Home Builders Association of Lexington

It's a "Grand" time for Grand Tour of Homes!

Mark your calendars! The 2013 Grand Tour of Homes is set for Saturday and Sunday July 13-14, and 20-21. This year's tour will include fourteen of our model homes--please join us for this special event. In total, the Tour features 38 homes, located in Lexington, Scott and Woodford, and Jessamine Counties. Homes are open 1 to 5pm both weekends, and admission is free!

This annual Central Kentucky event is presented by the Lexington Home Builder's Association and offers a great chance to see the latest in new homes. Read more about the Tour on their website.

Tour and Parade of Homes events will also be on our calendar for Scott County in mid August, and for Knoxville this fall.

Making their debut on the Tour this year are our new model homes in Masterson Place, The Jackson II, Brooklyn, and Preston. These homes represent some of our newest plans.

Our brand new Hartford II model in our upcoming new neighborhood, The Enclave, will be featured as well.

Also new is our Arlington II Expanded model, which will be on the Tour in The Reserve at Bryant Oak.

The Florence II and Milan II models in The Walnut Hill Club at Chilesburg, our luxury townhome community, will also be on the Tour.

Other featured homes in Lexington include our Hudson and Monroe models in Chilesburg Landing, and our Rockwood II model in Glasford . Our Ramsay model in Huntertown Glen in Versailles, and our Manhattan II, Cavanaugh II, and Baldwin models in Pleasant Valley in Georgetown will also be on the Tour.

To view these and other model homes by appointment, please contact a Ball Homes Specialist at Milestone Realty Consultants.


2013 New Home & Remodeling Marketplace

If you are in the market for a new home this year, make sure to mark your calendar for the 2013 New Home & Remodeling Marketplace, sponsored by the Lexington Home Builder's Association. Many new home construction and remodeling companies and vendors will be on hand to talk with people interested in building ideas.

The Marketplace will be held February 22nd-24th at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. Enter through the main gate of the Horse Park and follow the signs for free parking. Exhibitors will be available Friday from 4:00pm-8:00pm, Saturday from 10:00am-6:00pm, and Sunday from 11:00am-4:00pm.

Be sure to stop by the Ball Homes booths located at 1000P and 1100P. We have had great success with this event in the past, and we're very excited for the opportunity to be there again!

Award-Winning Townhome Design: The Milan II

The Milan II floor plan won the award for best townhome design up to $250,000 at this year’s Salute to the Stars awards ceremony. For more information on the Baldwin floor plan, which won the award for best new home design $150,000-$225,000, click here. The Milan II is a ranch-style luxury townhome plan built in the Walnut Hill Club of Lexington. 

The home has a two-story brick arched entrance with elliptical feature window has a hipped roof motif that is repeated in the balance of the exterior. The home has lots of interior volume, with a high-ceilinged foyer, a vaulted family room, and columns and arches framing the formal dining room. 

The front bedroom's vaulted ceiling frames a double window with elliptical transom. The home has two bedrooms standard, plus a screened porch, and can also be built with an optional third bedroom or study in lieu of the porch. The screened porch is included with the standard plan, and can be accessed from both the family room and from optional double French or patio doors adjoining the master suite.

The porch may be converted to an optional sunroom. The family room fireplace can be upgraded to a double-sided fireplace, shared with the sunroom. Trey ceilings in the master bedroom and dining room, a built-in bookcase and plant shelf in the family room, and a luxury bath layout add additional aesthetic appeal. 

A host of upgraded features and amenities are included in the Milan II, and interiors can be further customized from a variety of available upgrades. For more information on this award-winning floor plan,
contact us today!

2012 Salute to the Stars Awards Ceremony

The Home Builder’s Association of Lexington held their annual Salute to the Stars awards banquet and ceremony on Thursday night at the downtown Lexington Hilton. This prestigious awards program recognizes those who have helped shape HBA Lexington into the association that it is today by inducting those individuals into the HBA Lexington Hall of Fame.
One Builder, Remodeler, and Associate member was also recognized for their outstanding service to the Association. During the evening, awards were given honoring new construction and remodeling projects, as well as associates and realtors who go above and beyond all year long. 

Ball Homes won the award for best townhome design priced up to $250,000 for our Milan II floor plan. We also won the award for the best new home design priced $150,000-$225,000 our Baldwin floor plan.

During the evening, our founders, Don and Mira Ball, were inducted into the HBAL Hall of Fame for their service to the home building community. They have achieved unparalleled success in their business and have also made significant contributions to the public well-being in Lexington and the state of Kentucky.

The evening was a wonderful time to celebrate all the accomplishments of 2012 and begin 2013 with a sense of pride and accomplishment within the home building industry. For more photos of the event, go to our Facebook page.

Operation Military Cheer

The Home Builder's Association of Lexington and the Kentucky National Guard are partnering together this holiday season to spread cheer to the children of our deployed and non-deployed military. From November 1st through December 12th, the Ball Homes Lexington area model homes will be toy drop-off locations for Operation Military Cheer. 

We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for children ages infant through 17, cash donations, and Kroger gift cards. Items will be dristributed by the Kentucky National Guard.

Please consider donating to this great cause!