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PARADE OF HOMES

Parade of Homes Collection

Brio Design Homes is proud to have constructed several homes in the Madison Area Builders Association Parade of Homes.  Explore photos, videos and details of our craftsmanship featured in The Vineyards at Cambridge in Cambridge, Wisconsin; The Community of Bishop’s Bay in Middleton, Wisconsin; Kilkenny Farms in Waunakee, Wisconsin, and more.

Modern Natural Element Style Home

2021 Madison Area Builders Association Fall Parade of Homes 
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin

The oak grove surrounding this Modern Natural Element home in a rural Madison, Wisconsin suburb definitely inspired its design. The massive trees frame the home as you approach from the driveway, and once inside, the windows perfectly frame the 360-degree views.

Great northern flagstone from Montana, Douglas fir timber, shiplap walls and a broken edge granite countertop are just a few of the natural elements seamlessly combined with a modern roofline and industrial steel accents for a truly one-of-a-kind home. The layout arranges the 5,402 square foot, 4 bedroom home into warm, cozy wings.

The exterior features rustic, wood-toned board and batten and stucco siding, the covered entry a tongue and groove ceiling and distressed front door with antique hardware. Just inside is a stone feature wall with lighted shelving and hardwood floor with tile inlay. In the great room, the timber ceiling beams lead to the stone fireplace and an adjacent heated screen porch with retractable screens. Industrial style elements including metal fireplace accents, metal railings, pulley-driven ceiling fans and a steel TV and art display are sure to inspire.

Standing out in the kitchen are a wooden hood cabinet with Maple-Appaloosa finish, clavos metal rivets and timber posts; an island with a prep sink; a walk-in pantry; and another tongue and groove ceiling with timber beams matching the cabinetry. The dining room has a beverage center in its buffet island. Also incorporated into the home are sliding barn doors and a second-floor loft.

A recently completed pool house addition totaling 404 square feet features a live roof and blends seamlessly with the original home. The poolside retreat houses separate spaces for a sauna, bathroom, game room and equipment storage and access.

Click here to take a virtual tour of this Modern Natural Element style home or visit our Custom Home Portfolio to see the complete photo gallery.

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Traditional Style Home

2021 Madison Area Builders Association Spring Parade of Homes
Merrimac, Wisconsin

This Traditional style home in Merrimac blends classic and modern features with a touch of rustic elegance. The home was designed to make views of Lake Wisconsin the focal point and create luxurious living space inside and out.

The exterior contrasts Summit Blue LP Smartside with Snowscape white columns with stone bases and black exterior/white interior windows. A porch with retractable screens and a white tongue and groove ceiling is accessible from the kitchen, as well as a lakeside access deck featuring white posts and black spindles. Doors leading to the deck and patio feature dual sliding glass doors.

The arched front entry welcomes you into the foyer and then great room, made airy with a barrel-vaulted ceiling. Arches carry through to the interior in the extra-large great room window, entryways and doorways. The fireplace is yet another highlight of the great room, with white paneling and crown molding detail at the mantel to tie in with the built-in cabinetry.

The kitchen is open to the dining room, which features a tray ceiling. Maple cabinetry in a white icing finish and granite countertops complement the white subway tile with decorative herringbone tile backsplash. A hidden walk-in pantry blends with the cabinetry.

A staircase with custom metal railing leads to the second-floor master suite, laundry room and living space above the garage. The master suite features maple cabinetry, quartz countertops, large tile shower, walk-in closet and private deck that overlooks the lake.

A staircase in the garage provides secondary access to the open, multi-functional basement with a family room, fireplace, traditional style bar, game space, bedrooms, and bathroom.

A 450 square foot boathouse with rooftop deck completes the lakeside living experience.

  • Two-story
  • Walk-out basement
  • 5,022 square feet
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 1/2 bathrooms
  • Screen porch
  • 3 car garage

Click here to take a virtual tour of this Traditional style home or visit our Custom Home Portfolio to see the complete photo gallery.

