The 2017 Foundation Home not only gives Parade guests brilliant ideas for their own homes, but it also gives back to the community, as the sale of the Foundation Home benefits the BIA Foundation and Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio. Suppliers, trades and other generous industry professionals donate or deeply discount services, tools and materials in order to lower the cost of building the home. That means that the lucky purchaser of this home will end up with many added features, upgrades and built-in extras.
“We’ve been building homes in Central Ohio for over 25 years and value our involvement in the BIA Parade of Homes,” said Manor Homes President Brad Yates. “We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to give back to the community by building this year’s Foundation Home.”
The Manor home will feature an open-concept floor plan and dramatic farmhouse elements, including richly pantinaed recycled barn wood accents, yet it will be beautifully styled to meet the needs of a modern family.
BIA Parade of Homes guests will also have a chance to meet one-on-one with Habitat for Humanity volunteers and staff at the Manor home to learn how they, too, can get involved in Habitat's efforts to provide housing for local families. The group will have doors slated to go into Habitat homes on hand, offering parade guests the opportunity to write well wishes for new homeowners on the doors.
With its picturesque backdrop, every home within Cheshire Woods will back up to the development’s open, natural spaces. Homeowners will enjoy miles of walking trails, tranquil ponds, and wide-open spaces for outdoor recreation. Easy access to the newly-opened Ikea and Tanger Outlet Mall, as well as the Polaris area add convenience and appeal to the well-planned community.
Cheshire Woods residents will enjoy a feature not offered in any other central Ohio neighborhood. All homeowners will have access to the brand-new, 3,000-square-foot community center being built as part of the neighborhood plan. It will feature a large, well-appointed fitness center, a game room, a theater room and a full kitchen with indoor and outdoor dining, as well as a pool, patio and fire pit for outdoor recreation and gatherings.