neighborhoods throughout fal l hHampton o m e a r a m a Roads. 2011 It’s a great time to buy a new home!


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TowneBank Mortgage: Maximizing your home buying experience When you decide it’s time to buy a home, the journey is sure to be filled with important decisions. What style of home? What community? What price range? What type of financing? At TowneBank Mortgage, our goal is to make the process of buying and financing your dream home as smooth as possible. Through our family of companies, we offer real estate services, mortgage financing, insurance coverage and settlement services. You can expect to receive the highest level of personal service from Towne. There are no out-of-town calls, processing or approvals required! Everything at Towne is handled by experienced professionals who just happen to be your friends and neighbors. Curious homebuyers often turn to the Internet for current rates and loan

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Spice up your kitchen Comfortable, high-functioning kitchen designs are a sign of the times BY HEIDI KETLER, APR

design in fresh and sensible ways.

Today’s kitchen design trends mirror what’s happening across the country. Homeowners are reaching out to update their kitchens, but they are doing so with an increasingly practical, cost-conscious mindset, while also striving for neutrality, tranquility and functionality.

Designing the look of cabinets

The housing market is scaling down in size and streamlining to fit, according to interior designer Beth Gilbert of Gilbert Interiors, who is working on Houses 2 and 7. “With the economy as it is, people are getting in touch with the earth and organic materials,” says interior designer Sharon Goodwin of Goodwin Interiors, who is designing House 6. Conversations with these and other Fall Homearama interior designers reveal a trend toward reinventing classic kitchen


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Goodwin recalls when the first white kitchens appeared in the late 1980s. “The builders were really concerned that white would be trendy or not have mass appeal, and they would date the house,” says Goodwin. “Of course, we know that white cabinetry soon outsold oak and mahogany. “White has since evolved, but never gone out of style. It has gone from white to cream to distressed,” she says. “Now it’s considered a classic.” Today, classic cabinetry styles are presented in a new way with intriguing taupe and gray finishes resembling distressed metal and weathered driftwood. One resembles liming, an age-old protection against bugs that leaves a white residue. “It’s a revision of the pickled look, not pink at all, actually more of a creamy

tan, but definitely light and very pretty,” says Goodwin. Gotcha Covered Interiors chose creamcolored wood cabinets with dark accents around the raised flat panels to complement gray and silver tones in the kitchen of House 9. The interior design team includes Bill Jenkins, Shelly Fuller and John Tang. Bronze is replacing brushed nickel as the hardware of choice. Cathy Tellefson of Complete Interiors tries to steer clients toward bronze over brushed nickel. “Bronze is a little warmer. It goes better with wood tones and granite tops. It has a warmer, homier feel.” Tellefson is the interior designer for House 8.

Innovative in form, function Behind the attractive exteriors of today’s cabinets is good, old-fashioned


and is reminiscent of an old farmhouse table, with sturdy hand-turned legs and light-colored granite top. A built-in breakfront in the breakfast area has open shelving, offering space for display, storage and food preparation. Heritage Amish Furniture’s signature hand-crafted style complements the easyliving West Coast style that was the inspiration for House 9, says Jenkins. Featured in the kitchen’s semi-formal dining area is a white oak table with white-to-sage undertones and a quarter-sawn grain pattern. Of all the new countertop products, granite is still the No. 1 choice, says Jenkins. “You don’t see much of Corian. Concrete has come but has not gone anywhere.” Tellefson says she has seen resurgence in the desire for hardwood floors in the kitchen, especially when continued from the adjacent room, even when the kitchen cabinets are wood.

Tranquil color palettes Kitchen color trends, likewise, take their cues from the environment.

Top: Streamlining kitchens with builtins and space-saving solutions, such as a wine chiller in the island, are a must to capitalize on smaller kitchens. Center: More designers are suggesting bronze fixtures in place of brushed nickel and silver. More homeowners are requesting hardwood floors in kitchens, white or cream cabinetry and pendant lighting over granite-topped islands, as seen above.

Bottom: Glass-tile accents in the backsplash are an affordable way to pick up the colors of the granite countertops and accent walls.

ingenuity. Mechanical innovations are designed to minimize overhead lifting, searching and breakage. They include waist-high pullout and rotating shelving, and deep drawers for plates and cookware cradled in perpendicular dowels.

drawers as the base cabinets in kitchens because they “can be deeper than slide outs and can carry more weight,” she says. “Now it’s something that is being done more and more.” She notes that because of the increased cost of drawers, “lower cabinet doors will be around for some time.”

Narrow pullout pantries with easy-access shelving and hide-away countertop prep areas near appliances represent efficient, space-saving innovations. Drawer inserts of every kind keep essentials – spices, flatware, knife and utensils, etc. – organized.

Sustainable enhancements

“People are not building big homes, so they use space ideas and functionality to carve out little spaces of storage,” says Gilbert.

Stephen Alexander Homes showcases this trend in House 6’s high-functioning, streamlined kitchen. In it high-end, builtin appliances, and numerous pullouts are juxtaposed with classic handcrafted furnishings.

Another trend is the use of pullout drawers instead of cabinet doors. Five or six years ago, Godwin started using only

To maximize on storage and counter space, the builder included a 10-footlong custom maple island that seats five

“People right now want to be comfortable. They’re staying home more. They’re looking at their environment, which they want to be pretty and inviting. That’s a reason why aquas and blues have stayed popular. They’re very relaxing and soothing colors,” says Goodwin. “It’s either true aqua, still on the pale side, or has gone into an icy blue.” Grays and taupes are predominant and are nicely paired with warm salmon and plum colors. Goodwin notes the reemergence of the peach-and-sea foam combination from the early 2000s, now as rich salmon and strong aqua. “When you look at colors like gray and taupe, they are very bland on their own to me. If you bring them in with one or two colors, like icy blue or a plum color, it’s very fresh, it’s very inviting,” Goodwin advises. The Homearama designers agree, color is best reserved for the backsplash and walls, two areas that can be easily updated.

