2006 Best In American Living Award: Silver

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2006 BALA SilverAward winners are featured in categories including Single-Family Detached, Best Attached, Best One-of-a-Kind Custom Home, Affordable Housing, Smart Growth and Interior Design.

February 01, 2007

Best Single-Family Detached

 

Category: Best Single-Family Detached Home under 1,500 square feet

Project Name: Baywood—Plan 1

Location: Hercules, Calif.

Designer/Architect: Dahlin Group Architecture Planning, Pleasanton, Calif.

Builder: Taylor Woodrow, San Ramon, Calif.

Interior Designer: Taylor Roberts Design Center, Philo, Calif.

Developer: Taylor Woodrow, San Ramon, Calif.

Land Planner: Bixby Co., Santa Barbara, Calif.



Best Single-Family Detached
 

Category: Best Single-Family Detached Home 1,501 to 1,800 square feet

Project Name: Baywood—Plan 2

Location: Hercules, Calif.

Designer/Architect: Dahlin Group Architecture Planning, Pleasanton, Calif.

Builder: Taylor Woodrow, San Ramon, Calif.

Interior Designer: Taylor Roberts Design Center, Philo, Calif.

Developer: Taylor Woodrow, San Ramon, Calif.

Land Planner: Bixby Co., Santa Barbara, Calif.



Best Single-Family Detached
 

Category: Best Single-Family Detached Home 1,801 to 2,400 square feet

Project Name: Woodstock Downtown

Location: Woodstock, Ga.

Designer/Architect: Lew Oliver, Roswell, Ga.

Builder: Hedgewood Properties, Cumming, Ga.

Interior Designer: J. Hirsch Interior Design, Cumming, Ga.

Developer: Woodstock Downtown, Cumming, Ga.

Land Planner: Tunnell, Spangler Walsh & Associates, Atlanta



Best Single-Family Detached
 

Category: Best Single-Family Detached Home 1,801 to 2,400 square feet

Project Name: Murano

Location: Cupertino, Calif.

Designer/Architect: Dahlin Group Architecture Planning, Pleasanton, Calif.

Builder: Centex Homes, San Ramon, Calif.

Interior Designer: Interior Lifestyles, Costa Mesa, Calif.

Developer: Centex Homes, San Ramon, Calif.

Land Planner: Christiani Johnson Architects, San Francisco



Best Single-Family Detached
 

Category: Best Single-Family Detached Home 2,401 to 3,000 square feet

Project Name: Mountain Air

Location: Burnsville, N.C.

Designer/Architect: Hearthstone Homes, Dandridge, Tenn.

Builder: Mountain Air Development, Burnsville, N.C.

Interior Designer: Mountain Air, Burnsville, N.C.

Developer: Mountain Air Development, Burnsville, N.C.

Land Planner: Melrose Design Group, Arden, N.C.



Best Single-Family Detached
 

Category: Best Single-Family Detached Home 2,401 to 3,000 square feet

Project Name: The Colony

Location: Palm Springs, Calif.

Designer/Architect: Design Arc, Los Angeles

Builder: Nexus Builders, Calif.

Developer: NRC-1, Santa Ana, Calif.

Land Planner: NRC-1, Santa Ana, Calif.



Best Single-Family Detached
 

Category: Best Single-Family Detached Home 2,401 to 3,000 square feet

Project Name: Sea Grove

Location: Carolina Beach, N.C.

Designer/Architect: Allison Ramsey Architects, Beaufort, S.C.

Builder: Whitney Blair, Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.

Interior Designer: Southern Studio Interior Design, Cary, N.C.

Developer: Tricoast Properties, Wilmington, N.C.



Best Single-Family Detached
 

Category: Best Single-Family Detached Home 3,001 to 4,000 square feet

Project Name: Segovia

Location: Ladera Ranch, Calif.

Designer/Architect: JZMK Architects, Irvine, Calif.

Builder: Pardee Homes, Los Angeles

Interior Designer: Color Design Art, Culver City, Calif.

Developer: Rancho Mission Viejo Co., San Juan Capist, Calif.

Land Planner: Fuscoe Engineering, Irvine, Calif.



Best Single-Family Detached
 

Category: Best Single-Family Detached Home 3,001 to 4,000 square feet

Project Name: The Architect Collection at Stapleton

Location: Denver

Designer/Architect: B & Y Architects, Denver

Builder: Harvard Communities, Greenwood Village, Colo.

Interior Designer: Lita Dirks and Co., Englewood, Colo.

