The 42nd annual Finest for Family Living Awards were presented to area home builders in early November. The industry awards recognize excellence in new-home design within market segments.
Builder Basheer & Edgemoore topped out with five awards: Best of show, tops in innovative design and site planning, plus two best small- and large-lot models at the Farrcroft development in Fairfax. U.S. Home Corp. won four awards, for models at Highland Oaks in Fairfax and Perrywood in Upper Marlboro; for its active-adult community, Heritage Hunt in Gainesville; and for the Durham condominium at Sanders Mill, Ashburn, Va.
IDI Group Cos. won two awards, for the Carlyle Towers' amenities and the Leisure World of Virginia condos. IDI President Giuseppe Cecchi was given the Lifetime Achievement award.
The other top winners were:
Small-Lot Single-Family Houses: The Hylton Group for the Allegheny model at Trentdale, Dale City; Ryan Homes for the Melville at the Village at Fountain Hills, Germantown; Bozzuto Homes for the Whitney II, South Riding, Va.; American Homes for the Benton at Belmont Bay, Woodbridge; Michael Harris Homes for the Savannah I at Lakelands, Gaithersburg; Renaissance Housing Corp. for the Bayhill at River Creek Villas, Leesburg; Madison Homes for the Shelly at McLean Village, McLean.
Large-Lot Single-Family Houses: Haverford Homes for the Morrison II at Tippett Estates, Cheltenham, Md.; Richmond American Homes for the Princeton I at Saybrooke, Bristow, Va., and the Waterford II at Blooms Estates, Manassas Park; Mid-Atlantic Builders for the Aspen at Saddlebrook, and the Windsor at Long Leaf, both in Bowie; the Christopher Cos. for the Sheridan at Westerly, Sterling; Van Metre Homes for the Fitzgerald at Classics at Broadlands, Ashburn, and the Langley II at the Estates at Colvin Mill, Great Falls; Charleston Homes for the Chapel Hill at Long-Meade, Port Tobacco, Md.; Michael Harris Homes for the Gleneagle II at River Creek, Leesburg; Edgemoore Homes for the Briarcliffe at Carrington, Vienna; Associated Builders for the Villa Verona at the Estates at Woodlea Mill, McLean.
Custom Housing: Classic Concept Builders for Granville Smith house at Brentville, Manassas; Churchill Group for custom home at Kentlands, Gaithersburg; Classic Design Build for the Ali residence at Friendship Estates, Waldorf; Monticello Homes for custom home at Balmoral Greens, Clifton; Masterpiece Custom Homes for custom home at Langley Forest, McLean; Eakin/Youngentob Associates for custom home, Potomac.
Attached Housing: Ryan Homes for the Scarborough at Overlook, Frederick; the Hylton Group for the Margate at Brightwood Commons, Dale City; John Laing Homes for the Alexander at Autumn Chase, Alexandria; Stanley Martin Cos. for the Dennison at Quince Orchard Park, Gaithersburg; Craftstar Homes for the Georgetown at Cameron Station, Alexandria; Mitchell & Best Homebuilders for the Endicott at Player's View, Leesburg, and the Williamsburg at Market Square, Kentlands, Gaithersburg; Porten Cos. for the Huntington at Glenbrook Village, Bethesda.
New Condominium/Co-ops/Conversions: Rocky Gorge Homes for the Victoria and the Ritz at Westwood Village, Tysons Corner; Parc Somerset for the Acott, Chevy Chase.
Site/Land Planning of an Existing Community: The Holladay Corp. for Whitter Park, Falls Church; Eakin/Youngentob Associates for Westwood Village, Tysons Corner; Greenvest for Cameron Station, Alexandria; River Creek, for River Creek, Leesburg.
Senior Living: Donohoe Construction Co. for Ashbury Methodist Village, Gaithersburg (two awards); Clark Realty Builder, for Kendrick Court at McNair Farms, Herndon.
Affordable Housing: Fairfax County Redevelopment & Housing Authority and the Town of Herndon for Herndon Harbor House.
Rental Apartment Complex: JPI for the model and clubhouse at Jefferson at King Farm, Rockville.
Residential Remodeling: Gruver-Cooley Corp. for the Smith residence, Alexandria.
High-Tech Innovation: G&M Homes for the Rosewood at Hunters Ridge, Manassas; John Laing Homes for the Margaret Fuller House at Potomac Highlands, Rockville.
Special Achievements in Existing Resort Community: River Creek LLC for River Creek, Leesburg.