A renovation by Sandy Spring Builders, LLC, features a matching pool house. © MBK Photography
Sandy Spring Builders, LLC, crafted a transitional home with a welcoming kitchen. © MBK Photography
 A speculative green home by Mid-Atlantic Custom Builders boasts an open plan. © BTW Images
Crisp architectural details embellish the dining room in a house by Foxhall Homes. © HouseLens, Inc.
A residence by R&R Custom Homes invites guests to relax on a luxurious porch. © Stu Estler Photography
Studio Z Design Concepts, LLC, completed a custom home with a clean-lined kitchen. © Stu Estler Photography
A speculative residence by Washington Metropolitan Homes contains a luxurious master bath. © Struxture Photography
Laurence Cafritz Builders completed a speculative transitional home with detailed millwork in the study. © Stu Estler Photography
A three-level custom residence by Studio Z Design Concepts, LLC, overlooks an inviting pool. © Stu Estler Photography
A tray ceiling details the dining room in a custom home by Mid-Atlantic Custom Builders. © BTW Images
Sandy Spring Builders, LLC, crafted a custom traditional home with a stately front porch. © MBK Photography
Castlewood Consulting, LLC, completed a custom speculative home with an open kitchen and family room. © HomeVisit
R&R Custom Homes built an addition with an airy screened porch.  © Stu Estler Photography
A kitchen with a large center island graces a custom home by Douglas Construction Group. © Doug Monsein
Bi-fold doors open to a back porch in a custom green home by Mid-Atlantic Custom Builders. © HomeVisit

Excellence in Custom Building

The 2017 Custom Builder Awards

Sponsored by the Maryland Building Industry Association, the annual Custom Builder Awards honor architecture, construction and remodeling projects in the Greater Washington, DC, area. Following is a list of all 2017 MBIA winners; Gold-Award winners are pictured here.

GOLD—Sandy Spring Builders, LLC. Architecture: GTM Architects. Photography: MBK Photography.

CUSTOM CONTEMPORARY HOME

GOLD—Studio Z Design Concepts, LLC. Builder: Menditch Homes, LLC. Photography: Stu Estler Photography.

CUSTOM TRANSITIONAL HOME

GOLD—Sandy Spring Builders, LLC. Architecture: GTM Architects. Photography: MBK Photography.

SILVER—Chuck Sullivan Homes. Architecture: Studio Z Design Concepts, LLC.

CUSTOM GREEN HOME

GOLD—Mid-Atlantic Custom Builders. Architecture: Custom Design Concepts. Photography: BTW Images.

SPECULATIVE TRANSITIONAL HOME

GOLD—Laurence Cafritz Builders. Architecture: Studio Z Design Concepts, LLC. Photography: Stu Estler Photography.

SILVER—Three Brothers Land Co. Architecture: Claude C. Lapp Architects.

BRONZE—R&R Custom Homes. Architecture: Studio Z Design Concepts, LLC.

SPECULATIVE GREEN HOME

GOLD—Mid-Atlantic Custom Builders. Architecture:
Mid-Atlantic Custom Builders. Photography: BTW Images.

SILVER—Mid-Atlantic Custom Builders. Architecture:
Mid-Atlantic Custom Builders.

CUSTOM HOME under 3,500 square feet

GOLD—Douglas Construction Group. Architecture: Studio Z Design Concepts, LLC. Photography: Doug Monsein.

CUSTOM HOME 3,500-5,000 square feet

GOLD—Mid-Atlantic Custom Builders. Architecture: Lessard Design, Inc. Photography: HomeVisit.

SILVER—Finecraft Contractors, Inc. Architecture: SevenFiveThree Development.

CUSTOM HOME 5,000-7,500 square feet

GOLD—Studio Z Design Concepts, LLC. Builder: Sandy Spring Builders, LLC. Photography: Stu Estler Photography.

SILVER—Washington Metropolitan Homes. Architecture: Claude C. Lapp Architects.

BRONZE—Mid-Atlantic Custom Builders. Architecture:
Custom Design Concepts.

CUSTOM HOME 7,500-12,500 square feet

GOLD—R&R Custom Homes. Architecture: Studio Z Design Concepts, LLC. Photography: Stu Estler Photography.

SILVER—Studio Z Design Concepts, LLC. Builder: Sandy Spring Builders, LLC.

SPECULATIVE HOME 3,500-5,000 square feet

GOLD—Foxhall Homes. Architecture: Architecture Collaborative. Photography: HouseLens, Inc.

SPECULATIVE HOME 5,000-7,500 square feet

GOLD—Washington Metropolitan Homes. Architecture: Claude C. Lapp Architects. Photography: Struxture Photography.

SILVER—Douglas Construction Group. Architecture: Studio Z Design Concepts, LLC.

BRONZE—Chuck Sullivan Homes. Architecture: Studio Z Design Concepts, LLC.

SPECULATIVE HOME over 7,500 square feet

GOLD—Castlewood Consulting, LLC. Architecture: Castlewood Consulting, LLC. Photography: HomeVisit.

ADDITION over 2,000 square feet

GOLD—R&R Custom Homes. Architecture: Studio Z Design Concepts, LLC. Photography: Stu Estler Photography.

RENOVATION over 2,000 square feet

GOLD—Sandy Spring Builders, LLC. Architecture: Glenn Chen Fong, AIA, PLLC. Photography: MBK Photography.