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PB February 2007


PB February 2007

Classic American Kitchen: 2006 BALA Award Winner

This kitchen recaptures the form and function of an American kitchen from the early 1900s. Solid walnut tops on the center island, built-in serving buffets and a bay window booth give off the warmth of an old-fashioned kitchen.

Contemporary Attached Living: 2006 BALA Award Winner

This building features 84 single- and multi-level units in downtown St. Paul, Minn. This project represents the fourth phase of a new urban village, Wacouta Commons.

Western Ranch Kitchen: 2006 BALA Award Winner

Uncommon for the Florida area, this house takes on a western ranch flare, which carries through to the kitchen. Unique in shape and layout, the kitchen design meets the owner's personal touch of functionality by incorporating fully integrated appliances hidden behind custom cabinetry.

Old World Architecture: 2006 BALA Award Winner

Recalling the classical and old-world-inspired architecture of Texas, this home also draws upon modern features and openness. The interior and exterior feature the traditional Texas styling complemented with straight corners, large massing and clean window and door designs.

Home Builders Deliver Personalized Service

As the housing market continues to stabilize, successful builders discover giving customer gifts is not enough to satisfy buyers. Rather, builders need to create home-buying experiences tailored to individual lifestyles and and wow buyers with personalization.

Artistic Addition: 2006 BALA Award Winner

This 2,000 square feet addition to an existing home serves as an art gallery/foyer. Designed to display the client's art collection, this foyer also needed to bring the existing portion and new addition together.

Mountain Peninsula Home: 2006 BALA Award Winner

This second home with its 360 degree views carefully complements the natural vegetation surroundings by using materials selected to match the mountain. Extensive stone masonry connects the building to the site. Recycled wood timbers complement the stone to provide a sense of scale to the interior and exterior.

Promoting Good Attributes to Prospective Employees

Unique selling propositions are the golden nuggets that sets your home building company apart from the competition. Here are a few examples that can make your company shine in the eyes of prospective employees.

Architectural Detailing: 2006 BALA Award Winner

The Exacta model displays a wide array of architectural detailing. From specialty millwork to columns, arches, trim and molding, this house is well-suited for empty nesters seeking a glamorous home. Guests enter through a mini rotunda and can move to the dining room, which has a column-defined 10-foot high ceiling.

Informal Resort Lifestyle: 2006 BALA Award Winner

With its courtyards and loggias defining a relationship to the outdoors, this plan feels as though you are in a resort, not a home. The interior follows through with informality by eliminating the standard use of a foyer, living room and dining room. This floor plan accommodates two kitchens for optimal functionality: one opening to the great room for informal...

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