Developer: Forest City Stapleton, Denver



Best Single-Family Detached
 

Category: Best Single-Family Detached Home 4,001 square feet and over

Project Name: Edgewater

Location: West Chester, Pa.

Designer/Architect: Jeffrey C. Beitel, West Chester, Pa.

Builder: Thompson Homes, West Chester, Pa.

Interior Designer: Preferred Designs, New Castle, Del.

Developer: Thompson Edgewater, West Chester, Pa.

Land Planner: Janiec Associates, West Chester, Pa.



Best Single-Family Detached
 

Category: Best Single-Family Detached Home 4,001 square feet and over

Project Name: Estrella Rosa Residence 1

Location: San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

Designer/Architect: William Hezmalhalch Architects, Santa Ana, Calif.

Builder: William Lyon Homes, Newport Beach, Calif.

Interior Designer: Meridian Interiors, Costa Mesa, Calif.

Developer: William Lyon Homes, Newport Beach, Calif.

Land Planner: RFB Consulting, Irvine, Calif.



Best Attached
 

Category: Best Attached Home up to and including 8 units per acre

Project Name: Grayson Hill

Location: Richmond, Va.

Designer/Architect: Lessard Group, Vienna, Va.

Builder: Gumenick Properties, Richmond, Va.

Interior Designer: Interior Concepts, Annapolis, Md.

Developer: Gumenick Properties, Richmond, Va.

Land Planner: Lessard Group, Vienna, Va.



Best Attached
 

Category: Best Attached Home, 9 to 19 units per acre

Project Name: Harbor Town Landing

Location: Memphis, Tenn.

Designer/Architect: Looney Ricks Kiss Architects, Memphis, Tenn.

Builder: Patton & Taylor Construction, Germantown, Tenn.

Interior Designer: Looney Ricks Kiss Architects, Memphis, Tenn.

Developer: Henry Turley Company, Memphis, Tenn.

Land Planner: Looney Ricks Kiss Architects, Memphis, Tenn.



Best Attached
 

Category: Best Attached Home 9 to 19 units per acre

Project Name: Goodwill Site

Location: Bethesda, Md.

Designer/Architect: Lessard Group, Vienna, Va.

Builder: Craftmark Homes, McLean, Va.

Interior Designer: Builders Design and Leasing, Gaithersburg, Md.

Developer: Elm Street Development, McLean, Va.

Land Planner: Charles P. Johnson, Silver Spring, Md.



Best Attached
 

Category: Best Attached Home 20 units per acre and over

Project Name: Renaissance At RidgeGate

Location: Lonetree, Colo.

Designer/Architect: Godden/Sudik Architects, Centennial, Colo.

Builder: Century Communities, Denver

Interior Designer: Innovative Spaces, Englewood, Colo.

Developer: Coventry Development Corp., Lonetree, Colo.

Land Planner: Nuszer Kopatz, Denver



Best Attached
 

Category: Best Attached Urban Infill

Project Name: Cheynewalk

Location: Houston

Builder: Rohe & Wright Builders, Houston




Best Detached
 

Category: Single Family Detached Home 2,401 to 3,000 square feet

Project Name: LivingHomes Model Home

Location: Santa Monica, Calif.

Designer/Architect: Ray Kappe Architects, Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Builder: LivingHomes, Santa Monica, Calif.

Interior Designer: Heidi Toll Design, Beverly Hills, Calif.

Land Planner: Ray Kappe Architects, Pacific Palisades, Calif.



Best One-of-a-Kind Custom Home (Built for a Client)
 

Category: Best One-of-a-Kind Custom Home (Built for a Client) up to and including 4,001 to 6,500 square feet

Project Name: 19 Saratoga Farm Road

Location: Malta, N.Y.

Designer/Architect: Witt Construction, Saratoga, N.Y.

Builder: Witt Construction, Saratoga, N.Y.

Interior Designer: Dorwin Dawson Associates, Clifton Park, N.Y.

Developer: Witt Construction, Saratoga, N.Y.



Best One-of-a-Kind Custom Home (Built for a Client)
 

Category: Best One-of-a-Kind Custom Home (Built for a Client) 6,501 square feet and over

Project Name: Russell Ranch

Location: Jupiter, Fla.

Designer/Architect: Kelly and Kelly Architects, Stuart, Fla.

Builder: Simmons Building Corp., Jupiter, Fla.

Interior Designer: Simmons and Saray Interiors Group, Jupiter, Fla.



