Homearama Spring 2012 Planbook | Culpepper Landing, Chesapeake Va.

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“Mom and Dad got a new house and I got a new pool and lots of friends to swim with.

Single-family Homes From the High $200s-$500s

Open Daily • 757-606-2808 CulpepperLanding.com

I can’ t wait for summer.”

The Villas From $179,900

Row Homes From Low $200s

Where Traditions Begin. Y E S T E R DAY. TO DAY. TO M O R R OW.

From I-64, take exit 296. Merge onto George Washington Highway, South US 17. Travel straight onto Mill Creek Parkway. Enter Culpepper Landing and follow signs. Marketed by Rose & Womble Realty Co.

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The All American




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Americana never looked so good Culpepper Landing blends small-town charm with modern conveniences.


Oh, gnome you didn’t If you’re looking for curb appeal, avoid these 5 landscaping no-no’s!


Made in America. Built in Culpepper Landing. T.E. Jones of Vintage Homes builds the region’s first home made and furnished from U.S. manufactured products.

6 Welcome to Homearama 8 Get around Homearama with ease 34 Furniture deals and steals you won’t

46 8-top asked interior design questions 54 Cozy up with today’s furniture trends 64 Quality and comfort reign in these

40 What was Homearama like in 1982?

70 From events to education,

want to miss

American-made finds TBA has you covered

Showcase homes

HOUSE 4 Thirty Years Later By Reliant Construction Corp., pg. 37 HOUSE 5 The Heron’s Nest By Richardson Homes/Viridian Homes, pg. 45

HOUSE 1 Logical Living: The Organized House by The Closet Factory

HOUSE 6 The Intracoastal By Definitive Homes, pg. 53

By Joey Corp., pg. 13 HOUSE 2 Caramel Cottage: Hampton Roads Magazine presents the “Little Big House”

HOUSE 7 Made in America House: Sponsored by GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer By Vintage Homes, pg. 61

By Stephen Alexander Homes LLC, pg. 21 HOUSE 3 The Cherry Blossom

HOUSE 8 The Dawn Michelle: The Chesapeake House By Les Ore Construction Co. Inc., pg. 69

By ABT Custom Homes LLC, pg. 29

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omes Custom Remodeling & Design

kitchens baths additions (and a whole lot more)

your lifestyle. your living space.

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The All American

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Pictured from left to right: Jim Ferber, President of Monarch Bank’s Real Estate & Construction Group; Brad Schwartz, Chief Executive Officer; Will Morrison, Monarch Mortgage CEO; and Neal Crawford, President.

Welcome to the spring 2012 Homearama at Culpepper Landing Monarch Bank and Mortgage are proud to support Tidewater Builders Association as the title sponsor for this year’s event. From single-family homes, row homes, villas, and even apartments, Culpepper Landing has blossomed into one of the area’s premier communities. Culpepper Landing stands out as it celebrates hosting its second Homearama. The eight homes on display are built with a craftsman’s attention to detail, and are then professionally decorated to help you visualize the livability of their great floor plans. Whether you are looking for a new home in Culpepper Landing, looking for a builder to build your dream house at another location,

or just here for decorating and design ideas, the Spring TBA Homearama is the place to be. Since its formation, Monarch Bank has been serving the construction and development community, and was the only Hampton Roads bank that increased construction lending last year. We are also proud to be financing the construction of three of this year’s eight homes. The Made in America House, only the second in the country, is featured at this year’s event. Monarch Bank is proud to have financed the construction of this home by Vintage Homes, using building materials made only in the United States. cu lp ep p er l an di ng


Monarch Mortgage, as one of the top mortgage lenders in Virginia, is ready to make your dream home a reality as we take you from application to closing. Our mortgage team hit new records in 2011 with $1.64 billion in closed mortgage loans. With today’s complex mortgage rules you really do need an expert by your side, and we will be onsite to help you answer any questions about financing your new home or even refinancing your existing home. As a community bank, we commit to ensuring 2012 is another year of great accomplishments, and celebrate with the kick-off of the Spring 2012 Homearama. All of us in the Monarch family hope that one day we will win your trust, confidence and business. Enjoy the show!

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In this tough economy, is your bank showing you the door or showing you the money? Proud to support the Tidewater Builders Association as the title sponsor for The All-American 2012 Homearama

Thirty Years Later Reliant Construction Corporation

The Heron’s Nest Richardson/Viridian Homes

Made in America House Vintage Homes

Financing by Cathy Lockwood, Monarch Bank Real Estate Construction Group

Financing by Bob White, Monarch Bank Real Estate Construction Group

Financing by Chris Lyle, Monarch Bank Real Estate Construction Group

We’re excited to be the presenting sponsor of The All-American 2012 Homearama. Monarch Bank financed three of the eight homes in this years TBA’s spring show in Chesapeake’s Culpepper Landing community. Unlike many of our competitors, we never abandoned borrowers based on their loan needs, such as construction loans or commercial real estate loans. We know the importance of building relationships. Banks are critical in their economic role of lending money to support the growth of local businesses and jobs. We are pleased to report $49 million in net loan growth and Monarch was the only Hampton Roads bank that increased construction lending last year. Our mortgage team hit new records in 2011 with $1.64 billion in closed mortgage loans. So if something has been missing with your bank, we invite you to join the strong bank with a growing reputation.

Presenting Sponsor


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Homeownership is still the American dream The homes, they are a changin’ BY SAM COHEN, TBA PRESIDENT


Even after the recent housing slowdown and economic turmoil, the desire to own a home of our own runs deep in the American psyche. Survey after survey confirms it.

If you have ever longed for that brand new, never-livedin home that suits you just right, it is probably one of the best times in history to make that dream a reality. For starters, mortgage interest rates are still low, making payments more affordable. We’re reading more news headlines about a recovering economy and a bottom in the housing market. And builders are going the extra mile to create satisfied customers. If you’re a regular Homearama visitor, you know what you find in today’s new homes is quite different from new homes of the past. Smaller homes with lower prices and more green features will be predominant in the marketplace of the future. Research from the National Association of Home Builders and Better Homes and Gardens magazine shows that floor plans are focusing on frequently-used rooms. More than half of the builders surveyed said the size of the family room will increase, while the formal living room, entry foyer and dining room are expected to decrease or disappear.

89% of consumers want high-efficiency heating and cooling in their next home. 85% want high-efficiency appliances. 78% want upgraded features and fixtures such as granite countertops, wood flooring, faucets and lighting fixtures.

Nearly 70% of builders said homes will be greener, and about 33% expect them to have more features related to technology.

on the first floor in homes with two stories and a two-car garage. The top-ranked living spaces include a separate laundry room; additional storage space; walk-in closets or builtins; a home office space, workspace or family computing center; and everyday eating space in or close to the kitchen. Are these features that you wish you had in your home? Talk to a local builder or visit the models in a newhome community and set your sights on the home of your dreams. If a home in an existing neighborhood is your dream, talk to a remodeler about the possibilities for incorporating new-home features. You can find a complete list of builders and remodelers who are members of Tidewater Builders Association at www. tbaonline.org. Happy house hunting!

Other features likely to be included in the average new home include a walk-in closet in the master bedroom; a laundry room; ceiling fans; a master bedroom

30 years and still going strong Thirty years ago, an ambitious Tidewater Builders Association opened the doors to 15 cutting-edge custom homes in Chesapeake’s Bayberry Woods. Today, we continue QUICK that tradition by again welcoming you to the newest and mostinnovative homes on the market. This year we return to Chesapeake’s all-American community of Culpepper Landing. Developed by the Robinson Group as a traditional neighborhood development, this neighborhood features porches and sidewalks and encourages old-fashioned neighborliness. We bring you eight custom showcase homes, courtesy of some of the area’s finest homebuilders. Their hard work and that of their subcontractors, combined with the visions of their landscapers and interior designers and furniture companies, can be seen every step of the show. Without them, this event would not be possible. We hope you have the opportunity to take in all of the special features of the show, from the distinctive styles of each home to its energy-efficient features. And don’t forget to visit the Made in America House. It marks the first time a home made completely from products produced in the United States has been constructed in Hampton Roads. On behalf of the Homearama committee, I would like to thank the city of Chesapeake for all of their support, as well as the rest of our sponsors who make an event of this caliber possible. Enjoy the show,

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LINDSAY PENNINGTON SITE ASSISTANT 757.285.6985 It’s a great time to buy a new home!


