Best Builders in Dallas: a Look at the Spaces that Scooped Up Those ARC Awards Last Week!

Tim Jackson Custom Homes' Maison d'Etoile won first place in the "Best Architectural Design - Traditional" category.

Tim Jackson Custom Homes’ Maison d’Etoile won first place in the “Best Architectural Design – Traditional” category.

As we told you last week, the Dallas Builders Association each year honors the work of its members, some of North Texas’ top building and remodeling talent, with an Oscars-like celebration of glamorous dress and beverage. They put on the Ritz for the annual ARC Awards ceremony.

And of course, half of those winners are my CandysDirt Best Builders! All CandysDirt.com-approved home builders are curated from a select group of home builders. Click here to see what they told us about the top building trends for 2015.

There are 50 categories, and the judges are top builders and designers from way outside of Texas. Well, except for Oklahoma.

The celebration, held this year at The Westin Galleria, was a blast. Tim Lansford of Luxury Homes of Texas was the emcee, and teased the heck out of  Tom Greico of Greico Modern Homes, (“BOOOO!”)  But not moi — Tom is another CandysDirt.com fave.

Turns out Tim is not just a home builder, he has his own radio show!

As we mentioned, for the second year in a row, Classic Urban Homes snagged Custom Builder of the Year title. Not too far behind was my man Tim Jackson Custom Homes, also nominated for best, who snagged Best Architectural Design $1 to $2 million. One of his entries was a palace he built called Maison d’Etoile for former Cowboys linebacker Bradie James. Bradie and his wife, Star, slipped in and dined with Tim and Leslie Jackson and watched the show. Other home builders extraordinaire who needed U-Hauls for their prize booty besides the aforementioned: Alford Homes, Desco Fine Homes, Cresswell Builders, our very own JLD Custom Homes, LRO Residential, Bauhaus Custom Homes and of course, Greico Modern Homes.

Desco Fine Homes won the award for "Best 'Other' Room" with their stunning beauty salon.

Desco Fine Homes won the award for “Best ‘Other’ Room” with their stunning beauty salon.

Now a little inside dirt on the photo above: this was a remodel, in Preston Hollow, by Desco Fine Homes. Took two years to complete. The lady of the house wanted a home beauty salon — they are all the rage, by the way — so Desco fashioned one above her master bathroom. Can you imagine waltzing up the stairs to get blown out? I am loving this new trend, and mind you we will be posting more on it!

Here are all the winners in all categories… and the photos. Drool away…

Best Website – Tie
Stellar Home Theater & Beyond & Victor Myers Construction

Best Kitchen Remodel $50,000 – $75,000

LRO Residential

LRO Residential's custom kitchen on Avondale  was recognized as the "Best Kitchen Remodel" in the $50,000 to $75,000 range.

LRO Residential’s custom kitchen on Avondale was recognized as the “Best Kitchen Remodel” in the $50,000 to $75,000 range.

Best Kitchen Remodel $75,000 – $100,000

Hatfield Builders & Remodelers

Best Kitchen Remodel Over $100,000 – TIE

USI Design & Remodeling

Desco Fine Homes

Desco Fine Homes won the award for "Best Kitchen Remodel" in the $100,000-plus range.

Desco Fine Homes tied for the “Best Kitchen Remodel” in the $100,000-plus range.

Best Kitchen Under $1 Million

Mike Blake Custom Homes

Best Kitchen $1 Million – $1.5 Million

Veranda Designer Homes

Veranda Designer Homes' glamorous kitchen at Cedar Elm Terrace won "Best Kitchen" in the $1 to $1.5 million range.

Veranda Designer Homes’ glamorous kitchen at Cedar Elm Terrace won “Best Kitchen” in the $1 to $1.5 million range.

Best kitchen $1 to $1.5m Veranda

The brick detailing and luxurious finishes are the perfect complement to the sleek white cabinetry.