Designing on a budget Today’s design trends lend themselves to tighter budgets. “When a client comes in with an allowance or budget to make selections, I have a limited amount of choices. But they include wood cabinets with glass or more KITCHEN continued on page 36 fal l h o m e a r a m a 2011 It’s a great time to buy a new home!


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styling,” says Tellefson. Glass-tile accents in the backsplash are another affordable way to pick up the colors of the granite countertop or accent walls. Tellefson shows how it’s accomplished in House 8. “The wow factor I hoped to achieve is in the granite countertop on the island and the backsplash. The cabinets are glazed, and the appliances are stainless steel.” She says it’s been her experience that upgrades for clients on a budget are lighting related, such as under cabinet and recessed lighting. If the budget covers a granite island, she suggests pendant lighting over it. “If (the granite) has any depth at all, the direct light will show it off.” Remember, “Homeowners are looking for warm and inviting kitchens. They are very practical in their choices. Clients on a budget need to focus on making their kitchens as comfortable as possible,” says Tellefson. Heidi Ketler is a freelance writer who lives in Roanoke. She can be reached at 540.650.3686 or hketler@verizon.net.

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Rendering and floor plans by Retnauer Design Associates, P.C.

1st floor


Authentic craftsman exterior

Covered front and rear porches

Master suite downstairs

See-thru fireplace and pass-thru bar between family and dining room

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Architectural style: Transitional House size: 3,195 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths Original architectural design: Knudson Gloss Architects, modified by Ken Sedlacko, AIA, 757.484.6075 Interior design: Tina White of Interior Visions Inc., 757.591.2666 Furnishings: Ashley Furniture HomeStore, 757.457.0020 Landscaping: Jeff Miller of Landworks Unlimited Inc., 757.312.0385 Sales: Mark Edwards, Adria Joseph, Priscilla LeMoine and Tina Manrique of East West Realty, 757.638.9100 2nd floor

Financing: Construction financing Wayne Humphreys of TowneBank, 757.412.1258; Mortgage financing by Kristen Dellinger of TowneBank Mortgage, 757.651.9099

Builder highlight:

Sasser Construction LC 3200 Tyre Neck Road Portsmouth, Va. 23703 757.484.6075 www.sasserhomes.com

Sasser Construction has been building superior homes in the Tidewater area since 1986. Our team takes the mystery and fear out of custom home construction and walks you step by step through the conception of ideas to the completion of your home. Our goal is to build for you a home of only the highest quality – combining our commitment to excellence with value and customer satisfaction. Sasser Construction was honored by Southern Living as the 2010 Southern Living Custom Home Builder of the Year. We were chosen due to our attention to detail, and our strong presence in the marketplace. Visit homes built by Sasser Construction in The Riverfront, Founders Pointe, Graystone at Eagle Harbor, Governor’s Pointe and their newest community, The Waterfront at Parkside. Photos and house plans are available at www. sasserhomes.com and www.thewaterfrontatparkside.com. fal l h o m e a r a m a 2011 It’s a great time to buy a new home!


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When it comes to lighting your home in the 21st century, choices abound. But instead of being overwhelmed and intimidated by the options, relish in knowing that it’s never been easier to be creative with your space while lighting your world. “Right now, the wonderful thing about lighting is that clients want to personalize their selections,” says Tina White, president and principal designer with Interior Visions Inc. White is designing Houses 4 and 5. “It’s not only about the functionality of the fixtures; it’s about using them to create focal points.” According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), people should determine their needs by identifying each room’s activities, whether it’s preparing food, reading, grooming, or doing hobbies and homework, before moving forward with lighting plans. They also need to figure out which type of ambience they want to create in each room and identify which creative element they want to spotlight, the ALA says.


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“One of the hottest trends in lighting is to have an overall lighting design for a new home that incorporates general lighting, task lighting and decorative lighting,” says Rich Kahler, lead designer of Exotic Home. He is designing the interior of House 1. “Smart homes have the ability to have several settings that can transform the mood and feel from your phone, your computer or even a centrally located control panel.”

More people are using lighting to set a mood. For example, scones and pendent lighting as seen above and below is a an easy way to provide nice detail in terms of adding decorative lighting. The fixtures can be found locally at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery.

Lighting to set a mood The versatility of lighting lends itself to every room in a house, and more people are breaking with tradition – strips of light above the bathroom mirror, or one chandelier in the dining room – to make it easier to see and to add to the home’s overall aesthetics. As Kahler says, people “are using lighting to set a mood.” Kahler, who is helping design this year’s Charity House, says he is having a decorative glass panel in the ceiling installed in Charity House’s master bathroom, which will be backlit. Wall sconces

Like furniture, lights can complement your style. Love the great outdoors? Pick a light made from wood or other natural elements. Tend toward the modern side? Opt for stainless steel sconces. “Lighting also trends in the same direction as furniture,” says Lauren Gray with Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery. “Right now we are seeing a lot of clean lines and fabric shades.”

Task lighting options Another huge trend when it comes to illuminating your space is the use of task lighting. Michael “Jody” Crow of M.J. Crow Interiors says task lighting helps not only with purpose but also with the overall mood of a room. “There’s nothing like lighting to illuminate all the positive elements throughout a home,” Crow says. Crow drives electricians crazy with requests for dimmers. They “set the mood for an evening with friends or light the house up like a runway when you need to see every little nook and cranny.” Other task lighting Crow uses includes lamps as a light source and as a piece of artwork, and can – or recessed – lights to “focus on the landscape views rather than a fixture.” Crow is designing House 3 at this fall’s Homearama, built by Joey Corp. “This house is truly about task lighting,” Crow says. The home includes a children’s loft on the second floor designed with kid activities in mind – homework, reading and computer work. “There will be two sections for computers, bookcases, corkboards,” Crow says. “I’ve put numerous

“Clients can choose from halogen, xenon, fluorescent and LED.”

can lights in on dimmers to lighten this area because there is no natural light filtering through, so under cabinet lighting and rope lighting will be used throughout the space.”

