July 2014

Winners Announced in the Grand Tour of Homes

The Grand Tour of Homes concluded July 27th, and the votes are in!  Judges have awarded twenty-one honors to five of the Ball Homes models featured on this year's tour.  The Hartford II, Hudson, and Monroe, Jackson II,  and Albany Revised plans all received awards within their price categories, including five for Floor Plan.  Several of our newest model homes were featured on the Tour.

Our Hartford II model in The Enclave at Chilesburg was awarded First Place for Floor Plan, Exterior, Kitchen, and Best Overall in its price category.

Kitchen of the Hartford II model home in The Enclave at Chilesburg

Our revised version of the Albany plan, which was on the Tour in The Reserve at Bryant Oak, won First Place awards for Floor Plan, Master Suite, and Interior Features, as well as the Overall award in its price category.

The Albany in The Reserve at Bryant Oak

Our Jackson II model in Masterson Place won First Place for Floor Plan, Exterior, Master Suite, and Overall.

Jackson II model home in Masterson Place

The Monroe model in Chilesburg was awarded First Place in the Kitchen and Floor Plan categories.

Kitchen of the Monroe model home in Chilesburg

The Hudson model in Glasford was awarded First Place for Master Suite and Floor Plan.

Master suite of the Hudson model home in Chilesburg

Although the Grand Tour is over, these homes can still be seen during our regular Open House, and any time by appointment.   To view these and other model homes by appointment, please contact a Ball Homes Specialist at Milestone Realty Consultants.

It's Back To School Time!

Can you believe that the start of school is just around the corner for kids in Kentucky and Tennessee? Pretty soon, you'll be seeing kids with their backpacks getting on those big yellow buses in the mornings.

Here's a list of the first day of school for counties in Central Kentucky, Louisville and Knoxville.

Central Kentucky
Fayette County: Wednesday, August 13th

Madison County: Wednesday, August 13th

Scott County:
Wednesday, August 6th

Woodford County: Wednesday, August 13th


Jefferson County: Wednesday, August 13th

Oldham County:
Tuesday, August 19th


Knox County: Monday, August 11th

Loudon County: Wednesday, August 6th

New Floor Plan: Westmont II Expanded

A new twist on a popular floor plan is now available.

The Westmont II Expanded plays off the popular Westmont II floor plan, adding an additional 45 square feet of living space, revamping the master suite, and adding several plan enhancements. It offers the convenience of one-story living, with a split bedroom ranch design, plus an optional media room with unfinished storage area and full bath on the second floor.

Nine-foot ceilings are included throughout the main living areas, and tray ceilings in the master bedroom and dining room and a vault in bedroom 2 add visual interest.  The Westmont II Expanded features a bay window in the master bedroom and a garden tub, separate shower in the master bath.  The family room overlooks the rear yard and can include an optional fireplace and recessed built-in bookcases.  The kitchen's wrap-around bartop offers casual eating space, while the window-lined breakfast area and formal dining room offer more dining options. 

A model is currently under construction in our Middleton Park subdivision in Knoxville. For more information on the communities available for the Westmont II Expanded, contact a Ball Homes Specialist today.

Grand Tour of Homes Begins This Weekend

The 2014 Home Builder's Association of Lexington's Grand Tour of Homes starts this weekend!

The 2014 Grand Tour of Homes features 44 new homes scattered across Fayette, Scott and Woodford, and Jessamine Counties showcasing the work of our HBA Certified Professional Builders. With prices ranging from $113,900 to $1.3 million, there is sure to be something for every taste and budget!

Ball Homes will be featuring a total of 14 homes in this year's tour. In Georgetown, you'll be able to visit our Cavanaugh II Expanded and Westmont II models in McClelland View, the new Talbot model in the Village at Lanes Run, the Livingston model in the Abbey at Old Oxford, and the Baldwin in The Landing at Pleasant Valley.

In Lexington, you can tour the Arlington II Expanded and Cavanaugh II models in Glasford, our Albany model The Reserve at Bryant Oak, the Florence II and Milan II models in The Walnut Hill Club at Chilesburg, the ever-popular Hartford II model home in The Enclave at Chilesburg, our Jackson II model home in Masterson Place and finally our Monroe and Hudson models in Chilesburg.

The tour runs this Saturday and Sunday and next weekend, July 26-27, from 1-5pm and admission is free. The Grand Tour of Homes is a self-guided home tour. You may visit as many or as few homes as you'd like during the tour dates. A Ball Homes Specialist will be on hand at each property to answer any questions you may have.

Click here to see an interactive map of all of the homes on the Tour

New Ball Homes Floor Plan: The Spencer II Expanded

There's a new addition to the Ball Homes collection of floor plans. The Spencer II Expanded is the newest floor plan to be added to the Traditions floor plans.

Spencer II Expanded elevation A

Replacing the popular Spencer II floor plan, the Expanded version offers 123sf more living space than the Spencer II, as well as a 2' deeper garage that also adds living space to the bonus room option. Space is added the master bath and master closet, the master bedroom includes a bay window. A drop zone option is available in the utility room, and the revised kitchen layout includes an island with bartop dining and a pantry.

Spencer II Expanded elevation B

This first floor master home has lots of second story living space, with three upstairs bedrooms and a large media/game room, which has a built-in entertainment/tech center option and storage closet. An optional bonus room can be located above the garage.
The family room has a two-story ceiling, two stories of windows overlooking the rear yard, and an optional inside chase fireplace with optional adjacent bookcase. A railed catwalk on the second floor overlooks the family room and two-story foyer.

The master bedroom includes a trey ceiling and large bay window overlooking the rear yard. A luxury master bath is standard, and includes a bowfront garden tub, 4x3 shower, and a double bowl vanity. Transoms are options above the master bath tub and shower. The upstairs hall bath is designed for shared use, with a door between the vanity area and the tub/shower and commode area.

This floor plan is being offered in multiple locations in Central Kentucky, Louisville, and Knoxville. For more information on this, or any other floor plan, contact a Ball Homes Specialist today.