Dallas Builders Association’s ARC Awards: Part 2, Saving The Best For Last

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Previously, I wrote about the winners of the Dallas Builders Association’s annual ARC awards in the kitchen categories.  Now that we’ve had a little nosh, let’s see the winners in the rest of the house. Missed part 1?  Click here!

While there were nine categories dedicated to kitchens, bathrooms didn’t fare so generously with just four categories.  But no fear, that leaves us some space to highlight other winners!

Award Winning $35,000 - $50,000 Bathroom from Kasper Custom Remodeling
Award-winning $35,000 – $50,000 Bathroom from Kasper Custom Remodeling

USI Design & Remodeling's Best Bath Remodel $50,000 - $75,000 Winner
USI Design & Remodeling’s Best Bath Remodel $50,000 – $75,000 Winner
Best Conceptual Design, Greico Modern Homes
Best Conceptual Design, Greico Modern Homes

One category I always enjoy is the Best Conceptual Design because it’s the promise of a great building not yet realized.  This year the winner was Greico Modern Homes’ concept called The Urban Estate. As an ex-Chicagoan there I see many Frank Lloyd Wright cues in this design in the long, low rooflines.

Bauhaus Custom Homes' Greenway Park "Jetsetter" project
Bauhaus Custom Homes’ Greenway Park “Jetsetter” project

In the Best Overall Interior Design Over $1 Million category, it was between Thomas Signature Homes’ 6315 Stefani and Bauhaus Custom Homes’ Jetsetter.  With my more modernist bent, I rooted for the Jetsetter and it won.  This category highlighted the “war” being waged in the Dallas custom home market between traditional and modern homes. I liked the Jetsetter so much (as so did the judges), I’m going writing a feature on the home from Bauhaus, a CandysDirt.com Approved Builder (stay tuned).

How cool! I just want an invitation!
How cool! I just want an invitation!

Best Unique “Other” Room is a fun category for projects that don’t fall in the mainstream of kitchens, baths, bedrooms and the like.  This year’s finalists included an indoor basketball court and a two-lane bowling alley both from Westchester Homes – not for the same client.  I’ll take the bowling alley, please!

I’ve saved the top awards for last … like every other awards “show.”

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6315 Stefani, the house the ruled the night
6315 Stefani, the house the ruled the night

 

A taste of ARC's 2016 Remodeler of the Year, Elite Remodeling
A taste of ARC’s 2016 Remodeler of the Year, Elite Remodeling
A similar taste of Custom Builder of teh Year, Classic Urban Homes
A similar taste of Custom Builder of the Year, Classic Urban Homes

That wraps up this year.  I’ll keep my fancy duds pressed for next year’s roundup of the best builders’ best projects for 2017.  See you there!

Remember:  High-rises, HOAs and renovation are my beat. But I also appreciate modern and historical architecture balanced against the YIMBY movement.  If you’re interested in hosting a Candysdirt.com Staff Meeting event, I’m your guy. In 2016, my writing was recognized with Bronze and Silver awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.  Have a story to tell or a marriage proposal to make?  Shoot me an email sharewithjon@candysdirt.com.

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Jon Anderson

Jon Anderson is CandysDirt.com's condo/HOA and developer columnist, but also covers second home trends on SecondShelters.com. An award-winning columnist, Jon has earned silver and bronze awards for his columns from the National Association of Real Estate Editors in both 2016, 2017 and 2018. When he isn't in Hawaii, Jon enjoys life in the sky in Dallas.

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