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Community of the Year, Under 100 Home Sites: Hillside at Broadlands—Van Metre Homes.

Design & Architecture Winner, Detached Home (on lots 7,000 square feet and over) $1,400,000 to $2,999,999: Kalorama at Mt. Prospect—Toll Brothers; Lessard Design, Inc. Photo: Bradley Caricofe

Design & Architecture Winner, Attached Home $1,400,000+: Madera at Amalyn Origin—KTGY; Tri Pointe Homes. Photo: Studio Trejo

Award of Merit, Attached Home, $400,000 - $499,999: Cascades at Embrey Mill—KTGY | Miller & Smith. Photo: Sanja Sosic Photo Arts

Custom Home of the Year: Chateau Du Soleil—The Building Group, Inc.; James McDonald Associate Architects. Photo: Bradley Caricofe

Built to Perfection

The 2023 Great American Living Awards recognize the best in home design and community planning in DC, Maryland 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 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 2023 contest reviewed 293 entries; 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 winners in residential design, architecture and custom building.

CUSTOM HOME OF THE YEAR
Chateau Du Soleil—The Building Group, Inc.; James McDonald Associate Architects

COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR
 Under 100 Home Sites: Hillside at Broadlands—Van Metre Homes
 100+ Home Sites: Amblebrook Gettysburg—Crown Community Development; Sutton Yantis Associates Architects; Megan Sherwood Designs

DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE
Detached Home (on lots under 7,000 square feet)
 $700,000 to $849,999: Scotland Heights—Dream Finders Homes; KTGY; Model Home Interiors
 $1,500,000+: Fairfax Landing—Dream Finders Homes; Devereaux & Associates; Model Home Interiors

Detached Home (on lots 7,000 square feet and over)
 $700,000 to $849,999: The Belleville Model at the Reserve at Clearview—Drees Homes
 $1,400,000 to $2,999,999: Kalorama at Mt. Prospect—Toll Brothers; Lessard Design, Inc.
 3,000,000 to 4,999,999: Capital View—James McDonald Associate Architects
 $5,000,000: Chateau Du Soleil—The Building Group, Inc.; James McDonald Associate Architects

Attached Home
 Under $400,000: Afton Villa Quinn—KTGY; Atlantic Builders
 $400,000 to $499,999: Scotland Heights— Dream Finders Homes; KTGY; Model Home Interiors
 $500,000 to $599,999: Potomac Station Marketplace—Dream Finders Homes; Devereaux & Associates; Model Home Interiors
 $600,000 to $699,999: The Bluemont Model at Watershed—Craftmark Homes; Pinnacle Design & Consulting
 $700,000 to $849,999: The Douglas at EYA Townhomes at Graham Park—EYA; Sutton Yantis Associates Architects; STUDIO39; Bohler
 $850,000 to $999,999: The Persimmon at The Enclave at Fair Lakes—Integrity Homes; KRO Residential Designs
 $1,000,000 to $1,399,999: Ainsley at Amalyn Origin—KTGY; Tri Pointe Homes
 $1,400,000+: Madera at Amalyn Origin—KTGY; Tri Pointe Homes

Multi-Family
New Construction, Mid-Rise: Archer Square Condominiums—Lessard Design; The Knutson Companies
New Construction, High-Rise: Terwilliger Place—CBG Building Company; Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH); DCS Design
New Construction Mixed-Use: Eckington Yards—CBG Building Company; KTGY; Eric Colbert & Associates; LCOR; JBG; Grosvenor
New Construction, For Sale Model: 2C Unit at the Flats at Montebello—Del Webb
Green Building: The Falls—Arlington Designer Homes Construction, LLC
Renovation or Conversion, High-Rise: The Residences at Venue—Lessard Design; Carr Companies; McWilliams Ballard; CIM
Innovative Land Planning, Residential: EYA Townhomes at Graham Park—EYA; Sutton Yantis Associates Architects; STUDIO39; Bohler
Freestanding Clubhouse (under 6,000 square feet): Heritage Clubhouse and Pool—Van Metre Homes
Freestanding Clubhouse (over 6,000 square feet): Amblebrook Gettysburg, Rock Creek Fitness Center—Crown Community Development; Sutton Yantis Associates Architects; Megan Sherwood Designs

Custom Home, Single Lot
 3,501 to 5,000 square feet: Palmer Drive—Sutton Yantis Associates Architects; Mitchell + Best Homes
 5,001 to 7,000 square feet: Rockland Farm—James McDonald Associate Architects
 7,001 to 8,000 square feet: Piney Run—James McDonald Associate Architects
 Over 8,000 square feet: Hansborough Model—Green Building Group
Renovations or Additions, $1,000,000+: The Falls—Arlington Designer Homes Construction, LLC

Awards of Merit
Detached Home (on lots under 7,000 square feet), $1,500,000: Fairlane at Amalyn—Toll Brothers; KTGY
Detached Home (on lots 7,000 square feet and over), $1,400,000 - $2,999,999: Timberneck III—Van Metre Homes

Attached Home, Including Townhouses, Two-over-Two's, Back-to-Back Townhouses and Duplexes, Fee Simple and Condo-Ownership
 $400,000 - $499,999: Cascades at Embrey Mill—KTGY | Miller & Smith
 $600,000 - $699,999: The Bellair at Graham Park—EYA; Sutton Yantis Associates Architects; STUDIO39; Bohler
 $700,000 - $849,999: The Cedar Hill at Potomac Overlook—Integrity Homes; KRO Residential Designs
 $850,000-$999,999: Whitlow at Brookland Grove—Tri Pointe Homes; KTGY

Freestanding Clubhouse (over 6,000 square feet): Amalyn Clubhouse—Toll Brothers; Tri Pointe Homes; KTGY
Green Building: Hansborough Model—Green Building Group
Custom Home, Single Lot
 3,501 to 5,000 square feet: 702 Walker Road—James McDonald Associate Architects
 5,001 to 7,000 square feet: The Grand Westchester—Classic Homes
 7,001 to 8,000 square feet: Jossie Lane—GRA Design Group, LLC
 7,001 to 8,000 square feet: Leigh Mill—James McDonald Associate Architects
 Over 8,000 square feet: Potomac—James McDonald Associate Architects

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