Georgetown at Crown
Sierra at Fawn Lake
One Loudoun
Newbury at Vinehaven
Peacock Estate
Millbrook at Brick Yard Station
Oakton at Reservoir Estates
Brisbane at The Villas at Two Rivers
Verde at Victory Lakes
The Hyde
The Harrison at Reston Town Center
Chelsea at The Townes at Hallcrest
DelRay Tower
Little Falls Place
One Loudoun
Newbury at Vinehaven
Peacock Estate
Millbrook at Brick Yard Station
Oakton at Reservoir Estates
Brisbane at The Villas at Two Rivers
Verde at Victory Lakes
The Hyde
The Harrison at Reston Town Center
Chelsea at The Townes at Hallcrest
DelRay Tower
Little Falls Place

2015 GALA Awards

The Great American Living Awards recognize the best in home design and community planning in Maryland, DC and Virginia

Each year, a panel of building-industry professionals is selected to judge new homes and communities in the Mid-Atlantic region and to choose their nominees for the Great American Living Awards. Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association, the Washington Metropolitan Sales & Marketing Council and the Maryland National Capital Building Industry Association, the venerable GALA Awards, held last fall at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, have honored excellence in new home architecture, interior design, sales and marketing in our region for more than 50 years. The 2015 entries filled 43 categories; those pertaining to architecture and design included single- and multi-family homes, townhomes and condominiums and custom home and remodeling projects.

Home & Design covered the winners in the custom-builder categories in the November/December issue; on the following pages, we spotlight the remaining Grand award-winners in the architecture and design categories.

Home of the Year:
Georgetown at Crown, Wormald Homes. This project also won for Design and Architecture, Detached Home (under 7,000 square feet), over $850,000.

Design and Architecture, Detached Home (under 7,000 square feet), $300,001-$400,000:
Sierra at Fawn Lake, M/I Homes/Lessard Design. Photography: Maxine Schnitzer.

The community of the Year:
One Loudoun, Miller & Smith.

Design and Architecture, Detached Home (under 7,000 square feet), $700,001-$850,000:
Newbury at Vinehaven, Evergreene Homes/W.C. Ralston Architects. Photography: Jen Venier.

Design and Architecture, Detached Home (7,000 square feet and over), over $5,000,000:
Peacock Estate, Luxury Living. Photography: Bob Narod.

Design and Architecture, Detached Home (under 7,000 square feet), $400,001-$500,000:
Millbrook at Brick Yard Station, Ryland Homes/Lessard Design. Photography: Brian Swartzwelder.

Design and Architecture, Detached Home (7,000 square feet and over), $1,000,001-$1,400,000:
Oakton at Reservoir Estates, Craftmark Homes/Pinnacle Design & Consulting. Photography: Alan Goldstein.

Design and Architecture, Attached Home, Including Townhouses, Two-over-Twos, Back-to-Back Townhouses and Duplexes, Fee Simple and Condo Ownership, $500,001-$600,000:
Brisbane at The Villas at Two Rivers, Comstock Homes/W.C. Ralston Architects. Photography: David Madison Photography.

Design and Architecture, Attached Home, Including Townhouses, Two-over-Twos, Back-to-Back Townhouses and Duplexes, Fee Simple and Condo Ownership, $350,001-$400,000:
Verde at Victory Lakes, Miller & Smith/KTGY Architecture + Planning. Photography: Jim Kirby.

Design and Architecture, Multi-Family, Boutique Construction:
The Hyde, Clark Builders Group/Cunningham | Quill Architects. Photography: Ron Blunt.

Design and Architecture Multi-Family, New Construction:
The Harrison at Reston Town Center, Renaissance Centro/Lessard Design. Photography: Tom Holdsworth.

Design and Architecture, Multi-Family Renovation or Conversion:
Delray Tower, UDR, Inc./Lessard Design. Photography: Edward LaCasse.

Design and Architecture, Attached Home, Including Townhouses, Two-over-Twos, Back-to-Back Townhouses and Duplexes, Fee Simple and Condo Ownership, $400,001-$500,000:
Chelsea at The Townes at Hallcrest, Comstock Homes/W.C. Ralston Architects. Photography: David Madison Photography.

Design and Architecture, Attached Home, Including Townhouses, Two-over-Twos, Back-to-Back Townhouses and Duplexes, Fee Simple and Condo Ownership, over $850,001:
Little Falls Place, EYA/Lessard Design. Photography: Thomas Arledge.