Château de Lune in Great Falls, Virginia. © Bradley Caricofe
Kitchen Great Room in Reston Condo. © Bob Narod
Ocean City Vacation Home. © Stacy Zarin Goldberg
Stephalee Lane.
Bayside Fenwick Island. © Pamela Aquilani
The Severn at the Heritage at Two Rivers. © Studio Trejo
Geneva—Seamless Indoor/Outdoor Connections. © Ron Blunt
The Haven at National Harbor. © Studio Trejo
The Declan at Lofts at Reston Station. © Bradley Caracofe
The Oxford. © Tom Holdsworth
CODA on H. © John Cole
Kitchen Great Room in Reston Condo. © Bob Narod
Ocean City Vacation Home. © Stacy Zarin Goldberg
Stephalee Lane.
Bayside Fenwick Island. © Pamela Aquilani
The Severn at the Heritage at Two Rivers. © Studio Trejo
Geneva—Seamless Indoor/Outdoor Connections. © Ron Blunt
The Haven at National Harbor. © Studio Trejo
The Declan at Lofts at Reston Station. © Bradley Caracofe
The Oxford. © Tom Holdsworth
CODA on H. © John Cole

And the Winner Is…

The 2019 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 chooses 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 October at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner—honor excellence in new-home architecture, interior design, sales and marketing in the Mid-Atlantic region. The 2019 entries filled 46 categories; those pertaining to architecture and design included single- and multi-family homes, townhomes and condominiums, and custom-home and remodeling projects. Below is a list of Grand Award winners in custom building, residential architecture and design.

 

CUSTOM BUILDER AWARDS

CUSTOM HOME OF THE YEAR—STEPHALEE LANE, Rockville, Maryland. Jeffco Development Corporation, Sutton Yantis Associates Architects. Photography: Maryland Photography, Inc. Also won for Design + Architecture, Custom Home, Single Lot, 5,001 – 7,000 square feet.

DESIGN + ARCHITECTURE, CUSTOM HOME, SINGLE LOT
3,000 – 5,000 square feet—HAMPDEN LANE, Bethesda, Maryland. Laurence Cafritz Builders, Sutton Yantis Associates Architects.

Over 7,000 square feet—HAVEN LANE, Great Falls, Virginia. Great Falls Construction, Sutton Yantis Associates Architects.

DESIGN + ARCHITECTURE, CUSTOM OR CUSTOMIZED INFILL HOME
Under 3,000 square feet—WEST CAMERON ROAD, Falls Church, Virginia. Vine Custom Homes, James McDonald Associate Architects.

3,000 – 5,000 square feet—SHEPHERD STREET, Chevy Chase, Maryland. Bernitt Builders, James McDonald Associate Architects.

5,001 – 7,000 square feet—TOWLSTON ROAD, McLean, Virginia. Monogram Homes, James McDonald Associate Architects.

Over 7,000 square feet—CHATEAU DE LUNE, Great Falls, Virginia. The Building Group, Inc., James McDonald Associate Architects. Photography: Bradley Caricofe.

DESIGN + ARCHITECTURE, RENOVATIONS OR ADDITIONS
Under $500,000—KITCHEN GREAT ROOM IN RESTON CONDO, Reston, Virginia. BOWA. Photography: Bob Narod.

$500,000 – $1,000,000—OCEAN CITY VACATION HOME, Ocean City, Maryland.
W.C. Ralston Architects. Photography: Stacy Zarin Goldberg.

 

ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN WINNERS

HOME OF THE YEAR—LOT 9 CLASSIC RIDGE ON THE OCCOQUAN, Manassas, Virginia. Classic Concept Builders.

COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR—BAYSIDE FENWICK ISLAND, Selbyville, Delaware. Carl M. Freeman Companies, Parker Rodriguez. Photography: Pamela Aquilani.

DESIGN + ARCHITECTURE, DETACHED HOME (lots under 7,000 square feet)
Under $300,000—THE ELIOT AT COURTLAND PARK, Fredericksburg, Virginia. Atlantic Builders, KTGY.

$300,001 – $400,000—THE SHERIDAN AT SNOWDEN BRIDGE, Stephenson, Virginia. Brookfield Residential, Pinnacle Design & Consulting.

$500,001 – $600,000—THE KENT AT THE HERITAGE AT TWO RIVERS, Odenton, Maryland. Michael Harris Homes, W.C. Ralston Architects.

$600,001 – $700,000—THE SEVERN AT THE HERITAGE AT TWO RIVERS, Odenton, Maryland. Michael Harris Homes, W.C. Ralston Architects. Photography: Studio Trejo.

$700,001 – $850,000—HERITAGE AT TWO RIVERS—CHESAPEAKE MODEL, Odenton, Maryland. Mitchell & Best, Sutton Yantis Associates Architects.

