2018 SRQ Home of the Year Competition Winners Revealed

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BY PHILIP LEDERER SRQ DAILY FRIDAY WEEKEND EDITION FRIDAY MAR 2, 2018

Designers, drafters, architects and good old fans of the built environment came out to SRQ Studios Wednesday night in a celebration of the year’s architectural accomplishments for the annual SRQ Home of the Year Competition, and to reveal this year’s winners. “We want to thank each of you for your participation in this great competition and for the exemplary work that you do. It is meaningful for the residents of our community—and it adds to the beauty right here in our own backyard,” said SRQ Publisher Wes Roberts. “The 2018 Home of the Year competition delivered some of the most stunning examples of architecture, construction, design and landscaping that we have ever seen.” With entrants submitting projects completed in the last year for consideration in any number of the contest’s nine categories, a panel of judges comprising architects working outside of the region made the final decisions.

Though the architects of Halflants + Pichette Studio for Modern Architecture and those of DSDG Architects took home perhaps the grandest prize, tying for the Platinum Award for Best Overall House in the Over $2 Million category, it was the folks of Leader Design Studio and SAWA Design Studio who left with the most trophies. Submitting two collaborative projects—the 948 Citrus Residence and the 1140 Citrus Residence—the teams garnered a total of six awards, including both the Platinum and Gold awards for Best Kitchen, barely beating out Halflants + Pichette’s five awards. And while Leader and SAWA pulled out a Platinum win for Best Overall Home Between $1-$2 Million, where Halflants + Pichette took Silver, the roles reversed in the Best Overall Home Under $1 Million category, with Halflants + Pichette pocketing another Platinum for its Venice Residence and Leader and SAWA a Silver.

Also winning two Platinum Awards, DSDG Architects shined in the Best Overall Home Over $2 Million and Best Bathroom categories for two separate projects. Perrone Construction made its presence known in the Best Overall Home Over $2 Million as well, tying with Clifford M. Scholz Architects for Gold and taking home the Silver. Solstice Planning and Architecture received much acclaim for its Treetop House, bringing minimalism, escapism and privacy to a small suburban lot with style, and winning the Platinum Award for Best Landscape Design, in addition to a Silver for Sustainability. Pulling Gold awards in both Best Overall Home Between $1-$2 Million and Sustainability, the judges admired the Higel House from Sweet Sparkman Architects, while the folks of Seibert Architects PA brought home a Platinum for Best Remodel/Renovation.

For a complete rundown of winners, winning projects and judges’ comments, pick up the March issue of SRQ magazine, on newsstands now.

Pictured: The minds behind Leader Design Studio and SAWA Design Studio celebrate with SRQ Publisher Wes Roberts. Photo by Wyatt Kostygan.

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