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01 723 Residential - Small New Hampshire Hart David Hart ROSE Cottage Project NH The H L Turner Group Inc Located in a rural neighborhood in the capital city of Concord, New Hampshire, this multi-generational, aging-in-place house demonstrates how a zero net energy, sustainable residence can be built within a reasonable budget to incorporate multiple themes of long life-cycle value. One of the first zero net homes in northern New England, the house occupies a 2.12-acre buildable-land footprint surrounded by 6.74 acres of conservation easement land.

Located in a rural neighborhood in the capital city of Concord, New Hampshire, this multi-generational, aging-in-place house demonstrates how a zero net energy, sustainable residence can be built within a reasonable budget to

incorporate multiple themes of long life-cycle value. One of the first net zero homes in northern New England, the house occupies a 2.12 acre buildable-land footprint surrounded by 6.74 acres of conservation easement land.

Round 5 Finalists - Closed to Voting
01 889 Residential - Small Vermont Smith Pi Smith Contemporary Guest House VT Smith & Vansant Architects PC This contemporary guest house is located on the precipitous wooded banks of Lake Morey, a classic summer resort area nestled in the folds of eastern Vermont. The building literally steps down the site, keeping its low and more enclosed side to the road, and hiding the scale of the living spaces within. Ten- and twelve-foot ceilings at the lake side open up dramatically to the trees and views of the water. This airy retreat creatively sleeps nine, utilizing loft alcoves, bunks and window seats.
02 805 Residential - Small Massachusetts Tolley Erik Tolley Riverfront Raze and Replace MA ERT Architects, Inc A father and son wished to expand and update the home in order to accommodate the son and his family when they visited from California during the summer. The project began as a major renovation but ended—after the father’s sudden death—as a raze and replace. A historic portion of the home, rumored to have been brought to Cape Cod from Martha's Vineyard across the ice during a year when Nantucket Sound had frozen, was replicated.
Round 4 Finalists - Closed to Voting
01 754 Residential - Large Pennsylvania Moger Matthew Moger Bragg Hill PA Moger Mehrhof Architects This new, sustainable residence located on the top of a wooded hillside overlooks the Brandywine River on the outskirts of Philadelphia.
02 887 Residential - Small Tennessee Durden Steve Durden Taggartwood TN Durden Architecture This was a renovation to an existing house that was built in the 1970s. Exterior walls were pushed back and large, sliding doors were installed for natural ventilation.
03 848 Residential - Small New York Phinney Michael Phinney Private Residence NY Phinney Design Group Located in the picturesque Adirondack town of Lake Luzerne, NY, the owners asked the design team to conceive a new house that would allow them to comfortably host summer guests and work remotely in a serene office environment overlooking their tranquil lakefront property.
04 785 Residential - Large New Hampshire Anzalone Frank Anzalone Pleasant Lake Residence NH Frank Anzalone Nestled on a wooded hill on the west side of a lake, this highly efficient, low-maintenance home is both a quiet winter retreat and the perfect summer destination. The three-acre property housed a small cottage, used for several years, as a vacation home while the neighboring property under went renovation; then later for as a guest house. As time passed, the family fell in love with the charming New England lakeside, and in 2006 they decided to make New London their home.
05 893 Residential - Small Texas Hoesterey Mark Hoesterey University Park Residence TX SHM Architects The owner’s primary aspiration was to design a home that gives comfort and security to his kids while balancing his desire for personal expression. Situated in an established neighborhood, the use of local stone grounds the residence in its surroundings and the introduction of copper cladding makes the structure unique within this context. The copper, as it patinas, will turn a warm, rich brown color that with the stone and glass, creates a house designed to last well into the next century. Large expanses of north-facing glass allow for an abundance of light and minimize the exposure to the strong summer sun. Native grasses and extensive ground cover accent a landscape that reduces water use and minimizes maintenance.
06 751 Residential - Small Connecticut Rubens-Duhl Peggy Rubens-Duhl Connecticut Beach House CT Fresh Architect: Peggy Rubens-Duhl, AIA A Connecticut family has summered on Cosey Beach in East Haven for over 50 years. Each summer this close-knit family travels across the USA to enjoy the Cosey Beach Community and the special cottage nestled just a few feet from the sea. The scope of work for the project was to design a new, 2,500-square-foot, two-story winterized beach home, including indoor and outdoor spaces that respect the history and architectural charm of the original cottage but embrace a new modern design.
07 832 Commercial Connecticut Arcari Thomas P. Arcari ACMAT Corporate Headquarters CT Quisenberry Arcari Architects, LLC A new corporate headquarters facility met the owner’s request for a commercial building that embodied a warm, inviting, residential appeal. The project consisted of an 8,000-square-foot one-story building and an adjacent storage facility.
Round 3 Finalists - Closed to Voting
01 737 Residential - Small Vermont Strauss Ellen Strauss Waitsfield Residence VT Sanford/Strauss Architects A shingle style home and shop, progressing toward net zero ready.
02 803 Residential - Small Connecticut Halstead AIA Mark R. Halstead AIA Halstead Residence and Studio CT Mark R. Halstead Architect A 1957 Modernist house, likely designed by noted architect Victor Civkin, originally had multiple metal-sash, single-glazed, awning windows. None were sized for egress and none operated properly. All were replaced with Marvin windows, many of them custom shape and design. Most alterations were done within the footprint of the existing house; the kitchen was an addition. All exterior materials were restored or replaced.
03 870 Residential - Small Michigan Wilson Fred Wilson Shore Retreat MI Morgante Wilson Architects, LTD. The design for this new single-family residence on Lake Michigan was inspired by a study of ocean and lakefront properties from a variety of domestic locations. Each room is designed for a grand experience and view of the lake.
04 873 Residential - Large Vermont Gleysteen Marcus Gleysteen Vermont Mountain House VT MGA | Marcus Gleysteen Architects A new residence located on a sloping site, the home is designed to take full advantage of its mountain surroundings. The arrangement of building volumes allows the grade and water to flow around the project. The primary living spaces are located on the upper level, providing access to the light, air and views of the landscape. The design embraces the materials, methods and forms of traditional northeastern rural building, but with a definitive clean, modern twist.
05 865 Residential - Large Wisconsin Blavat Nicholas Blavat Timber Hill Residence WI Deep River Partners, Ltd. This destination residence nestles among the dunes on the shoreline of Lake Michigan. The modern rustic styling boasts panoramic lake views through the expansive rhythm of windows. The residence sleeps 23 guests and has amenities for all ages including two accessible master suites with private decks, multiple living rooms, a sleeping loft, a theater, an atrium with an elevator, an indoor river, a private office, an open main kitchen, and large dining spaces for multiple families to gather in and relax.
06 844 Residential - Small Massachusetts Condon Heidi AH Condon Liberty Island MA HC Design The expansive and ever-changing marshes of the Massachusetts coastline proved to be the perfect location for a German family’s “American” home. By combining the client’s sophisticated European influences and contemporary taste with traditional New England shingle style, we created an International blend of design known to them as “Liberty Island.”
07 835 Residential - Large Massachusetts Collins Michael Collins Robbins Ledge MA D. Michael Collins Architects High above the street, overlooking a rocky cliff, this house is perched on a ridge and stretched out to maximize the outdoor living space. Organized along a stepped spine, the house transitions the topography of the site with gradual internal changes in the floor levels.
