Tour 10 New Construction Homes in East Beach at 2012 Fall Homearama

New construction lovers can tour homes created by exceptional builders like Stephen Alexander at the 2012 Fall Homearama. East Beach, a master-planned community in Norfolk, is the site of this beloved event that only occurs twice a year. The public can view these amazing houses at this waterside development from Saturday, October 13, through Sunday, October 28. This year marks the 30th anniversary of this housing showcase highlighting new homes in Hampton Roads.

There are 10 houses in the 2012 Fall Homearama lineup. As usual, each new construction home comes completely furnished and landscaped. The East Beach Retreat features a walk-in pantry like no other. The Blue River Cottage built by Stephen Alexander, is rich with custom architectural details. The Norfolk House, or Sweet Virginia Breeze, is a traditional home that includes a second level wraparound porch. Sea Sister comes with double bay view porches. The Coastal Haven is a beach house with an open floor plan.

These new construction homes illustrate what ingenuity can produce. Simple Elegance is a Tidewater Colonial Revival, which comes complete with a finished carriage house. Get Pink With Sentara Breast Cancer Awareness House offers Control4 technology. The Eastern Virginia Medical School Healthy House is a tri-level home with a custom library. The Globe is a Victorian house that includes both front and back covered porches. The Exotic Seaside Retreat affords unobstructed views of the Chesapeake Bay.

Builder and member of the Hampton Roads Builder Network, Stephen Alexander Homes, is the mastermind behind the Blue River Cottage. Presented by Hampton Roads Magazine as, "The Coastal Idea House," this new construction home embodies the good life in southeastern Virginia. A welcoming front porch greets visitors while a secret storage room, chef's kitchen and outdoor living space set this house apart. "Stephen Alexander builds a phenomenal product," says Brian Simon, founder of "Our agents have no trouble selling such carefully crafted homes that are designed for living."

Every guest gains something different from the Homearama experience. "The 2012 Fall Homearama is the place to be for folks interested in building a new home," says Melannie Rhoad, New Homes Division Manager at Instead of having to drive to several new home communities to view new construction homes, Homearama allows visitors to see many properties in one convenient location. "You're exposed to the most innovative floor plan designs as each participating builder is challenged to 'wow' their audience," Rhoad continues, "It's a great opportunity for someone to find their dream home and the right builder."

East Beach is a familiar site for Homearama. This event was first held here in 2004 and again in the fall of 2010. East Beach is a master-planned community that overlooks the Chesapeake Bay and gives urbanites residences with first-rate amenities. Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story is just a stone's throw away. Professionals from Stephen Alexander and other quality builders create dream homes in this bayside enclave.

Come to East Beach for the new construction homes and stay for the fun! The 2012 Fall Homearama has something for everyone. Mothers have their own special day as everything opens at 10 am, Wednesday, October 24. A Taste of Norfolk is from 6 to 8 pm on Monday, October 22, where visitors can try dishes from some of the city's favorite restaurants. The Fall Homearama Preview Party gets things started at 6 pm on Friday, October 12. Enjoy international fare and entertainment at this Global Gala held to benefit Old Dominion University's future Global Friendship House. Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 beginning Friday, October 12.

Admission is $10 for a one-day pass. Learn more about discounts, hours and featured homes at This housing showcase gives everyone the chance to view amazing houses during a beautiful time of year in Hampton Roads. Every day feels like Homearama when buyers contact agents; these real estate specialists show new custom homes seven days a week. Whether your favorite new construction home is the Blue River Cottage by Stephen Alexander or the Sea Sister, East Beach is this year's destination for the 2012 Fall Homearama.

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