Best One-of-a-Kind Custom Home (Built for a Client)
 

Category: Best One-of-a-Kind Custom Home (Built for a Client) 6,501 square feet and over

Project Name: Private Residence

Location: Castle Rock, Colo.

Designer/Architect: Knudson Gloss Architects, Boulder, Colo.

Builder: Gray Construction, Castle Rock, Colo.

Interior Designer: Image Design Partnership



Best One-of-a-Kind Spec Home
 

Category: Best One-of-a-Kind Spec-Built Home 4,001 to 6,500 square feet

Project Name: Underwood

Location: Chevy Chase, Md.

Designer/Architect: GTM Architects, Bethesda, Md.

Builder: Block Builders, Bethesda, Md.



Best One-of-a-Kind Custom Home (Built for a Client)
 

Category: Best One-of-a-Kind Custom Home (Built for a Client) 6,501 square feet and over

Project Name: Chatham House

Location: Woodinville, Wash.

Designer/Architect: Architects Northwest, Woodinville, Wash.

Builder: Parmenter Homes, Woodinville, Wash.

Interior Designer: Ethan Allen Home Interiors, Redmond, Wash.

Developer: Parmenter Homes, Woodinville, Wash.



Best One-of-a-Kind Spec Home
 

Category: Best One-of-a-Kind Spec-Built Home 6,501 square feet and over

Project Name: The Sanctuary

Location: Charlotte, N.C.

Designer/Architect: Carolina Design Group, Cornelius, N.C.

Builder: Dienst Custom Homes, Cornelius, N.C.

Interior Designer: Homestyles, Cornelius, N.C.

Developer: Crescent Resources, Charlotte, N.C.

Land Planner: Oldham Planning and Design, Charlotte, N.C.



Affordable Housing
 

Category: Best Affordable Home (both detached and attached)

Project Name: Miller Ranch

Location: Edwards, Colo.

Designer/Architect: ASW Realty Partners, Santa Fe, N.M.

Builder: ASW Realty Partners, Santa Fe, N.M.

Interior Designer: ASW Realty Partners, Santa Fe, N.M.

Developer: ASW Realty Partners, Santa Fe, N.M.

Land Planner: ASW Realty Partners, Santa Fe, N.M.



Rental
 

Category: Best Rental Development 5 units and over

Project Name: San Antonio Place

Location: Mountain View, Calif.

Designer/Architect: KodamaDiseño, San Francisco

Builder: Agresti & Associates, Santa Clara, Calif.

Developer: Charities Housing, San Jose, Calif.



Best Neighborhood
 

Category: Best Neighborhood up to and including 150 units

Project Name: St. Baristo

Location: Palm Springs, Calif.

Designer/Architect: Scheurer Architects, Newport Beach, Calif.

Builder: Wessman Gonzales, Palm Springs, Calif.

Interior Designer: Design Tec, Newport Beach, Calif.

Developer: Wessman Gonzales, Palm Springs, Calif.

Land Planner: Scheurer Architects, Newport Beach, Calif.



Best Neighborhood
 

Category: Best Neighborhood 151 units and over

Project Name: Bayside Site Plan

Location: Hercules, Calif.

Designer/Architect: KTGY Group, Irvine, Calif.

Builders: John Laing Homes, Roseville, Calif., and William Lyon Homes, San Ramon, Calif.

Interior Designer: Design Tech/Creative Design Consultants, Costa Mesa, Calif.

Developer: John Laing Homes, Roseville, Calif., and William Lyon Homes, San Ramon, Calif.

Land Planner: KTGY Group , Irvine, Calif.



Smart Growth
 

Category: Best Smart Growth Community up to and including 150 units

Project Name: Quantico Family Housing

Location: Quantico, Va.

Designer/Architect: Torti Gallas and Partners, Silver Spring, Md.

Builder: Clark Realty Builders, Bethesda, Md.

Developer: Clark Realty Builders, Bethesda, Md.

Land Planner: Torti Gallas and Partners, Silver Spring, Md.



Smart Growth
 

Category: Best Smart Growth Community 151 units and over

Project Name: Bayside Site Plan

Location: Hercules, Calif.

Designer/Architect: KTGY Group, Irvine, Calif.

Builders: John Laing Homes, Roseville, Calif., and William Lyon Homes, San Ramon, Calif.

Interior Designer: Design Tech/Creative Design Consultants, Costa Mesa, Calif.

Developers: John Laing Homes, Roseville, Calif. and William Lyon Homes, San Ramon, Calif.

Land Planner: KTGY Group, Irvine, Calif.



