Pemberton of Zionsville is hosting the annual Home-a-rama this year, featuring five spec homes available for purchase.
The show opened last week and continues through Oct. 6.
The home show attracts real estate agents, buyers, and people looking to remodel, among other attendees.
Esther Lynch, Zionsville Century 21 Sheetz agent, was one among many attending on Realtor day.
“I’m very impressed,” Lynch said. “It’s more than I was expecting. I wanted to see the spec homes to be able to show buyers in the area. I became a Realtor to meet people and help them get their home. I enjoy being part of their big decision.”
Kristen Krempp, director of communications and special events for the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis, said, “The goal of Home-a-rama is to promote the industry and get the word out to consumers about new trends, builders for new homes, décor ideas and remodelers. Seeing the show can spark changes to make in an existing home and have a vision for everything that is possible.”
Another impressed guest was there for a different reason.
Denise Midla of Martinsville attended the show with her husband.
“We’ve been thinking about remodeling,” Midla said. “This show allows us to see the trends.”
Another couple, Keith and Toni Schoene of Westfield, are regular attendees of Home-a-rama shows.
“We attend the Home-a-rama every year,” Toni said. “We come to get ideas and enjoy seeing the latest trends. We’ve incorporated ideas from the shows inside our home.”
“We’re do-it-yourself people,” Keith added. “It’s the décor that’s a make or break for us. The second is the style.”
The Home-a-rama show last year was in Westfield.
“Last year, there was too much traveling,” Toni said. “This year was set up well with no big gap between the houses. When looking at multiple houses, they start to blend. This set up allows us to take a second look when the houses are in a row.”
The five homes in this year’s show are all large, and all unique.
The Wedgewood Building Company house features seven bedrooms with six full bathrooms and more than 6,000 square feet.
The Viewegh and Associates, LLC house features six bedrooms with five and a half bathrooms and more than 5,000 square feet.
The Executive Home house features six bedrooms with six and a half bathrooms and more than 6,000 square feet.
The Whicker Construction house features four bedrooms with three and a half bathrooms and more than 5,000 square feet.
The Gradison Design Build house features five bedrooms with five and a half bathrooms and more than 5,000 square feet.
Each Home-a-rama is different.
Past Home-a-rama shows had bands playing, Toni said.
Vendors line the street and are also set up in garages as attendees walk from house to house.
At some shows, the vendors are all under one big tent, Keith said.
Attendees have the opportunity to vote for which house they like the best.
“This show is special due to the uniqueness of each of the homes,” Krempp said. “Whether people are looking to get inspiration and want to change a bathroom or to build a home, there’s something for everyone.”
Home-a-rama runs from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday and Oct. 3 through 6. Admission is $20 online or at the door. Youth ages 12 and younger are admitted free.
Event parking is at the Zionsville United Methodist Church, 9644 Whitestown Road, and attendees can be shuttled to the home sites.