SRQ: Home of the Year 2015



Top talent in Southwest Florida’s home sector was honored at the annual SRQ Home of The Year reception at SRQ Media Group’s corporate headquarters, where architect Guy Peterson led the way in awards with an unprecedented sweep of the Best Overall Home—Over $2 Million category. “It is rewarding just to have other professionals view your work and determine its merits,” said Peterson, who also won the Platinum Award in the Best Overall Home Under $2 Million category. “This is more than just a beauty contest.”

Trophies at the event were given out to architects, contractors, designers and other professionals in the field. The event was sponsored by Tempus Pro Systems, a home systems integrity installing everything from security to entertainment and lighting systems. “Tempus Pro is interested in supporting all the new home-building that is going on,” said Michael Stelzen, director of sales for the company.

Professionals in attendance said the awards were a good chance to spotlight the top-in-field work being done through the region and learn what was most impressive to the jury of out-of-market professionals. “This is about work we are doing in modern design,” said Punit Patel, principal at Sawa Design, which won a Gold Award for Best Renovation.

The event, emceed by SRQ Media Group Publisher Wes Roberts, provided a chance for professionals around the region to network together. Winners of Platinum, Gold and Silver Awards in seven categories were invited to the reception. “This is a wonderful event to acknowledge good design, and it’s important to the community,” said David Young, owner of DWY Landscape Architects. His company won a Platinum Award for Best Landscaping. 

To see the full list of winners and details on all award-winning homes, pick up the March issue of SRQ Magazine, on sale starting today.

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