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2012 Holiday Parade of Homes Critics' Choice Award Winners

Dec 2, 2012

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COLUMBIA, SC - December 2, 2012 - The 2012 Holiday Parade of Homes will be held December 1 -9 at Olde Park in the Heart of Forest Acres in Columbia, SC.  Last week, before the gates opened to the public on Saturday, a panel of judges met at the site and walked through each home to decide the winners of the Critics’ Choice Awards.  Listed below are the official results.

The  Holiday Parade of Homes features four new homes in the $450,000 to $550,000 price range and all are fully decorated and landscaped for the holidays.  Homes were judged on a variety of criteria and awards are given for many different features.

Critics’ Choice Award Winners

#1 – The Dogwood
by Executive Construction
Best Landscaping
Best Kitchen
Best Master Bath
Best Exterior Design

#2 – The Sycamore
by Cole Thompson Construction
Best Master Bedroom
Best Flex Space

#3 – The Magnolia
by Rex Thompson & Company
Best Media Room

# 4 – The Hawthorne
by Columbia Residential Construction
Best Children’s Room
Best Floor Plan
Best Outdoor Living
Best Interior Design
Best Overall Design

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL FEATURE AWARDS
House #1, The Dogwood by Executive Construction, LLC, Front & Back Porch
House #2, The Sycamore by Cole Thompson Construction, Fire Pit
House #3, The Magnolia by Rex Thompson & Company, 2-Story Fireplace
House #4, The Hawthorn by Columbia Residential Construction, Porches

Be your own judge!  See the 2012 Holiday Parade of Homes December 1-9 at Olde Park in Forest Acres. Hours of the Parade of Homes are 10 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. daily.  Tickets are only $10 each, children 12 and under are admitted free. For more information and all special events on the

2012 Holiday Parade of Homes, please contact the Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia at

(803) 256-6238 or see www.columbiabuilders.com