08 749 Commercial Massachusetts Nelson Steve Nelson Berkshire school Allen Hall Renovation MA Moser Pilon Nelson Architects The 27,500-square-foot school dormitory was originally built in 1971. This renovation project was done in three phases, from 2010 to 2012. Phase one encompassed student dorm rooms; phase two addressed exterior finish systems; and phase three renovations included film studies, radio studio, offices and theater-arts spaces.
09 824 Residential - Small New Jersey Mertz Gary Mertz Guest House NJ Gary Mertz Architects, PC The objective was to take a circa 1895 Victorian home located in a town’s historic district and design a total restoration with upgrades throughout the 1998-square-foot residence. An attached indoor single lap lane pool and pool house were added along with a porous driveway to offset the impervious coverage of the pool house. Sustainable design and products were maximized throughout. Stringent historic district rules coupled with an undersized lot posed unique architectural design opportunities.
10 879 Residential - Small Massachusetts Weiner David Weiner Yokum Pond Residence MA David Jay Weiner Architects This project is a response to a client’s desire to build a new house on a densely wooded site with stunning views overlooking a pond and the Berkshire Hills. The primary interior space is used for living, dining and a two story tall kitchen. A screen porch extends off the dining area to look out over the pond and surrounding woods. Green features include recyclable materials, a closed loop geothermal system and solar collectors to supplement the grid system. As much as possible the site has been left undisturbed and restored to natural growth for preservation of the surrounding wetlands.
11 793 Residential - Small Pennsylvania Archer Peter Archer Weatherfield Pool House PA Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd. Located in rural Bucks County, Pennsylvania—known for its agricultural heritage, colonial farmhouses and stone barns—the new pool house is reminiscent of the 19th-century bank barns of the region. Traditionally detailed with stone walls, board and batten siding and timber frame interior, the 2,500-square-foot pool house with spa, loft, indoor/outdoor bar and grill, and steam shower remains thoroughly contemporary with its finishes, fixtures and state-of-the-art audio visual and home automation systems.
12 888 Residential - Small Virginia Layseca Marta Layseca My Morning Coffee VA EnviroHomeDesign LLC Homeowners of this property say that the addition is “all about the windows”. They are an outstanding feature that helped to seamlessly integrate the new with the old. The kitchen and dining rooms, which were once rather small, dark areas, are now filled with light and have a view into the treetops. The many plants are much happier, having plenty of light behind the south glass. So the windows allow us to enjoy our morning coffee in the sunlight while experiencing the seasons’ changes.
13 881 Residential - Small Florida Sparkman Jerry Sparkman Casey Key Bay House FL Sweet Sparkman Architects The owner requested a “house in the trees." The design is intended to evoke an organic architecture that is influenced by and reflective of its site. The house is located in a highly regulated FEMA velocity zone that requires elevated floor levels supported on pile foundations.
14 885 Residential - Large New Jersey Gutwillig Mike Gutwillig Gleneagles Drive Residence NJ MVG Designs This full house renovation and addition converted a passive solar styled home into a country manor style. Double height windows with leaded mullions recreated traditional details with new materials to provide a durable low-maintenance appeal.
15 867 Residential - Small New York Klein Bouhassira Eva Klein Bouhassira Village Classic NY Eva Bouhassira Architect PC This project sought to correct past efforts at modernization that didn’t acknowledge the historic character of the 1908 house. An addition and exterior rebuilding of the first floor included newly designed custom windows throughout the first floor. Second-floor work included remodeling and replacement windows.
Round 2 Finalists - Closed to Voting
01 790 Residential - Small New Jersey Knight AIA Catherine Knight AIA Classic Transformation NJ Knight Architects, LLC Renovations and additions to a 1966 single-family residence gracefully updated this colonial home to include more light, better flow and beautiful spaces.
02 863 Residential - Small New York Chianis Greg Chianis Lakeside Cottage NY Chianis + Anderson Architects, PLLC This lakeside single-family residence was designed to meet the needs of a growing family. It replaced an aging 1960’s vintage home that previously occupied this picturesque property in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. Borrowing from traditional American cottage style design and detailing, the project was executed using modern, maintenance free materials.
03 876 Residential - Small Minnesota Peterssen Lars Peterssen VMS Kaufmann house MN Peterssen/Keller Architecture The VMS Kaufmann house is a renovation and addition to a 1936 International Style lake home and a designated Minneapolis Landmark. The architect worked closely with the client and the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Council to expand the home in a manner that respects its historic character while meeting the needs of a growing family. An additional master suite, expanded living spaces and storage were massed and detailed to maintain the façade’s iconic ribbon windows.
04 715 Residential - Large Pennsylvania Steele Robert Steele Laurel Highlands Residence PA BOB Architecture, PC This residential new construction is in an area near New Florence called Laurel Highlands. We were asked to provide a home for a couple and their large extended family in a traditional farmhouse vernacular. The home is broken into segments that flow within each other, define order and function, and reduce the overall scale. The home is primarily stucco with painted trim and a standing-seam roof of galvanized metal.
05 757 Residential - Small New Hampshire Brookshire Frank Brookshire Ridge Road Additions and Renovations NH Frank Brookshire-Architect This project utilizes additions and renovations to an existing small residence. New bedrooms and baths, a two-car garage, a family room, and a new entry and home office provide more space for a growing family.
06 788 Commercial Pennsylvania Russoniello Daniel Russoniello The LenFest Management and Preserve Center at ChesLen Preserve PA Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd The LenFest Management and Preserve Center is a 10,000-square-foot facility designed to serve a dual focus program: the preservation and maintenance of the land and public outreach and education about natural resource conservation and land appreciation. The land preserve is 1,263 acres and is managed by Natural Lands Trust, a nonprofit land conservation organization. The ChesLen Preserve is unique among land preserves because of the multiplicity of natural settings and ecosystems within its boundaries.
07 679 Residential - Large Connecticut Crisp James Crisp Connecticut Estate CT Crisp Architects The owners of this incredible property requested a home that would welcome grown children, grandchildren and formal entertaining as well as relaxed living. The spaces in this home range from very private to places where all guests feel very welcome. The design was inspired by the client's experiences abroad and by the magnificent views. The house has become home base for family gatherings, horseback riding, and keeping in touch with good friends.
08 772 Commercial New Hampshire Mudge Randall Mudge Rugby Clubhouse at Dartmouth College NH Randall T. Mudge & Associates This clubhouse for the men’s and women’s rugby clubs at an Ivy League college is flanked by two rugby fields separated vertically by 20 feet of elevation. Taking advantage of the sloping site between the fields, the primary public spaces are located on the parking or upper level. The locker rooms and team rooms are located at the lower level, accessing the main playing field. The clubroom and deck face south, which gives spectators a warm spot to watch games in rugby seasons.
09 866 Residential - Small North Carolina Carlton Rob Carlton Piedmont Residence NC Carlton Architecture + DesignBuild Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the residence overlooks a mountain lake with expansive mountain views beyond. The design ties the home to its surroundings and enhances the ability to experience both home and nature together. The entry level serves as the primary living space and is situated into three groupings; a great room, a guest suite and a master suite. A glass connector links the master suite while creating space for terrace and garden areas.
