2010 Kaleidoscope of Homes Extends Luxury Home Show for Record-Breaking Crowds

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Multi-million-dollar homes prove to be a popular destination for North Texas in beautiful autumn weather. More than 20,000 visitors toured four award-winning homes during the 2010 Kaleidoscope of Homes. Officials at the Greater Fort Worth Builders Association extended the show for another week, continuing through Nov. 7.

With beautiful fall weather and record-breaking crowds, officials at the Greater Fort Worth Builders Association (GFWBA) extended the 2010 Kaleidoscope of Homes luxury home show another week – stretching the opportunity to peek inside the four lush multi-million-dollar Southlake homes through Sunday, Nov. 7.

Drawing more than 20,000 people during the first three-weeks, the show was slated to conclude Oct. 31. “We pushed the date one week,” announced Carey Clarke, chairman of the Kaleidoscope committee. “The show opens 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday (Nov. 2 – 6) and from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 7).

“Over-the-top luxury, strong media coverage and enthusiastic word of mouth were the ingredients for success,” Clarke said in a joint announcement with Terra/Hat Creek Development, host of the event at Southlake’s upscale Shady Oaks community.

“Many people toured the homes more than once. There’s a lot to see with four estate-sized homes – authentic European architecture, stunning decor, unique lifestyle features and new technology.”

The homes have a combined total value of $12 million and were furnished with about $1.4 million total of furnishings, draperies and accessories, much of which sold in the traditional furniture and decor sale Nov. 1.

Scott Simmons, Simmons Estate Homes, won Best of Show and multiple other awards for his Spanish Colonial Casa Montecito at 704 Rochester Lane. Simmons, a degreed architect, partnered with Christopher Hough of Heritage Design Studio, on the 9,500-square-foot design offered for $3,299,000.

Shane Golden, Venetian Custom Homes, took Best Wine Room award for the glass-enclosed wine and cigar area in Il Nuovo Vecchi at 1016 Tennyson. He also partnered with Hough on the 7,500-square-foot home offered for $2,275,000. Golden won Best Kitchen for an expansive space open to interior and exterior living areas.

Bobby Harrell of Harrell Custom Homes received judges’ awards for unique features in his Tuscan and Old World Tudor designs by Jon Bolton of J. Bolton & Associates. Villa Siena at 1017 Whittington, a 7,189-square-foot Tuscan estate offered for $2,350,000, won Most Unique Feature for a bold herringbone hand-scraped wood floor. Brighton Manor at 1009 Whittington Place, a 7,307-square-foot English Tudor offered for $2,375,000, won a Most Unique Feature award for a hot tub with an infinity waterfall.

A portion of ticket sales goes to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, this year’s designated charity partner. Major event partners are Wells Fargo, Park Place Dealerships, HotOn Homes, Tom Thumb and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. For more information, visit http://www.TheKofH.com.

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