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House 1 Logical Living: The Organized Home by The Closet Factory; Built by Joey Corp.

House 2 Caramel Cottage: Hampton Roads Magazine presents the “Little Big House”; Built by Stephen Alexander Homes LLC

Map to the homes

House 5 The Heron’s Nest Built by Richardson/ Viridian Homes

House 6 The Intracoastal Built by Definitive Homes






House 3 The Cherry Blossom Built by ABT Custom Homes



House 7 Made in America House: Sponsored by GAF, North America’s largest roofing manufacturer; Built by Vintage Homes

IDEA MARKETPLACE House 4 Thirty Years Later Built by Reliant Construction Corp.



House 8 The Dawn Michelle: The Chesapeake House; Built by Les Ore Construction Co. Inc.


Thanks to Homearama sponsors

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Kempsville Building Materials Bonded Builders Warranty Group Ferguson Enterprises Inc. Monarch Bank/Monarch Mortgage

Builder Directors: Richard L. “Tuck” Bowie, Scott L. Crumley, J. Gregory Dodd, Christopher J. Ettel, Lana L. O’Meara, Douglas C. Smith, I. Reese Smith Jr. and Erin Widener Speckhart Associate Directors: Kelly M. Beck, Thomas W. Dye, Michael P. Healy, Joseph W. Kesterson, Don S. Parnell, Lucky C. Peterson, 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., Stanley Waranch, Howard M. Weisberg, Wendell A. White

PLATINUM • $5,000 Virginia Natural Gas Dominion Virginia Power Fulton Bank/Fulton Mortgage TowneBank Wells Fargo BB&T Superior Equipment Sales Inc. Cox Communications Columbia Gas of Virginia

GOLD • $2,500

The Ainslie Group

ABT Custom Homes LLC.

Bank of America

Hearndon Construction Corp.

Tidewater Home Funding

L.R. Hill Custom Builders Inc.

Beach Ford Inc.

Real Estate Information Network, Inc.


The Closet Factory

Sykes, Bourdon, Ahern & Levy P.C.

New American Mortgage

Williams Mullen

The Lawson Cos.

William E. Wood & Assoc.

Joey Corp.

Kotarides Builders

Sasser Construction L.C.

Napolitano Homes

Dragas Mortgage

Clark Whitehill Enterprises Inc.

Graf Construction Co. Inc.

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Tidewater Builders Association Leadership: Sam Cohen, president Scott M. Gandy, associate vice president Steven E. Lawson, vice president Dennis M. Graf, treasurer Eric Sasser, secretary Channing A. Pfeiffer, chief executive officer Lucky C. Peterson, executive committee appointee Reese Smith, executive committee appointee


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 2012 Homearama homes have been built for sale. Please confirm prices with 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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Logical Living

The Organized Home by The Closet Factory House highlights •

Built-ins and storage solutions throughout

Tankless water heater, natural gas heat and water

First floor master suite

Garage and laundry room built-ins

Custom closets throughout

Downstairs office featuring Murphy bed

Upstairs children’s study area

Architectural style: Transitional

about the Builder

House size: 3,524 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths

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. Sam currently serves as Tidewater Builders Association’s president. From his beginnings as a carpenter’s helper, to his hands-on 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 Hampton Roads.

Original architectural design: Nelson Design Group with modifications by Tim Mayfield, 757.547.2191 Interior design: Nina James of Your Space By Nina/ national designer for Kirkland’s, 757.297.2393 Furnishings: Carters Quality Furniture, 757.539.3355; Kettler, 757.498.8001; Kirkland, 757.627.8484; Mark Gonsenhauser Carpet Store, 757.486.6600 Landscaping: Christian Basnight of Basnight Land & Lawn, 757.436.9617 Sales: Patty Cohen of REMAX Allegiance, 757.227.3728 Financing: Joe Kesterson of TowneBank, 757.412.1378

























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Joey Corp.

P.O. Box 16268 Chesapeake, Va. 23328 757.482.9578 www.joeycorp.com

Return to small-town living Culpepper Landing offers the charm of Americana with the conveniences of modern living

“Our vision for Culpepper Landing centered on neighbors knowing and interacting with one another.” –Tim Culpepper BY SARA STEIL

From humble beginnings as a rural farm, Culpepper Landing is developing into one of the area’s leading communities. Comprised of 488 acres, Culpepper Landing is nothing short of a modern Mayberry with all of the amenities Mother Nature has to offer in its 150-acre conservation area. In just three years, the community near the heart of Chesapeake’s historic Deep Creek has attracted 195 families and is now welcoming thousands of visitors as it plays host to Tidewater Builders Association’s Homearama for the second time. The first was in October of 2009, when a mere 14 residents called it home. cu lp ep p er l an di ng


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About Culpepper Landing Culpepper Landing was yielding produce for the Culpepper family farm for 83 years before Robinson Development Group (RDG) broke ground for the mixed-use traditional neighborhood development in 2008. “Our family has generations of memories tied to this property,” said developer Tim Culpepper, vice president of Robinson Development Group, “and we’re excited to see other families create their own memories and traditions within Culpepper Landing.” When complete, Culpepper Landing will be home to 740 single-family homes, 355 row houses, villas and multi-family homes, along with 40,000 square feet of commercial space.

About the homes Smart living is the key to Culpepper Landing. Here, single-family homes (averaging 2,580 square feet) range from the high $200,000s to the mid-$500,000s. “Less really is more,” said Joan Revell, site manager for Rose & Womble. Residents are attracted to quality of the homes and the efficient living they offer, she said. “To go from 26 families at the end of 2009 to 195 today – in one of the worst economies – says a lot about the quality of the neighborhood.” Culpepper Landing also offers villas by Corinth Residential starting in the

high $170,000s, and row houses by ABT Custom Homes starting in the low $200,000s. Even apartment living – with one- to three-bedroom floor plans – is available in The Cottage Trails, built by Robinson Development Group and managed by Drucker & Falk.

It’s about lifestyle Front porch living and walkable streets help provide a safe community where knowing your neighbors and enjoying the outdoors are part of life. Homeowners vary from young families to retirees and everyone in between. Roy and Kim Gunzelman purchased their Homearama house in 2009 and have had no regrets. They sold their home of 22 years just down the street for their ideal lot and home in Culpepper Landing. “To see the farm and to see what is has become has been so exciting,” said Kim. “It feels like the neighborhood of Mayberry. Everybody seems so happy and relaxed.”

Culpepper Landing amenities The community offers a range of amenities, including a spacious outdoor pool and water park. The clubhouse provides a cardio room for workouts and a gathering area with an attached kitchen.

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Children’s play areas, a dog park, nature trails, up to 16 planned pocket parks and a community garden center are some of the outdoor amenities. “We were attracted to the feel of the neighborhood – that not everything was cookie cutter,” said homeowner Mary Clark. “We were also attracted to the trails, the side-loading garages and the alleyways. I just love everything about my house.” With convenient access to the Intracoastal Waterway and Lake Drummond, residents also can spend days exploring by canoe or kayak. A residents social committee keeps the fun flowing year round with activities ranging from poker night and BUNKO games to Super Bowl parties and line dancing. All are covered by Homeowners Association fees of $49 a month.