Crow uses under-cabinet lighting not only for increased visibility but to showcase tile designs, moldings and artwork. Interior Visions’ White says: “Undercabinet LED tape lighting gives a wonderful ambience and creates a very interesting look at floor level.” LED tape lighting comes in a variety of colors, White points out.


will also be used in several locations to provide “nice detail in terms of adding decorative lighting and can be used to change the look and mood of the home whether a homeowner is entertaining or simply wants to create a more intimate and personal feel in the home,” he says. Homeowners can also use “lighting to highlight architectural features of their homes, such as large walls and tray ceilings. They are breaking typical conventions by having two light fixtures in a dining room rather than just one.”

The Design Pro LED Linear can be bent and maneuvered around cabinets, toe kicks, china closets and a variety of other tight areas to add depth and visual interest to any space. This energysaving fixture features a string of thin, ¼-inch LED light “pods” that features high brightness, cooler operating temperature and superior color rendering. Available at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery.

Lighting up directional rails also is being requested at this time, White says. Here, lights can be placed on a metal bar and can be aimed at an object or an area, and can easily be adjusted, she says. Task lighting also serves another purpose, designers say. Because it is used to light up a specific area for specific functions, an entire room doesn’t have to be lit up, which can save money on electric bills.

Energy-efficient lighting Energy-efficient light bulbs can also save money.

Under-cabinet lighting

“The lighting world is constantly changing with new technologies and new Energy Star codes,” Gray says. “Our showroom consultants are constantly training to keep up with the latest trends and technologies.”

House 3 also includes a craft room, which will be like a studio for painting, sewing, gift wrapping, cross-stitching, etc. “Homearama visitors will see it all from under-cabinet lighting to fixtures that will help magnify” the spaces where projects are being done, Crow says.

For example, she says, LED lighting saves the customer time and money.”

Kahler says task lighting has always been important, but consumers are now planning their homes around places where specific tasks will be performed – and “ensuring they have the best lighting for the job.”

White concurs. More and more homeowners are inquiring about energyefficient lighting options, she says, and designers need to know the facts.

Ferguson’s Gray agrees. “The most popular task lighting is under-cabinet lighting in a kitchen.” Gray helped design lighting for builder Les Ore’s House 8.

“With compact fluorescent bulbs, they are 50-60 percent more energy efficient than a standard bulb, but are not decorative,” White explains. “A standard 65-watt bulb lasts 1,500 hours,” White says. “A 12-watt, LED bulb lasts 50,000 hours.” According to the American Lighting Association (www.americanlightingassoc.com), lighting uses 7 to 10 percent of the total energy consumed by a house.

Featuring an ultrasleek profile, this energy-saving cabinet lighting product can fit into even the most slender spaces. It essentially disappears under and inside almost every cabinet configuration while evenly delivering a pure, warm light. Available at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery.



To reduce your electric energy consumption, the ALA suggests turning lights off when not in use, installing energy-saving fluorescent bulbs whenever possible, looking for products with the government’s Energy Star symbol, and using photoelectric lighting controls, such as motion or occupancy sensors or timers. IGH



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Outdoor lighting can also be used to provide a dramatic look by using sleek, low-profile fixtures with customizable panels, such as the ones on the colums. The low-maintenacne LED also delivers energy savings.


Outdoor lighting can also be used to provide a dramatic look by using sleek, low-profile fixtures home at night. ” The first concern for lighting outdoorswith customizable panels, such as the ones is safety, White says. “You want to be able Other outdoor features can also on the colums. The low-maintenacne LEDbealso to see the entrance,” she says. spotlighted, such as beautiful trees or delivers energy savings.

Outdoor lighting

Then, you can think about different ways to brighten important outdoor features.

Motion or occupancy sensors or timers, which go off and on depending on whether something is moving in front of it, are good for outdoor lighting the ALA suggests.

“Homes now have much more expansive outdoor lighting schemes and not just lighting by the entryways,” Kahler says. “Lighting built into the soffit of a roof can provide some pretty dramatic looks for a

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• Double front porches overlooking the Center Court promenade • Timeless traditional home featuring a coastal cottage feel • Open family living space with tech nook • Built-in breakfast banquette • Two master suites: guest master suite downstairs, master suite upstairs • Natural hardwood flooring • Open kitchen and family room layout • Large floating island, butler’s pantry, custom cabinetry, granite countertops • Mudroom with drop zone • Upstairs laundry room • Easy Breeze system on screened rear porch



The Coastal Cottage The Social Media House

Architectural style: Coastal House size: 3,351 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3½ baths Original architectural design: Knudson Gloss Architects, modified by Ken Sedlacko, AIA, 757.484.6075 Interior design: Tina White of Interior Visions Inc., 757.591.2666 Furnishings: Decorum, 757.623.3100 Landscaping: Jeff Miller of Landworks Unlimited Inc., 757.312.0385 Sales: Mark Edwards, Adria Joseph, Priscilla LeMoine and Tina Manrique of East West Realty, 757.638.9100 Financing: Construction financing Wayne Humphreys of TowneBank, 757.412.1258; Mortgage financing by Kristen Dellinger of TowneBank Mortgage, 757.651.9099 2nd floor

Builder highlight:

Sasser Construction recently introduced its Simply Custom Collection. Our team at Sasser Construction has streamlined the custom building process to fit the busy lifestyle of today’s family. Simply Custom plans are affordable, efficient, and family friendly. Our design team has assembled a multitude of preselected finishes to make your selection process quick and enjoyable. Simply Custom homes are built with the same quality, commitment and pride as all Sasser homes.

Sasser Construction LC 3200 Tyre Neck Road Portsmouth, Va. 23703 (757) 484.6075 www.sasserhomes.com

Sasser Construction was honored by Southern Living as the 2010 Southern Living Custom Home Builder of the Year. We were chosen due to our attention to detail, and our strong presence in the marketplace. Visit homes built by Sasser Construction in The Riverfront, Founders Pointe, Governor’s Pointe and our newest community, The Waterfront at Parkside. Photos and house plans are available at www.sasserhomes.com and www.thewaterfrontatparkside.com. fal l h o m e a r a m a 2011 It’s a great time to buy a new home!


