The Hideaway by OPaL and GPS Designs. © Bob Narod
Walhonding Pond by Castlewood Custom Builders and James McDonald Associate Architects. © Marlon Crutchfield
Kentbury Drive Residence by Sandy Spring Builders and Studio Z Design Concepts. © Stu Estler
Dogwood Residence by Joy Custom Design Build and James McDonald Associate Architects. © Greg Hadley
1st Road South Residence by Stabuilt Design Build, James McDonald Associate Architects. © HomeVisit
The Harrison by Capital City Builders. © HomeLens
The Newport by Artisan Builders and James McDonald Associate Architects. © Shoot & Showcase
Arbor Lane Residence by Artisan Builders and James McDonald Associate Architects. © Shoot & Showcase
Old Waterford Road Renovation by BOWA. © Bob Narod
Falls Run Remodel by Joy Custom Design Build and James McDonald Associate Architects. © Greg Hadley
Cammick Drive Renovation by BOWA. © Bob Narod
Kentbury Drive Residence by Sandy Spring Builders and Studio Z Design Concepts. © Stu Estler
Dogwood Residence by Joy Custom Design Build and James McDonald Associate Architects. © Greg Hadley
1st Road South Residence by Stabuilt Design Build, James McDonald Associate Architects. © HomeVisit
The Harrison by Capital City Builders. © HomeLens
The Newport by Artisan Builders and James McDonald Associate Architects. © Shoot & Showcase
Arbor Lane Residence by Artisan Builders and James McDonald Associate Architects. © Shoot & Showcase
Old Waterford Road Renovation by BOWA. © Bob Narod
Falls Run Remodel by Joy Custom Design Build and James McDonald Associate Architects. © Greg Hadley
Cammick Drive Renovation by BOWA. © Bob Narod

Best in Show

The Great American Living Awards spotlight excellence in residential design and construction

Presented by the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association and the Maryland Building Industry Association, the 2016 GALA (Great American Living Awards) celebrates achievements in categories ranging from architecture and interior design to sales and marketing. Candidates submitted portfolios that were split among three teams of judges, each including an architect, a builder, and a marketing professional.

The 2016 GALA ceremony was held on October 6 at the McLean Hilton Tysons Corner. Winners in the custom-builder categories are spotlighted on the following pages, while the remaining award-winners will be featured in the January/February 2017 issue of Home & Design.

CUSTOM HOME OF THE YEAR (selected from the winners of all categories)  THE HIDEAWAY, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. OPaL, GPS Designs. Winner of Custom Home, Single Lot, Under 3,000 Square Feet.

DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE, CUSTOM HOME, SINGLE LOT – 3,000 to 5,000 Square Feet  WALHONDING POND, Bethesda, Maryland. Castlewood Custom Builders, James McDonald Associate Architects.

DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE, CUSTOM HOME, SINGLE LOT – 5,001 to 7,000 Square Feet    KENTBURY DRIVE RESIDENCE, Bethesda, Maryland. Sandy Spring Builders, Studio Z Design Concepts.

DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE, CUSTOM HOME, SINGLE LOT – Over 7,000 Square Feet  DOGWOOD RESIDENCE, McLean, Virginia. Joy Custom Design Build, James McDonald Associate Architects.

DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE, CUSTOM OR CUSTOMIZED INFILL HOME – Under 3,000 Square Feet  1ST ROAD SOUTH RESIDENCE, Alexandria, Virginia. Stabuilt Design Build, James McDonald Associate Architects.

DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE, CUSTOM OR CUSTOMIZED INFILL HOME – Over 7,000 Square Feet  THE HARRISON, McLean, Virginia. Capital City Builders.

DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE, CUSTOM OR CUSTOMIZED INFILL HOME – 5,001 to 7,001 Square Feet  THE NEWPORT, McLean, Virginia. Artisan Builders, James McDonald Associate Architects.

DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE, CUSTOM OR CUSTOMIZED INFILL HOME – 3,000 to 5,000 Square Feet  ARBOR LANE RESIDENCE, McLean, Virginia. Artisan Builders, James McDonald Associate Architects.

DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE, CUSTOM RENOVATIONS OR ADDITIONS – Over $1,000,000  OLD WATERFORD ROAD RENOVATION, Paeonian Springs, Virginia. BOWA.

DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE, CUSTOM RENOVATIONS OR ADDITIONS – $500,000 to $1,000,000  FALLS RUN REMODEL, McLean, Virginia. Joy Custom Design Build, James McDonald Associate Architects.

DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE, CUSTOM RENOVATIONS OR ADDITIONS – Under $500,000  CAMMICK DRIVE RENOVATION, Bethesda, Maryland. BOWA.