Still to come Culpepper Landing’s master plan calls for additional amenities as the community continues to grow. “The Landing” will be “the gateway to the Great Dismal Swamp Canal,” said Culpepper, “and will feature a canoe and kayak launch, as well as seating areas to relax.” Also in the planning stage is “The

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FHA, VA, VHDA: A menu of options

Dreaming of your


Bankers at Monarch Mortgage can provide you with the best loan programs for your financial situation. • Federal Housing Agency, FHA: Minimal down-payment requirements, flexible debt-to-income ratios, reasonable credit requirements. • Veterans Affairs, VA: 100% financing available and no monthly mortgage insurance. • Virginia Housing Development Authority, VHDA: Up to 101.5% financing for first-time homebuyers and low interest rates. • Conventional: Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae backed mortgages requiring minimum 5% down-payment, no monthly mortgage insurance for loan to value of 80% or less. Rolling the dice with your credit?

The right banker makes it a reality Does touring the Homearama homes get you dreaming about what you want in your next home? Or what you would like to do in your current home if you could figure out how to pay for it? Well, it might be time to take some positive steps to make that dream a reality. And the first step is to meet with your mortgage banker to put you on the right path. With “The All American Homearama” focus on buying local, it only makes sense to seek out the services available from a locally owned and operated mortgage company like Monarch Bank and Mortgage. Contrary to what you might have heard, mortgages are available in today’s market to suit a variety of needs, according to Will Morrison, Monarch Mortgage CEO.

“As interest rates still hover at historic lows, there has never been a better time to purchase a new home or refinance your current mortgage,” said Morrison. “Over the past few years and through the downturn of the housing market Monarch Mortgage was able to provide creative financing and historically low interest rates. Monarch was able to close a record $1.644 billion in new loans for 2011.” “Our experienced loan officers will arm you with the knowledge to go forward; educated and comfortable with your mortgage decision,” said Lane. “Whether you’re in the market to purchase your first home, refinance your current mortgage, or hoping to expand your investment portfolio; Monarch has proven itself to be a powerhouse in the mortgage industry.”

“In the first quarter of 2012, Monarch Mortgage closed a record number of purchases and refinances – $547 million. Those transactions represent hundreds of Hampton Roads families we’ve helped to purchase their new home or refinance to a more comfortable payment.” MORRISON




Monarch Mortgage bankers can help clients improve their FICO scores to increase buying power and obtain lower interest rates. • Payment history: Paying debt on time weighs the most. Late payments, judgements or charge-offs will lower your score. • Amount owed: Keep credit balances close to zero to increase your FICO score. • Credit history: Showing creditors your ability to repay debt over time makes you a more desirable credit candidate. • New credit: When considering a mortgage, postpone opening any new credit or installment debt, as it can lower your score. Monarch has the right “tools” to finance your dream home Monarch Mortgage offers a Construction Permanent and Renovation and Repair loan that provides lot financing, construction financing and permanent financing all in one loan. • Up to 90% financing on conforming loan amounts and up to 80% on larger Jumbo loans. • Construction terms set at six, nine or 12 months. • Interest-only payments during construction based on the amount actually drawn. • Long-term rate locks available.

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Explore all the region has to offer in Chesapeake, Virginia Situated in the heart of Coastal Virginia, Chesapeake, Va., is a vibrant city rich in history and natural wonders. The city’s blend of unique urban and rural settings is one of the reasons Money magazine ranked Chesapeake as one of the top 100 best places to live in 2010. The city’s delightful array of shopping, dining venues and cultural activities marry seamlessly with historic sites, scenic water views and natural wonders.

Secluded waterways

Prefer waterways to highways? Navigate 22 miles of secluded waterways flowing across the city. Paddle the Dismal Swamp Canal where Edgar Allan Poe reportedly penned parts of his famous poem “The Raven.” Weave through majestic bald Cyprus trees in Lake Drummond, a 3,100-acre natural lake originally charted by George Washington’s surveyors in the early 1760s. Launch your canoe from Northwest River Park and Campgrounds for a glimpse of bald eagles soaring through the treetops along Chesapeake’s Northwest River. Embark on a guided tour of Chesapeake’s world-class waterways or check out one of the guidebooks written about the area, “Wild River Guide to Dismal Swamp Water Trails” and “Wild River Guide to the North Landing River.”

Fabulous festivals

Chesapeake hosts a variety of festivals and events that honor the city’s heritage and culture. The Chesapeake Jubilee, an annual festival celebrating the city’s founding, has been named a Top 20 event by the Southeast Tourism Society. The four-day event features national entertainment, food, fireworks and family fun.

Great Bridge. During the American Revolutionary War, colonists in the Chesapeake region dolled a devastating blow to British troops at Great Bridge, forcing them to turn back. This victory was responsible for removing all vestiges of British government from the Colony of Virginia, a significant turn in America’s fight for freedom.

An impressive assortment of restaurants Chesapeake’s plate overflows with diverse eateries from comfortable favorites to down-home fare to the exotic. Visit local favorites for great food, exceptional service and eclectic atmospheres. Enjoy Mediterranean-style cuisine along the waterfront at Amber Lantern. Taste the region’s best hamburgers at Kelly’s Tavern. Savor a plate of legendary, award-winning barbecue at Wood Chicks. Dine on locally sourced cuisine at Passion The Restaurant; it’s intimate atmosphere offers the perfect

accompaniment to its quality, regional fare and selection of Virginia wines. Follow the smell of freshly baked goods to Bergey’s Breadbasket Bakery, the region’s only authentic Amish bakery. The family-owned bakery makes breads, cinnamon rolls and pies from recipes passed down four generations.

A meetings destination

Chesapeake’s convenient Coastal Virginia location seamlessly combines what meeting planners need in facilities with what conference attendees want out of their surroundings. With hotels ranging from traditional to trendy, the city has more than 23,000 square feet of meeting space. From the Chesapeake Conference Center’s high-tech surroundings to traditional hotel conference facilities to unique outdoor venues, Chesapeake offers something for nearly every taste and budget. In addition to the city’s winning combination of meeting venues and accommodations, the Chesapeake Convention & Visitors Bureau provides complimentary and support services to meeting planners organizing events in the city. For more information contact Chesapeake Convention & Visitors Bureau at (888) 889-5551 or visit www.visitchesapeake.com.

Held in late October against the backdrop of vibrant fall foliage and cooler temperatures, the Chesapeake Wine Festival marks fall’s arrival in the city. Wine enthusiasts gather in Chesapeake City Park to sample wines from across the globe while enjoying music and food. Each December, Revolutionary War re-enactors recreate the epic Battle of

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HOUSE 2 Caramel Cottage Hampton Roads Magazine presents the “Little Big House”

House highlights •

Hand-painted wood ceiling with Old World detail in kitchen

14 foot ceilings, walk-in closet and custom box bay in the master suite

Mini theater and assorted gaming activities in media/game room

Built-in, hidden Liberty safe in foyer

Coffered ceiling in the family room

Custom wood ceiling and trim in dining room

Architectural style: Victorian revival farmhouse

Encapsulated, conditioned crawlspace

House size: 2,789 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 3 baths

Blown cellulose and radiant barrier roof sheathing

Original architectural design: Retnauer Baynes Associates and Stephen Alexander Homes, 757.546.2471

Featuring our “Little Big House” design theme

Interior design: Sharon Goodwin and Susan Wilson of Goodwin Interiors, 757.417.8001

about the Builders

Furnishings: Furniture Classics, 757.627.4844

Alex, Steve and Stephen Quick of Stephen Alexander Homes and Neighborhoods are continuing a long tradition of home building success throughout Hampton Roads. Over the years, Stephen Alexander Homes has earned a reputation for excellence through quality craftsmanship, unique design, superior service and community involvement. This marks the fifth Homearama for this team that takes pride in resurrecting historical architectural themes and incorporating them into today’s open floor plans. They deliver personalized custom homes for their clients at a fair price, in a timely manner. Stephen Alexander Homes is now offering its “Let Us Help You Sell Your Home” and “Build Where You Want to Live Program.” We have a database of available lots at various price points throughout the area that makes getting the home of your dream in the location you want easier than ever.