10 884 Residential - Small New Jersey Melia Adrian Melia 116 Bloomfield Street NJ Minervini Vandermark Renovations and alterations to an existing three-story masonry row house achieved a clean modern look while acknowledging the building’s history and context, which dates back to the early 1900s. This elevation realizes an imagined modern equivalent; a reinterpretation of the original row house.
11 877 Residential - Small Tennessee Ward Michael Ward Music City House TN Allard Ward Architects Located in a historic neighborhood in downtown Nashville, this infill home was designed and built after the family’s previous home burned. The project includes a 3700-square square-foot house with a detached 1200 –square-foot garage and studio structure. The main level consists of three large, open living spaces that radiate off the central kitchen. Upstairs you will find a vaulted master suite, a guest suite, and a child’s bedroom with a reclaimed barn wood climbing wall up to an attic loft.
12 720 Residential - Large New York Fiske Scott Fiske Lake Ontario Residence NY Pardi Partnership Architects, PC The client has spent many summers over his lifetime in the coastal Maine region where shingle style is prevalent. It was familiar to him and something he specifically wanted to capture in this project. This year-round private residence expresses the casual elegance of the shingle style, incorporating many unique views of the lake and playing with the changing light patterns throughout the day.
13 795 Residential - Large Colorado Wilson Steev Wilson Ute Rock Residence CO Forum Phi The Ute Rock Residence transformed an outdated home into the epitome of Aspen luxury. This project's goal was to link the natural beauty of Colorado's mountains to the warm living spaces for a growing family. Access to the expansive views and outdoor living areas required massive operable glazing, presenting technical challenges with Aspen's rigid building codes. The architect was able to realize the vision of exterior connectivity bringing the outdoors into the living spaces of this residence.
14 851 Commercial New York Phinney Michael Phinney Beekman Street Multi-Use Building NY Phinney Design Group This multi-use building is a signature structure in the historic “Dublin” neighborhood of Saratoga Springs, New York. Presently, the building is home to the local pub and teahouse on the ground floor and an architectural firm’s offices on the second and third floor. The multi-use building reflects a sustainable design philosophy and provides an example of sensibly integrated green building technologies.
15 875 Commercial Tennessee Ward Michael Ward High School at Currey Ingram Academy TN Allard Ward Architects Currey Ingram Academy is a college prep K-12 school that caters to students who have unique learning styles. The high school is the fourth completed building on this rural site outside of Nashville, Tennessee.
16 766 Commercial New York Warholic Robert Warholic Town of Vestal Coal House NY Clark Patterson Lee This adaptive reuse project transformed a former coal house into a new, viable, historic preservation office on the second floor with a commercial space on the first floor. The building generated additional revenue for the municipality to help offset tax inflation and to provide a working model and space for the preservation office.
17 732 Residential - Small Maine Priestley III John W Priestley III Private Coastal Retreat ME Priestley + Associates Architecture Located in a spectacular coastal Maine setting, this new residence evokes a timeless, classic summer retreat.
18 700 Residential - Large New York Korn Matthew Korn Private Residence Cove Neck, NY NY Matthew Korn Architecture, P.C. This single-family waterfront residence captures views from most public spaces and all family bedrooms of Cold Spring Harbor. Additionally, the residence took advantage of the existing topography to provide a walk-out basement courtyard. The home is constructed with green solutions, mechanical systems and insulation. The use of Marvin Windows helped integrate our design concepts into reality. The exterior finishes include a red cedar roof and sidewalls as well as hand-cut granite.
19 691 Residential - Small Massachusetts McDonald Peter McDonald Beach House MA Peter McDonald Architect This seaside home in Eastham, MA, is a renovation, working with the footprint and first floor decking that was built in 2009. This home reflects a combination and influences from Greek Revival, Shingle Style and Cape Cod Style we like to call "New Cape Cod Classic."
20 878 Commercial New York Grater William Grater Save the River NY Grater Architects, PC Save The River, a nonprofit environmental organization, sought to increase space for staff, display, meetings and to increase the overall efficiency of operations. This two-story addition and renovation enabled them to double the size of their headquarters building. A modern expansion for an existing traditional building is thoughtfully integrated with the original design: a landmark on Riverside Drive in the riverfront village.
21 868 Commercial Illinois Bleck Robert Bleck MEG Properties IL Bleck & Bleck Architects LLC This mixed-use project consists of two historic buildings that were combined to serve three distinct tenants. The old brick bakery building and adjacent tavern, built in the early 1900s, were repurposed for the new trading offices of Muller Trading upstairs and two upscale restaurants that made their home in the main level.
22 829 Commercial Florida Rispoli Joseph Rispoli Sumter county Historic Courthouse Renovation FL Rispoli & Associates Architecture, Inc. In this historic courthouse renovation project, the architect was commissioned with the complete interior renovation, and restoration and exterior building envelope renovation consisting of window and door replacement, and brick restoration including tucking and repointing. The main courthouse was built in 1913 with additions in 1974 and 1985.
23 871 Residential - Large New York Grater Diana P. Grater Private Residence, St. Lawrence River NY Grater Architects, P.C. This 5000-square-foot house sits on the limestone palisades overlooking the St. Lawrence River in the Thousand Islands of New York state. The exterior materials are stone, stucco with wood accents and cedar shake roofing. Terrace and gardens take advantage of the natural rock outcroppings. The residence affords water views from the three main bedroom suites and all the public spaces.
24 820 Residential - Small Massachusetts Condon Heidi AH Condon New England Home Nestled on Ledge MA HC Design The original home had been a lovely but low, dark, turn-of-the-century hunting cabin in the woods. With great collaboration between the homeowners and the architect, we created an elegant two-story shingle style home, nestled up on the ledge in the woods. We opened the floor plan and increased the first-floor ceiling height to allow windows and transoms to bring in the natural sunlight throughout the home, and showcase the New England landscape.
25 734 Residential - Small Massachusetts Brown Christopher Brown Beach Home MA b Architecture Studio Inc Two smart, fun, and savvy women sought an architect to convey their dreams and goals for converting a quirky four- apartment structure on the water into a multi-generational beach home. They wanted to balance keeping the story of the house intact while making it very much their own.
26 834 Residential - Large New York Schwartz Mark Schwartz Bay Avenue Waterfront NY Mark Schwartz & Associates An elegant beachfront family retreat is sited on an exposed point of land at the intersection of a series of natural creeks and an open bay. The architect was tasked with both embracing and controlling the influences of natural light, both from the sky and reflected off the surrounding water areas. Care was taken to situate the home in such a way as to be able to work with these natural elements.
27 687 Residential - Small Virginia Joseph Lyndl Thorsen Joseph Conservatory at the Deer Run VA Great Seal LLC The Conservatory is part of a two-story addition to the main residence. The home is situated on a slope overlooking a wooded parkland and creek to the north of the property.
28 883 Residential - Large Tennessee Pond Van Pond Farm House TN Van Pond Architect, PLLC Nestled within the rolling hills of Hickman County, Tennessee, this 7,500-square-foot country house connects to nature with grand views and generous porches. The screened porch overlooks a placid pond in the valley below while its counterpoint—a pool room—anchors the opposite end of the home. The home was designed with aging-in-place and sustainability in mind. The main living spaces occupy the main level, and guest bedrooms are placed on the upper and lower floors.
