Here’s what to expect at this year’s Parade of Homes

The Home Builders Association of Greater Baton Rouge’s Parade of Homes, presented by Ferguson,  returns this year showcasing 35 new and renovated homes in the Capital Area, promoting the work of local, accredited builders and developers.

For those searching for their dream abode in today’s white-hot housing market and others who just enjoy taking a peek, this year’s event will show off living options in various neighborhoods—both urban to rural settings—in a variety of styles.

Photo courtesy Home Builders Association of Greater Baton Rouge

Now in its 34th year, Parade of Homes is a mobile-friendly event. As an event goer, guests are provided a digital map, where they can customize routes and decide which homes to tour based on the amenities they’re looking for. Each house has a detailed page on the event’s website, including information like the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the square footage and the price range if the home is for sale.

The interior and exterior designs of this year’s featured homes offer “a modern, yet timeless, transitional look,” says President and CEO of Home Builders Association of Greater Baton Rouge.

Paraders will find everything from trendy all-white walls and light flooring on the south side of town to craftsman-style inspiration in Zachary and cool blue kitchens in Central.

Photo courtesy Home Builders Association of Greater Baton Rouge

A modern-style mansion by Amelia Fine Homes with towering, multi-story glass windows and a floating steel staircase is a stand out in University Acres. Meanwhile, a replica of a homeowner’s great grandparents’ 135-year-old river-front property, now located in Pointe Marie and built by Preskitt Construction, is a must-see for historic-home buffs and restoration enthusiasts.

“We do have some that really put in some extra creativity,” Zito says. “I think we’re gonna see some different trends this year that have been implemented.”

The mission of the Home Builders Foundation is to help children and families in need through the charitable efforts of Home Builders Association. All ticket proceeds for Parade of Homes will be donated to this year’s beneficiary, the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.

Parade of Homes runs April 23-24 and April 30-May 1, from 1-5 p.m. Tickets are available at paradegbr.fun.