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HOMEARAMA® Rises to New Heights: The Latest Trends

Narrower lots and jaw-dropping views have enticed the designers of this year’s HOMEARAMA® show homes to look up. When you tour the seven homes at Walworth Junction, expect to find level upon level of luxury and these latest trends:

Residential Elevators

With most of the homes offering three or four levels of living space, stairways are eye-catching and an integral part of each home’s interior design. To make the homes easy to live in for years to come, most of the homes have their own elevators. The home elevator is an amenity that’s easy to install in any custom home. It just requires designated space, electric wiring and the elevator car itself. If you’re planning a new home and aren’t ready to install the elevator right away, you can always ask your architect or designer to make room for a future elevator by stacking closet spaces above each other on every floor.

Rooftop Terraces

HOMEARAMA houses always provide a visual feast of gorgeous decor, furnishings and design. This year, the views from Walworth Junction are something you’ll want to see, too. To capture those views of both the river and the city, look for rooftop terraces or outdoor spaces in this year’s show homes. When located off of a gathering or recreation room, the rooftop terrace becomes a big draw for friends and family alike. These terraces provide all the outdoor living amenities you expect from HOMEARAMA homes, but with a bird’s-eye view.

Rear-loading Garages

Two and three-car garages are tucked under each of the HOMEARAMA homes. When the homeowners arrive by car, they will step into lower levels that include handy mud rooms, home gyms or other utilitarian (but still essential) spaces. Cars might stay parked here more than in other communities: Given Walworth Junction’s easy access to biking and walking trails, and a pedestrian tunnel to great restaurants, homeowners here can live an active, social life without needing their cars.

Window Walls

Back to the view: Folding glass walls are one of the latest trends in custom homes and they’re tailor-made for homes with a view. You may know this feature by other names: Nana Wall is a trade name from one manufacturer. They are also called window walls, frameless glass walls, collapsible glass walls, sliding glass walls or folding glass walls. Whatever you call them, they are able to create huge openings between indoor and outdoor spaces. Look for them in this year’s HOMEARAMA homes. If you’d like to bring a sliding glass wall to your home, consider having them open to an outdoor space that’s enclosed with retractable screens to keep our region’s insects at bay.

Flexible Spaces

With so many of us living and working at home now, we value spaces that can do double duty. As you walk through the HOMEARAMA homes, look for rooms on almost every level that could work as an office, a guest bedroom, a hobby room, library or home gym. A home plan that includes flexible spaces will serve its owners for the long term. And as you tour the homes, it will be fun to imagine how you would use those rooms.

Contemporary Style

In many Cincinnati communities, you’ll find contemporary homes sprinkled among more traditional houses in established neighborhoods. Walworth Junction is different: As a new community in the city of Cincinnati, it has offered architects and designers the opportunity to create a neighborhood filled with clean-lined, contemporary homes. If you love the look, a tour of HOMEARAMA is a must. And, if your taste runs more toward traditional, you’ll appreciate how several designers played off classic architecture in this year’s show homes.

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With so much to see, you don’t want to miss HOMEARAMA 2020 at Walworth Junction. Purchase your tickets today and plan to get out and get inspired!