29 836 Commercial Indiana Latoza Bill Latoza Marquette Park Pavilion IN BauerLatoza Studio The Pavilion at Marquette Park is a two-story building clad with brick and topped with a clay tile roof. Originally designed by George Maher & Son in 1926, the Pavilion, its connecting bridge, and the outdoor dance pavilion are considered some of the finest examples of Prairie style park structures in the Midwest. Maher's original design was kept in mind for restoration of both the interior and exterior of the Pavilion.
30 849 Commercial New York Koulouris Kosta Koulouris The Wilson Building NY Posen Architects, LLC The Wilson Building involved the gut renovation and rehabilitation of an historic landmark building to provide housing for 45 male residents and administrative offices. The building is located within the Seaview Historic District which required approval from the NYS Historic Preservation Office, NYC Landmarks Commission and NYC Planning Commission. Renovations included all new interior finishes, new MEP systems, windows, doors, elevator, exterior repairs and expanded parking area.
31 774 Residential - Large New Hampshire Mudge Randall Mudge New Residence, Lyme New Hampshire NH Randall T. Mudge & Associates This new residence overlooks the Connecticut River. The living spaces in the house are oriented south and southwest, looking down the river valley. Strict shore land and conservation easements challenged design capabilities. Additionally, some fairly elaborate antiques were incorporated into the home’s design
32 864 Residential - Small New York Grey A.T. Grey Pine Neck Avenue NY A. T. GRAY ARCHITECT, P.C. With broad waterfront on Noyac Bay, this traditional-style home with a modern twist features cutting edge amenities and elegant custom details—yet is virtually maintenance-free. The property features three structures: a 1,600-square-foot main house with two bedrooms and two baths; a four-season enclosed porch with radiant floor heat attached to a one-car garage and six-bed bunk room with full bathroom; and a separate bathhouse with sauna, laundry room, two changing rooms, and bathroom.
33 838 Residential - Small New Jersey Young Carolyn A. Young Old Stone Country Home NJ C.A. Young Architecture The essential goal of this addition and renovation project was to create an informal center for family life with kitchen, breakfast area and indoor-outdoor entertaining spaces, which would meet today’s lifestyle needs while simultaneously complementing and enhancing the distinctive architecture of the existing stone home. This unique addition provides a warm and inviting hub which adds a playful yet appropriate architectural counterpoint to this stately old home.
34 845 Commercial Maryland Muse, FAIA Stephen Muse, FAIA A New Pool House and Site Improvements for the Chevy Chase Recreation Association MD Muse Architects This project includes a new pool house and related site improvements for a private swim and tennis club located in Chevy Chase, Maryland. As a replacement for the existing 1960s era pool house, the new 3,000-square-foot main structure includes larger locker rooms, a larger lobby and administrative area, a covered exterior entrance, a year-round restroom for tennis players, and an enlarged commercial kitchen. In addition, a new wading pool, a screened porch for protected dining, and a lifeguard house were added
35 833 Residential - Small Kentucky Pohl Graham Pohl Fincastle KY Pohl Rosa Pohl This residential remodel/addition to a 1929 Tudor Revival home replaced all the single-pane steel windows. With few exceptions, existing rooms were preserved in their original configuration. The new work honors the old, yet brings the house up to cutting-edge standards.
36 778 Residential - Small California Young Heather Young Santa Rita Conservatory CA Fergus Garber Young Architects The conservatory, part of a full-house renovation, adds a light-filled indoor/outdoor sitting room as a comfortable, year-round complement to this 1930s stucco plaster home.
37 733 Residential - Large Illinois Parsons Dennis Parsons Private Residence IL Parsons Architects This single-family residence is state of the art for thermal efficiency while maintaining a contextual exterior in an established neighborhood.
38 705 Residential - Large North Carolina Huey Bill Huey Linbrook Hall NC Bill Huey + Associates, Inc. Situated in the rolling countryside of the North Carolina foothills, this private estate residence is new construction designed in the Classic Revival style. The project was designed with particular attention to proper proportion and detail. The building’s primary function is the hosting of charitable events and fundraisers for various causes. The home and grounds also serve to educate visitors about local culture and history.
39 771 Residential - Small California Young Heather Young Santa Rita Cottage CA Fergus Garber Young Architects This guest cottage for a private residence in northern California beckons guests and family alike to relax in this charming retreat where the covered sitting area connects to the cozy bedroom suite.
40 784 Residential - Small Minnesota Jensen Steve Jensen BJJ zephyr8 MN Steve Jensen Architect Zephyr8 is a vacation/retirement home of about 800 square feet. The owner wanted a compact and efficient home with rich interior and exterior spaces, and privacy. Because the owner travels frequently the house needed to be opened and closed easily. The house is partially prefabricated using structural insulated panels. The annual energy consumption is the equivalent of two cords of wood.
41 804 Commercial New Jersey Fenwick Stephen Fenwick Sturdy Savings Bank, Ocean City Branch NJ Fenwick Architects This 4,000-square-foot branch bank was Sturdy’s first branch in this historic seashore resort. The redeveloped site is located on a prominent corner on the town’s southern entrance. The structure is wood framed on slab, elevated to the 100-year-flood elevation. The branch contains a vestibule ATM, six tellers, three private customer service offices, a large conference room, a vault and three drive-up lanes. The cupola illuminates a two-story lobby which features a cherry beadboard ceiling.
42 872 Residential - Small Maine Chase Eric Chase Benjamin River House ME Eric A Chase Architecture A custom waterside residence and separate studio in Down East Maine, for an artistic and hands-on couple. Their insistence on high quality design and construction, and their willingness to accept custom windows as a given, dictated our choice of Marvin Windows. The house is an open plan, with a generous east-facing stairway housed in two stories of windows washing the interior with morning sun. The massive stone chimney anchors the open first floor, balancing the importance of the stair
43 760 Residential - Large Rhode Island McKinley Michael McKinley Sunny Knoll RI Michael McKinley and Associates, LLC Sunny Knoll is a new, shingle style residence in the historic village of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The residence incorporates traditional elements of the shingle style with clean, simple lines and Asian elements such as the flared roof eaves. The interior opens up onto several screened-in porches providing ventilation and informality to the dining porch, sleeping porch, and a three-seasons room.
44 730 Residential - Large Massachusetts Tittmann John Tittmann Hillside Farmhouse MA Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects This is a single-family house with an attached three-bay garage. Four bedrooms accommodate the owners and their three children. Designed as a hybrid of “farm house” and “country house,” the residence includes energy-saving technologies, like a single-well geothermal heat exchange system and heat recovery ventilators.
45 777 Residential - Small Colorado Hubbard Dale Hubbard Folly Farm CO Surround Architecture Folly Farm is a contemporary expression of historic, additive farmhouse-style architecture. The energetic, creative clients wanted a contemporary design that still offered a casual space for their young family to create, play and find inspiration. To achieve these goals, the architects thoughtfully composed forms, spaces and finishes that combine old and new, and rich textures with simple, formal geometries.
