Photo by Catarina Carosa.

Photo by Catarina Carosa.

The Rochester Home Builders’ Association Homearama 2016 was held it Wilshire Hill in Pittsford from July 16th – 24th. Traditionally, the street is closed to traffic and guests can walk from home to home, as well as visit the many vendor tents. Each year the RHBA selects a development and invites individual homebuilders to erect a showcase home. This summer featured seven unique homes from builders all across the area.

In the photo to the right, this is the kitchen of “Subtle Elegance” by Sortino Properties. Interior designs and furnishings were provided by

photo by Peter Carosa

photo by Peter Carosa

Ambiance Design Gallery, owned by Mendon resident Mary Jo Quatelo-Celona.

Upon closer inspection (see photo below), what did we discover? Thanks to the many friends who let Sentinel Publisher Chris Carosa know his book was prominently displayed in “Subtle Elegance.” Special thanks to Fran Celona to loaned his book to his wife for this purpose. According to Fran (and other Sortino representatives), many people asked about the book. FYI: It’s available from your favorite book store or you can order it on-line at

photo by Catarina Carosa

photo by Catarina Carosa


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