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July 18, 2007
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Homearama 2008 heads to Virginia Beach
Community designed by architect Stephen Fuller
Homearama 2008 to be held at Ashville Park

The Wilshire Village of Ashville Park in Virginia Beach will host the 2008 Tidewater Builders Association’s Homearama showcase of custom homes.

The development is located on Princess Anne Road between Sandbridge Road and Indian River Road. The neighborhood is being designed by renowned architect Stephen Fuller and is being developed by L.M. Sandler & Sons Inc. Fuller plans to be on hand for a lot drawing for prospective Homearama builders, set for 2 p.m., August 23 in the TBA Board room.

"It is an honor to have Ashville Park selected for the 2008 Homearama. This is the first time a nationally-recognized, award-winning architect will be involved in the planning process," said Steven Sandler, President of L.M. Sandler & Sons, Inc.

"As an exquisite Stephen Fuller Signature master-planned community, homebuyers will be offered an elegant living experience combining traditional classic facades with open contemporary floor plans unparalleled in this market. The investment Ashville Park makes in the infrastructure throughout the development process will position the neighborhood as simply the best in Virginia Beach," added Sandler.

"We’re excited about the opportunity to offer a completely new and different Homearama and about coming back to Virginia Beach," said John W. Ainslie Jr., president of Tidewater Builders Association. "It’s not just the Stephen Fuller component, it’s also a whole host of amenities that make this community special."

Fuller’s design and land-planning process aims to incorporate features of classic American neighborhoods into a contemporary community. Homearama builders will use Stephen Fuller house plans and landscaping plans.

The 452-acre Ashville Park development includes 235 acres of open space; 30 acres of tree preservation; a clubhouse with a full kitchen, fitness facility and restrooms; a beach entry pool; equestrian and multi-purpose trails lined with park benches; 15 lakes totaling over 47 acres; an exclusive active adult swimming pool and clubhouse; a children’s playground, a soccer area with goals and a pocket park system.

The last time Virginia Beach hosted the event was in 1996. Over its 26-year history, Homearama has been held in Virginia Beach seven times. The event, tentatively set for Sept. 27 to Oct. 12, attracts over 100,000 guests over a two-week period.

Sixteen lots are available for Homearama. Information packets for interested builders are available by calling Randy Neiter at 757-420-2434, ext. 255.

Meanwhile, 14 home builders are putting finishing touches on 17 homes for Homearama 2007 in Chesapeake’s Edinburgh neighborhood, set for Sept. 28 – Oct. 15. More information is available at www.homearama.tv



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