If you’ve ever purchased—or are considering the purchase—of a home, you understand how the selecting the perfect house can seem almost like choosing a new member of the family. The right home becomes a character in our life stories: the long hallway where we celebrate a child’s first, wobbly steps. The dining room hub for holidays, even the Thanksgiving we burned the turkey and served last-minute hamburgers alongside the mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie.

This idea of a home as a main character in our lives is one of the reasons we’re so looking forward to the upcoming 2016 Parade of Homes. The property we’ll feature is a modern farmhouse, located at 471 Winding River Road. It’s a place filled with character: the interior reflects elegance and quality while the outdoor living spaces provide expansive views across the ten-acre lot. Wouldn’t you enjoy watching the sun set from the fireplace on your porch?

The house won’t be in competition this year, as it’s nearing completion. Parade will provide an exclusive preview to give you a clear sense of what sets Pleasant Green Farms apart from other communities in Hillsborough and throughout the Triangle.

We hope you’ll take the opportunity to slow down and enjoy the drive through Pleasant Green Farms. Almost as soon as you enter the gates, you’ll be treated to vistas of pasture and pond. You’ll pass some lovely homes and homesites, and might even glimpse a horse and rider.

When you arrive at the tranquil, spacious setting of the Parade home, the team from Peak, Swirles and Cavallito will be there to greet you and answer any questions you might have. Be sure to save time to walk the property and take a stroll down to the nearby banks of the Little River. Parade details can be found here—homes will be open for tours October 1-2, 8-9 (weather permitting), 14-16, 2016. No tickets, reservations, or admission fees required.

Stay tuned: we’ll be providing more information about the home, builder, designer, and other details as the event draws closer.