Building the home month by month; Design house 2000


Do you want to know what goes into the making of a million-dollar home? This is your chance. Each month, The Sun will chronicle and update the making of the "Masco Home of the Year -- Design House 2000.

" The home, which opens for public viewing in June, will feature many high-tech products from Michigan-based Masco Corp., maker of Delta Faucets, Baldwin Brass and Merillat cabinets, among other building brand names. Delbert Adams, principal of Ilex Construction & Development Inc., one of Baltimore's premiere design-and-build businesses, was selected by the Home Builders Association of Maryland to construct the 6,000-square-foot residence at Cloverland Farms, in the Phoenix neighborhood of Baltimore County.

The home will be the focal point during a five-week Showcase of Homes promotion sponsored by HBAM. The event begins May 26.

Ilex encourages the public to view the project's progress by either driving by the site at 4016 Cloverland Drive or by viewing Ilex's Web page at Adams and his team will be available to answer questions and respond to comments about the home by submitting them to

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