Home of the Year recipient Anthem House apartments is located in Baltimore’s Locust Point.  © Ray Cavicchio
Community of the Year winner Bayside is nestled on 1,000 acres in Selbyville, Delaware. © Pamela Aquilani
An open plan defines Aldie, Virginia’s Oakton at Willowsford, Detached Home over $1,400,000. © Maxine Schnitzer
Manassas, Virginia’s Hedgebrook at Cayden Ridge, winner for Detached Home $500,001 - $600,000. © Jim Kirby
Timberneck at Willowsford in Ashburn, Virginia, won for Detached Home $850,001 - $1,000,000.  © John Moseley
Bethesda’s Element 28, which won the award for Multi-Family Boutique Construction. © John Cole
New Union Garage won Best Adaptive Reuse for its conversion of an old garage into condo units. © Maxine Schnitzer
The Bradley model at The Brownstones at Chevy Chase Lake, winner for Attached Home over $850,000. © Thomas Arledge

And the Winner Is…

The 2017 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 Building Industry Association, the GALA awards, held last fall at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, honor excellence in new home architecture, interior design, sales and marketing in our region. The 2017 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; below, we spotlight the Grand award-winners in the residential architecture and design categories.

Home of the Year
Anthem House, Baltimore, Maryland. Bozzuto Homes, KTGY.

Community of the Year
Bayside, Selbyville, Delaware, Carl M. Freeman Companies, Parker Rodriguez, Borcz+Dixon.

Design and Architecture, Detached Home (lots under 7,000 sq. ft.)
$400,001 – $500,000
Arcadia I at Tallyn Ridge, Frederick, Maryland. Miller & Smith, KTGY.

$600,001 – $700,000
Mercer at Shipley Homestead, Hanover, Maryland. PulteGroup.

$700,001 – $850,000
Balmoral at Beallair, Charlestown, West Virginia. Wormald Homes.

Over $850,000
Glyndon at Vienna Grove, Vienna, Virginia. Christopher Companies, Devereaux & Associates.

Design and Architecture, Detached Home (lots 7,000 sq. ft. and over)
$400,001 – $500,000
Criswood at Courthouse Manor, Stafford, Virginia, Miller & Smith, Sutton Yantis Associates Architects.

$500,001 – $600,000
Hedgebrook at Cayden Ridge, Manassas, Virginia. Miller & Smith, KTGY.

$600,001 – $700,000
Kensington at Avendale, Bristow, Virginia. Brookfield Residential, Pinnacle Design.

$850,001 – $1,000,000
Timberneck at Willowsford, Ashburn, Virginia. Van Metre Homes, Virginia Residential Construction.

$1,000,001 – $1,400,000
Fieldwood at Eleven Oaks, Fairfax, Virginia. Madison Homes, Devereaux & Associates.

Over $1,400,000
Oakton at Willowsford, Aldie, Virginia. Drees Homes.

Over $5,000,000
Lewis Residence, McLean, Virginia. M & A Custom Homes.

Design and Architecture, Attached Home
$300,000 – $350,000
Paramount at Tallyn Ridge, Frederick, Maryland. Miller & Smith, KTGY.

$350,001 – $400,000
Chesapeake at Admirals Square, Annapolis, Maryland. Brookfield Residential, Lessard Design.

$400,001 – $500,000
Worthington Square at Villages of Urbana, Frederick, Maryland. Parkwood Homes, KTGY.

$500,001 – $600,000
Foxton at Brambleton Evermont Trace, Ashburn, Virginia. Miller & Smith, KTGY.

$600,001 – $700,000
Luna at Downtown Brambleton, Brambleton, Virginia. The Knutson Companies, Lessard Design.

$700,001 – $850,000
Calvin at Montgomery Row, Bethesda, Maryland. Eya, Lessard Design.

Over $850,000
Bradley at The Brownstones at Chevy Chase Lake, Chevy Chase, Maryland. Eya, KTGY.

Design and Architecture, Multi-family New Construction
Hanover Shady Grove, Rockville, Maryland. Hanover Company, Lessard Design.

Design and Architecture, Multi-family Boutique Construction
Element 28, Bethesda, Maryland. Kettler, R2L: Architects.

Design and Architecture, Multi-family, Mixed-Use
Anthem House, Baltimore, Maryland. Bozzuto Homes, KTGY.

Design and Architecture, Multi-family Renovation or Conversion
New Union Garage, Washington, Dc. Opal, GPS Designs.

Design and Architecture, Best Adaptive Reuse
New Union Garage, Washington, Dc. Opal, GPS Designs.

Innovative Land Planning Residential
Eleven Oaks, Fairfax, Virginia. Madison Homes, Devereaux & Associates.

Innovative Land Planning Mixed-Use
Crown, Gaithersburg, Maryland. Westbrook Properties, The Eisen Group.