Best Kitchen $1.5 Million – $2 Million

Tim Jackson Custom Homes Maison d’Etoile

Best Kitchen Over $2 Million

Alford Homes

Best Master Suite

Veranda Designer Homes

Best Master Suite | Veranda Designer Homes

Best Master Suite | Veranda Designer Homes

Best Unique Product Application By An Associate

KJ Custom Screens & Designs

Best Outdoor Living Space Remodel  

Cresswell Builders

Stellar Home Theater & Beyond won in the "Best Outdoor Living Space" category.

Stellar Home Theater & Beyond won in the “Best Outdoor Living Space” category.

Best Outdoor Living Space

Stellar Home Theater & Beyond

Best Swimming Pool

Classic Urban Homes

Classic Urban Homes' "Kaywood" project took home the "Best Swimming Pool" award.

Classic Urban Homes’ “Kaywood” project took home the “Best Swimming Pool” award.

Best Bathroom Remodel $35,000 – $50,000

Hatfield Builders & Remodelers

Best Bathroom Remodel Over $75,000

Key Residential

Key Residential won the award for "Best Bathroom Remodel" in the $75,000-plus range.

Key Residential won the award for “Best Bathroom Remodel” in the $75,000-plus range.

Best Living Room Under $1 Million

USI Design & Remodeling

Best Living Room Over $1 Million

Desco Fine Homes

Best LR over $1 million Desco Fine Homes

Best LR over $1 million Desco Fine Homes

Best Conceptual Design – Architectural Design

Creative Architects

Best Architectural Design – Modern Under $1 Million – TIE

Classic Urban Homes

NorthStar Luxury Homes

NorthStar Custom Homes' Potluri Residence was also an award-winning design.

NorthStar Custom Homes’ Potluri Residence was also an award-winning design.

Best Architectural Design – Traditional $1 Million – $2 Million  

Tim Jackson Custom Homes

Best Conceptual Design – Interior Design

Bauhaus Custom Homes

Bauhaus Custom Homes' plans for The Jetsetter took the award for "Best Conceptual Design."

Bauhaus Custom Homes’ plans for The Jetsetter took the award for “Best Conceptual Design.”

Best Overall Interior Design Under $1 Million

Stonebrook Builders

Best Curb Appeal Under $500,000

Victor Myers Construction

Best Curb Appeal $500,000 – $1 Million – TIE

LeComte Homes

Victor Myers Construction

Best Curb Appeal Over $1 Million

Alford Homes

Alford Homes won

Alford Homes won “Best Curb Appeal” in the $1 million-plus category.

Best Unique “Other” Room

Desco Fine Homes

Best Wine Room Remodel

Wine Cellar Specialists

Best Wine Room
Desco Fine Homes

Best Wine Room | Desco Fine Homes

Best Wine Room | Desco Fine Homes

Best CAPS Remodel  

Key Residential

Best Addition

Creative Architects

Best Living Room Under $1 Million

USI Design & Remodeling

Best Whole House Renovation Under $500,000

USI Design & Remodeling

Best Whole House Renovation $500,000 – $1 Million

Cresswell Builders

This  stunning contemporary remodel by Cresswell Builders won an award.

This stunning contemporary remodel by Cresswell Builders won an award.

Best Whole House Renovation Over $1Million

Desco Fine Homes

Best Interior/Foyer  

NorthStar Luxury Homes

Best Study/Office

Stonebrook Builders

Best Media Room
DeVance AV Design

Best Media Room | DeVance AV Design

DeVance AV Design took home the award for “Best Media Room.”

Best Showroom

BMC Design Center

Best Townhome or Condo

LeComte Homes

Best Townhome or Condo | LeComte Homes

Best Townhome or Condo | LeComte Homes

Best New Home Under $1 Million

Classic Urban Homes

Best New Home $1 Million – $2 Million

Tim Jackson Custom Homes

Best New Home Over $2 Million

Alford Homes

Associate of the Year

KJ Custom Screens & Designs

Remodeler of the Year

Cresswell Builders

Classic Urban Homes' "Highgrove" project took home the "Best Architectural Design - Modern" award. The firm also won "Best Custom Builder."

Classic Urban Homes’ “Highgrove” project took home the “Best Architectural Design – Modern” award. The firm also won “Custom Builder of the Year” and “Best New Home Under $1 Million.”

Custom Builder of the Year

Classic Urban Homes

 

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