Bedrooms With Great Views In The Parade Of Homes

A home away from home, where Tyler feels more like a European vacation, than East Texas. From decorating ideas to the latest appliances, the 2005 Fall Parade of Homes is giving East Texans all kinds of ideas. This week we'll talk about the extravagant living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms. Today, we parade through the master bedroom, where in some houses, the closet and the bathroom were just as big.

Imagine waking up to a game of golf not on your television, but in your backyard.

"There are french doors that open up to a private patio overlooking the golf course," said Daniel Kessinger, Vice President of Perry Hall Homes. Along with a great view, this master bedroom has a double trace ceiling, and a bathroom with an Old World look.

"The master bathroom is one of the highlights of this house," said Kessinger. "We really spent a lot of time and detail in this master bath." It has marble counter tops with square sinks and a matching square whirl pool tub.

"Both the shower and the tub have hand held sprayers," said Kessinger. Everything in the bathroom matches.

"We've got the decos that we used for the back splash on the countertops, we did as the tub liner and we did as the tub deck here," said Kessinger. Down the street, another bedroom with a great view to wake up to, a pool overlooking a lake.

"They've done a lot of detail in this room," said Jesse Rider, Parade Chairman. "There's wood molding, window casing, and crown molding double stacked. All this inhances the look of the room." It's the closet that got most of my attention. That's because it just keeps going and going. You can walk from the kitchen, into the laundry room and end up in the closet. A closet big enough to hold all your clothes.

"You have your off season racks and your upper cabinets for your clothes," said Rider. "As you pull it down it locks into position. You can take your clothes and you can hang them and you push it back into place, and you won't need it again until the spring or fall or whatever the case may be." It's a big closet, to go with a beautiful master bedroom, which is all included in this 6,500 square foot, elaborate home.

You can see these rooms for yourself at the Parade of Homes, which continues this weekend November 11th, 12th and 13th. The houses are open on Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Admission is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. For tickets call 903- 561-3964.

Molly Reuter, reporting.