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TBA Scholarship Foundation has given

More than $1.3 million has been donated COURTESY PHOTO

Tidewater Builders Association Scholarship Foundation awarded $85,000 in scholarship monies to more than million in left financial aid row: Nathan to local charities, 16 students on Tuesday, June 2,$1.66 2009. They are, from to right, front Ayerson, Hannah such as St. Mary’s Home Billings, Rosalie Petrone, Nilusha Jayasinghe, Ian Crowell, Zach Shipley, Glenn Jodun III, Jakya Brooks, to more than 400 students. for Disabled Children, from the sale of Rebecca Warren, TBA President Pete A. Kotarides, and TBA Scholarship Foundation Chairman anBlazer, annual Charity House. In 2010, Saint Michael Newsome.Back row: Rachel Lane, Thomas Kelly, Logan Leopold, William Ernest Armstrong II, Ben Honeycutt and Frank Ambrose.


Scholarship Foundation at an awards ceremony June 2. Ten academic scholarships were awarded based on academic excellence, community service and financial need. Awards to six students, plus two high schools, were presented in the Young Designers’ Scholarship Competition. The following academic scholarship winners will each

Mary’s dedicated their Charity House with children’s handprints on a statue.

TBA members participate in the annual Tidewater Multifamily Housing Council’s Olympics. In addition to TMHC, TBA offers a Remodelers Council and a Green Building Council.

receive a $7,500 four-year scholarship: � Nathan Ayersman, a senior at Northampton High School, Nassawadox on the Eastern Shore, recipient of the Frederick J. Napolitano Scholarship � R. Logan Leopold, a senior at Princess Anne High School, Virginia Beach, recipient of the William J. Hearring Memorial

TBA Members: They’re everywhere

Sixteen local high school students, along with two schools, were awarded a total of $85,000 from the Tidewater Builders Association

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Mo. payment based on VA 2-1 Buydown, funding fee financed 1st payment at 3.5%. 2nd year 4.5%, 3rd year at 5.5%, APR 4.97% Sale Price $229,990. Loan Amount $234,934.79

The folks who belong to this local professional trade associaKensington Park tion are more than just builders, Kensington Park within 30 minutes of most Hampton Roads employers. From the Peninsula or the Southside, Take I-664 to Bowers Hill (exit 13) to Rt. 58, takeelectricexit 10/32 (Newport News/Smithfield) and at the stop light take a right, at theremodelers, third stoplight make a left ontoplumbers, Kensington Blvd. by Food Lion, community is located one block on the right. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 757-539-8966 ians, bankers, real estatewww.associated-development.com agents, Prudential Towne Realty is an affiliate of Towne Bank. An Independently owned and operated member of the Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. interior designers, apartment DAY, 06.13.09 | HOME | THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT | managers… the list goes on. They are neighbors, friends, volunteers and coaches.

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Although TBA is a trade association with a business purpose, it also has a philanthropic side. You’ll find that the association and its members are enthusiastic supporters of:


TBA Building Trades Academy graduate Carlos Wilson fixes a mirror at the Belmont at Greenbrier apartments. The program has trained 3,600 students and placed them in positions in the building trades and facilities maintenance.

TBA established a scholarship foundation in 1965 and has since given more than $1.66 million in financial assistance to more than 400 local students; students who might otherwise have been unable to attend college. This assistance comes through two programs: an academic scholarship program and an architectural design competition.

The funding for this foundation comes from members involved in the construction and sale of a Scholarship House and leasing of a Scholarship Apartment, as well as from endowed scholarships and individual member contributions.

Training opportunities Through its Building Trades Academy, founded in 1978, TBA has provided skills training to more than 3,600 economically disadvantaged and at-risk youths and adults. After completing a 10-week training program, graduates are placed in jobs with member companies. The program provides hands-on training during community service projects, where students not only learn valuable skills, but also provide much-needed assistance to low-income families. The Building Trades Academy recently added an apprenticeship program in facilities maintenance to its curriculum. It is one of four pilot projects nationwide designed to foster apprenticeship training and it is funded by a grant from the Office of Apprenticeship and implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.

Response Foundation stepped in with financial relief for residents whose homes were destroyed or damaged. Over the years, TBA members have contributed more than $45,000 to local families that have been affected by fires and natural disasters through this grassroots foundation.

Want to learn more? For more information about TBA and its many programs and activities, visit

www.tbaonline.org. If you are involved in the residential construction industry in some way, but are not currently a TBA member, please consider joining us. An association that is strong in numbers is also effective in tackling legislative issues that could have a negative impact on housing. To find out how you can benefit from TBA membership, email Stacey Turner, membership and member services director, at sturner@tbaonline.org.

LIVE CLOSE TO WHAT MATTERS MOST. New Homes And Resort Style Amenities Now Await You In Founders Pointe.

Helping children If you’ve ever been to a Homearama, you’re sure to have visited a Charity House. These special showcase homes are built with the generous support of numerous subcontractors and suppliers who, along with the builder, contribute all or part of their products and services to the home. When a Charity House is sold, proceeds go directly to that year’s designated charity. Since 1988, when the first Charity House was built, beneficiaries have included Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia and St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children. More than $1.3 million has been raised for these charities over the years. The Charity House you’ll see at the fall Homearama was built by Clark Whitehill Enterprises and will benefit the TBA Scholarship Foundation. (For more about this special house, turn to page 12)

Founders Pointe is conveniently located in Isle of Wight County, off Route 17, overlooking Batten Bay and the James River – just minutes from Harbour View. Don’t miss your chance to live in this two-time ‘Community of the Year’ award-winner and the site of the Spring 2010 Homearama.

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House highlights: • Fiber cement siding and stone exterior • Wraparound front porch with standing seam metal roof • Three-season porch in rear • Wide plank, hand-scraped floors throughout downstairs • Historic trim features and wainscoting in dining room • Three ovens, 10-foot island, built-in pantry and breakfast nook • 12-foot ceilings in master suite with his/her walk-in closets • 11-foot ceilings and pedestal slipper tub in master bath • Custom woodwork and built-ins throughout house, including hutch in breakfast nook

Rendering and floor plans by Retnauer Design Associates, P.C.

