The Home Builders Association of Maryland gave 16 awards to members recently for the "superior design and livability" of their houses.

Winning single-family houses were priced from $57,990 to $262,000 and cluster-house winners from $50,990 to $21,000.

Chesapeake Homes won a top award in the single-family category for a $57,990 model at the Timbers subdivision in Harford County. The 1,760-square-foot, two-story colonial has three bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, and eat-in kitchen, entry foyer and family room.

Winners and their categories in subdivisions in the Washington region included:

The Bethesda-based Seawright Corp., for a single-family priced under $90,000; at Timber Creek in Anane Arundel County.

Columbia Builders, for a house priced under $105,000; in the Dorsey Hall section of Columbia.

Allen Homes, for a house under $120,000 in the Huntington section of Columbia.

Winchester Homes, for a single house under $140,000; in Creighton's Run in Howard County.

Bethanay Lane Partnership for a house under $166,000; in Bethany Woods, Ellicott City.

Brantley Homes for its Victorian-styled, passive solar "Idea Home 1980" in Dorsey Hall, Columbia. This award in the category of single house under $221,000 was shared with Caddie Homes for a ranch-style house in Baltimore County.

McCuan Development Corp., for a house under $251,000; in Columbia's Village of Owen Brown. The award was shared with Arlen Limited for an English Tudor house in Towson.

Winners for cluster house included the Richards Group of Washington for a model in Crofton Downs, Anne Arundel County; Swan Point II in Columbia; Seawright Corp. for a Woods Landing town house near Annapolis, and Bay Landing Development Corp. for town houses in Chesaspeake Landing. a