Landscaping: Robert Nye of Renaissance Outdoor Contracting Inc., 757.548.5055 Sales: Tricia Hubbard, 757.478.5938; and Wendy Halman, 757.675.6728 of Rose & Womble Financing: Joe Kesterson of TowneBank, 757.412.1378

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Stephen Alexander Homes LLC

820 Greenbrier Circle, Suite 3 Chesapeake, Va. 23320 757.631.8793 www.stephenalexanderhomes.com

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Since 1982, Tidewater Builders Associations has hosted 33 Homearamas. Here is a look back. 1982 Bayberry Woods, Chesapeake 1983 Pine Ridge, Virginia Beach 1984 Lago Mar, Virginia Beach 1985 Southgate, Virginia Beach 1986 Cedar Lakes, Chesapeake 1987 Woodbriar, Chesapeake 1988 River Walk, Chesapeake 1989 Cheshire Forest, Chesapeake 1990 Cedarwood, Chesapeake 1991 Forest Lakes, Chesapeake 1992 Church Point, Virginia Beach 1993 River Walk, Chesapeake 1994 Church Point, Virginia Beach 1995 Lago Mar, Virginia Beach 1996 South Shore Estates, Virginia Beach 1997 Goose Creek Estates, Chesapeake 1998 Warrington Hall, Chesapeake 1999 The Estates of Carriage House, Chesapeake 2000 Miar’s Plantation, Chesapeake 2001 The Riverfront, Suffolk 2002 Warrington Hall, Chesapeake 2003 The Estates at River Pointe, Portsmouth 2004 East Beach, Norfolk 2005 Broad Creek, Norfolk 2006 The Estates of Pitchkettle Farms, Suffolk 2007 Edinburgh Meadows, Chesapeake 2008 Ashville Park, Virginia Beach 2009 Culpepper Landing, Chesapeake 2010 Founders Pointe, Isle of Wight County (Spring) East Beach, Norfolk (Fall) 2011 Eagle’s Nest, Virginia Beach (Spring) The Riverfront at Harbour View, Suffolk (Fall) 2012 Culpepper Landing, Chesapeake (Spring) Join us for our 2012 Fall Homearama at Norfolk’s East Beach from Oct. 1328. The show will mark the third time Homearama has visited the community.

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Mercantile District” near the row houses. “‘The Mercantile District’ was designed in the spirit of the old Village of Deep Creek and features everything that residents will need to run errands, shop or simply enjoy dinner and a drink at their favorite restaurant,” Culpepper said. “The timing for the ground breaking of the mercantile district will be relative to the community’s continued growth,” he added. Several businesses, restaurants and a child-care center have expressed interest in calling “The Mercantile District” home. Meanwhile, residents enjoy watching their neighborhood grow. “We don’t mind the construction,” said Mary Clark. “We love to get out our bikes and ride around the neighborhood and see what’s changed. It is nice to see the neighborhood come together.” Gunzelman agreed. “We knew when we bought our home, it was meant to be,” she said. “This is the home we’ll be in for the next 30 years. We’re dedicated to Culpepper for life.” For information about purchasing home sites within Culpepper Landing, call Joan Revell or Doreen Giuliano with Rose & Womble at 757.606.2808.

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House highlights •

HardiPlank siding and metal porch roof

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Architectural style: Traditional with shaker accents

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Original architectural design: Tim Mayfield of Mayfield Designs Inc., 757.547.2191

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Furnishings: Value City Furniture, 757.306.8500; Velveteen Rabbit, 757.483.0750; Dillards at MacArthur Mall, 757.622.6800; Mark Gonsenhauser Rug & Carpet Superstore, 757.486.6600 Landscaping: Robert Askew of R.W. Askew Nursery Inc., 757.255.4498 Sales: Mary Ellsworth of ABT Realty LLC, 757.288.8822 Financing: Chris Spanoulis of TowneBank, 757.673.1508










Veteran Homearama builder John W. “Chip” Iuliano not only has 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. 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. MEDIA ROOM




















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e m o n Oh, g t ’ n d i you d If you’re looking for curb appeal, avoid these 5 landscaping no-no’s BY SARA STEIL

Whether your thumb is green or black, making any of these landscaping mistakes can turn your curb appeal into a living nightmare. Fixing those mistakes could take more magic than your current yard gnomes have to make them right. We asked the Homearama landscapers what are some of the most common fouls committed when landscaping and how to avoid them. And remember, if your green thumb isn’t so friendly, call in a professional.

LANDSCAPING COMPANIES The outdoor spaces of each Homearama house would not be possible if it weren’t for the following landscaping companies: HOUSE 1: Christian Basnight of Basnight Land & Lawn, 757.436.9617 House 2: Robert Nye of Renaissance Outdoor Contracting Inc., 757.548.5055 House 3: Robert Askew of R.W. Askew Nursery Inc., 757.255.4498 Houses 4 and 5: Carter Winn of Winn Nursery, 757.494.1400

Just because it’s cute doesn’t mean it’s meant for you Tom Rozier of Dreamscape Designers and the landscaper behind House 6 finds all too often that “homeowners go to a garden center and say, ‘That’s a cute plant,’ then they buy it and don’t realize that it will grow to 40 feet and should be in the shade! Or they have planted it in a patio garden and it should be in the sun,” he said. To avoid selecting the wrong plant, Rozier recommends doing some research first or hiring a professional landscaper that has ample knowledge and will know how the materials will do in different settings and exposures.

House 6: Tom Rozier of Dreamscape Designers, 757.412.1265

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planting location is to make sure you get the planting depth correct,” Robert Askew of R.W. Askew Nursery Inc. and the landscaper for House 3 said. “It’s important that the top of that container plant is level with the grade or a little higher. I see it all the time and generally, when we have problems with plant materials, it’s generally because they plant them too deep. It’s important that the plant depth of the plant is adhered to. That plant has a layer of root system to it – you have top-feeding roots and a system of lower-feeding roots – and when you take that top feeding set of roots and put it deeper in the ground than what it’s used to, it causes it to shock.”

That tree is a little too close to the house Before you go and plant your landscape, make sure you’ve done your homework, especially when it comes to the spacing of each plant. “People plant too close to the house or too close together,” said Robert Nye of Renaissance Outdoor Contracting and the landscaper for House 2. Before you buy your landscaping materials, take some time to read about the growth habit of each plant, whether it’s reading the OH, GNOME continued on page 32

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plant’s tag, talking to an expert at a garden center or consulting a landscaper. “More often than not, we have to go in and remove a plant that is too close to the house. A lot of people can extend the life of their

landscape just by properly planting according to the proper spacing,” he said. “What happens is that people want them to look full and mature up front, so they tend to tighten things up. In the long run, it tends to cost them more money when they have to spend more to replant them.”

Improper drainage may be killing your plants “Improper drainage for plants is an issue that we run into on a regular

basis,” said Fred Sayers of L&F Landscaping and the landscaper for Houses 6 and 7. “Look up, down and all around before selecting a spot for a shrub bed or plantings. The site’s grading is critical. “If water will not run away from the house before any plants, grass, etc. are installed, then you are going to have problems from the beginning. Once the water is running away from the house, where is it going is the next question. “You need to get a swell in there somewhere that way the water runs from the front to the back,” he continued. “A swell can be along the property lines, through the middle of the property, or just about anywhere as long as the water will flow away from the house.”

