2013 Gold Nugget Awards

Grand, Custom Home Under 4,000 square feet. Builder: Hill Construction Company. Architect: IS Architecture. Sitting in an old, established neighborhood in San Diego, this American Craftsman emphasizes historic integrity through oak accents, stained glass and an early-20th century mantle.

Grand, Custom Home Under 4,000 square feet. Builder: Hill Construction Company. Architect: IS Architecture. Unique touches in the kitchen include quarter sawn oak exposed joists, a handmade copper and iron hood façade and antique lighting fixtures.

Grand, Custom Home Under 4,000 square feet. Builder: Hill Construction Company. Architect: IS Architecture. The home has distinct details like a custom-designed quarter sawn white oak mantle, hand-painted tiles and custom replica antique windows.

Grand, Custom Home 4,000 to 8,000 square feet. Builder: Blue Heron Construction. Architect: Blue Heron Architecture. The New American Home 2013 in Henderson, Nev., features indoor-outdoor spaces and twin pools in its blend of traditional elements of desert beauty and cutting-edge, tranquil touches.

Grand, Custom Home 8,001 to 12,000 square feet. Builder: Lencioni Construction. Architect: Swatt | Miers Architects. Constructed with African mahogany, the OZ Residence in Silicon Valley, Calif., has a floating glass bridge to connect the great room with east and west wings.

Grand, Custom Home 8,001 to 12,000 square feet. Builder: Lencioni Construction. Architect: Swatt | Miers Architects. The two-story great room, paneled in African mahogany, a contrast to the white stucco wings, serves as the center of the home with access to an expansive outdoor space accented with a pool.

Grand, Custom Home 8,001 to 12,000 square feet. Builder: Lencioni Construction. Architect: Swatt | Miers Architects. The open planning and strong indoor-outdoor connections give a vacation-house feel to this primary residence.

Grand, Custom Home 12,000 square feet and over. Builder: Sterling Bay Homes. Architect: Dahlin Group Architecture Planning. Overlooking Lake Thonotosassa east of Tampa, Fla., the hacienda-style Misiõn Lago has hand-scrapped trusses made from Ponderosa pine timbers, a hand-painted rolling vault ceiling and hand-crafted tile mimicking the appearance of rugs.

Grand and Residential Project of the Year, Renovated, Restored or Adaptive Re-Use Residential Project. Builder: Belfor Construction, First Church LLC. Architect: Runberg Architecture Group. The church's original stained glass dome, preserved in this modern, multifamily Seattle building, allows natural light to stream into the townhouses.

Grand, Mixed Use Project. Builder: Bernards. Architect: McLarand Vasquez Emsiek & Partners. With a streamlined design reminiscent of 1950s architecture, 8500 Burton Way has a Trader Joe's located beneath the residences.

Grand, Affordable Project - Under 30 du/acre. Builder: Advent Companies. Architect: Bassenian Lagoni. Feauring spacious interiors and community courtyards, at least 20 percent of these Spanish Colonial-style homes are affordable to families earning 80 to 120 percent of the area's median family income.

Grand, Affordable Project - Over 30 du/acre. Builder: McGillivray Construction. Architect: Peikert Group Architects, LLP. Designed to look like a group of smaller homes, Bradley Studios is actually one building with a central courtyard to support residents who earn between 30 to 60 percent of area median income.

Grand, Multi-Family Housing Project - Under 18 du/acre (For Sale or Rent). Builder: Irvine Pacific. Architect: Bassenian Lagoni. Designed for young people, these Irvine, Calif., homes expand livable space with front porches and side courtyards.

Grand, Multi-Family Housing Project - 18 to 30 du/acre (For Sale or Rent). Builder: Shea Homes. Architect: Woodley Architectural Group Inc. Located in a suburban San Diego neighborhood, these townhouses deliver modern, urban aesthetics for young couples or families.

Grand, Multi-Family Housing Project - 30 to 60 du/acre (For Sale or Rent). Builder: EYA. Architect: Lessard Design. Sitting within walking distance of public transportation and retail shops, these Washington, D.C., townhomes have rooftop terraces, bay windows and vibrat paint schemes yet fit right in with the surrounding 19th and 20th century townhouses.

Grand, Multi-Family Housing Project - Over 60 du/acre (For Sale or Rent). Builder: Bernards. Architect: McLarand Vasquez Emsiek & Partners. Sandwiched between West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, 8500 Burton Way's modified flatiron shape fits snugly on its lot.

Grand, Campus Housing Project - Faculty or Student Residential - Institutional Use. Builder: Winter Park Construction. Architect: Humphreys & Partners Architects, L.P. Students at these contemporary apartments, located less than a mile from the University of Central Florida campus, have access to a fitness center, pool, lounges and a community kitchen.

Grand, Multi-Generational Concepts - Built or on the Boards. Builder: Cobalt Construction Company. Architect: John Cotton Architects Inc. Designed to assist grandparents raising grandchildren, the Vermont Avenue Apartments have intergenerational arts programs, parenting classes and an on-site garden.

Grand, Seniors Housing Community. Builder: Cobalt Construction. Architect: Studio One Eleven. Complete with a fitness center, community theater, dog park and art studios, the Long Beach Senior Arts Colony is not your grandma's nursing home.

Grand, Senior Housing Community - On the Boards. Architect: KEPHART community :: planning :: architecture. Designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, The Grove at Stapleton's corner windows stream in natural light while user-friendly stairs and sidewalks encourage activity and connectivity.

Grand, Community Stie Plan. Builder: CP Construction West. Architects: Studio E Architects, MVE Institutional, Lim Chang Rohling Associates, Solarc. With buildings oriented for peak solar control and a system of bioswales, the UC Davis West Village in Davis, Calif., is the largest planned Zero Net Energy community in the nation.