46 787 Residential - Large Tennessee mckelvey rob mckelvey Pilot's Knob TN Rob McKelvey, Architect A new energy-efficient single-family residence, on 90 acres, incorporated stone veneer that was quarried on site.
47 847 Residential - Small Minnesota Murphy Jeff Murphy The Gatehouse MN Murphy & Co. Design This project was a complete transformation of an early 1900s gatehouse that is sited on a majestic lakefront property. The site was once home to a boys’ camp, and this structure was the original gatehouse. The structure was sided with half-logs, and the floor plan was very cut up. The owner wanted this building to reflect her love of English and French architecture, as well as a place to store some of her collection of antiques and vintage “found” pieces from her many travels.
48 841 Residential - Large Maryland Muse, FAIA Stephen Muse, FAIA Addition to and renovation of an historic Chevy Chase Village residence MD Muse Architects This project involves the addition to and renovation of an historic residence on a site adjacent to a golf course in Chevy Chase, MD. Built in 1903, the stucco, wood shingle and slate structure had undergone many renovations and additions that were not sympathetic with the original architecture. Our major goal was to restore/renovate the original structure, remove the unsympathetic additions and construct new additions that would be architecturally contextual.
49 740 Residential - Small New York Castellano Pat Castellano Restored Home NY Castellano Associates An existing 1890’s home in Brooklyn was restored from the ground up, marrying the structural integrity of the existing framing with a modern twist on restoring the original architectural elements.
50 747 Residential - Large Pennsylvania Ussler Christine Ussler Private Residence PA Artefact, Inc. Originally, the scope included a new living room and new front porch. Then the project grew to include a complete renovation of the existing house; design of a pool house, garage, wine cellar, and second-floor guest suite in the pool house; and complete landscaping, including terraces, gazebos, and new driveway.
Round 1 Finalists - Closed to Voting
01 750 Residential - Large Massachusetts Collins Michael Collins New England Farmhouse MA D. Michael Collins Architects Often mistaken for an antique, this new home is actually a state-of-the-art, modern, energy-efficient structure. Designed for an active family that includes four boys and a variety of pets, the home is filled with natural light.
02 860 Residential - Large Tennessee Farris Ron Farris Private Residence Nashville Tennessee TN Farris Concepts in Architecture Inspired by stone homes built in New England in the early 20th century, this residence needed large, tall windows to match the overall scale of the home.
03 709 Residential - Large South Carolina Huey Bill Huey Oceanfront Residence SC Bill Huey + Associates, Inc. This home faces the open Atlantic Ocean. The inverted or "flipped" plan provides primary living spaces on the second floor for maximum view opportunities, with bedrooms and den below on the first floor. Windows and porches are arranged to face the ocean, providing optimum views. Products and materials were selected for sustainability in this area of maximum exposure to direct sunlight, salt spray and potential strong storms.
04 812 Residential - Small Illinois Bryan Daniel Bryan Jesse Wheaton Homestead IL Bryan Associates, Inc. Architects This 1838 Greek Revival structure was the estate of Jesse Wheaton, founder of Wheaton, Illinois. It is now a private home. The windows in the principal structure were carefully restored and reinstalled. The new, two-story 2013 addition to the rear of the house includes a side porch entry, gourmet kitchen open to an eating area and great room, a second-floor master bedroom bathroom suite and a walkout balcony accessible from the new back stair hallway.
05 736 Residential - Small Vermont Strauss Ellen Strauss Northfield Residence VT Sanford/Strauss Architects A Greek Revival mountain house gracefully punctuates the Vermont landscape.
06 797 Residential - Small Texas Brooks Gregory Brooks Fairfax Walk Residence TX BMH Design Studio On a small lot in Austin, Texas, the architect used large window walls to incorporate the entire site by expanding the visual perception of the rooms beyond the exterior walls.
07 712 Residential - Small Vermont Gourd Ramsay Gourd Battenkill Meadows Seven VT Ramsay Gourd Architects Located in Manchester, Vermont, Battenkill Meadows offers nine distinctive homes set on 24 acres of bucolic farmland. This historically inspired community was planned as a turn-of-the-century village lane nestled between the West Branch of the Battenkill River and 15 acres of preserved meadow. Broad views across a one-acre pond of the Taconic and Green Mountains complete the scene. This house has been crafted to a new standard of energy efficiency in Vermont.
08 765 Commercial Connecticut Jacunski W. Albert Jacunski Clinton Town Hall CT Jacunski Humes Architects, LLC This project was an exterior restoration project of the 1936 William Stanton Andrews Memorial Building in Clinton, Connecticut.
09 769 Residential - Small Connecticut Mansfield David Mansfield Lyme Guesthouse CT David Mansfield Architecture & Design pc Conceived initially as a simple pool/guest house, this “modern barn” developed into a serene retreat that takes advantage of its dramatic riverside location. Low maintenance, high life-cycle materials like zinc-magnesium roofing, cedar siding, polished concrete heated flooring, aluminum-clad Marvin wood windows and high-efficiency mechanical systems were used to meet stringent energy and aesthetic requirements.
10 854 Commercial New York Quigley Robert Quigley Rochester Institute of Technology - Global Village NY ARC/ Architectural Resources Cambridge The Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT) Global Village provides apartment style housing for students from abroad as well as students who are planning to participate in international co-op programs. The density and mix of uses, including cafés and restaurants, a bar, an international food market, a convenience store, a wellness/fitness center, a handmade gift and art shop, a hair salon and a copy shop and post office all contribute to create a vibrant new social hub on campus.
11 735 Residential - Small New Hampshire Pennoyer Sheldon Pennoyer Lake Nubanusit House NH Sheldon Pennoyer Architects This 2,948-square-foot house was required by zoning to occupy an existing building footprint on its narrow lakeside lot. Its three-story plan provides separated sleeping areas both above and below the main living space, while also optimizing the opportunity for energy efficiency over the long run. A secondary structure shelters a private outdoor space from the road and provides a path of indirect access to the front door.
12 780 Commercial New York Mammina David Mammina Saint Sylvester's Church NY David Lawrence Mammina Architect This project is a community-driven expansion of an existing small parish church on Long Island. One major design component was the Pastor’s desire for stained glass windows, which far exceeded the modest budget. He then discovered that the Diocese of Brooklyn had in storage ornate stained glass from Our Lady of the Skies, a decommissioned chapel at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
13 782 Residential - Small New Hampshire Reno (AIA) Robert Reno (AIA) Lake Region Home NH Reno Design Group A new family home, approximately 3400 square feet on two stories plus a partially finished walkout level, was built in 2009 for a family on their rural mountainside site in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.
14 818 Residential - Small Vermont Mac Brian Mac Cantilever House VT Birdseye Design A contemporary single-family residence, part of a lakeside camp in Vermont, is quietly integrated into the hillside.
15 830 Commercial New York Tomaselli Chuck Tomaselli Planned Parenthood Moahawk Hudson, Inc. Addition & Renovations NY C. Lewis Tomaselli Archtiects A primary concern in this renovation and addition project was maintaining the original, historic style and design of the windows. By using Marvin Windows we were able to upgrade to a functioning window with a maintenance-free exterior and superior energy-efficiency rating, while maintaining the integrity of the original design by replicating the unique grill patterns.