Did I water too much or not enough? Should I mulch? For Carter Winn Jr. of Winn Nursery of Virginia Inc. it’s not just one thing, but often a combination of mistakes that can take a landscape from fab to drab. Winn, who is landscaping Houses 4 and 5, said over mulching and mounding the mulch around the tree trunk is one of the first mistakes often made. If you’ve over mulched, simply “remove excess mulch before remulching so that there is no more than 3 inches deep,” he said. And don’t use black plastic to control weeds. “This causes surface roots, smothers the plants and prevents them from getting adequate moisture,” he said. What is adequate moisture? “Typically people with sprinkler systems love to run them. Set the system to run the LEAST amount of days and time period to keep the grass looking good.” However, “When it gets hot and dry, even established landscaping needs water,” he continued. “And newly installed landscaping especially needs watering.” Lastly, don’t leave the tree stakes on too long. “Avoid staking if you can,” Winn said, “but if it has to be done, leave them on for only one growing season. Be sure to remove the wire as well.” cu lp ep p er l an di ng


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Wide porches. Open floor plans. Beautiful architecture. In East Beach, tradition is key – especially when choosing a real estate firm. Our Realty team has been a part of this award-winning waterfront community since its inception. Now our expertise can benefit you, whether you’re selling or buying. Building your dream home? We’ll help you navigate all of the details – from helping you select an architectural design to working directly with the East Beach Design Review Committee to ensure your home’s style is consistent with both your vision and the neighborhood’s master plan. No one knows East Beach better. Contact East Beach Realty for more information or to schedule a tour of homes. sales office: 757-333-6650

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Don’t miss out on these furniture deals

Gone is the one-day only sale. Now, items are on sale throughout the show! BY SARA STEIL

Infusing your home with the flare of Homearama may not be in the budget, but thanks to the experts behind the furnished homes, it could be yours at a fraction of the cost. “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 can I purchase something I love? Gone is the traditional Homearama Furniture Sale. Instead, items in each

Homearama house will be on sale throughout the show. Inside each home is a listing of the available furniture and accessories. If you see an accessory, piece of furniture or artwork that you have to bring home, simply ask for the purchase request form from the agent in the house. Once completed, the home’s interior designer or furniture company will contact you to complete the sale.

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FURNITURE COMPANIES Furniture and accessories will be available from the following companies: A. Dodson’s Amish Originals Artee Fabrics & Homes Built to Last Carters Quality Furniture Dillards at MacArthur Center Furniture Classics Heritage Amish Furniture Kettlers Kirkland’s at MacArthur La-Z-Boy Furniture Gallery Mark Gonsenhauser Rug & Carpet Superstore Value City Furniture Velveteen Rabbit

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HOUSE 4 Thirty Years Later House highlights

Architectural style: Colonial Revival / Craftsman House size: 2,914 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths Original architectural design: Tom Retnauer of Retnauer Baynes Associates, 757.546.2471

Detached garage with covered porch for patio area

Metal roof over large front porch

Open floor plan, gas fireplace and built-ins in great room

Large open gourmet kitchen, eat-in breakfast area, large center island

Downstairs master suite with his and hers closets

Master bath with glass enclosed shower, rainshower head, double vanity, jetted tub

Laundry room/mud room with ample storage solutions

Upstairs home theater/entertainment center

Downstairs office with glass pocket doors

Tankless hot water heater, two-zone 16-SEER HVAC system and 90 plus efficient furnace

Interior design: Bill Jenkins of Gotcha Covered Interiors, 757.673.7551

about the Builders

Furnishings: Heritage Amish Furniture, 757.468.0264 Landscaping: Carter Winn of Winn Nursery, 757.494.1400; hardscaping by Joel VanScoy of K&D Round’s Landscape Services, 757.857.4277

This marks the third Homearama for home builder Terry Neal, who was in the first showcase event in 1982. Terry has been building in the area since 1981 and has built a reputation for building quality affordable housing. His homes are well known for their large rooms and ample storage. Joining him at Reliant are his son, Gregory Neal, and two daughters, Angela Walters and Kimberly Mallory. A new generation will carry on the same philosophy and tradition of building quality, stylish homes at affordable prices that has produced satisfied homeowners over the years. The management of Reliant believes that building quality homes and creating a happy home buyer requires good team work, with the home buyer as an important part of the team.

Sales: Joan Revell and Doreen Giuliano of Rose &Womble, 757.606.2808 Financing: Cathy Lockwood of Monarch Bank, 757.955.8602

















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Looking back to 1982

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Homearama was open. E.T. was phoning home and so much more! BY SARA STEIL

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Tidewater Builders Association’s Homearama. The show kicked off in Hampton Roads in June of 1982 in Chesapeake’s Bayberry Woods community. Here is a look at back at the first Homearama, as well as what 1982 had in store.



Number of fully furnished and landscaped homes at Bayberry Woods


Number of acres that comprise Disney’s Futuristic Park EPCOT (Experimental Community Of Tomorrow), which opened in 1982.

Number of exhibitors in the Idea Marketplace


$2.50 Cost of one admission ticket

27,000 Number of people who attended the first Homearama

$90,000-$110,000 Minimum cost of a Homearama home in Bayberry Woods.

18.45% Peak mortgage rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage in October 1982

CD player is sold in Japan

The Computer

Is named Time’s Man of The Year

10 Number of weeks “Physical” by Olivia Newton-John spends as No. 1 on the Billboard Top 100. “Ebony and Ivory” by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder and “Don’t You Want Me” by The Human League were the billboard toppers during Homearama.


Average cost of a new house in 1982

Number of days before Homearama’s opening in which E.T. was released in movie theaters.



$82,200 Median price of an existing home in 1982

$21,050 Average income per year in 1982

May 2

91¢ Cost of a gallon of gas

1st issue

Cost of producing Michael Jackson’s Thriller video. The album Thriller was released in 1982. It went on to become one of the greatest selling albums of all time.

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Builder recalls building in 1982 The 1980s clothing may be back in style, but that’s not the only return worth celebrating. Terry Neal of Reliant Construction Corp. is the only builder from the first Homearama who is also building in this show. Even though 30 years have passed, Neal said some things haven’t changed. “Back then, we were building to try to encourage people to buy a home,” said Neal.

A look back in time “It was a whole new concept (Homearama) and we were all experimenting with what to do. The houses were all very modest.” Neal built a Cape Cod and “called it The Walton because of the three dormers on the top and the people saying good night like they did in the TV show.’” Neal says the house was basic, aside from Decorum’s design. “The decorator painted my dining room all in drab. I thought no one would buy that house,” Neal recalled. “Everyone loved it!”

What else was popular in 1982? “Back then if you had a master bath with a shower in it, you were state of the art,” said Neal. Accommodations were made for the chefs who cooked in the homes. “We turned our kitchen island on an angle so everybody could watch the chefs cook,” recalled Neal. “We had butter on the top and bottom of the cabinets. Each chef had a guy cleaning up behind him, but he couldn’t clean as fast as the chef was cooking.” The landscaping was not as elaborate as in today’s homes, he said. “We didn’t do the landscaping in the first Homearama like we do now. The landscaping was very modest.”

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We build homes as if they were our own. Two quality builders have joined forces to build the home of your dreams.

At Richardson Homes, we pride ourselves on not only building quality homes but providing excellent customer service. With over 25 years in home building, we have the experience and desire to achieve this goal every time. Our philosophy does not end at closing.

Viridian Homes is a builder dedicated to creating “Eco-Friendly” homes in the Hampton Roads area. At Viridian Homes, we take a practical, “whole house approach” to building comfortable, energy efficient and environmentally friendly new green homes that are built to stand the test of time.