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Tranquil Living: The Pilot Reader House

Architectural style: Coastal Victorian House size: 3,625 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 3½ baths Original architectural design: Retnauer Design Associates and Stephen Alexander Homes, 757.546.2471 Financing: Cathy Lockwood of Monarch Bank, 757.955.8602 Interior design: Sharon Goodwin of Goodwin Interiors, 757.417.8001 Furnishings: La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, 757.420.2252 Landscaping: Robert Nye of Renaissance Outdoor Contracting, 757.548.5055 2nd floor

Builder highlight: Alex, Steve and Stephen Quick, of Stephen Alexander Homes and Neighborhoods are continuing a long tradition of home building success with the homes they build. Stephen Alexander Homes has earned a reputation for excellence through quality craftsmanship, unique design, superior service and community involvement.

Stephen Alexander Homes LLC 820 Greenbrier Circle, Suite 3 Chesapeake, Va. 23320 757.631.8793 www.stephenalexanderhomes.com

The men behind the name of the company deliver individually personalized custom homes for their clients at a fair price, in a timely manner. Now building in most Hampton Roads cities, Stephen Alexander Homes is offering its “Let us help you sell your home and build where you want to live program.” This online database of available lots at various price points throughout the area makes getting the home of your dream in the location you want easier than ever. fal l h o m e a r a m a 2011 It’s a great time to buy a new home!


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Out of all the plants you select for your yard nothing is more permanent than a tree. Which type you plant and where you plant it can set the stage for everything that follows. Whether you want to create shade, establish a focal point or add color that changes with the seasons, there’s a tree out there for every reason. Here are just a few favorites from the landscapers participating in this year’s fall Homearama:

Bald Cypress

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One of the few redwoods native to the East Coast, the Bald Cypress is probably best known for its tendency to form an abundance of “cypress knees” around its broad base when growing in shallow water. However, it also grows quite well in drier settings like home landscapes, says Patty Adkins, landscape designer

for House 9 and on-staff arborist for Edward Gosman & Associates. “It’s very versatile,” she says of her absolute favorite tree. “It prefers acidic soil but can tolerate other conditions as well.” Growing to a mature height between 70 and 100 feet, “The Taxodium distichum is a deciduous tree with soft sage-green yew-like foliage that takes on a mellow, orange-brown hue in autumn,” she says. It’s a moderately fast grower, with dense wood and exfoliating bark that becomes smoother over time. Young trees start out pyramidal in form but become irregular and flat topped in old age. “It’s what I call a ‘tough butt’ of a tree,” she says of the cypress that can hold its own in tropical storm winds and hurricanes. “As it grows older, it gets twisted and gnarly and takes on dramatic shapes. It can live for hundreds of years and is just spectacular.”


The Bald Cypress tree is often thought of as a water-friendly tree, yet it grows quite well in drier settings. It also weathers tropical storms and hurricanes well and gets a twisted shape as it matures, making for a dramatic landscape.

Known as a southern symbol of strength, the Live Oak is native to Texas and along the East Coast from Florida to as far north as the south side of the Chesapeake Bay, says Benny Sawyer, landscaper for House 1 and owner of Tidewater Tree Transplanters. “When it’s properly pruned where you can see the limb structure, there’s nothing prettier,” he says about one of his choice trees. “It’s phenomenal for coastal areas of the beach because it weathers hurricanes so well.” The Quercus virginiana, which grows to be very old and can stand 50 feet tall and 60 feet wide, is also a great addition to homes further inland on large properties that can offer full sun and welldrained sandy soil. “The Live Oak needs plenty of room to grow,” Sawyer says. “And a good place to plant one is on the north side where it can block the cold winter wind.” PHOTO BY PATTY ADKINS

The large, mostly evergreen trees lose Live Oak

“Plant it in full sun with southern exposure in unamended soil and it’ll be fine,” he says about the upright and bushy tree that will reach a spread of 8 to 10 feet. “Other trees shed and defoliate periodically, which makes a mess,” Miller continues. The little gem doesn’t and also doesn’t drop the “hand grenades,” as he calls them, formed by the dried flower buds. The tree doesn’t need to be trimmed and once it’s rooted, you can forget about watering it. “It’s a great tree. It doesn’t get bagworms and isn’t prone to black spot or any disease.”

Dynamite Crape Myrtle

Drive through any residential development in Hampton Roads and you’d be hard pressed not to find a crape myrtle. These days, the popular variety turning heads is the Dynamite Crape Myrtle, says Robert Askew, landscaper for House 7 and president of R.W. Askew Nursery. Growing 20 feet tall with a spread of about 15 feet, the Lagerstroemia indica “Whit II” grows upright and displays long-lasting clusters of deep-red flowers and dark-green foliage. Near the end of its spring-to-fall bloom cycle, the flowers tend to “explode,” producing red, dark pink and white flowers. In the fall, the deciduous tree displays a color explosion that continues with the leaves turning a vibrant orange-red.

ingly covering the entire tree for two to three weeks before the leaves emerge. “Unlike the Eastern Redbud (that has green leaves), the Forest Pansy has scarlet-purple foliage that turns maroon as the season wears on,” says Christian Basnight, who handles landscape sales and design for Basnight Land and Lawn. “The leaves are heart shaped and very distinct, and with their color they offer interest all summer long.” The Cercis canadensis, a moderately fast-growing deciduous tree that can get 20 feet tall and 25 feet wide, does best in full sun but it can tolerate some shade. It can be easily grown in average welldrained soil. Plant it away from the house where it has plenty of room to grow and expect it to live about 25 years. “When three are well placed in a yard, they create a nice pattern,” says Basnight who is landscaping House 3. “The foliage is absolutely stunning and it’ll make an impact.” PHOTO COURTESY OF BASNIGHT LAWN AND LAND

Live Oak

Forest Pansy Redbud

Homearama landscapers share their favorite foliage

Little Gem Magnolia

As far as magnolias go, the dwarf variety called little gem has got to be among the species’ crown jewels. The native Magnolia grandiflora, which grows 15 to 20 feet tall vs. the standard magnolia’s 80 feet, sports smaller darkgreen glossy leaves and fragrant white flowers that bloom periodically from late May until September. Unlike the full-size variety, says Jeff Miller, landscaper for House 4 and 5 and president of Landworks Unlimited Inc., there is less maintenance involved with the little gem.