16 852 Residential - Small New York Luderowski Nils Luderowski On The Point NY Nils Luderowski Architect On the Point is a single family lakeside retreat on the banks of Upper Saranac Lake in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. Strategic siting, window type and placement and other design techniques allowed the architect to marry the site with the 2,200-square-foot building.
17 696 Residential - Large Louisiana Bell Michael Bell Mandeville Residence LA Bell Architects The Mandeville Residence is a new three-story home with approximately 5,600 square feet of living area. Nestled among the pines of St. Tammany Parish on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, this stately home reflects the refined sensibilities of its well-traveled owners. Details include iron front doors, a foyer rotunda with inlaid marble floor and circular stair, and a wine cellar and tasting room with vaulted ceiling, exquisitely inlaid tile floor and stately doors from Marrakesh.
18 775 Residential - Small New Hampshire Mudge Randall Mudge Residence, Hanover New Hampshire NH Randall T. Mudge & Associates The clients purchased this house knowing that they needed to provide an area for an aging parent. They also needed a larger garage and office space somewhat removed from the family living spaces. The existing flat-roofed garage, at the basement level, was turned into an apartment. The terrace above became a new living area off of the kitchen and dining room. A new, freestanding garage with office space above was inserted into the sloping site.
19 808 Commercial New York Leonard Kimberly Leonard Unadilla Elementary School NY Bearsch Compeau Knudson Architects and Engineers The scope of work consisted of replacement of original exterior wood doors and windows at the original, 1934 elementary school. This included large, arch-topped windows in the gymnasium, divided lite, double-hung windows in the classrooms and wood entry doors with transoms.
20 717 Residential - Small Vermont McLeod John McLeod Nature Preserve House VT McLeod Kredell Architects This new, single-family house was constructed on the edge of a nature preserve in a small New England college town. The house provides an efficient dwelling for a professional couple with two adolescent boys, and serves as a teaching tool for the owner/architect/professor.
21 776 Residential - Large New Hampshire Mudge Randall Mudge Residence, Wilmot New Hampshire NH Randall T. Mudge & Associates This is a private residence with four bedrooms, three full baths and two half baths. There are two finished levels of about 5,500 square feet. The house is oriented south looking directly at Mt. Kearsarge. The clients brought a strong idea of what they wanted in their new house: 240 acres, a view to a New Hampshire landmark, and the clients’ desire to create a simple, classic New England farmhouse.
22 815 Residential - Large Illinois Matthys William Matthys Private Residence "Prairie Amidst the Oaks IL Linden Group Architects The 7,000-square-foot prairie style home stretches horizontally under oak canopies and is anchored to the landscape with outreaching site walls. The house is accompanied by a 2,200-square-foot artist’s studio and wood shop that edges the backyard patio garden.
23 842 Residential - Small Wisconsin Palubiski Rory Palubiski Mequon Residence WI Fein Design, LLC This full-house makeover required the entire house to be taken down to the studs and redone. All the existing windows were replaced, adding some to really let the sun in on this wooded lot. The home has very traditional elements that were kept; modern elements were introduced as well.
24 724 Residential - Small Rhode Island West Christine West Multi-Generational Home, Post Road RI KITE Architects, Inc. Addition and renovation to this historic (c.1789) home created a multi-generational home to include the owners' parents and children. The addition respects the scale and forms of the neighborhood and opens up to outdoor spaces with a bright, modern interior. It contains a new mudroom, kitchen and dining room on the ground floor and a new master bedroom and bath upstairs. Improvements such as an entry ramp, widened doors and accessible bath make it senior-friendly.
25 791 Residential - Large Colorado Gray Chris Gray Haystack Residence CO bldg.collective architecture & design The Haystack Residence is a 5,100-square-foot custom residential project located in Longmont, CO. The design was conceived as a contemporary farmhouse composed of simple, gabled volumes assembled and finished with contemporary materials and detailing. The result is a series of comfortable, livable interior spaces and numerous outdoor patios capturing the dramatic views to the western mountains and surrounding open space.
26 809 Residential - Large Massachusetts Szalaji, AIA Michael Szalaji, AIA Seaside Renovation MA On the Boards Design This project encompassed the complete renovation of a 100 year old single-family waterfront home on Boston’s North Shore. Extensive custom millwork and cabinet details were designed for the 6,000-square-foot, seven bedroom and four-and-a-half bath interior. New guest quarters were created in the existing detached garage.
27 814 Residential - Small Vermont Mac Brian Mac Shire Stable VT Birdseye Design The project respects the historic architectural context of Shelburne Farms through use of materiality and form but expressed a present day interpretation of a horse stable in its detailing.
28 882 Residential - Small Illinois Scrafano Elissa Scrafano Racine Ave Residence IL Scrafano Architects This renovation and addition to an existing home in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago resulted in a radical transformation. The living, dining and kitchen spaces open to the rear yard and deck. The second floor was redesigned to house cozy bedroom spaces and a modern bathroom with views of the neighborhood outside. The client says, "We are thrilled with the results and absolutely love our home again."
29 640 Residential - Large New York Korn Matthew Korn Christmas NY Matthew Korn Architecture P.C. A single-family residence with indoor pool and subterranean spaces including a wood shop and pool equipment vault. Fantastic water views are framed by Marvin windows, enhancing the architecture of the house. The design is unique and combines eclectic “shingle style” with French influences. The house also boasts an accessible widow’s walk with a 360-degree view. Both solar and geothermal energy sources where employed, as well as seven fireplaces constructed of hand-fashioned stone.
30 650 Residential - Small New York McDonald Ian McDonald Greek Revival Farmhouse NY Ian McDonald Architect PLLC The 2,755-square-foot Greek Revival Farmhouse is all-new construction on a 2 ½-acre waterfront property. The site constraints called for a long, narrow house and garage layout perpendicular to the harbor views. The traditional farmhouse design is reflective of the regional architecture on eastern Long Island. The project goals were to create a contemporary spatial layout within a historic shell and to construct the project with materials that would hold up to the harsh weather exposure of the site. Project ID# 668
31 728 Residential - Small Washington Chihara Gerald Chihara Riviera Pl. House WA Chihara Architect This residence was designed for an empty-nest couple ready to downsize and trade their suburban home for an in-city, waterfront Seattle lifestyle. The compact home is efficiently designed at 2,500 square feet, provides for aging in place, and incorporates built-green and low-maintenance principles.
32 807 Residential - Small Nebraska Ginn Steven Ginn Kitchen Remodel NE Steven Ginn Architects Prior to the remodel, the existing kitchen in this home was a long, narrow, and cluttered space with dated decoration. The client desired to utilize the existing space to create a clean, contemporary kitchen and add a simple, organized home office while allowing for ease of mobility for their son in a wheelchair.
33 874 Residential - Small Michigan Kennedy David Kennedy Livingston Beach House MI PPK Architects This modern residential design expressing form and materials is located in a heavily wooded sand dune adjacent to Lake Michigan. A 2,400-square-foot open-floor plan takes advantage of views to the surrounding natural landscape. Use of materials such as standing seam metal roofing, cement fiber siding, painted steel and wood accompany the Marvin aluminum clad wood windows and doors.
