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Last weekend, we slipped on blue booties and made the rounds of about two dozen Parade homes across the Twin Cities, in search of design trends, inspired decor ideas — or simply to gawk at what you can do with a million dollars or two.

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What: More than 480 model homes are open for tour, ranging in price from $199,000 for a detached townhouse in Isanti, Minn., to a $2.495 million Artisan Dream Home in Wayzata.

Where: Throughout the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin.

When: Noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, through April 2.

Admission: Free except for a $5 donation to tour four Artisan Dream Homes in Wayzata, Minnetonka and Orono.

Guidebooks: Holiday Station stores or go to