Coral Bark Maple


their stiff and leathery elliptical-shaped leaves in the springtime right before new leaves emerge. “They drop and replenish their leaves at the same time, which make a little bit of a mess,” Sawyer says. “But besides that, I can’t think of any other drawbacks.”

Dynamite Crape Myrtle

This pest- and disease-resistant tree can tolerate a wide variety of soil conditions and has few restrictions. “Don’t plant the tree too close to a building or in a shady location,” Askew cautions. “It needs a sunny location and plenty of room to fully develop.”

Forest Pansy Redbud

Truly a harbinger of spring, the Forest Pansy Redbud is one of the first ornamental trees that will blossom in Hampton Roads, usually some time in March or April. Tiny clusters of rose-purple pea-like flowers pop out from the branches, seem-

With its striking vase shape and flaming coral-red bark, the Coral Bark Maple can add vibrant color to a home’s front yard, says Robert Nye, owner of Renaissance Outdoor Contracting Inc. and landscaper for House 6. “You should put it somewhere it’s going to be noticed. It makes a really nice focal point.” The Acer palmatum ‘Sango-kaku,’ which grows to about 25 feet tall and 15 feet wide, performs best in full sun to partial shade. It does fine in Hampton Roads’ zone 7-8 temperatures, Nye says, but will fare better if it has a little afternoon shade. The deciduous tree prefers welldrained soil that’s moist but not wet. It tends to grow pretty quickly when it’s first planted and then slows down. The ornamental tree’s yellow-green leaves with a red tint around the edges TOP TREES continued on page 77 fal l h o m e a r a m a 2011 It’s a great time to buy a new home!

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House highlights: • HardiPlank shake shingles, horizontal siding and stone exterior • Coffered ceiling and dry bar in family room • Paneled ceiling in foyer • Craftsman style columns throughout downstairs foyer, entryway and hallway • Fireplace in family room and keeping room • Chef’s kitchen with island, granite countertops, cast iron undermount sink and walk-in pantry • First-floor master suite with ceiling pan and beams • Two-person shower, jetted tub and sitting area in master bath • In-ground pool, pool house with outdoor kitchen and bathroom • In-wall speakers throughout downstairs • Two-car garage • Tons of upstairs storage space

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Architectural style: Transitional House size: 3,813 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 4 baths Original architectural design: Frank Betz Associates Inc., 888.717.3003 Interior design: Beth Gilbert of Gilbert Interiors, 757.464.6408 Furnishings: Value City Furniture, 757.249.1800; Dillard’s at MacArthur Center, 757.622.6800; Mark Gonsenhauser’s Rug & Carpet Superstore, 757.486.6600; Kirkland’s at MacArthur Center, 757.627.8484 Landscaping: Robert Askew of R.W. Askew Nurseries Inc., 757.255.4498 2nd floor

Sales: Mary Ellsworth of ABT Realty LLC, 757.288.8822 Financing: Nancy Brown of Fulton Mortgage Co., 757.321.6368

Builder highlight:

Veteran Homearama builder John W. “Chip” Iuliano has not only more than 20 Homearamas under his belt, but he also has more than 30 years experience in home building. Since 1986, Chip has been working personally in the planning and construction of each home. He enjoys working one-on-one with each homeowner to make sure that each house is unique and offers superior detail, quality and functionality.

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With a strong reputation for building homes of superior quality, Chip has been building in Homearama since 1992, has chaired the event in 1998 and 1999 and has built in more Homearamas and won more Critics’ Choice and People’s Choice awards than any other builder in Hampton Roads. He was also president of Tidewater Builders Association in 2004. fal l h o m e a r a m a 2011 It’s a great time to buy a new home!


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Infusing your home with the flare of a professional designer may not be in the budget, but thanks to the experts behind the fully furnished Homearama homes, it could be yours at a fraction of the cost.

How? All of the Homearama furniture and accessories are for sale, not only during the Homearama Furniture Sale, but also throughout the entire show! “We couldn’t have a successful Homearama without the participation of our furniture companies,” said Homearama Chairman Stephen Quick, with Stephen Alexander Homes. “Under the direction of our professional designers, it’s the furniture that transforms these houses into homes. How do I buy my item? Inside the homes is a listing of the

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available furniture and accessories. Simply ask the host or real estate agent in the house for the listing. If you decide that you would like to purchase an item from the house, enter your name and phone number on the accompanying sheet and either a furniture representative or the home’s interior designer will contact you for payment information. The items must be picked up the day of the furniture sale.

What about the furniture sale? Any remaining items not purchased during the show will be put up for sale during the Homearama Furniture Sale, held Monday, Oct. 31, from noon to 6 p.m. at the site. The items are marked at a discounted price and are sold on site. Any items purchased during the sale must also be removed from the site that day. Show sponsor Harrison’s Moving &

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Furniture will be available from the following companies: Ashley Furniture HomeStore Decorum Dillard’s at MacArthur Center Exotic Home Heritage Amish Furniture La-Z-Boy Furniture Gallery Kirkland’s at MacArthur Mark Gonsenhauser’s Rug & Carpet Superstore Steinmart Schewel Furniture Co. Inc. Value City Furniture

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House highlights: •

HardiPlank and stone exterior with accent metal roofing

Fireplace, custom wood hearth and coffered ceilings in living room

Craftsman-style columns in dining room

Stainless steel appliances, soft-close cabinets and large island in kitchen

15-foot cathedral ceilings in downstairs master suite

Home theater/pub/game room in suite over garage

Large front porch

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Cascading pond with putting green in backyard

Rendering and floor plans by Retnauer Design Associates, P.C.

