Homearama coming to Suffolk

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 14, 2005

Get ready. The 2006 Homearama will be coming to Suffolk’s The Estates of Pitchkettle Farms, Sept. 30 through Oct. 15, 2006.

In what will be Homearama’s silver anniversary, the 16-day-long home show now attracts more than 100,000 visitors each year.

As well as being a well-known event for folks all over Hampton Roads, the show brings in guests from a region stretching from Washington, D.C., to Raleigh, N.C.

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National sponsorships and national media attention are also part of the event, put on by the Tidewater Builders Association.

In previous years, The Weather Channel and Southern Living have done features about Homearama homes and the show is recognized as one the country’s top 10 home extravaganzas.

About The Estates of Pitchkettle Farms, Bob Widener of Ainslie-Widener, Inc., the developer of the site, said, “This prime location will offer prospective home buyers the peacefulness of a very tranquil country setting with the convenience of being near the Suffolk business district.”

The average size of the lots available to Homearama builders is approximately 20,000 square feet, and prices range from $220,000 to $260,000.

Most lots are wooded, and a few are situated on a lake.

The Estates of Pitchkettle Farms boasts amenities such as a community park, and a fountain and gazebo on the lake.

This year’s Homearama was held at Norfolk’s Broad Creek, which is a mixed-use, mixed-income neighborhood developed by the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

There are 18 lots available for Homearama builders. A lot drawing will take place at the TBA (2117 Smith Avenue, Chesapeake) on Thursday, Dec. 8.

Interested builders should contact Randy Neiter at 420-2434.