The Hideaway
Walhonding Pond
Kentbury Drive Residence
Dogwood Residence
1st Road South Residence
The Harrison
The Newport
Arbor Lane Residence
Old Waterford Road Renovation
Falls Run Remodel
Cammick Drive Renovation
Kentbury Drive Residence
Dogwood Residence
1st Road South Residence
The Harrison
The Newport
Arbor Lane Residence
Old Waterford Road Renovation
Falls Run Remodel
Cammick Drive Renovation

GALA 2016 Awards—Custom

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. Photography: Bob Narod.

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. Photography: Marlon Crutchfield.

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. Photography: Stu Estler.

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

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. Photography: HomeVisit

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

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. Photography: Shoot & Showcase.

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. Photography: Shoot & Showcase.

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

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. Photography: Greg Hadley.

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