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Architectural style: Craftsman House size: 4,400 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5 baths Original architectural design: Frank Betz Associates Inc., 888.717.3003 Interior design: Cathy Tellefsen of Complete Interiors, 757.495.0133 2nd floor

Furnishings: Schewel Furniture Co. Inc., 757.925.2196; The Ark Outlet, 757.923.3750; Built to Last, 252.232.0055 Landscaping: Fred Sayer of L&F Landscaping Inc., 757.403.2883 Sales: Mark Edwards, Adria Joseph, Priscilla LeMoine and Tina Manrique of East West Realty, 757.638.9100 Financing: Mark Smith of BB&T, 757.398.8020

Builder highlight:

Ore Builders and its sister company Les Ore Construction combines today’s technology with classic traditional homes. This marks the fifth Homearama for Ore, who has been building award-winning homes since 2009. As a long time member of Tidewater Builders Association, Les has worked with its affiliated builders in new and pre-existing construction sites for years. Les combined his knowledge of structured wiring and whole-house audio video with his growing experience of new home construction.

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Suffolk. A best place to live in America. CNN Money magazine has named Suffolk one of “America’s 100 Best Small Cities” in which to live. The 2010 survey compared statistics from 746 U.S. cities with populations between 50,000 and 300,000. Suffolk was one of only four Virginia cities to make the list.

Our culture. Suffolk honors community spirit with annual family-friendly events and festivals including the Suffolk Peanut Festival, Nansemond Indian Tribal Pow Wow, Taste of Suffolk Downtown Street Festival, Great Dismal Birding Festival and many more.

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Historic attractions & tours. Dare to discover the Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge111,000 acres of untouched wilderness. Suffolk offers swamp safaris, canoe excursions, ghost walks and lantern tours. Kayak or fish in over 8,000 acres of lakes and rivers. Play a round of golf at one of our five championship golf courses. You can even see the entire city from 14,000 feet at Skydive Suffolk.

History and the arts. Explore Riddick’s Folly House Museum, an official Virginia Civil War Trail site, which served as headquarters of Major General John J. Peck and his staff of Union Army officers. Penciled messages left on the walls by Union soldiers are still legible today. An HO-Scale model at the Seaboard Station Railroad Museum depicts Suffolk in 1907. Or visit the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, renovated into a 500-seat, professional performing arts theater.

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add interesting color during the summer months but wintertime is when the tree really shines. “I think as far as trees go, the winter interest makes it stand out with its bright-red coral bark,” Nye says. However, the Coral Bark Maple has a shorter life span than most maples, “but that’s true with most ornamentals,” says Nye.

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Although you don’t see too many Golden Rain Trees in Hampton Roads, they’re one of Tom Rozier’s East Coast favorites. The owner of Dreamscape Designers and landscaper for House 2 says he likes this ornamental beauty in numbers. “I like to plant them in clumps of three to five and mix in knockout roses for some great summer contrast. You can get pink, red and yellow all at the same time.” The Koelreuteria paniculata has fragrant, cascading yellow flowers in summer, followed in the fall by rich-brown papery seed pods that resemble Chinese lanterns. Its bark starts off smooth but gets rougher and furrowed with age. Able to tolerate a wide range of soils, “The trees will grow in everything from sand to clay. They are very adaptable,” Rozier says about the trees, which grow to be 20 to 25 feet high. Under the right conditions, they are known to naturalize and spread. Full sun is optimum, Rozier adds, but the deciduous, dome-shaped tree also will do well with some shade. Be sure to plant it at least 20 feet away from any foundation or structure. “And then be prepared to sit back and enjoy it,” Rozier says. Stacey Klemenc is a freelance writer who resides in Virginia Beach. She can be reached at staceyklemenc@cox.net.

Like what you see? The following companies provided the landscaping for at Fall Homearama: House 1: Tidewater Tree Transplanters House 2: Dreamscape Designers House 3: Basnight Land and Lawn House 4, 5: Landworks Unlimited Inc. House 6: Renaissance Outdoor Contracting Inc. House 7: R.W. Askew Nurseries Inc. House 8: L&F Landscaping Inc. House 9: Edward Gosman & Associates

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House highlights: • HardiPlank and stone exterior with dormers, large front porch • Hardwood and tile flooring throughout downstairs • Dual entrance mudroom • Fireplace, 10-foot ceilings and picture molding in family room • Eat-in kitchen with granite countertops and island • Game room/office • Upstairs and downstairs laundry • Media room can be optional 5th bedroom • Dual master suites with garden tub in upstairs master • Pedestal slipper tub, subway tiled walls and walk-in shower in downstairs master

Rendering and floor plans by Retnauer Design Associates, P.C.

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Architectural style: Craftsman House size: 3,235 square feet, 4 or 5 bedrooms, 3½ baths Original architectural design: Charlie Anderson, 757.204.4298 Interior design: Shelly Fuller, Bill Jenkins and John Tang of Gotcha Covered Interiors, 757.673.7551 Furnishings: Heritage Amish Furniture, 757.468.0264 Landscaping: Eddie Gosman of Edward Gosman and Associates, 757.421.2500 Sales: Wynn Sasse of All Pros Realty, 757.646.5263 2nd floor

Financing: Jim Harris of BB&T, 757.546.3032

Builder highlight:

After a four-year absence, veteran builder Charlie Anderson of Charlie Anderson General Contractor Building Inc. is returning for his 14th Homearama. Charlie has built homes in every Homearama from 1986 until 1996, and in 2000, 2006 and 2007. In 1990 and 2006 he built the Homearama Charity Houses, which benefited Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters. During this time, Charlie accumulated an impressive array of awards, including Best Deck, Best Outdoor Living Area and the coveted TBA Past Presidents’ Favorite Home award.

Charlie Anderson General Contractor Building Inc. 716 Benefit Road Chesapeake, Va. 23322 757.204.4298

Charlie began his building career in high school via woodworking and furniture making. These days, this selftaught builder remains busy by offering a unique home for each buyer. Charlie draws his own plans, making sure to combine a beautiful, detailed home with the functionality today’s family requires. Through his 38-year career, Charlie has constructed more than 300 homes solely off referrals, which speaks well of his strong reputation. fal l h o m e a r a m a 2011 It’s a great time to buy a new home!


