It’s no secret that North Texas is home to some seriously talented home construction and design pros. So when Houzz announced their 2016 award winners, it was no surprise to see Dallas-Fort Worth professionals making a huge splash.
The awards are based on an annual survey and analysis of more than 35 million monthly Houzz users, and are awarded in three categories: design, customer service, and photography. Design winners can boast photos of their work were among the most popular on the site.
Customer service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews received in 2015, as well as a firm’s interaction with the public on the site. Both awards have stiff competition, with about 35 million active homebuilding, remodeling, and design professionals on the site.
We’ve rounded up ten 2016 Houzz winners for your viewing pleasure. Take some time to let your eyes delight in their work!
1. Classic Urban Homes: 2016 Best of Houzz, Design
We love the modern and contemporary designs created by Classic Urban Homes. This Dallas homebuilder won a 2015 Houzz design award, and were also Best of Houzz design winners 2013-2015, and service winners in 2014.
Their 24 projects on Houzz are total eye candy, especially the “Serenity House” at 6720 Greenwich Ln., a 4,238-square-foot modern home, designed in collaboration with WARE Architecture Studio, and featured in the 2013 Dallas Modern Home Tour. (It’s also the project owner Michael Turner says makes him the most proud!)
2. Harold Leidner Landscape Architects: 2016 Best of Houzz, Design
Our pals at Harold Leidner Landscape Architects are 2016 design winners with Houzz, and the firm won both awards in 2014 and 2015, and the design award in 2013.
Their 45 projects on the site show a huge range of styles and impressive talent. They specialize in the design and installation of exceptional residential properties and gardens that extend the outdoor living experience of their clients.
3. Thomas Development and Construction: 2016 Best of Houzz, Design and Service
Thomas Development and Construction won both design and service Houzz awards for 2016, and the service award in 2013 and 2014. Their 24 Houzz projects offer tons of lovely examples of new homes they’ve built, as well as elegant renovations ranging from smaller jobs to whole-house transformations. Beautiful!
4. Tatum Brown Custom Homes: 2016 Best of Houzz, Design and Service
Tatum Brown Custom Homes is a premier boutique homebuilder that specializes in designing and building high-quality, luxury residences in Dallas, and this is the third year have won both design and service awards from Houzz—2014 and 2015 were winning years, too. They also received the design award in 2013.
Peruse their 23 projects on Houzz, which range from modern contemporary homes to traditional estates.
5. IBB Design Fine Furnishings: 2016 Best of Houzz, Design and Service
With over 40,000 square feet of shopping in their showroom and 17 designers on staff, Frisco-based IBB Design Fine Furnishings is a one-stop-shop for interior stylings. They won Houzz design and service awards for 2016, and three of their designers also won individual service awards: Shannon Gidney, Gail Kueker, and Kevin Twitty.
IBB has a history of Houzz honors, with both design and service awards in 2015, and service awards in 2012 and 2014.
Their 15 Houzz projects are a delight to peruse, and styles range from retro-mod to French Country chic looks (and they’ve transformed vacation homes, luxury RVs, and private planes for clients nationwide).
6. Bella Vita Custom Homes & Remodeling: 2016 Best of Houzz, Design
Bella Vita Custom Homes & Remodeling focuses on luxury new construction in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Central Texas regions. They’ve been recognized by Houzz with design awards this year and last, and their 21 Houzz projects display an impressive range of properties.
Their website mentions a quote from English Romantic poet John Keats that states their philosophy perfectly: “The point of diving into a lake is not immediately to swim to shore but to be in the lake, to luxuriate in the sensation of water. You do not work the lake out; it is an experience beyond thought.”
7. Eubank Staging and Design: 2016 Best of Houzz, Service
CandysDirt contributor Karen Eubank is a world-class home stager, as you can see from her 10 Houzz projects and her 2016 Best of Houzz award for service (which she also won last year).
With her company, Eubank Staging and Design, Karen makes homes beautiful so they can fetch top dollar from buyers. She’s been staging homes all over Dallas with great results and gone on to help those sellers with design projects in their new homes for over 20 years.
8. LRO Residential: 2016 Best of Houzz, Design
LRO Residential is a boutique custom homebuilder specializing in architecturally significant, high-quality, low-maintenance homes in the finer neighborhoods of Dallas, like the Park Cities, Preston Hollow, Bluffview, and Devonshire. Their work was recognized with a Best of Houzz for Design this year 2016 (and 2015), and client satisfaction awards in 2015 and 2014. You’ll be dazzled by the 16 projects in their Houzz portfolio.
9. Robert Elliott Custom Homes, 2016 Best of Houzz, Design
Robert Elliott Custom Homes is a distinguished custom homebuilder in the tony Dallas neighborhoods, like University Park, Highland Park, and Preston Hollow. Their work was recognized by Houzz with a 2016 design award.
Their 11 Houzz projects are total eye candy, and show everything from updates and smaller renovations, to dream homes that are awe-inspiring.
10. Graf Developments: 2016 Houzz Winner, Design and Service
Graf Developments is no stranger to Houzz awards, earning design and service accolades this year, design awards in 2015 and 2014, and both in 2013. They create beautifully livable spaces, as you can see in their eight Houzz projects.
They specialize in exclusive home interior remodeling and have been serving North Texas since the mid-1980s, and they offer complete services from design to finish.