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Homes show in Chesterfield to benefit Massey Cancer Center
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Homes show in Chesterfield to benefit Massey Cancer Center

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Reclaimed wood and bold accents mesh with the latest in home design and decor for the 2015 Massey Street of Hope.

This year’s Street of Hope is one block on Shefford Drive in the Hallsley residential community in Midlothian.

The event showcases eight new luxury homes by seven Richmond-area builders that will be open for viewing Sept. 12-Sept. 27. Proceeds with a goal of raising $1 million will donated to the VCU Massey Cancer Center.

The event is the second Street of Hope. The first took place in 2013.

Money will be raised though sponsorships, a preview gala, $10 ticket sales, an auction, a fashion show and luncheon and an estimated $250,000 from the sale of the Home of Hope.

The 2,846-square-foot Home of Hope, at 16500 Shefford Drive, with a modified Dutch-hip roof with a gable, is on the market for $675,000. It was built, designed, outfitted and furnished by local businesses and vendors that are donating their profits to Massey.

This house, adapted after a cottage in Maine, features a shake and stone exterior. Sponsored by Ferguson, it comes with top-of-the-line Ferguson cabinets. It has first-floor and second-floor master suites.

“Everyone has been touched by cancer at some point in their lives,” said Brian Perkinson, a founder of Perkinson Homes and the builder of the Home of Hope. “As a Richmond-based home building company, we liked the idea of supporting the fight against cancer on a local level. All monies raised for Massey are kept here in Richmond in pursuit of finding a cure for cancer.”

The houses range in price from $600,000 to $800,000. Four of the eight are pre-sold.

“We asked the builders to stay under $800,000, and build smaller, more manageable homes,” said Connie Pollard, marketing director for East West Communities, the developer for Hallsley, and chairwoman of the 2015 Massey Street of Hope.

One of the largest is 4,500 square feet with a catering kitchen next to main kitchen to do prep work and clean up.

The houses are open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting next Saturday, with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Thursdays for concerts.

Other highlights on the tour are the return of gold in the form of light fixtures, knobs and hinges; chunky and wide hardware on kitchen cabinets, glass cabinet fronts, subway tiles, a fold-out window and wall, barn doors, a water wall, an octagonal coffered ceiling, a hidden child’s fantasy room and a walk-in bath in the garage for the pooch.

Most were built with 9-foot or 10-foot ceilings on the first floor and 8-foot doors. “The Hallsley builders have created masterpieces for all to see,” Pollard said.

Furniture to stage the homes came from Green Front Furniture in Farmville. The furniture in most homes is for sale, although some has been presold in private showings. All remaining furniture and accessories will be available for sale Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Participating builders are Biringer Builders, Falcone Custom Homes, Homesmith Construction, Main Street Homes, Ray Williams Custom Homes and Youngblood Properties in addition to Perkinson Homes, which built two homes for the event.



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