Festival of Homes set for two weekends in central Oklahoma
NORMAN — The Festival of Homes is set for July 31-Aug. 2, and Aug. 7-9 with new houses open free to the public from 1 to 7 p.m. each day across Norman, Moore, south Oklahoma City, Goldsby, and Newcastle.
The festival, organized by the Builders Association of South Central Oklahoma — BASCO — will feature 37 homes ranging in size from about 1,650 square feet to luxury homes over 3,800 square feet, and ranging in price from about $230,000 to $750,000.
Danny Paul Gamble, president of BASCO, said builders are ready to connect with the community.
“We have a lot of members who want to get their homes seen," he said. "It's a great opportunity for them to showcase their talents.
"Besides allowing potential homebuyers to become familiar with the area’s best builders, the Festival of Homes gives BASCO the opportunity to give back to the community. Each year a featured Festival Show Home is built. It is a collaborative effort from one of the BASCO homebuilder members along with vendors and suppliers who come together to provide supplies and assistance to make an exceptional house for the benefit of the organization and community."
Some proceeds from the sale of the Festival Show Home are donated to community endeavors such as the BASCO student chapter at the University of Oklahoma and to scholarships at Mid-America Vo-Tech and Moore Norman Technology Center for students interested in careers in the construction industry.
This year's Festival Show Home is at 2215 Kimball Drive in St. James Park addition, built by Cougar Homes with financing provided by Armstrong Bank. St. James Park is just south of E State Highway 9 and 24th Avenue SE.
“We are excited to be a part of the festival this year and proud of the design and construction on this new home. We hope every visitor who stops by is pleased with the final product," said Jon Horn, one of the owners of Cougar Homes and a Certified Professional Builder.
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The 2,130-square-foot home is in a modernized traditional style "with city loft influences." It has three bedrooms, two baths, and features a large, open living plan including a great room with linear gas fireplace, dining room, and kitchen with a large marble-topped island, designer vent hood, and stainless-steel appliances with a five-burner gas cooktop and separate electric oven.
Festival of Homes Tour Books, with details on the homes, photos, a map and directions, are available at at 7-Eleven. For more information online, go to www.BASCO-Festival.com. Or call Stephen Koranda, BASCO’s executive officer, at 360–4161, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.