2017 Showcase Home


"The Tanner," a newly designed home, built by Bryan Pogue, Matrix Builders, will make its debut in the 2017 Parade of Homes. "The Tanner" home design was provided by Julie Brakefield Designs. The Showcase Home is in the convenient, yet secluded and scenic, Southeast Huntsville community - The Meadows.

The Showcase Home, a project of the Huntsville Madison County Builders Association (HMCBA), highlights members of the Association who’ve joined together to introduce new trends and designs, building materials, home automation, and energy features.

“When asked to build the Showcase Home, our Matrix Builders team decided that our focus would be on delivering a unique design suited for the lifestyle of today’s homebuyer while using materials that are durable and consider the long-term cost of home ownership. Every sub-contractor and vendor involved has been engaged and worked alongside us to achieve this goal. We have strived to build an affordable yet timeless home that the new homebuyer can enjoy for years to come.” stated Bryan Pogue, Matrix Builders.

The Showcase Home, with its brick and natural stone exterior and large front porch, creates an inviting craftsman feel. With a combination of thoughtful design and casual style, this home offers open living spaces, encouraging gatherings with friends and family. "The Tanner" is approximately 3600 square feet with four bedrooms and 4.5 baths.

The Owner’s Suite, located on the main level, is truly a one of a kind retreat and offers a vaulted shiplap ceiling and large arched window, providing exceptional views. The Owner’s bath will feel like your very own spa with shabby chic wood look vintage white flooring that carries into the oversized shower with three shower heads and a free-standing soaking tub. Honed granite counters flank the elegant cabinetry. The master closet, with built-in shelving and drawers provides exceptional storage options.

The kitchen is the hub of the home and this one is in the perfect location to be just that. We aren’t all chefs, but most of us would love to be! Pro-style appliances, durable leathered countertops and custom built painted maple cabinets with well thought out spaces gives that “wannabe” chef the perfect workspace.

Just beyond the kitchen, you’ll discover a built-in pocket office perfect for keeping your busy life organized, storing cookbooks, crafting, and even homework. The laundry room, equipped with cabinetry offers long drawers for storing wrapping paper, craft supplies and much more! The laundry sink will make bathing your pets a breeze!

The open staircase leads the way to the upstairs loft and media room complete with a beverage bar, refrigerator, and microwave. Family entertaining couldn’t be more convenient. There are two bedrooms, two baths and access to walk out storage; the spray foam insulation makes this area suitable for storing those cherished items.

When you’re ready to take the entertaining outdoors, you’ll find a breathtaking living space perfect for soaking up Alabama’s four gorgeous seasons. The open-air vaulted rear porch has a fireplace and outdoor kitchen and leads the way to a well-planned patio including low maintenance plants, shrubs and a fully sodded yard with irrigation, leaving you more time to enjoy your life at home.

The exterior and interior design elements and colors were selected by Richard Cable of Richard Cable Interiors. The furnishings are provided by Richard Cable Interiors and Reflections Home Furnishings; the exterior furnishings are provided by Across the Pond. The color palette provides the new homeowner the perfect backdrop to display their own unique style. Dramatic lighting was carefully chosen to compliment the character of the home’s design.

“Our goal every year is to make sure our visitors leave the Showcase Home feeling inspired and enlightened. We strive to introduce new design ideas while focusing on demonstrating best practices in homebuilding.” commented Byrne Turner, 2017 President of the HMCBA. “Our Association serves as a resource to the public and to its members to obtain up-to-date information that pertains to homebuilding.” says Turner.