Best In American Living Award 2006: Gold

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2006 BALA Gold Award winners are featured in categories including Single-Family Detached, One-Of-A-Kind Custom Homes, Rental, Community Design, Smart Growth and Interior Design.

February 01, 2007

Single-Family Detached

 

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

Project Name: Bella Fiore

Location: Lake Las Vegas, Nev.

Designer/Architect: Bassenian/Lagoni, Newport Beach, Calif.

Builder: Pardee Homes, Los Angeles, Calif.

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

Developer: Lake Las Vegas Resort, Henderson, Nev.

Land Planner: RBF Consulting, Las Vegas



Single-Family Detached
 

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

Project Name: Carmela

Location: La Quinta, Calif.

Designer/Architect: South Coast Architects, Newport Beach, Calif.

Builder: Taylor Woodrow Homes, Irvine, Calif.

Interior Designer: Design Line Interiors, San Diego

Developer: Taylor Woodrow Homes, Irvine, Calif.

Land Planner: RGA Landscape Architects, Walnut Creek, Calif.



Single-Family Detached
 

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

Project Name: Baywood-Plan 3

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.



Single-Family Detached
 

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

Project Name: Jefferson Park

Location: Chicago

Designer/Architect: BSB Design, Palatine, Ill.

Builder: Lennar/Concord Homes, Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Interior Designer: Kathy Andrews Interiors, Houston

Developer: Lennar/Concord Homes, Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Land Planner: BSB Design, Palatine, Ill.



Single-Family Detached
 

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

Project Name: La Cima Residence Three

Location: Irvine, Calif.

Designer/Architect: Robert Hidey Architects, Irvine, Calif.

Builder: Laing Luxury, Newport Beach, Calif.

Interior Designer: Meridian Interiors, Costa Mesa, Calif.

Developer: ICDC, Newport Beach, Calif.



Attached Home
 

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

Project Name: Wailea Beach Villas

Location: Wailea, Maui, Hawaii

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

Builder: Dick Pacific, Honolulu

Interior Designer: Philpotts & Associates, Honolulu

Developer: Lokahi Ventures, Honolulu

Land Planner: Scheurer Architects, Newport Beach, Calif.



Attached Home
 

Category: Best Attached Home 9 to 19 units per acre

Project Name: Crescent — Siesta Key

Location: Sarasota, Fla.

Designer/Architect: Walton H. Chancey & Associates, Tampa, Fla.

Builder: Skanska USA Building, Tampa, Fla.

Interior Designer: Sandra B. Chancey/Interior Design, Tampa, Fla.

Developer: BVG, Tampa, Fla.



Attached Home
 

Category: Best Attached Home 9 to 19 units per acre

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.



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

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

Project Name: Jamie's Place

Location: Sullivan's Island, S.C.

Designer/Architect: Stephen Herlong & Associates, Isle of Palms, S.C.

Builder: Buffington Homes L.P., Charleston, S.C.

Interior Designer: Daniel Island Designs, Charleston, S.C.

Land Planner: Kelly Messier ASLA, Sullivan's Island, S.C.



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

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

Project Name: 3635 N. Bosworth Single-Family Home

Location: Chicago

Designer/Architect: Raino Odgen Architects, Chicago

Builder: Vertex Properties, Chicago

Developer: Vertex Properties, Chicago

Land Planner: Vertex Properties, Chicago



Best One-of-a-Kind Spec-Built Home
 

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

Project Name: Reality House

Location: Artisan Park, Celebration, Fla.

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

Builder: Issa Homes, Celebration, Fla.

Interior Designer: The Interiors Group, Boca Raton, Fla.

Land Planner: Cooper Robertson & Partners, New York, N.Y.



Best One-of-a-Kind Spec-Built Home
 

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

Project Name: HomeArama 2006

Location: Charlotte, N.C.

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

Builder: Provident Homes, Charlotte, N.C.

Interior Designer: Durham Designs & Consulting, Huntersville, N.C.

Developer: Crescent Communities, Charlotte, N.C.

Land Planner: Crescent Communities, Charlotte, N.C.



Rental
 

Category: Best Rental Development 5 units and over

Project Name: Prado on Lake Avenue

Location: Pasadena, Calif.

Designer/Architect: Togawa & Smith, Pasadena, Calif.

Builder: The Hanover Company, Houston

Interior Designer: Kathy Andrews Interiors, Houston

Developer: The Hanover Company, Houston



Best Neighborhood
 

Category: Best Neighborhood up to and including 150 units

Project Name: Wailea Beach Villas

Location: Wailea, Maui, Hawaii

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

Builder: Dick Pacific, Honolulu

Interior Designer: Philpotts & Associates, Honolulu

Developer: Lokahi Ventures, Honolulu

Land Planner: Scheurer Architects, Newport Beach, Calif.



Best Community
 

Category: Best Community 151 units and over

Project Name: FishHawk Ranch

Location: Lithia, Fla.

Designer/Architect: Urban Studio Architects, Tampa

Builder: Various

Interior Designer: Various

Developer: Newland Communities, Tampa

Land Planner: Florida Planning Studios, Tampa



Smart Growth
 

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

Project Name: Marbury Corners

Location: Pelham, N.Y.

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

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

Interior Designer: LBR Designs, Deer Park, N.Y.

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

Land Planner: Do H. Chung and Partners, Stamford, Conn.



Smart Growth
 

Category: Best Urban Smart Growth Neighborhood/Community

Project Name: New Columbia

Location: Portland, Ore.

Designer/Architect: Mithun, Seattle

Builder: Walsh Construction Co., Portland, Ore.