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HOUSE 5 The Heron’s Nest House highlights •

Green-certified house with HardiPlank siding and cedar shake accents

Custom cabinets with self-closing drawers, granite countertops and custom cabinet lighting in kitchen

Large pantry with etched-glass door

Two-story stone fireplace in family room

Media room

Upstairs loft overlooks the family room

Architectural style: Traditional

Curved balcony loft functions as an office

House size: 2,966 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 3 baths

Vaulted ceilings in family room and master bedroom

Original architectural design: Donald A. Gardner Architects Inc., 800.388.7580, revisions by Susan Bond of Custom Home Design, 757.557.0904

Jetted 6-foot tub, custom tile 6-foot shower with rain head in master bathroom

Custom wainscoting in foyer, living room, dining room and breakfast area

Lighted downstairs bath vanity top

Circle seating area with hardscaping and fire pit

Stained beadboard ceiling on barreled front porch and back porch

Oversized garage

Interior design: Linda Federoff of Distinctive Designs, 757.580.0640 Furnishings: Amish Originals, 434.390.4028; La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries Greenbrier, 757.420.2252; La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries Virginia Beach, 757.490.6057 Landscaping: Carter Winn of Winn’s Nursery, 757.494.1400 Sales: Joan Revell and Doreen Giuliano of Rose & Womble, 757.606.2808

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Financing: Bob White of Monarch Bank, 757.955.8610

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Veteran Homearama builders Jimmy Richardson, owner of Richardson Homes Inc., and Edward Hewitt, owner of Viridian Homes, are teaming up for their sophomore Homearama home. This marks the third Homearama for Jimmy, who has been in the homebuilding industry for more than 25 years, and the second for Edward, a former Marine and an Old Dominion University graduate. When building your dream home, Jimmy and Edward not only take a practical, whole-house approach, but they make delivering a quality home and a superior customer experience their main focus. If you’re looking for an eco-friendly home, look no further. Not only should your home be comfortable and energy efficient, but it should stand the test of time.

















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top-asked interior design questions From color trends to budgets, our designers spill about what they get asked the most BY SARA STEIL

From the smallest detail to the most intimidating decision, interior designers help guide your selections when it comes to creating your home’s look and feel. After all, these choices will influence the way you live your life, said the design team at A. Dodson’s. Here are some frequently asked questions and tips from the designers behind the Homearama homes:

Will my room be livable? “My clients have kids and pets and don’t want to be a slave to the furniture.

They want high style with functional design. Keeping the room livable is as much a design quest as making it beautiful,” said Beth Gilbert of Gilbert Interiors and the designer for House 3. Gilbert recommends using serviceable/cleanable fabrics, such as leather and microfibers. “Slipcovers also offer a good choice since they are washable,” she said, but make sure you “check the fabric’s cleaning codes and avoid those that won’t hold up.” Gilbert also suggests using distressed occasional pieces that will help hide wear and tear. cu lp ep p er l an di ng


What color paint/s should I use when repainting? Linda Federoff of Distinctive Designs and the designer of House 5 likes to pair the color to the use of the room. “Always, always consider the room’s lighting before making color choices,” she said. “And take into consideration that paint can make a room feel warm or cool. If you want a calm feeling when you walk into a room, choose soft colors. If you want that room to feel bold, choose something bright that makes a statement. If you have a room or wall with a beautiful view of the outdoors, then paint that room or wall the same color as the trim, which will invite the outdoors in.

What color/trend is popular right now? This is usually followed by “Do I have to do that?,” said Sharon Goodwin of Goodwin Interiors, also one of the interior designers behind House 2. “Although the answer to the first question varies from season to season, the second is always the same, ‘Not unless you personally like it.’” Goodwin recommends having your designer take the style or color the way that you like it and make it look current. “For instance, the room’s color may stay the same, but if you rework 8 QUESTIONS continued on page 48

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I want to redecorate, but I don’t know how I’m going to do it? Luckily, “you don’t have to do this alone. I’ll be here every step of the way.” That’s the motto from A. Dodson’s, the team behind House 7.

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the room using an Ikat pattern or glass lamps, along with the trained eye of a professional, then the room can get a lift and look current,” she said. “If you are not sure what you like, get some magazines and tear out pictures of rooms you like and those you don’t like. Once you have a pile of each, look thru them and you will start to see a common denominator. That is your trend!”

How do I incorporate color and color trends into my home? “The first thing I want to know is ‘How do you want to feel when you’re in this room?,’” said Nina James, designer for House 1. The second step is looking for your inspiration piece, she said. For example, “do you love a piece of art, a rug or fabric? If so, let’s pull inspiration and color from that piece and begin to build a room that makes you feel calm, cozy, energized, etc.” One tip, James said, “When choosing colors to go together, if you see it in nature, in a vegetable or fruit, then the palette will look fabulous in your space. For example, imagine the colors of fall (red, gold and green) or a day at the beach (blue, tan, beige and yellow).”

“Our clients become our friends and together we take on the design challenges as a team,” said the A. Dodson’s team. “Our job is to reduce the stress of a project by organizing the tasks and providing options. This takes most of the anxiety away from the planning and decision-making. We want our clients to be relaxed. We make better and more cost-conscious decisions when there’s less stress. Working with a designer ultimately saves you time and money by utilizing the designer’s experience to make wellinformed decisions and reduce common cost inefficiencies and re-work.”

I want to remodel my home, but how much should I invest? “In the past few years, it appears that more and more of my clients are choosing to stay in their existing homes and are investing in major remodeling projects,” said Stephanie Batten of Batten Interiors, the designer for House 6. “Their biggest concern is trying to determine a budget that not only fits their lifestyle, but is in sync with their home’s value.” “One of the worst mistakes a homeowner can make is to spend too much or too little. It’s equally important to know that the style of the project is current. While the project should reflect the client’s personal taste, it should also reflect current market trends to ensure it holds its resale value. It’s worth every penny to research your project thoroughly with a professional before spending a dime!”

I know what I like, but how do I put it all together? “Often people need help sorting out their ideas so that their decor will be cohesive,” said Cathy Tellefsen of Complete Interiors, the designer behind House 8. “I usually ask a lot of questions cu lp ep p er l an di ng


to make them think logically, or I point out things that they haven’t thought about before. For instance, I’ll ask them if there is an important painting or piece of furniture or rug that could be used to build a room around. Then I ask about their lifestyle. Once we get a starting point then color, balance, scale and comfort come into play.

How much is it going to cost? When hiring a professional designer, it’s hard to know what to expect, said Bill Jenkins, John Tang and Shelly Fuller of Gotcha Covered, the designers of House 4. “One of the things we ask people is ‘have you ever had custom treatments or a designer?’ If they haven’t, then they think if it’s drapery, it’s going to be like something they get at a big box store,” he continued. “Because it’s custom made, it’s a higher quality product. It’s made from better quality fabric and has a better hem. It’s finished and professional. I have to remind people that you get what you pay for.”

BEHIND THE DESIGN Homearama would not be possible without the designers whose hard work helps bring these showcase homes to life. They are: HOUSE 1: Nina James, Your Space by Nina, 757.297.2393 HOUSE 2: Sharon Goodwin and Susan Wilson, Goodwin Interiors, 757.417.8001 HOUSE 3: Beth Gilbert, Gilbert Interiors, 757.464.6408 HOUSE 4: Bill Jenkins, John Tang and Shelly Fuller, Gotcha Covered Interiors, 757.673.7551 HOUSE 5: Linda Federoff, Distinctive Designs, 757.580.0640 HOUSE 6: Stephanie Batten, Batten Interiors, 757.672.0808 HOUSE 7: Tina Murphy, Alison Dodson Anderson, A. Dodson’s, 757.483.1344 HOUSE 8: Cathy Tellefsen, Complete Interiors, 757.465.0133

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FURNITURE COUTURE IS GETTING ECLECTIC Mixing and matching with a splash of color is hot, hot, hot BY SARA STEIL

Gone are the days where it’s trendy to have each piece of furniture matching. Now, homeowners are seeking out mixed pieces to bring some flair into their homes. After all, furniture is more than just a place to sit – it’s an extension of the homeowners’ style. Here are some trends to watch for this year, according to some of the experts providing the Homearama furnishings.

Distressed to impress Coastal-inspired collections are back and are being complemented with rustic metals and distressed furnishings. “We’re definitely doing more worn finishes like distressed wood,” said Rebecca Anglen, in-home designer at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries in Virginia Beach. Updating the look is easy when the distressed pieces are combined with updated glass and more contemporary items, she continued. Robin Holliday, showroom manager for Furniture Classics, agreed. “The classic French design is being mixed with the distressed and weathered look and being used as accent pieces.” Pairing accessories or smaller furnishings with rustic metals is another way to bring the room together.

