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Annual Showcase Of Homes Raised $70,000 In 2016 For Two Nonprofit Organizations

The Saratoga Builders Association recently presented proceeds totaling $70,000 from the 2016 Saratoga Showcase of Homes to two nonprofit organizations.

Checks were presented to Rebuilding Together Saratoga County and Habitat for Humanity of Northern Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties. Showcase officials said the total is the highest amount raised in the past five years. The Saratoga Builders Association has now contributed over $1 million to local charities from the home tour event. The 2016 edition of the Saratoga Showcase of Homes concluded its 21st year in October.

There were 16 builders presenting 19 homes. The event gives the community an opportunity to preview current trends in building, landscaping, decorating and interior design. Officials said this year’s tour had over 3,500 people purchasing tickets to visit the new homes on display over three weekends. It also saw the return of the Friday night kick-off Taste of Showcase event attended by nearly 400 people.

The 2016 Saratoga Showcase of Homes People’s Choice award winners, based on vote of the attendees, went to McPadden Builders in the Classic Home category, Volpe Custom Homes in the Executive Home category, Terrace Homebuilders in the Luxury Home category and Barbera Homes in the Town Home category.

Realtor’s Choice awards went to Bonacio Construction in the Classic Home category, Caruso Home Builders in the Executive Home category, Terrace Homebuilders in the Luxury Home category and Malta Development in the Classic Home category.

Other winners included:

Classic Home Awards:

Landscaping winner, Bonacio Construction and Sunshine Landscaping – Rich Mullnow; runners up, a tie between Herbinger Homes, Craig’s Mowing & Landscaping – Craig Monroe; and McPadden Builders, Brookside Nursery – Ian Murray.

Workmanship: McPadden Builders, winner; Bonacio Construction, runner up.

Best Master Bath: McPadden Builders, winner; Bonacio Construction, runner up. Exterior Design: McPadden Builders, winner; Bonacio Construction, runner up.

Interior Decorating: Bonacio Construction, Finishing Touches Home Decor – Shelly Walker, winner; McPadden Builders, Bennington Design Team – Andrea Chenier, runner up.

Best Kitchen: Bonacio Construction, the Signature Cabinet Group – Michael Bannon, winner; McPadden Builders, Curtis Lumber – Heather Bodnaryk, runner up. Interior Floor Plan: McPadden Builders, winner; Heritage Custom Builders, runner up.

Executive Home Awards:

Landscaping: Volpe Custom Homes, winner; Belmonte Builders, CPI Landscaping – Chris Gennoy, runner up. Workmanship: Volpe Custom Homes, winner; Caruso Home Builders, runner up.

Exterior Design: Caruso Home Builders, winner; Volpe Custom Homes, runner up.

Interior Decorating: Volpe Custom Homes, Volpe Custom Interiors – Denise Volpe, winner; Bonacio Construction, Finishing Touches Home Decor – Shelly Walker, runner up.

Best Kitchen: Volpe Custom Homes, Minick Kitchen Design – Paul Minick, winner; Belmonte Builders – Lindsay Belmonte, runner up.

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