34 689 Residential - Small New York Price Barry Price Rake House NY Barry Price Architecture This house integrates agricultural building forms with subtly sculptural roof forms. Simple departures from rectilinear roof forms offered by the raked roof edges transform the massing of the whole building so that what is “square” and what is “angled” aren’t always obvious. Fenestration reinforces the design intent by reinforcing horizontal and linear compositional orientations, placing more emphasis by contrasting with the raked roof edges at the house perimeter.
35 768 Commercial Virginia Hensley Jon Hensley Reingold Office VA Jon Hensley Architects The project is a complete renovation of a 12,150-square-foot office building for a public relations company. The 1967 building's glass lobby and stairs were replaced with a cedar-clad stair tower, providing access to a new roof deck and creating a distinctive street presence.
36 779 Commercial Montana Cromwell Scott Cromwell Marks Lumber MT Slate Architecture A new commercial office and showroom for a Montana lumberyard showcase the rustic timber frame construction.
37 828 Residential - Large Tennessee Barnett Mitchell Barnett Private residence TN Mitchell Barnett Architect, P.C. This project is located on 15 lush acres in prestigious Williamson County Tennessee. The owners had a unique requirement: they wanted to see all views from all directions from any point in the kitchen, family and breakfast areas of the house. They wanted the opportunity to view the entire property from all points. This was accomplished by open design, strategically placed windows and large expansions of glass.
38 843 Commercial New Hampshire Laird Philip Laird Phillips Exeter Academy - Phillips Hall Renovation and Addition NH ARC/ Architectural Resources Cambridge The 40,000-square-foot historic Phillips Hall building holds a prominent position on the Phillips Exeter Academy campus, serving as home to the English and Modern Language Departments since its construction in 1932. Over forty classrooms were renovated and five new classroom spaces were added in previously underutilized attic spaces. Replacement of all windows/roofing, a new elevator, ADA improvements, air conditioning, classroom technology and restoration of all original masonry were completed.
39 890 Residential - Small Vermont Scangas Laz Scangas Willard Mill VT Arnold and Scangas Architects Willard Mill was built in 1886 as the Willard Manufacturing Co. for the production of dungarees. Rumor has it that they supplied dungarees to Union soldiers during the Civil War. From 1942 to 1972 it operated as the George Soule Co., for the manufacture of hardware for the maple syrup industry. The renovated building now houses one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment units, a total of 27 units. This was a historic reinvestment tax credit project.
40 668 Residential - Small Illinois Stuart Cohen FAIA Julie Hacker FAIA Stuart Cohen FAIA English Country House Addition and Remodeling IL Stuart Cohen & Julie Hacker Architects LLC Built in 1923 in the northern suburbs of Chicago, this was the first house by noted Chicago architect Ernest Grunsfeld, the architect of Chicago's Adler Planetarium. Sited on the edge of the ravine, adding to the house required building forward on the site toward the street. The original house was L-shaped with a garage addition done in the 1990s. The garage and the servant’s wing were both demolished to make way for the new addition.
41 704 Commercial New York Tall Joanne Tall Keramos Hall Facade Restoration NY Kamen Tall Architects This façade renovation project revitalized an urban treasure. Originally constructed in 1887, this wood-framed urban building had been marred beyond recognition from the street level. Keramos Hall today, as a true wood-framed “survivor,” is a rarity in the Greenpoint Historic District and the greater New York area. With the restoration complete, the building has reclaimed its place and the name “Keramos,” which references the area’s industrial heritage while reinvigorating its place within the community.
42 713 Residential - Small New Jersey Gourd Ramsay Gourd Spring Lake NJ Ramsay Gourd Architects This beachside home is located in Spring Lake, New Jersey, and was designed as a gathering place for extended family. This is the kind of home that one can easily see endowed through many generations and serving as the backdrop for some of life's greatest memories. This is partly because all parties involved took great pride in designing and renovating this home. Exceptional craftsman ensured that our details would be built properly to create a house that would withstand the test of time.
43 796 Residential - Small California Gregory William Gregory Neosho Residence CA Arcelab Inc. Architects The project was an 80% teardown and rebuild of an existing 1400 square-foot one-story single-family residence. The owners had started a family and required additional space. This project added approximately 1100-square square-feet, creating a four-bedroom, three-bath house. The existing ceilings on the first floor were raised to ten feet. Limited by the small 40x120 lot, we expanded up and created a new 700-square-foot roof deck.
44 813 Residential - Small Vermont Mac Brian Mac Village Farmhouse VT Birdseye Design Renovation of an 1840s farmhouse preserves the history of the house while celebrating its contemporary expansion.
45 837 Residential - Small Vermont Scangas Laz Scangas Stanislaus Apartments VT Arnold and Scangas Architects The Stanislaus School Building was built in 1924. By the late 1970s, the school had closed its doors. The building was sold in 1980 to a group of developers that planned to build condos, selling each unit as it was completed. Only one of the three completed units sold and the developers were forced to sell the property. In 2010, the county housing trust purchased the property to convert the building into 12 units of affordable housing.
46 861 Residential - Small New York Tall Joanne Tall Residential NY Kamen Tall Architects, PC A complete rebuild of a residential sun room on the existing stone foundation replaced large fixed glass picture windows that were not appropriate to the scale of this small stone and stucco home.
47 634 Residential - Large Hawaii Klimt Kurt Klimt Hawaii Residence HI K&G Architects Custom-designed residence on a coastal lot with spectacular views. The design is partly influenced by the traditional Hawaiian beach house. The island-influenced character of the home incorporates natural features of the site including rock walls built with natural stone from the site and other building materials that blend with the colors and tones of the natural surroundings.
48 690 Residential - Small New York Price Barry Price T-House NY Barry Price Architecture The project saw the renovation, reconstruction expansion and ultimate transformation of a converted water tower to a new singular dwelling. The house sought to anchor a site with 360º views with a design that ascended from four highly differentiated elevations at grade to culminate in a bilaterally symmetrical tower crowning the building composition.
49 721 Residential - Small Illinois Parfenoff Eric Parfenoff Knight House, Fish House, Happy House Chicago IL Cobalt Associates Inc. A triptych of whimsical single-family homes incorporating Marvin windows and doors, this project seeks the middle ground between Modernist tunnel vision and Post-Modernist sarcasm.
50 825 Commercial Massachusetts Donovan Scott Donovan Monomoy Lighthouse & Keeper's House Rehabilitation MA Oak Point Associates The building, located near Chatham, Massachusetts at the southern tip of Monomoy Island and the entrance to Nantucket Sound, was the adaptive reuse of the former Monomoy Lighthouse Keeper’s House. The overall intent was to provide a field building for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife staff at the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge.
51 759 Residential - Large Arizona Wuelpern Tom Wuelpern Mercado District of Menlo Park AZ PureBuild Part of an urban infill project in downtown Tucson, the buildings are adjacent to the new street car system to be unveiled in 2014. A blend of live/work, single-family, zero lot line units and commercial lots are highlighted with small plazas and a future Euro-styled walking street. Alleys keep cars and utilities mostly out of sight for the pedestrian-friendly community adjacent to revitalizing downtown Tucson.
