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The Baldwin at The Colony at the Grand, Silver, Single-Family Production Home, 2,001 – 3,100 sf

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The Baldwin at The Colony at the Grand, Silver, Single-Family Production Home, 2,001 – 3,100 sf

Connection to water was both a challenge and a benefit for this Silver-award-winning single-family home in the 2019 Professional Builder Design Awards


August 27, 2019
2019 Professional Builder Design Awards Silver Single Family Production Home 2,001 to 3,100 sf interior kitchen and living space

 

The Baldwin at The Colony at the Grand

Fairhope, Ala.

 

Entrant/Designer: Ingram & Associates

Builder: Stuart Contracting Co.

Developer: The Retirement Systems of Alabama

Designer/Architect: Chatham Home Planning

Interior Designer: Set to Sell

Photographer: Bailey Chastang Photography

Size: 3,030 sf

Sales price: $740,000

Hard costs: $203/sf

 

What makes this project special is its connection to water, including nearby Mobile Bay, a lake, and natural wetlands. But that connection, in particular the 22-acre Sweetwater Lake, also made design a challenge for the community of about 1,000 homes. 

 

2019 Professional Builder Design Awards Silver Single Family 2001 to 3100 sf site plan

 

Some lots back up to the berm along the lakefront, which cut the depth of those lots almost in half, according to Margi Ingram, VP of Ingram & Associates, in Birmingham, Ala. “Our architects came up with a creative plan to accomplish that and still have a livable home with a view of the lake,” she says. 

The judges agreed, saying the design is “innovative and charming,” and praising “the reversed living situation to increase views and address the lake.” To wit: The first-floor level has a garage, two bedrooms, a bath, den with access to an outdoor porch, a storage room, and an elevator. But the main living level is upstairs, with a large master suite and an open floor plan that combines the kitchen, dining room, and living room, with access to a 320-square-foot covered porch. —Stacey Freed

 

2019 Professional Builder Design Awards Silver Single Family 2001 to 3100 sf front facade

 

2019 Professional Builder Design Awards Silver Single Family 2001 to 3100 sf rear elevation

 

2019 Professional Builder Design Awards Silver Single Family 2001 to 3100 sf living room

 

2019 Professional Builder Design Awards Silver Single Family 2001 to 3100 sf kitchen and living

 

2019 Professional Builder Design Awards Silver Single Family 2001 to 3100 sf kitchen with island

 

2019 Professional Builder Design Awards Silver Single Family 2001 to 3100 sf kitchen

 

2019 Professional Builder Design Awards Silver Single Family 2001 to 3100 sf dining

 

2019 Professional Builder Design Awards Silver Single Family 2001 to 3100 sf living room

 

2019 Professional Builder Design Awards Silver Single Family 2001 to 3100 sf light and airy bathroom

 

2019 Professional Builder Design Awards Silver Single Family 2001 to 3100 sf outdoor living

 

2019 Professional Builder Design Awards Silver Single Family 2001 to 3100 sf main level plan

                                            Floor 1, plan

 

2019 Professional Builder Design Awards Silver Single Family 2001 to 3100 sf upper level plan

                                            Floor 2, plan—Main living level

 

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