Developer: Housing Authority of Portland, Portland, Ore.

Land Planner: Urbsworks, Portland, Ore.



Smart Growth
 

Category: Best Smart Growth Community 151 units and over

Project Name: Maple Lawn

Location: Maple Lawn, Md.

Designer/Architect: Design Collective, Baltimore, Sutton Yantis, Vienna, Va.; Torti Gallas and Partners, Silver Spring, Md.; Lessard Group, Vienna, Va.

Builder: Mitchell & Best Homes, Rockville, Md.

Interior Designer: Design Collective, Baltimore



Smart Growth
 

Category: Best Rural/Exurban Smart Growth Neighborhood/Community

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.



Smart Growth
 

Category: Best Suburban Smart Growth Neighborhood/Community

Project Name: Vickery

Location: Cumming, Ga.

Designer/Town Urbanist: Lew Oliver, Roswell, Ga.

Builder: Hedgewood Properties, Cumming, Ga.

Interior Designer: Hedgewood Design Studio, Cumming, Ga.

Developer: Vickery Land Co., Cumming, Ga.

Land Planner: Duany, Plater-Zyberk, Miami



Interior Design: Kitchen
 

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

Project Name: Park South Lofts

Location: New York

Designer/Architect: Peter Elkin, Brentwood, N.Y.

Builder: American Development Group, Hempstead, N.Y.

Interior Designer: Penelope Kim Designs, New York

Developer: American Development Group, Hempstead, N.Y.



Interior Design: Kitchen
 

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

Project Name: Metamora Residence

Location: Metamora, Mich.

Designer/Architect: CBI Design Professionals, Bloomfield, Mich.

Builder: Rodger Dixon, Lapeer, Mich.

Interior Design: Bath

Category: Best Master Bath

Project Name: 11527 Noblewood

Location: Houston

Builder: Rohe & Wright Builders, Houston



Interior Design: Kitchen
 

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

Project Name: Shea-Boyle Residence

Location: Kiawah Island, S.C.

Designer/Architect: Stephen Herlong & Associates Architects, Isle of Palms, S.C.

Builder: Steven J. Koenig Construction, John's Island, S.C.

Interior Designer: Stephen Herlong & Associates Architects, Isle of Palms, S.C.



Interior Design: Specialty Room
 

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

Project Name: Harmony on the Lakes Lot 199

Location: Holly Springs, Ga.

Designer/Architect: Haven Properties, Alpharetta, Ga.

Builder: Haven Properties, Alpharetta, Ga.

Interior Designer: Kathy Camp, Marietta, Ga.

Developer: Macauley Companies, Atlanta

Land Planner: Community Concepts, Marietta, Ga.



Interior Design: Specialty Room
 

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

Project Name: Russel 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.



Interior Design: Detail
 

Category: Best Detail in a Semi-Custom/Custom Home

Project Name: Casa Far Niente

Location: Fountain Hills, Ariz.

Designer/Architect: Architectural Concepts, Fountain Hills, Ariz.

Builder: Rowland Luxury Homes, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Interior Designer: Interior Motives, Fountain Hills, Ariz.

Developer: Fire Rock, Fountain Hills, Ariz.

Land Planner: Fire Rock, Fountain Hills, Ariz.



Interior Design: Detail
 

Category: Best Detail in a Production Home

Project Name: The Residences at Bulle Rock

Location: Havre de Grace, Md.

Designer/Architect: The Martin Architectural Group, Philadelphia

Builder: Clark Turner Signature Homes, Belcamp, Md.

Interior Designer: LeMaire Interieurs, Bel Air, Md.

Developer: MTBR, Columbia, Md.

Land Planner: Morris & Ritchie Associates, Abingdon, Md.



Interior Design: Amenity/Facility
 

Category: Best Amenity/Facility up to and including 5,000 square feet

Project Name: Prado on Lake Avenue

Location: Pasadena, Calif.

Designer/Architect: Togawa & Smith, Pasadena, Calif.

Builder: The Hanover Company, Houston

Interior Designer: Kathy Andrews Interiors, Houston

Developer: The Hanover Company, Houston



Interior Design: Amenity/Facility
 

Category: Amenity/Facility 5,001-10,000 square feet

Project Name: St. Johns Forest

Location: Jacksonville, Fla.

Designer/Architect: Ervin, Lovett & Miller, Jacksonville, Fla.

Builder: Taylor Woodrow Communities, Jacksonville, Fla.

Interior Designer: Marc-Michaels Interior Design, Winter Park, Fla.

Developer: Taylor Woodrow Communities, Jacksonville, Fla.

Land Planner: Ervin, Lovett & Miller, Jacksonville, Fla.



Interior Design: Amenity/Facility
 

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

Project Name: Corte Bella Social Center and Restaurant

Location: Sun City West, Ariz.

Designer/Architect: BMG Architecture & Planning, Tucson, Ariz.

Builder: Wespac Construction, Phoenix

Interior Designer: Kimberly Timmons Interiors, Denver

Developer: Pulte Homes, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Land Planner: DEI Professional Services, Phoenix



Interior Design: Amenity/Facility
 

Category: Best Amenity/Facility up to and including 5,000 square feet

Project Name: Treehouse Spa

Location: Riceboro, Ga.

Designer/Architect: Foley Design Associates, Architects, East Point, Ga.

Builder: The Stringer Group, Hilton Head, S.C.

Interior Designer: Foley Design Associates, Architects, East Point, Ga.

Developer: Hampton Island Preserve, Riceboro, Ga.

Land Planner: Foley Design Associates, Architects, East Point, Ga.

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