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Top 7 trends in today’s NEW homes


Times have changed and people are not living in their homes the way they did five to 10 years ago. However, some builders are opting to incorporate new “old” features that appeal to today’s homebuyers. Of course, buyers do not come in one mold and each buyer is going to want different items in their new home. For example, an empty nester doesn’t necessarily want the same things a young family considers important. Here are seven trends that have been emerging in four new home communities in Hampton Roads, including Isle of Wight’s Founders Pointe and Suffolk’s The Riverfront at Harbour View. 84

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1. Outdoor rooms in home design An increased interest in entertaining friends and family at home has encouraged builders to incorporate outdoor spaces with the overall home design. Outdoor living spaces with fireplaces and outdoor cooking areas become an attractive backyard creation appealing to many of today’s buyers. By incorporating

sliding glass doors that lead to patios and decks, the yard and garden are becoming a piece of the floor plan. These outdoor “rooms” often include kitchens with sophisticated sinks and grills.

feel more like a home, a feature that buyers are responding to well.

2. Earth-friendly and energy-efficient home design

New home plans are incorporating more storage areas that are easily accessible, as well as more walk-up attics. Builders are offering expandable space for homebuyers in case of growing families and better resale potential.

Perhaps the most exciting and most important trend in home design is the increased sensitivity to the environment. Many of today’s homes are proving to be comfortable, economical and rustically beautiful. Local building codes also have changed and now require more efficient HVAC systems, higher SEER ratings, better insulation requirements and other engineering/structural requirements that weren’t previously required. In fact, last year Hohmann Builders built the first EarthCraft and Energy Star certified home in Isle of Wight. This Founders Pointe home (pictured above), certified under the EarthCraft and Energy Star programs, should be 30 percent more efficient than an identical home built simply to code. It will also provide better indoor air quality and reduce the home’s carbon footprint. Since the EarthCraft requirements include and exceed all of the Energy Star rating requirements, the two designations are always earned together. Both programs focus on energy efficiency, but the EarthCraft program also includes durability, sustainability in products used and indoor air quality requirements. EarthCraft combines requirements with a point system to allow versatility in building with sustainable products. The homeowner benefits by receiving an extremely durable, green and healthy home with lower maintenance costs.

3. Return of the drop zone and larger laundry/utility rooms One of the most popular features that we see in almost every new home today is the drop zone area, which is usually found between the kitchen, utility room and/or the garage. Drop zones and cell phone charging areas, mudroom seating, cubbies and other interesting uses for nooks inside the home help make a house

4. Expandable space and additional storage

Many relocating families used to a basement love having the flexible third level. Newer homes feature enormous walk-in closets, spacious dressing rooms and plenty of easy-to-reach built-in cabinets. Vaulted ceilings are not as popular since families prefer more usable space, Instead, builders often raise the family room ceiling to 10 feet or 11 feet to get a feeling of openness. The rooms above the family room make the perfect media room or children’s retreat. Additionally, unfinished areas with access doors provide today’s homebuyers with smart storage space.

5. Greater use of natural and handcrafted materials A desire to protect the environment and to preserve historic architecture is inspiring architects to re-use older structures and materials. For example, many builders are using reclaimed wood, beams and mantels milled from trees cleared from their lots in the homes. In the 2010 Spring Homearama at Founders Pointe, door panels from an aging Virginia house displayed vintage photos in the Berkshire Pointe model built by Newhall Construction. Unique flooring materials such as reclaimed wood, walnut and other exotic hardwood finishes are also becoming popular flooring options. Pebbles are being used for shower floors, offering homeowners a foot massage while showering.

6. Functional and fabulous kitchens Today’s homebuyers are looking for kitchens that allow for entertaining and connecting families while still being functional. Buyers are asking for features such as cabinets with glass doors. Islands are back as well, from a center island with foldaway table, to larger floating islands made of wood and painted a different color. Islands are more often being placed closer to the grand room so families can easily connect. Other hit items in kitchens are: • Unique use of lighting such as pendant lighting and smaller chandeliers over dining room tables. • Live-work spaces such as desktop work surfaces in the kitchen are in demand. Workspaces are also moving toward counter height rather than desk height. • Maximizing space with built-ins. • Fabulous ceiling treatments including medallions with trim detail, coffered ceilings and materials typically used for floors are being applied to the ceiling.

7. Flexible floor plans in home design Changing lifestyles call for changing living spaces. Tomorrow’s homes have sliding doors, pocket doors and other types of movable partitions that allow flexibility in living arrangements. Large multipurpose family areas are replacing dedicated living and dining rooms, and family rooms are becoming larger and being referred to as grand rooms instead. The media room is also changing. It’s no longer required to be huge home theater room that was the trends a few years back. Now, the media room is smaller and often designed with cabinetry and/or shelving or a well-positioned wet bar. In addition, many houses include “flex space” rooms that are being used for office space or adapted for a variety of specialized needs. Third and fourth bedrooms are being used as fitness rooms, home offices and guest rooms. Today’s buyers are reflecting on the changing times and ultimately choosing a home that’s right for them. Mark Edwards is a broker and senior vice president with East West Realty. He can be reached at 757.638.9100. fal l h o m e a r a m a 2011 It’s a great time to buy a new home!



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Cedar Point offers many different types of membership including Golf, and Social options for all ages. Cedar Point is the perfect escape for you family. Relax and enjoy a favorite pastime with your friends and family

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Members enjoy the following amenities: • An 18-hole championship golf course • A nationally recognized Par 3 course • Indoor and outdoor tennis complex • Seasonal swimming pools and aquatics programs • Dining in our members’ grille or dining room • Interactive family activities

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Emerson Builders has river view lots for sale directly across the street from the river, at a fraction of their value. Call George Emerson at 804-536-5868 to speak about this limited opportunity.

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