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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 - OVER 3,100 SF - PLATINUM AWARD
The Lykos Group tore down an old house in Naples, Fla., to build this residence, which serves as a second home for the owners. The designer of the home, Luis Rendon (in-house architect for Lykos) describes it as “the quintessential South Florida cottage.”
Set on a unique site near one of the most desirable locations in Old Naples, Azel Cottage is a two-story home that includes two master suites with private bathrooms and walk-in closets. The first-floor suite accommodates guests, while the owner’s suite is located upstairs for privacy. The kitchen is open to the living room and dining room and features a large island with a prep sink and eating bar, white-on-white cabinetry, and an under-counter wine/beverage cooler.
Rendon says the kitchen and living area makes a powerful statement with a series of windows and glass doors overlooking the large front porch and landscape beyond.
The outdoor living areas include a pool and sun deck on the first level (plus an outdoor shower for convenience), and a sunset balcony off the owner’s suite. The second floor also includes a study, half-bath, and secondary bedroom with a private deck. Living spaces at the rear of the home are oriented so as to capture breezes, sunsets, and views of the Gulf of Mexico.
A covered porch runs the full width of the house, forming a direct visual connection to the street. Lush tropical gardens capture the flavor of the neighborhood, while a white picket fence surrounding the property gives it a cottage feel. Rendon side-loaded the two-car garage so as not to detract from the impact of the front elevation.
Submitter: The Lykos Group (architect, builder, interior designer)
Photographer: Giovanni Photography
SINGLE-FAMILY PRODUCTION HOMES - OVER 3,100 SF - GOLD AWARD
Lambert Ranch, The Grove, Plan 3
Plan 3 at The Grove is the largest home at Lambert Ranch. Robert Hidey Architects took a deliberately formal design approach with Plan 3, which is set on a 50 x 100-foot lot and features a symmetrical front elevation with authentic traditional detailing.
The entry foyer is flanked by a formal dining room and music room, with large, symmetrical bedroom suites on the floor above. The voluminous, formal stair hall leads upstairs to an open and bright bonus room. The main kitchen has abundant cabinets and counter space and an oversized island that seats seven, adjacent to a sunny morning room. Buyers have the option of converting the large butler pantry and walk-in pantry to a wok kitchen.
At the rear of the house, the great room is flooded with natural light by large windows and broad, glass-paned doors that lead to the rear yard through a covered loggia.
The master suite is on the ground floor and offers a stylish formal bath and dual walk-in closets. French doors provide access to the back yard. On the second floor, a central hallway leads to a large secondary bedroom, a laundry room, and a second, well-appointed master suite.
Submitter: Robert Hidey Architects (architect)
SINGLE-FAMILY PRODUCTION HOMES - OVER 3,100 SF - SILVER AWARD
Arista at the Crosby, Plan 3
Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
The challenge in designing this plan was to arrange spaces on a wide and shallow lot to maximize mountain and golf-course views in the primary living areas. This was accomplished with an oversized great room that flows into an outdoor living area that begins with a covered patio, then opens into a private yard. Both the first- and second-floor master suites include private outdoor areas oriented to views.
With its first-floor master suite, Plan 3 lives like a single-level home. On the second floor is another master suite and two secondary bedrooms that share a full bath. Buyers have the option of using the second-floor master as a bonus room and creating a third master suite in place of the secondary bedrooms.
Submitter: Bassenian Lagoni (architect, land planner)
Builder: Davidson Communities (developer)
Interior designer: Design Line Interiors
Photographer: Harrison Photographic
SINGLE-FAMILY PRODUCTION HOMES - OVER 3,100 SF - BRONZE AWARD
Lambert Ranch, The Hill, Plan 1
The primary objective for this plan was to optimize breathtaking panoramic vistas. But the interior space is equally impressive — large and simple in form — as are the richly detailed exteriors. Low-roofed elements at the front and rear expand views from second-floor windows.
Plan 1 was designed to appeal to a variety of multi-generational and mature family profiles. Less-used rooms, such as the formal living room, were replaced with useful alternative features. For example, the home features a covered entry breezeway accessed via a private gate. A single-story, detached guest casita frames the secluded entry courtyard. The immense great room has a fireplace and windows that frame views, plus access to the back yard via expansive glass doors.
Submitter: Robert Hidey Architects (architect)
SINGLE-FAMILY PRODUCTION HOMES - OVER 3,100 SF - SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Pure at Stapleton, Pure 3 Unit
Plan 3 was designed for Generation Y buyers who need flexible spaces. The plan can be built on front- or alley-loaded lots or placed “on the greens,” where front doors face private pocket parks. A 420-square-foot bonus room over the garage can be used as a children’s playroom, a bunk room, a guest suite, or a “man cave.” There are usable front, side, and rear yards along with an optional “Colorado Room” — a covered outdoor environment with a fireplace. Plan 3 includes a study off the foyer and a breakfast nook, as well as a separate dining room. The second-floor master suite has a sitting room that can also serve as a nursery for a newborn.
Submitter: KGA Studio Architects (architect)