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PB Design Awards: 20 award-winning projects that reflect today?s buyers
PB Design Awards: 20 award-winning projects that reflect today’s buyers
ON THE BOARDS - SILVER AWARD
Available in 14 states
At about 2,500 square feet, the Giant Sequoia plan is one of the largest in the new Earnhardt Collection offered by Schumacher Homes in 14 of its markets. The two-story home features large open spaces and casual outdoor-living amenities, including a wraparound porch and two standard fireplaces (one indoor and one outdoor), where family and friends can gather. The massive stone fireplace is the centerpiece of the family room, which features expansive windows to maximize daylight and views.
Submitter: Schumacher Homes (builder)
Designer/architect: Dominick Tringali Architects
Rendering: Schumacher Homes
Size: 2,460 sf and up
Rooms: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
Hard cost (excluding land): $158,998
Sales price: $193,900
ON THE BOARDS - BRONZE AWARD
Canyon Vista Residence
Oro Valley, Ariz.
The judges recognized this planned custom home in Oro Valley, Ariz., for its creative site and floor plans, which were designed to maximize views of the steep hills, boulders, and lush riparian landscape of the Sonoran Desert. Designed for a retired couple in a private golf community, the plan is organized around a great room flanked on either side by a stone fireplace and an open kitchen. This central entertaining area separates two full guest suites from the master suite and includes an artist’s loft above with views out clerestory windows. Deeply cantilevered roof planes protect against the desert sun and provide a lattice structure for a translucent photovoltaic ramada.
Submitter: Robinette Architects, Inc. (architect)
Rendering: Robinette Architects, Inc.
Size: 4,600 sf
ON THE BOARDS - MERIT AWARD
450 Betz Place
Old Metairie, La.
The judges recognized this proposed design for the Old Metairie suburb of New Orleans for the architect’s tightly organized plan and authentic architecture. The design is a classical interpretation of the 11/2-story Creole cottage found throughout the French Quarter, but with a more rigorous, symmetrical plan, with rooms arranged like a small country house. The house and garage wrap around a private rear yard that includes a swimming pool. Inside, the plan includes three bedrooms and three bathrooms, as well as an open sitting room that can be converted into a fourth bedroom. The home’s exterior walls will be built using autoclaved aerated concrete block, providing a simple, energy-efficient wall solution.
Submitter: Michael Rouchell (architect, interior designer)
Builder: Clayton Homes, LLC
Rendering: Michael Rouchell
Size: 3,967 sf
Rooms: 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms