Think of it as an open house in dreamland - the 2016 Street of Dreams

Published: Jul. 31, 2016 at 9:55 AM CDT
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Fire-up your dream machine – it’s time to give it a workout. The 2016 Street of Dreams will be waking up your imagination through mid-August.

This year’s display of the latest trends in living large can be found at Bluewater in Valley. That’s at 288th and Ida, just off Highway 275, roughly 12 miles west of Village Pointe.

The homes range in price from $750,000 to $1.7 million and if you don’t have that kind of money in your sock drawer, you can always take in the show to exercise your “wow” muscles or shop for ideas you can put to use in your own home.

We toured one property by Majestic Homes, eight months in construction. But the work started long before the build did. Interior designer Diane Luxford told us, "I started mainly drawing the design of the fireplace and then a lot things grew from the inspiration of that. Absolutely one of my favorite houses. I think it's probably the coolest house I've ever worked on."

And it grew a lot. The house is 4,400 square feet with a wide open view overlooking the lake and a $1.1 million price tag. By the way, Tuesday brings Tuesday Cruise Day. You can hop a ride on a pontoon boat to get a look back at the properties from the water.

Down the block, Lindy Janulewicz gave us a designer’s eye view of a home that shows off the teamwork between designers and builders. "Some of the architectural details that we included in this home would be in the kitchen, the two islands with the counter tops that are made of cambria, which is a man-made quartz. The reactions of guests visiting the Street of Dreams and seeing the home has been positive. We're excited to show them what our capabilities are and what our services are."

The home also features a bathtub in the master that fills from the ceiling.

The 2016 Street of Dreams runs through August 14th. Tickets are $12 and available at Hy-Vee stores.

Hours are:

  • Monday – Thursday, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Friday – Sunday, Noon – 8 p.m.