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PB Design Awards: 33 award-winning projects that capture today's market
Now in its second year, the annual Professional Builder Design Awards honor the best of the best in residential design.
SINGLE-FAMILY PRODUCTION HOMES - 2,001 SF - 3,100 SF - PLATINUM AWARD
Lambert Ranch, The Field, Plan 2
The Field Plan 2 at Lambert Ranch is designed to fit comfortably in the middle of the block, while being flexible enough to have its side exposed for alternate entry from the primary community promenade. The plan has a wide-and-shallow configuration to make the most of the well-appointed front elevation and stand out along the promenade.
Designed for multi-generational families, the plan features an expandable first-floor suite with a private bathroom and lock-off option that is perfect for live-in parents and returning children. Other key spaces include a spacious great room with multi-fold glass doors that lead to covered outdoor living space; a wide stair hall with built-in cabinets on the second floor; a centrally located bonus room that separates the secondary and master bedroom suites on the second floor; and a large master bathroom with his and hers lavatories and a walk-in closet.
“This is a great program and thoughtful solution,” said judge Jill Williams. “The judges truly appreciated that this home captured the blend of indoor and outdoor spaces so often talked about, but not always realized, as well as offering multi-generational living.”
SINGLE-FAMILY PRODUCTION HOMES - 2,001 SF - 3,100 SF - GOLD AWARD
Arista at the Crosby, Plan 1
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Designed for multi-generational buyers, this plan features multiple first-floor master suites and a flexible layout that can easily accommodate empty nesters with a live-in parent or boomerang child. Move-up buyers with kids can also benefit from this plan, with its third bedroom and loft space on the second floor. The great room features a table-sized kitchen island 14 feet long that seats up to 10 people. Multi-fold glass doors in the great room offer breathtaking views of the canyon and community golf course nearby, as well as access to a spacious patio. Energy-efficient and sustainable features include re-circulating pump water heaters, digital programmable thermostats, and eco-friendly wood products. This efficient, flexible plan has contributed to the quick sales pace in this Rancho Santa Fe community.
Judge Donald Evans commented, “When I first looked at this plan, I thought it was the ‘perfect box.’ This plan does a great job of being economical while looking great; you never get a sense of its shape. The 10-seat dining island in the kitchen is a real memory point and makes a lot of sense. The elevation is a ‘less is more’ with class.”
Submitter: Bassenian Lagoni (architect, land planner)
Builder: Davidson Communities (developer)
Interior designer: Design Line Interiors
Photographer: Harrison Photographic
SINGLE-FAMILY PRODUCTION HOMES - 2,001 SF - 3,100 SF - SILVER AWARD
Lambert Ranch, The Field, Plan 1
The smallest plan in the Lambert Ranch luxury master-planned community, The Field Plan 1 utilizes design features like a formal entry foyer through a covered porch; a covered loggia with a standard fireplace that is accessed via glass-panel doors in the central hall; a well-detailed front elevation; and a bright and roomy conservatory with access to the rear yard — all in an effort to deliver charming, stylish space that lives much larger than its 2,936 square feet.
Other key amenities include a great room and open kitchen with abundant cabinet and counter space and an oversized island; a well-lit second-floor landing with a built-in desk and linen cabinets that separate the master suite from the secondary bedrooms; and a spacious master bathroom with windows on three walls to offer views and plenty of daylight.
Submitter: Robert Hidey Architects (architect)
Builder: The New Home Company
Photographer: Chris Mayer