Smart Growth
 

Category: Best Urban Smart Growth Neighborhood/Community Award

Project Name: 1100/1118 Adams

Location: Hoboken, N.J.

Designer/Architect: Gruzen Sampton, New York

Builder: AJD Construction, Leonardo, N.J.

Interior Designer: David Kaplan Interior Design, New York

Developer: Tarrogon Development Corp., New York

Land Planner: Lapatka Associates, Paramus, N.J.



Smart Growth
 

Category: Best Urban Smart Growth Neighborhood/Community Award

Project Name: Gateway Village

Location: San Diego

Designer/Architect: Torti Gallas and Partners, Silver Spring, Md.

Builder: Clark Realty Builders, Bethesda, Md.

Developer: Clark Realty Capital , Bethesda, Md.

Land Planner: Torti Gallas and Partners, Silver Spring, Md.



Smart Growth
 

Category: Best Rural/Exurban Smart Growth Neighborhood/Community Award

Project Name: Fort Irwin Military Housing

Location: Fort Irwin, Calif.

Designer/Architect: Torti Gallas and Partners, Silver Spring, Md.

Builder: Clark Realty Builders, Bethesda, Md.

Developer: Clark Realty Capital, Bethesda, Md.

Land Planner: Torti Gallas and Partners, Silver Spring, Md.



HUD Secretary's Award for Excellence
 

Project Name: Vale Housing Revitalization Project

Location: Schenectady, N.Y.

Designer/Architect: Dave Sadowsky Architect, Petersburgh, N.Y.

Builder: Mazzucco Construction Co., Clifton Park, N.Y.

Developer: Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority, Schenectady, N.Y.




HUD Secretary's Award for Excellence
 

Project Name: Block Build Project

Location: Elgin, Ill.

Designer/Architect: Judson College, Department of Architecture, Elgin, Ill.

Interior Designer: Tinaglia Architects, Arlington Heights, Ill.




HUD Secretary's Award for Excellence
 

Project Name: Delaware Street Project

Location: Indianapolis

Designer/Architect: Carley Custom Builders, Indianapolis

Builder: Carley Custom Builders, Indianapolis

Developer: Mapleton Fall Creek Development, Indianapolis



Interior Design: Kitchen
 

Category: Best Kitchen in a Home 3,001 to 5,000 square feet

Project Name: The Homestead at The Villages at Rivers Bend

Location: South Lebanon, Ohio

Designer/Architect: Kephart Architects, Denver

Builder: Oak Leaf Homes, West Chester, Ohio

Interior Designer: Williams-Sonoma Home Furnishings, Cincinnati

Developer: Oak Leaf Homes, West Chester, Ohio

Land Planner: Bayer Becker, Mason, Ohio



Interior Design: Kitchen
 

Category: Best Kitchen in a Home 5,001 square feet and over

Project Name: 31 Hepplewhite

Location: The Woodlands, Texas

Builder: Rohe & Wright Builders, Houston



Interior Design: Kitchen
 

Category: Best Kitchen in a Home 5,001 square feet and over

Project Name: 405 Longmont

Location: Houston

Designer/Architect: Robert Dame Designs, Houston

Builder: Thompson Custom Homes, Houston

Interior Designer: Bellacasa Design Associates, The Woodlands, Texas



Interior Design: Detail
 

Category: Best Detail in a Semicustom/Custom Home

Project Name: Lakota Ridge

Location: St. George, Utah

Designer/Architect: Ence Homes, St. George, Utah

Builder: Ence Homes, St. George, Utah

Interior Designer: Designer Furniture Gallery/Ence Homes Design Team, St. George, Utah

Developer: Ence Homes, St. George, Utah

Land Planner: Ence Homes, St. George, Utah



Interior Design: Bath
 

Category: Best Master Bath

Project Name: Russell Ranch

Location: Jupiter, Fla.

Designer/Architect: Kelly and Kelly Architects, Stuart, Fla.

Builder: Simmons Building, Jupiter, Fla.

Interior Designer: Simmons and Saray Interiors Group, Jupiter, Fla.



Interior Design: Amenity/Facility
 

Category: Best Amenity/Facility 10,001 square feet and over

Project Name: Harbors at Haverstraw

Location: Haverstraw, N.Y.

Designer/Architect: Do H. Chung and Partners, Stamford, Conn.

Builder: Ginsburg Development Co., Valhalla, N.Y.

Interior Designer: DEI Design Environment, Kennesaw, Ga.

Developer: Ginsburg Development Co., Valhalla, N.Y.

Land Planner: James Balsley, New York, N.Y.

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