The many months of hard work are done, and the interviews are over. It’s time for the fun to begin. Welcome to the Vesta Home Show 2019!
Hello! I’m Johnny Williams, builder of Hudson House, one of the entries in this year’s show.
Over the years it has been my privilege to participate in more than six Vestas, and 2019 promises to be the best show ever!
I hope you are making plans to attend sometime between now and the October 27th closing date. If so, make use of this Vesta Home Show 2019 guide. It’s something new I put together with the hope of enhancing your Vesta experience.
We begin by showcasing Hudson House, our entry in this year’s show. Included is the background behind the architect’s and designers’ vision for the home. You will find links to a video tour, photo gallery, plans, and specifications.
Following Hudson House is a brief look at general information about the show — such as dates, times, a map, and what else there is to see and do once you tour the homes.
The Memphis Area is fortunate to have a home show in the Vesta format, where all homes are conveniently together in one venue. Do you know why that is so unique compared to many areas of the country? Or how the builders can put so many upgrades into their Vesta homes? You can find the answers to those questions and more in the FAQ’s.
I do hope you plan to attend in person. When you go through Hudson House, make sure and say “Hi” to Kim and me.
See you at the show!
Hudson House, our entry in this year’s show, has Old World elements while providing a more modern take on the way families live today.
Brad Shapiro’s home design provided a place for Garrick Ealy and Kim Williams to pull together a well-traveled, relaxed, yet sophisticated feel throughout the Germantown home. There are details to be discovered in every room.
Hudson House provides a comfortable and cozy place to retreat, relax, and recharge while providing an amazing space to entertain. Indoor and outdoor living is made easy by the floor plan and kitchen layout.
With the unique features and touches we have chosen, everyone can find something that inspires them–from a dedicated room for art that speaks to your soul or family pictures that touch your heart, to the floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the outdoor living space. Texture is a consistent theme in the Hudson House from the beam treatment in the two-story staircase to the classic grass cloth wall treatment.
The master suite, with its own sitting area, has a lovely view of the pool. The master bath provides large his-and-hers vanities separated by an Old World cast-iron tub sitting on a beautifully understated marble floor, which leads into the large master suite dressing room. Features include a large island full of storage, washer and dryer dedicated to the master bedroom, and a three-way mirror for dressing.
Special attention has been paid to the laundry room for the family pets. It features a Dutch door, a dog wash station with a handheld sprayer, and a dedicated sleeping space under the stairs.
The kitchen features soapstone counter tops, custom brass and glass shelving that reaches up to the twelve-foot ceilings, a large island, plenty of storage, and a custom hood over the stove. Thermador appliances are wrapped in cabinets custom-colored specifically for this home.
The twelve-foot ceiling continues into the great room with subtle ceiling details. Walk through the large pocket doors into the fully bricked gathering room featuring doors that recede to a full length view of the pool, which features a wet deck, a fire pit, and access to the back porch and grill.
General Show Information
Parking: The Vesta Home Show 2019 is back at Chapel Cove, next to Germantown Baptist Church. Enter from Johnson Road. Parking is in the church lot: just follow the signs. The church will still be running shuttles on selected days – check availability.
Opening Date: October 5, 2019
Closing Date: October 24, 2019
Tue – Sat 11AM – 6 PM
Sun: 1PM – 6PM
How to View the Vesta Home Show
Time needed: 3 hours.
When entering a home or room, take a moment to put yourself into the minds of the architect or interior designer. What was their vision of the space? How were the materials, textures, and colors combined to maximize both functionality and aesthetics? How does traffic flow through the home?
- Take pictures
Charge up your phone! The Vesta homes are amazing: there is a photo worthy scene at every turn. Feel free to take pictures. They are great not only for your idea book but also to share on social media.
- Or take notes instead
Are you more of a sketch artist? No problem, bring that pen and paper along with you, and sketch or jot down notes to your heart’s content!
- Get the Specifications
Each home should have a list of the specifications they used–whether it be paint colors, countertops, tile, or whatever. At Hudson House you can scan a QR code and immediately upload all our specifications to your phone.
- Ask Questions
Don’t be shy! Each of the houses are staffed with people who will be happy to answer any questions you might have about the home.
The Memphis market has a large number of smaller custom home builders compared to other cities, which may have more large, national home building companies. That allows us to stage our show differently. It is set in one subdivision and includes six different custom builders. You can park and walk to all the houses in a few hours. We include different architects and designers on our homes. The fact that you can visit six unique, brand-new, million-dollar homes in one location in a matter of hours sets us apart.
The Vesta builders include many extras in their homes because of the participation of our suppliers and subcontractors, who often go to the manufacturers and ask for discounts and advertising funds. We then pass that on to our customers, including many new ideas and products not yet seen in our market.
After the show ends, we remove all the furniture, art, rugs, and accessories. Some are sold, and some are on loan. They must be returned and delivered to the owners. Then we have to patch the holes in the sheetrock, paint, clean up, and check for and repair any damage. Then they are ready for the purchaser.
Many of the items in the homes are available for purchase. Ask one of the designers in that home for information regarding the things you are interested in.
Yes. All of the builders in this year’s show have lots available in the subdivision. The homes will have people available to answer any questions you might have.
If your schedule permits, the best days and times to avoid the crowds are weekdays between 11:00 and 3:00. After that, the visitors start rolling in and stay until 5:30. The weekends are very busy, and it may be hard to see all the unique designs and features.