Charity Preview to Kick Off Return of Homearama Tour


The 2014 Ultimate Homearama luxury home tour — returning after more than a decade — will kick off its comeback with a charity preview party on Aug. 27.

The preview, to be held at the Pinnacle in Oakland Township, the site of the collection of luxury manors that will be available for viewing, will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County as well as the Rainbow Connection, a nonprofit that grants wishes to Michigan children with life-threatening or terminal illnesses.

“This year, Homearama is more than just a home showcase,” says Michael Stoskopf, CEO at HBA of Southeastern Michigan in Farmington Hills. “It’s a tangible sign that our region is growing again. It’s not just Oakland County or new construction. This is about all of Michigan and our entire economy recovering and gaining momentum.”

Gorman’s Home Furnishings and Design has been named the presenting sponsor of the project, which will feature six luxury homes in the Pinnacle luxury estate home community developed by Moceri. The homes range in price from $2.8 million to $4 million. Builders include Arteva Homes, Cranbrook, Custom Homes, MJC Companies, and Moceri Homes.

“All six homes will exhibit the latest trends in design, construction, and technology including professional-grade kitchens, spa-style master retreats, spectacular exterior and interior water features, idyllic landscapes, unique outdoor living experiences, theater-quality home entertainment systems, tasting rooms, original-themed man caves, and more surprises around every corner,” says Dominick Tringali, architect for the three Moceri homes.

A ticketed event, self-guided tours of the six homes will be offered from Aug. 29-Sept. 14.

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