Grand, Community Site Plan. Builder: Pardee Homes. Architect: Bassenian/Lagoni Architects. With connections to equestrian and hiking trails, the varied homesites of the Alta Del Mar preserve the plateau's slopes and habitat.

Grand, Infill, Re-Development or Rehab Site Plan - Up to Five Acres. Builder: Bernards. Architect: McLarand Vasquez Emsiek & Partners. From the private rooftop pool and clubroom, residents enjoy an exciting social atmosphere in addition to downtown and coastal views.

Grand, Single Family Detached House - Under 2,000 square feet. Builder: McCaffrey Homes. Architect: Danielian Associates Architecture Planning. Featuring 8-foot sliding doors and windows, this Clovis, Calif., home expands indoor-outdoor living areas with a 10-foot-wide side yard.

Grand, Zero Net Energy Home Design Committee. Builder: BCA Developer along with North Orange County ROP - BITA Program. Architect: KTGY Group Inc. This certified net zero energy home showcases sustainable elements, like a gray water system and solar roof panels, and universal design principles.

Judges Special, Zero Net Energy Home Design Committee. Builder: CP Construction West. Architects: Studio E Architects, MVE Institutional, Lim Chang Rohling Associates, Solarc. Designed with sun, wind and water in mind, the buildings at the UC Davis West Village incorporate oversized windows for natural cooling and extensive shades to block intense sunlight.

Judges Special, Responsive Design - Special Needs. Builder: HOLA Realty S.A. de C.V. Architect: HOLA Realty S.A. de C.V. Created for extreme affordability, the gated communities in Los Castaños de Choloma offer homes, schools and commercial spaces for the working poor in Honduras.

Judges Special, Responsive Design - Special Needs. Builder: Sal Caruso Development Corporation. Architect: Salvatore Caruso Design Corporation. At San Quentin prison, a non-denominational chapel with mosiacs incorporating Christian, Jewish and Muslim imagery enourage spirituality. Worship and faith have been proven to reduce recidivism rates dramatically.

Grand, International Residential Project - Detached. Builder: Poly Real Estate Group CO, Ltd. Architect: Dahlin Group Architecture Planning. Each neighborhood in the Poly Lafitte Manor Villas, located in Chengdu, China, features distinct characteristics from English, French and Italian architectural styles.

Grand, International Residential Project - Attached Under 1.0 FAR. Builder: Minhou Rongqiao Real Estate Co., Ltd. Architect: Dahlin Group Architecture Planning. Constructed with local materials by stone craftsmen, these classically styled villas, townhouses and duplexes are strategically placed around the natural waterways in Fuzhou, China.

Grand, Residential Project of the Year - Detached Product. Builder: Irvine Pacific. Architect: Bassenian Lagoni. Minutes away from Laguna Beach, Calif., this gated community's mix of Italianate, Tuscan and Classical architecture emphasize authenticity.

Grand Rehab., Residential Project of the Year - Attached Product in an Urban Setting. Builder: Belfor Construction, First Church LLC. Architect: Runberg Architecture Group. To transform the church's original windows from fixed to operable, crews removed the glass for repair and cleaning, then mounted the windows on rolling tracks.

Grand, Residential Project of the Year - Attached Product in an Urban Setting. Builder: Bernards. Architect: McLarand Vasquez Emsiek & Partners. In addition to floor-to-ceiling windows, every luxurious unit features walk-in closets and large balconies.

Grand, Residential Project of the Year - Attached Product within a Suburban Setting. Builder: Advent Companies. Architect: Bassenian Lagoni. This transit-oriented development, with homes configured as townhomes-over-flats, is affordable housing that looks like upscale housing.

Grand, Community Site Plan. Builder: Pardee Homes. Architect: Bassenian/Lagoni Architects. With casement windows in the livingroom, familyroom and sunroom, the Alta Del Mar's construction pays homage to the aesthetics of early 20th century California.

Grand, Single Family Detached Home - Over 4,000 square feet. Builder: Pardee Homes. Architect: Bassenian/Lagoni Architects. This solid maple honeycomb ceiling was hand built in sections then stained with a walnut finish to match the home's trim.

Grand, Renovated or Restored Single House. Builder: Petrina Construction Inc. Architect: Rick Berry. Even working on a budget, the amazing transformation took this 1950s daylight ranch into the 21st century.

Grand, Renovated or Restored Single House. Builder: Petrina Construction Inc. Architect: Rick Berry. Made from wood, concrete and steel, this post-war ranch renovation in Portland, Ore., floods with natural light from a clerestory.

Grand and Home of the Year, Single Family Detached Home - 3,001 to 4,000 square feet. Builder: Ryland Homes. Architect: Woodley Architectural Group Inc. This San Diego home's exterior mix of limestone, glass and wood continues through the interior to blend with wood beams and floor-to-ceiling glass.

Grand and Home of the Year, Single Family Detached Home - 3,001 to 4,000 square feet. Builder: Ryland Homes. Architect: Woodley Architectural Group Inc. The Fairbrook Estates home offers two different floorplans, with expanding outdoor spaces, to accomodate irregular lot shapes.

Grand, Single Family Detached Home - 2,000 to 3,000 square feet. Builder: Winchester Homes. Architect: Bassenian Lagoni. Following the tradition of the late 19th century Painted Lady, this Silver Spring, Md., house breaks the norm of the cookie-cutter production home.

Grand, Single Family Detached Home - 2,000 to 3,000 square feet. Builder: Winchester Homes. Architect: Bassenian Lagoni. Details like built-in window seats and large outdoor connections give this unique production home character.

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