Power or manual? It’s a popular question asked when shopping for a car, but more recently, it’s also become a hot item in home furnishings. “Reclining furniture is really big,” said Value City Furniture store manager Jim Frank. Power recliners are growing in popularity and come in all sizes and styles, from contemporary to traditional. Yet the bottom line is that “power will allow you to recline to the perfect spot whereas traditional recliners don’t,” said Frank. “Just the touch of a button allows you to fully recline, partially recline and so forth.”

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“We’re seeing a lot more of the grey/ taupe color,” she said. Flair is added by accessorizing with a lot of color and accessories, “mostly turquoise, orange and purple.”

Tangerine Tango or greige?

Tangerine Tango is Pantone’s Color of the Year. It’s a spirited reddish orange color that “marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®, a company that researches trends in color marketing. Adding the perky color to a neutral palette creates a burst of energy while also bringing the neutral furnishings to life. If Tangerine Tango is too bold, try “driftwood,” also known as greige. An earthy beige-grey color, it adapts well to the home’s fixed features, such as fireplaces and flooring.

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Whether painted, worn, scraped or more, salvaged materials are being transformed into beautiful pieces for the home’s interior. “We’ve got quite a few pieces made from recycled wood, and some of them have some metal and ironwork to them as well,” said Holliday.

Though not 100 percent mainstream, the demand for reclaimed pieces is growing. “The recycled wood is quite popular,” Holliday continued, “especially with the younger homeowners who are just putting their houses together. The look is often streamlined with metal accents to create a unique feel.

Bottom line - mix it up

The experts agree that it’s OK to mix it up – after all, the eclectic look is in. “People are putting dark pieces with light pieces, either espresso or blonde. It’s not all matching,” said Anglen. If you’re looking to merge styles, Holliday advised to “keep it eclectic by mixing pieces in here and there. Let the piece speak for itself to kind of break things up and help add some of the newer trends into the home.” It’s a great time to buy a new home!


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TBA President Sam Cohen, center, and Chesapeake Mayor Alan Krasnoff, right, give Homearama builder T.E. Jones of Vintage Homes a proclamation signed by six mayors from Hampton Roads naming May 4 as Made in America Day.

Chesapeake Mayor Alan Krasnoff, Montana builder Jake Lewendal and U.S. Congressman Randy Forbes sign the pledge to support American-made businesses.

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Builder creates the East Coast’s first Made in America home BY SARA STEIL

The numbers are staggering. If every builder purchased 5 percent more American-made materials it would create 220,000 American jobs. Imagine the power behind those numbers if every American household decided to make the same commitment. According to Jake Lewendal, it could create 3 million jobs for Americans! Builder T.E. Jones of Vintage Homes speaks to Tidewater Builders Association members about his Made in America Home.

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to Homearama builder T.E. Jones of Vintage Homes. Jake Lewendal, who, with his father, Anders, constructed an All-American home in Bozeman, Montana, and was featured on the ABC World News Made in America series last fall. Inspired by the Lewendals, Jones decided he, too, would help carry the momentum forward with a “Made in America” home in Homearama at Culpepper Landing. From the roofing to the flooring to the nails to the appliances – everything that can

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be manufactured in the United States would be used in the house. Jones carried the Lewendal project one step further – enlisting interior designers from A. Dodson’s to furnish and decorate the home with products from the United States. “It was very much an impulse decision,” said Jones. “My father had sent me a link to the World News Story about the Lewendals and their project. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but I knew it would be a tremendous honor and a tremendous challenge.”

About 150 builders, suppliers, city officials and others in the local building industry came to hear from Lewendal

American’ and ‘Buy Local’ movements. Much of the materials and labor that go into building a new home already fits these categories. The challenge for the builder is to go after those products that are often outsourced.” –T.E. Jones, Made in America House builder

and Jones, and to learn more about how they, too, could help create jobs at a Tidewater Builders Association member forum held May 4 at the home site. The event kicked off with Chesapeake Mayor Alan Krasnoff presenting a proclamation of “Made in America Day” signed by mayors from Norfolk, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Portsmouth and Hampton. Chesapeake Code Official Patrick Hughes, representing region eight of the Virginia Building Code Officials Association, presented Jones with the first official “Made in America” certification that local code officials will provide to builders who document the origin of the

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products being used in their homes. U.S. Congressman Randy Forbes also was on hand. “George Washington used to say: ‘If I can survive, I’ll win.’ If we can survive, we’re going to see the sun come up on America again, and this (Made in America movement) is a great place to start,” he said. You, too, can support the movement by signing the pledge to buy more American products inside the garage of the Made in America house and researching the origin of the products you buy. A list of products that went into the home and their manufacturers is available at www.homearama.tv.

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Though not an easy task, Jones credits his team of employees, suppliers and contractors for helping him secure the needed materials, especially Robert Metcalf of Jett & Co.; Matt Weaver of Noland Co.; Kenny Todd of Coastal Lighting; Monarch Bank; Alison Dodson Anderson and Tina Murphy of A. Dodson’s; and Greg Kutchman of GAF, to name a few.

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Having spent most of his career working in some capacity of the home building industry, T.E. Jones of Vintage Homes is making his second appearance as a Homearama builder. From his beginnings on summer jobs on construction sites to work as a framer, carpenter and remodeler, he puts his experience into every home he constructs. With the establishment of Vintage Homes in 2006, he has delivered on his goal to offer his clients value for their investment with quality construction and complete customer satisfaction. A 1996 graduate of Old Dominion University, he typically builds 12-15 homes per year in Culpepper Landing in the mid $300,00s to mid-$400,000s.



















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A focus on sustainability With a focus on social responsibility, GAF has developed Advanced Protection® Shingle Technology, which provides superior durability and wind resistance while reducing the use of scarce natural resources. GAF is also the first manufacturer to have all of its shingles pass ASTM D3161 Class F 110 mph and ASTM 7158 Class H 150 mph – the industry’s two toughest wind-resistance tests. In addition, GAF has trained more than 250 professional roofing contractors nationwide in shingle recycling via our industry-leading Certified Green Roofer™ Program. GAF further supports positive end-of-life outcomes of our products by way of our multiyear sponsorship of ShingleRecycling.org, which helps contractors and distributors connect with qualified shingle recyclers across the U.S. and Canada. GAF helps provide training in green building for America’s building material dealers by sponsoring the Certified Green Dealer® Program. The Certified Green Dealer® Program (www.Certified GreenDealer.org) is the nation’s only program for training and certifying building material dealerships in the knowledge of green building products and practices. Learn more about GAF roofing materials and programs at www.gaf.com.

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Introducing GAF’s Timberline American Harvest ™ Lifetime Roofing Collection ®

Designed to complement your home’s exterior color scheme, the American Harvest™ Roofing Collection will give you the modern architectural style you want, at a price you can afford!

Its optimized construction and unique color palette combines subtle blends with contrasting colors to give your roof unexpected depth and beauty. But it’s more than just a great looking shingle...

Professional installers have long preferred the rugged, dependable performance that only a Timberline® roof can offer. That’s why Timberline® Shingles with Advanced Protection® Technology are the #1-selling shingles in all of North America. ©2012 GAF 4/12


* See GAF Shingle & Accessory Ltd. Warranty for complete coverage and restrictions. The word “Lifetime” means as long as the original individual owner of a single family detached residence (or the second owner in certain circumstances) owns the property where the shingles are installed. For owners/structures not meeting above criteria, Lifetime coverage is not applicable. Note: It is difficult to reproduce the color clarity and actual color blends of these products. Before selecting your color, please ask to see several full-size shingles.

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Quality. Style.

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Treasures abound in the Made in America home. Here are some items worth looking for.