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Modern Farmhouse

2020 Madison Area Builders Association Parade of Homes
Cross Plains, Wisconsin

This modern farmhouse follows the popular home style from the start with all white, cedar-grain textured exterior and mix of horizontal lap and vertical board and batten siding. Set just off a main thoroughfare west of Madison, Wisconsin, its covered front porch and dual A-frame roofline with dormer convey even from a distance the simple lifestyle so many desire. A closer look reveals accents including gooseneck lamps, gable brackets and a pine bead board porch ceiling.

Inside the windowed double front doors, a flood of natural light and blend of contemporary and natural finishes creates a mood of relaxed sophistication. The foyer leads into the dining room, which is open to both the kitchen and great room and highlighted by large, Maple wrapped beams with a natural finish. A shiplap accent wall, complete with a window seat and a fireplace with a timber mantle, anchors the great room.

The brick veneer fireplace surround and kitchen backsplash add weight and interest, and are balanced by white kitchen cabinetry and a furniture chamfered island base with decorative wooden legs. With Cambria quartz countertops and stainless appliances, the kitchen feels both cozy and open. The attached screened porch brings the outside in.

Also on the main level are a mudroom, pantry, laundry, powder room, and master suite. Maple cabinets with a Kona finish, quartz countertops, a uniquely tiled walk-in shower and a soaking tub lend a relaxing atmosphere in the master bath. A spacious second-floor loft and first floor away room provide private escapes within this unique, angled-footprint floorplan.

A Maple and black custom metal railing leads to the fully exposed lower level, encompassing two bedrooms and a bath, as well as future gym and gardening space.

  • Two-story
  • Walk-out basement
  • 2,951 square feet
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 ½ bathrooms
  • Screen porch
  • 2 car garage

Visit our Custom Home Portfolio to see the complete photo gallery of this Modern Farmhouse style home.

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Traditional Hybrid

2020 Madison Area Builders Association Parade of Homes
Stoughton, Wisconsin

This Traditional Hybrid Style home was designed to maximize views of Lake Kegonsa and endure the unique use that comes with lakeside living. Though situated on a narrow lot with typical setbacks, intentional design enabled an ample floorplan, inside and out.

Exterior stone and timber gables accent horizontal vinyl and board and batten siding. The screened porch has tongue and groove walls and ceiling, and lakeside access decking features white posts and black spindles.

A vaulted ceiling and extra-large windows stand out in the great room, providing a waterfront experience even from the loft. The fireplace is yet another highlight of the great room, with custom stone and shiplap surround and timber mantel.

In the kitchen, Maple cabinetry painted gray and quartz countertops complement the white subway tile backsplash with a multicolored glass mosaic accent band and panel above the stove. A walk-in pantry is set apart by a sliding barn door.

The first-floor master suite features maple cabinetry, granite countertops, a zero-entry tile shower and a walk-in closet. A window wall brings natural light to the staircase leading to the loft and two second-floor bedrooms and a bathroom. White trim carries a lightness throughout.

A combined mudroom and laundry room off the garage features cubbies and a drop zone. LVP flooring on the main level provides maximum durability, and the lower level is plumbed for a future bathroom and wet bar.

  • 2,401 square feet
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 2 car garage

Visit our Custom Home Portfolio to see the complete photo gallery of this Traditional Hybrid style home.

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Modern Contemporary

2018 Madison Area Builders Association Parade of Homes
The Vineyards at Cambridge, Cambridge, Wisconsin

This timeless Contemporary home blends crisp geometry with warm materials for a dynamic yet intimate living experience. Its proximity to recreational trails and a winery are perfect for an active, intergenerational lifestyle. Expansive window design captures the natural setting, making it feel like a continuation of the home, and offers natural light.

A stucco and board-and-batten exterior is accented by bronze, cast iron, and a cantilever entry. A mixed stone and wood feature wall in the foyer draws you in. Clean lines carry into the kitchen, specifically in a cherry hood and flat-panel cabinetry, which are designed to be consistent with other built in features.