Over $850,000—THE SULLIVAN AT WEST GROVE, Fairfax, Virginia. Winchester Homes, Lessard Design.

DESIGN + ARCHITECTURE, DETACHED HOME (lots 7,000 square feet and over)
Under $400,000—THE SAVOY II AT HERITAGE SHORES, Bridgeville, Delaware. Brookfield Residential, Devereaux & Associates.

$400,001 – $500,000—THE CAPRI AT THE VILLAGES OF SAVANNAH, Brandywine, Maryland. Mid-Atlantic Builders, KTGY.

$500,001 – $600,000—THE ROWAN AT EMBREY MILL, Stafford, Virginia. Drees Homes.

$600,001 – $700,000—THE PALERMO AT THE VILLAGES OF SAVANNAH, Brandywine, Maryland. Mid-Atlantic Builders, KTGY.

$700,001 – $850,000—AHRENS AT LENAH MILL, Aldie, Virginia. Toll Brothers, KTGY.

$850,001 – $1,000,000—ROSSLYN MODEL AT RIDINGS AT NORTH BRANCH, Gambrills, Maryland. Toll Brothers, Lessard Design.

$1,000,001 – $1,400,000—THE ROSSLYN AT LENAH MILL, Aldie, Virginia. Toll Brothers, Lessard Design.

Over $1,400,000—LOT 9 CLASSIC RIDGE ON THE OCCOQUAN, Manassas, Virginia. Classic Concept Builders.

DESIGN +  ARCHITECTURE, ATTACHED HOME
Under $300,000—CUNNINGHAM MODEL AT JEFFERSON PLACE, Frederick, Maryland. Lennar, Lessard Design.

$300,000 – $350,000—THE HAVEN AT NATIONAL HARBOR, Oxon Hill, Maryland. Peterson Companies, CBG Building Company, McWilliams | Ballard, Hord Coplan Macht, Hartman Design Group. Photography: Studio Trejo.

$350,001 – $400,000—THE MADISON AT SPRINGDALE ESTATES, Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Lennar, Lessard Design.

$400,001 – $500,000—THE SEQUOIA AT BRADFORD’S LANDING, Silver Spring, Maryland. Brookfield Residential, DFC Architects.

$500,001 – $600,000—THE CARVER AT PROSPERITY PLAINS, Chantilly, Virginia.
Van Metre Homes.

$600,001 – $700,000—THE ALLEGRO AT BIRCHWOOD AT BRAMBLETON, Ashburn, Virginia. Miller & Smith, Lessard Design.

$700,001 – $850,000—THE WAVERLY AT WEST VILLAGE AT ONE LOUDOUN, Ashburn, Virginia. Miller & Smith, W.C. Ralston Architects.

Over $850,000—THE BUCHANAN AT BUCHANAN PARK, Washington, DC. Insight Property Group, KTGY.

DESIGN + ARCHITECTURE, MULTIFAMILY
New Construction—THE HAVEN AT NATIONAL HARBOR, Oxon Hill, Maryland. Peterson Companies, McWilliams | Ballard, Hord Coplan Macht, Hartman Design Group. Photography: Studio Trejo.

Boutique Construction—CODA ON H, Washington, DC. MRP Realty, Hord Coplan Macht, Hartman Design Group. Photography: John Cole.

Condominium or Apartment Unit—THE DECLAN AT LOFTS AT RESTON STATION, Reston, Virginia. PulteGroup, Lessard Design. Photography: Bradley Caricofe.

DESIGN + ARCHITECTURE, BEST ADAPTIVE REUSE—THE OXFORD, Oxon Hill, Maryland. CBG Building Company. Photography: Tom Holdsworth.

INNOVATIVE LAND PLANNING
Residential—WALHAVEN AT KINGSTOWNE, Alexandria, Virginia. Miller & Smith, KTGY, Urban.

Mixed-Use—BAYSIDE FENWICK ISLAND, Selbyville, Delaware. Carl M. Freeman Companies, Parker Rodriguez. Photography: Maryland Photography, Inc.

DESIGN + ARCHITECTURE, FREE-STANDING CLUBHOUSE—THE VINE, Laurel, Maryland. Buch Construction, Henneman & Associates, Hartman Design Group.

OUTSTANDING LIVING SPACE OR ARCHITECTURAL FEATURE—GENEVA—SEAMLESS INDOOR/OUTDOOR CONNECTIONS, McLean, Virginia. Toll Brothers, KTGY. Photography: Ron Blunt.

OUTSTANDING IMPLEMENTATION OF INNOVATIVE DESIGN CONCEPTS
Detached/Attached—BIRCHWOOD AT BRAMBLETON, Ashburn, Virginia. Miller & Smith, Lessard Design.

GREEN BUILDING—LYONHURST DELUX, Arlington, Virginia. Arlington Designer Homes, W.C. Ralston Architects.