Furnishing a home with products produced in America was no easy feat. But thanks to Alison Dodson Anderson and Tina Murphy of A. Dodson’s, the Made in America home not only held true to its commitment, but did it with style. “Our most eye-opening realization in shopping for all American-made products is that the craftsmanship and quality is superior to products made

overseas,” said the women at A. Dodson’s. The builder, “T.E. took an oath and we were committed to supporting him in finding all American-made products – from the cabinet pulls to the window hardware to the drapery,” they continued. “It’s been an absolutely amazing experience to find so many companies and families who are committed to their craft.” The following are some notable items in the home:

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Artistic in every sense Each element of these pillows from Lacefield Designs is handcut and stitched by skilled artisans in Atlanta. “Using local talent allows us to be more creative – our intricate, handmade designs don’t get ‘lost in translation’ because manufacturing takes place

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locally,” said Christie Shepard of Lacefield Designs. “The timeline from idea conception to getting product on retailers’ shelves is much shorter than if we chose to produce overseas.” https://lacefielddesigns.com

Nanette Hurley of N Design International LLC. www.ndesign-international.com

A chef’s dream Wolf and Sub-Zero have turned cooking into an art form with their appliances. The sleek look is matched with superior performance. The chef ’s stove and the red knobs really make a dramatic statement in the home’s kitchen. Both are from E.A. Holsten Inc. in Richmond. www.EAHolsten.com

Unmatched quality

Since Victorian times, collecting bottles has been a way to record history. During an excavation dig in Copper River, Alaska, a bottle specialist for Natural Curiosities unearthed more than 60 bottles that were 200-300 years old. He reproduced them into a series of images to immortalize their unique nature. These pieces complement “the true, old vintage bottles in the house. On one wall is an installation of old bottles and this artwork is on the opposing wall,” said the team at A. Dodson’s. http://naturalcuriosities.com

Marble on a budget The countertops may not be Italian marble, but they are home grown and beautiful. Quarried from Rapidan, just outside Charlottesville,

“It’s of utmost importance to me to work with an American company that would upholster everything in my collection in their American factory,” said

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This chair from N. Design International’s Coastal Classic collection is made from 10-way, hand-tied construction, which was the standard of furniture manufacturing more than 100 years ago. Since 1927, this familyowned furniture manufacturer located in North Carolina has been proud of its Made in America heritage.

A look back in time

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Virginia Mist granite adorns the countertops in the home. The designers honed the Virginia Mist granite to give it a matte finish comparable to soapstone, which typically costs more and requires more maintenance. The family-owned and operated Absolute Stone and Tile in Norfolk provided, fabricated and installed the stone.

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Singing in the shower


Showering just became more fun, thanks to the talents of local tile expert Sean P. Roddy of Sir Ramik & Co. Using 1-inch tiles, Roddy created a fun showering experience by creating messages like “Wash behind your ears” and “Use soap” with tile in the shower. Roddy has been providing Hampton Roads residents







with his craft since 1999. www.sir-ramik.com

Stars and stripes in style The patriotic bunting and United States flags at the Made in America home are from U.S. Flag and Signal, a family-owned and operated company in Portsmouth since 1920. The company manufactures custom flags and supplies cu lp ep p er l an di ng


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Clean, abundant, domestic natural gas. With 98% of our natural gas produced right here at home, it’s America’s best energy value. And with WarmWise, our energy efficiency program, you can learn how to save money on your energy bills while conserving our natural resources.

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HOUSE 8 The Dawn Michelle The Chesapeake House

House highlights

Architectural style: Traditional Carolina House size: 2,253 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 2½ baths Original architectural design: Allison Ramsey Architects Inc., 843.986.0559

Furnishings: Heritage Amish Furniture, 757.468.0264; Built to Last, 252.232.0055 Landscaping: Fred Sayers of L&F Landscaping, 757.403.2883 Sales: Joan Revell and Doreen Giuliano of Rose & Womble, 757.606.2808 1st floor REF.

2nd floor


Outdoor cooking/entertaining area with speakers and ceiling fans

Built-in 42” TV in family room

Granite countertops, soft-close drawers, under-cabinet lighting and butler’s pantry in kitchen

Tray ceiling and sitting area in the master suite

Ceramic tile throughout baths

Walkout second-story balcony

Monkey Bars storage system in garage

Sierra stone flooring in garage

about the Builder

Interior design: Cathy Tellefsen of Complete Interiors, 757.495.0133




Ore Builders and its sister company Les Ore Construction combines today’s technology with classic traditional homes. This marks the sixth 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 for years. Les combined his knowledge of structured wiring and whole-house audio video with his growing experience of new home construction. Les works one on one with home buyers to produce “homes not just houses.” His experienced team will work hard to create the home of your dreams while guiding you through the process of watching your home grow from the frame to BEDROOM the final masterpiece.














Les ore construction Co. Inc.







844 First Colonial Road, Ste. 205 Virginia Beach, Va. 23451 757.425.1604 www.orebuilders.com


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Who is TBA?

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From events to education, we have your needs covered


By now, you know that Tidewater Builders Association produces Homearama and the Mid-Atlantic Home & Garden Show, but did you know that for almost 60 years we have been advocating for affordable housing, while also producing events that educate the public on housing trends and headlines? We even offer a free consumer e-newsletter that updates our subscribers about the local housing market and upcoming events.

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For more information about TBA, visit www.tbaonline.org. For membership information, contact Stacey Turner at (757) 305-9042 or sturner@tbaonline.org. Here is a look at the association and some of our offerings:

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CHARITY HO USE: Since 19 88, more than $1.66 m illion has been donated to local chariti es from the sa le of an annual Homea rama Charity House. In 2011, jazz pianist and TB A Scholarship Founda tion recipient Justin Kauflin was th e namesake fo r the Charity House built by Clark Whitehill Enterprises . Pictured are: Suffolk City Manager Selena Cuffe-G lenn; 2011 Tidewat er Builders As sociation President Will iam H. Halprin ; Kauflin and his dog Ca ndy; Suffolk M ayor Linda Johnso n; and City Co uncilman Robert Barcla y IV. The proc eeds from the home’s sa le went direct ly to the Scholarship Fo undation.


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Building a better life

Building Trades Academy offers hands-on training through community projects BY SARA STEIL

Through its Building Trades Academy (BTA), Tidewater Builders Association has provided valuable skills training to more than 3,600 economically disadvantaged and at-risk individuals since 1978. The program provides hands-on training through community service projects for schools, community centers, low-income families and nonprofit organizations. After completing a 12week program in electrical, plumbing, carpentry and HVAC, graduates are placed in jobs with member companies.

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Over the past three years, the BTA, a 501(c)3 entity, has provided facilities maintenance training and placed graduates with multifamily housing firms.

A lesson in community service G.A. Treakle Elementary teacher Kim Evans reached out to TBA for help. Her school’s courtyard picnic tables were rotting and unsafe for the students. The outdoor area was a project in memory of the school’s specialist Donna Sheffer, who refurbished the courtyard before succumbing to cancer.

She “made it look beautiful,” Evans said. “We have tried to keep up the courtyard and raise money, but since we work at a Title One school, many parents are struggling to make ends meet as it is.” After hearing of the school’s plight, BTA got involved. BTA students constructed six tables for the school. The students “learned some solid carpentry skills along with team building skills,” said BTA staff vice president John Mack. “They also learned the value of giving back to your community.” If you are interested in contributing to the Academy, please contact Mack at 757.305.9060 or jlmack@tbaonline.org.

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Thank you! Thank you! Thank you…

…to the following service organizations for assisting in Spring Homearama at Culpepper Landing in Chesapeake. Kiwanis Club of Great Bridge Kiwanis Club of Churchland Kiwanis Club of Chesapeake To produce an event the magnitude of Homearama, Tidewater Builders Association depends upon partnerships with community service organizations. Thank you to these groups for the good work that they perform in the community.

Cast your ballot TODAY! With the touch of the screen, your vote today could mean a win for Homearama builders, designers and landscapers competing for the coveted People’s Choice Award. It could also mean a $50 gift card to a restaurant of your choice, courtesy of Tidewater Builders Association. Simply cast your votes at one of the touch screen computers at the exit of the Idea Marketplace. It takes a few minutes and you are then entered to win! And remember to leave your name and phone number, so we can contact you if you win.

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