A seamless indoor-outdoor entertainment space anchors the semi-open floor plan, with the kitchen and adjacent dining room leading out to the screen porch.

Built-ins and a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace with wood mantel are the centerpiece of a private great room. Maple hardwood flooring, custom black iron railings and Cambria quartz countertops – one with a waterfall edge – are incorporated throughout.  A flexible office offers respite from the home’s hub.

The master bedroom has two walk-in closets and a zero-entry tiled shower. A spacious second bathroom includes double sinks and separate bath and toilet rooms. A tiled laundry room completes the second floor.

The mudroom incorporates a drop zone, closet and built-ins for daily storage, all elevated by a Herringbone ceramic tile floor. The partial-exposure lower level offers the perfect opportunity for personalized expansion.

  • Two-story
  • Half-exposure basement
  • 2,704 square feet
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 ½ bathrooms
  • Screen porch
  • 3 car garage

Visit our Custom Home Portfolio to see the complete photo gallery of this Modern Contemporary style home.

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Historic Craftsman Bungalow

2016 Madison Area Builders Association Parade of Homes
The Community of Bishop’s Bay, Middleton, Wisconsin

This historic Craftsman Bungalow has an open floor plan and charming black-and-white details throughout. A pop of cherry red highlights the covered front entry on the earth-toned exterior palette.

Inside, you’ll notice the wooden staircase, classically installed oversized molding, window seat and traditional Craftsman columns set atop bookcases.

Cozy dining and great rooms lead into a kitchen with classic white cabinetry, quartz countertops and a subway tile backsplash featuring custom spice nooks, plus an apron-front sink and deep window sill perfect for fresh herbs.

The detailed open railing, a vaulted second-floor ceiling, a reclaimed vintage cast-iron sink and custom pattern mosaic flooring complete this one-of-a-kind home.

  • 2,094 square feet
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 ½ bathrooms
  • 2 car garage

Visit our Custom Home Portfolio to see the complete photo gallery of this historic Craftsman Bungalow.

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New England Colonial Traditional Farmstead

2015 Madison Area Builders Association Parade of Homes
The Community of Bishop’s Bay, Middleton, Wisconsin

This traditional farmstead features a house and barn romantically tied together.  Notice the classic architectural details, the brick exterior with quoined corners and historically accurate trim.  Be inspired by the gourmet kitchen, covered porch and claw-foot master bath tub.   And explore the flow-through kitchen, dining room and great room.

This home also features reclaimed timber beams, inset cabinetry in a mixed color palate, mosaic tile pantry floor, wiring for TV and sound, Sub-Zero & Wolf appliances, a gas fireplace and much more.

  • 3,151 square feet
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 1/2 Bathrooms
  • 3-Car Garage
  • Focus on Energy Certified Home
  • Control4 Home Automation System

Visit our Custom Home Portfolio to see the complete photo gallery of this New England Colonial Traditional Farmstead.

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Craftsman Ranch

2015 Madison Area Builders Association Parade of Homes
Kilkenny Farms, Waunakee, Wisconsin – Livable Communities by Don Tierney
The heart of any home is the kitchen. That’s why, inside this Craftsman Ranch, you’ll find a kitchen that will draw your family and friends together and inspire your culinary creativity.  The gourmet kitchen features Subzero & Wolf appliances, the latest Kohler fixtures, a painted island and a café/bar area with beverage refrigeration.

The open layout flows into the dinette and great room, perfect for entertaining.  With features such a swinging bookshelf, pre-installed wiring for TV and sound, oak hardwood floors, a mudroom with a dedicated charging station and a covered porch, you’re likely to find yourself perfectly at home.

  • 3,314 square feet
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 1/2 bathrooms
  • 3-car garage
  • Focus on Energy Certified Home
  • Control4 Home Automation System
  • Finished basement

Visit our Custom Home Portfolio to see the complete photo gallery of this Craftsman Ranch.

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