52 822 Residential - Large New York MacLean Kenneth MacLean Home in Upstate NY NY Mashek MacLean Architects Inc A new house was designed for a couple who had raised their family in a seven-level structure in a heavily treed area overlooking the downtown of a small city. The couple wanted a more simplified one level house on an open rural site near Cooperstown, NY, with expansive views of fields and hills.
53 702 Residential - Small New York Cooper Peter Cooper Tuxedo Park House NY Peter Cooper Architects The project is a new house located in the historic gated community of Tuxedo Park. The site location is high profile in its promontory setting. The Tuxedo Park tradition influenced the style and design theme. The site setting affords views of the upper lake in three directions. The house is highly visible within the park and along the approach to the lake, and enjoys a spectacular view of the full expanse of the lake looking south.
54 741 Residential - Small New York Matchneer Frederick Matchneer Porcupine Lodge NY Frederick Matchneer Architect A spacious vacation home and guest house were inspired by the site, a picturesque valley in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. Finely detailed interiors in a new, Craftsman-home style complement dramatic interior spaces, stone work and fine interior carpentry.
55 752 Commercial Illinois Melichar Diana Melichar Buffalo Grove Bank & Trust IL Melichar Architects The new banking facility sits on a prominent, highly visible site in the village of Buffalo Grove, Illinois. The window solutions, created by combining windows and spandrel panels to look like a single window, relate to the grand stone columns and pilasters to help give the building a historic, monumental look.
56 773 Residential - Large New Hampshire Mudge Randall Mudge Residence, Lyme New Hampshire NH Randall T. Mudge & Associates This residence is approximately 5,300 square feet with three finished levels and sits on a beautiful site along the Connecticut River. The existing house dates from about 1813. The project is composed of new additions added to the south to bring additional daylight into the house, restoration/replacement of historic elements in the existing structure, and new systems for increased energy efficiency.
57 786 Residential - Small Kansas WEBSTER DAN WEBSTER Retreat at Shadow Glen KS WEBSTER ARCHITECTS This Kansas residence is located on Fairway 10 of a golf course. The family enjoys how the many windows are operating.
58 810 Residential - Small New Hampshire Mayor H. Sloane Mayor Modern New England Kitchen NH H. Sloane Mayor, Architect pllc The rest of the house had been updated and the kitchen was left as the last phase. This new, very modern kitchen had quite a tight budget. The project came in within budget and looks and functions beautifully.
59 817 Residential - Small Vermont Thyme Jessica Thyme 58 Barre Street- Montpelier Senior Activity Center and Affordable Senior Housing VT GBA 58 Barre Street was damaged by fire, displacing city offices, a full story of storage, and the Senior Activity Center. The renovation provides 14 affordable homes on the upper floors and a bright new space for the Senior Activity Center. Originally built as a high school, this is an Adaptive Reuse, Historic Preservation, Deep Energy Retrofit with LEED for Homes project.
60 853 Residential - Large Massachusetts Kourzakov Misha Kourzakov Shawkemo Hills Lane MA Matthew Sapera Fine Homes The challenge of the new single-family estate was bring a maximum of light into the interior of the house while working within Nantucket's historic district guidelines—and to withstand the island’s unpredictable weather. Double hung windows on the front of the house are consistent with local, traditional style. Large French doors and multi-window units were incorporated on the back to create more openness facing the pool area.
61 827 Residential - Small New Hampshire Mayor H. Sloane Mayor Renovation and Addition NH H. Sloane Mayor, Architect pllc Renovation and addition to a 1900s era Craftsman style house keep the original character of the house intact. All interior finishes and windows were removed and replaced, with a full insulation and air exchange system.
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01 692 Residential - Small Israel Dan Shirly Dan The Savion House Shirly Dan Among Israeli homes this is a unique architectural design. The Israeli style is generally divided into two principal groups. Modern style is characterized by clean lines, industrial elements and minimal furnishings. Rustic style features a lot of wood, wood floors and heavy, rustic furniture. This home merges the two styles.
02 729 Residential - Large United Kingdom Janes Simon Janes Batts Hall Janes Architectural Though it looks like it’s been around for decades, this “Super Prime” 19,000-square-foot English country house is new construction. It is described by the architect as a successful marriage of traditional craft skills with both sustainable technology and passive design.
03 739 Residential - Small Japan Narigasawa Nobuyuki Narigasawa T.Residence NOBU ARCHI DESIGN Co.,Ltd. An "American Style House" in Japan.
04 748 Commercial Japan Matsushika Akio Matsushika Harmony Midorigaoka Matsushika design A nursing home in Fukushima, Japan, received awards for energy-efficient design.
05 755 Residential - Small United Kingdom SAMUEL STEPHEN SAMUEL The Old Forge Remodeling SAMUEL KENDALL ASSOCIATES LTD The architect describes this project from the United Kingdom as the Old Forge Facelift. The renovation of the front elevation of the cottage, built in the 1800s, echoes more the original look of the building.
06 761 Commercial Japan Matsushika Akio Matsushika Tenei Home Matsushika design A nursing home for 50 elderly people.
07 762 Residential - Small Israel Monjack Yonathan Monjack The Bazra Home Yonathan Monjack This residence located in a rural village near the city of Tel Aviv, Israel, was planned for a middle-aged family who aspired to realize a dream: the creation of a single-story home that relates to the beautiful, surrounding natural environment from every angle.
08 763 Residential - Small Japan Tanaka Atsuko Tanaka H Residence Tanaka Architect Office This Finnish style log home was built in a densely populated area, designated as semi-fire zone, in Niigata, Japan.
09 764 Residential - Small Japan Inoue Miho Inoue TM-HOUSE TOMO space laboratory This sustainable house in Tokyo was designed with a traditional Japanese tearoom. When windows are open, pleasant wind blows through the house. When windows are closed, rooms are protected from heat or cold. The family room has the most sunlight and is the most important area structurally. Exposed posts and braces provide earthquake protection without blocking out sunlight.
10 798 Residential - Small Japan Ogata Kiwamu Ogata House in woods KONARA HOUSE “Wooden house in woods” was the concept of this Japanese project, so the architect designed the house to blend into the woods. The exterior wood siding will turn a silver gray color as it ages, and the white wood windows and trim will create a fine contrast on this simple but elegant living space.
11 799 Residential - Small Japan Kuroiwa Eiji Kuroiwa Kuroiwa residence and office Kuroiwa Kogyo A home/office in Japan was designed as a fusion of modern and classic design, echoing the Paris cityscape with shops on the first floor and residence above.
12 800 Residential - Small Japan Fukuda Taro Fukuda Stone-built House Fronville Homes Nagoya This residence in Japan was inspired by house in the Lake District of England. The architect chose natural stone for the exterior wall because it would age beautifully.
13 801 Residential - Small Japan Fukuda Taro Fukuda House with the view Fronville Homes Nagoya This house in Japan was designed to showcase the great views.
14 806 Commercial United Kingdom Harding David Harding Burbage Primary School Heritage/Listed Building Refurbishment Cubit Consulting The 100-year-old building in London needed all 207 of its windows replaced as part of a Primary Schools Modernization program. Initially, the school had hoped to refurbish the windows, a mix of century-old frames and 1960s upgrades. But they were in such a state of disrepair that replacement was the only option. Marvin’s traditional timber windows gave the school a smart new outlook.

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