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Home of the Year and Design & Architecture, Attached Home.
Home of the Year and Design & Architecture, Attached Home.

The Logan at Quarry Springs won awards for Home of the Year and Design & Architecture, Attached Home.

Outstanding Implementation of Innovative Design Concepts Detached/Attached and Design & Architecture Detached Home (lots 7,000 square feet and over).
Outstanding Implementation of Innovative Design Concepts Detached/Attached and Design & Architecture Detached Home (lots 7,000 square feet and over).

Chateau De Riviere won for Outstanding Implementation of Innovative Design Concepts Detached/Attached and Design & Architecture Detached Home (lots 7,000 square feet and over).

Design & Architecture Freestanding Club House.
Design & Architecture Freestanding Club House.

Bayside Fenwick Island won for Design & Architecture Freestanding Club House. Photo: Hoachlander Davis Photography

Community of the Year, Innovative Land Planning and Design & Architecture Multi-Family, New Construction.
Community of the Year, Innovative Land Planning and Design & Architecture Multi-Family, New Construction.

Robinson Landing won awards for Community of the Year, Innovative Land Planning and Design & Architecture Multi-Family, New Construction. Photo: EYA Marketing, Inc.

Design & Architecture Custom or Customized Infill Home under 3,000 square feet.
Design & Architecture Custom or Customized Infill Home under 3,000 square feet.

Opal’s Tiny House won for Design & Architecture Custom or Customized Infill Home under 3,000 square feet. Photo: Jonathan Powell

Design & Architecture Detached Home (under 7,000 square feet).
Design & Architecture Detached Home (under 7,000 square feet).

Parkhurst at Willowcreek won for Design & Architecture Detached Home (under 7,000 square feet). Photo: Laura Metzler

Design & Architecture Detached Home (lots 7,000 square feet and over).
Design & Architecture Detached Home (lots 7,000 square feet and over).

Palatine at The Windmill Collection won for Design & Architecture Detached Home (lots 7,000 square feet and over). Photo: Ron Blunt

Custom Home of the Year and Design & Architecture, Custom or Customized Infill Home.
Custom Home of the Year and Design & Architecture, Custom or Customized Infill Home.

1437 Cedar Avenue won in the categories of Custom Home of the Year and Design & Architecture, Custom or Customized Infill Home. Photo: Stylish Productions

And the Winner Is...

The 2021 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 Hyatt at Reston Town Center—honor excellence in new-home architecture, interior design, sales and marketing in the Mid-Atlantic region. The 2021 entries filled 48 categories; those pertaining to architecture and design included single- and multi-family homes, townhomes and condominiums, and custom-home and remodeling projects. Following is a list of Grand Award winners in residential design, architecture and custom building.

DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE
Home of the Year—The Logan at Quarry Springs, Bethesda, MD. Wormald Homes
Custom Home of the Year—1437 Cedar Avenue, McLean, VA. Clear View Homes; WCRA
Community of the Year‑—Robinson Landing, Alexandria, VA. EYA LLC; JBG SMITH; Mitsui Fudosan America; KTGY Architecture + Planning; Shalom Baranes Associates
Innovative Land Planning—Robinson Landing, Alexandria, VA. EYA LLC; Shalom Baranes Associates; KTGY Architecture + Planning; Mitsui Fudosan America; JBG SMITH
FreeStanding Club House—Bayside Fenwick Island, Fenwick Island, DE.
Carl M. Freeman Companies; AdsIntelligence Marketing
Outstanding Living Space or Architectural Feature—Cabana at Cornwell Farm, Great Falls, VA.
James McDonald Associate Architects
Outstanding Implementation of Innovative Design Concepts Detached/Attached—Chateau De Riviere, Great Falls, VA. The Building Group; Grow Landscapes
Green Building—Mid-Century Modern, Arlington, Arlington, VA. Arlington Designer Homes Construction LLC

Detached Home (lots under 7,000 square feet)
Under $300,000—Brooke in Evershire North, Waynesboro, VA. KTGY; Atlantic Builders
$600,001-$700,000—Atwood at Tapestry, Clarksburg, MD. KTGY; Miller and Smith
Over $850,000—Parkhurst at Willowcreek, Dayton, MD. Toll Brothers; Lessard Design, Inc.
DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE Detached Home (lots 7,000 square feet and over)
$1,000,001-$1,400,000—The Robey on Homesite 8 at Miller’s Reserve, Purcellville, VA. Evergreene Homes
Over $5,000,000—Chateau De Riviere, Great Falls, VA. The Building Group; James McDonald Associate Architects
Under $400,000—The Chesapeake at Orchard Hill, Spotsylvania, VA. Atlantic Builders
$400,001-$500,000—Tidewater Slab at Kindleton, Lewes, DE. KTGY; Lennar Corporation
$500,001-$600,000—Southport Basement at Kindleton, Lewes, DE. KTGY; Lennar Corporation
$850,001-$1,000,000—The Monroe at Meadows at Rose Hill, Alexandria, VA. The Christopher Companies; Moment Engineering + Design
Over $1,400,000—Palatine at the Windmill Collection, North Potomac, MD. KTGY; Toll Brothers

Attached Home
Over $850,000—The Logan at Quarry Springs, Bethesda, MD. Wormald Homes
$400,001-$500,000—Norwood at Watson’s Glen, Millersville, MD. KTGY; Tri Pointe Homes
$500,001-$600,000—Bluemont at Carter’s Mill by Del Webb, Haymarket, VA. PulteGroup
$600,001-$700,000—Sydney at Crown East, Gaithersburg, MD. PulteGroup
$700,001-$850,000—Willard at the Braddock, Chantilly, VA. KTGY; Toll Brothers

Multi-Family
New Construction—Robinson Landing, Alexandria, VA. EYA LLC; JBG SMITH ; Mitsui Fudosan America; KTGY Architecture + Planning; Shalom Baranes Associates
Mixed-Use—Juniper, Columbia, MD. CBG Building Company; The Howard Hughes Corporation; The Preston Partnership
Condominium or Apartment Unit—Walney at the Fairfax Collection, Chantilly, VA. KTGY; Toll Brothers

CUSTOM BUILDING
DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE Custom Home, Single Lot
3,000-5,000 square feet—Walker Road, Great Falls, VA. James McDonald Associate Architects
5,001-7,000 square feet—Arnon Chapel Road, Great Falls, VA. James McDonald Associate Architects
Over 7,000 square feet—Cornwell Farm, Great Falls, MD. James McDonald Associate Architects

DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE Custom or Customized Infill Home
5,001-7,000 square feet­—1437 Cedar Avenue, McLean, VA. Clear View Homes; WCRA Under 3,000 square feet—OPaL’s Tiny House, Washington, DC. OPaL, LLC
3,000-5,000 square feet—6525 32nd Street, Falls Church, VA. James McDonald Associate Architects
Over 7,000 square feet—1016 Langley Hill Drive, McLean, VA. Brush Arbor Home Construction; WCRA

DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE Renovations or Additions Over $1,000,000—
OPaL’s Historic Renovation in Cleveland Park, Washington, DC. OPaL, LLC

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