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2008 CHDA Merit Award: Custom Home Less Than 3,000 Square Feet Aquinnah, Mass., Residence Entrant/Architect: Hutker Architects, Vineyard Haven, Mass.; Builder: Perry Construction Co., Oak Bluffs, Mass. Operable transoms allow for cross-ventilation and help frame the watery horizon. Cable bracing at the center window helps resist wind loads.

2010 CHDA Custom Home of the Year Connors House, Westwood, Mass. Entrant/Architect: Estes/Twombly Architects, Newport, R.I.; Builder: Old Grove Partners, Needham, Mass. The breakfast area occupies a south- and west-facing bay off the kitchen.

2009 CHDA Grand Award: Custom Home / 3,000 to 5,000 Square Feet Laidley Street Residence, San Francisco Entrant/Architect: Zack / de Vito Architecture, San Francisco; Builder: Built Form Construction, San Francisco Postcard views of San Francisco serve as the living room's main decoration.

2008 CHDA Merit Award: Custom Home More Than 5,000 Square Feet Mount Desert Island, Maine, Residence Entrant/Architect: Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects, Boston; Builder: Al Jensen, Dixmont, Maine A sun-filled corridor brings light into the first-floor rooms and is a source of passive solar warmth.

2010 CHDA Merit Award / 3,000 to 5,000 Square Feet Sugar Mill, Chilmark, Mass. Entrant/Architect:Hutker Architects, Vineyard Haven, Mass.; Builder: Johnson Vineyard Builders, Vineyard Haven A sunny alcove offers viewful seating in the mater suite.

2011 CHDA Custom Bath Ridgeline House Bath, Pasadena, Calif. Entrant/Architect: Montalba Architects, Santa Monica, Calif.; Builder: Sarlan Builders, Beverly Hills, Calif. Frosted glass panels enclose a private outdoor space lit from above by large roof opening.

On Site July/August 2012 Rural Renewal Builder: Burdg, Dunham and Associates, Hamilton, Mo.; Architect: Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Minneapolis The worn blue door, found in a local warehouse, marks a service entrance between the kitchen and orangery.

On Site November/December 2005 Waiting for the Weekend Architect: Historical Concepts, Carleston, S.C.; Builder: Monty Jones, This weekend home allots as much space to this splendid screened porch as it does to kitchen, dining, and living functions combined.

2007 CHDA Custom Kitchen / Grand Award Falmouth, Mass., Residence Architect/Interior designer: Hutker Architects, Vineyard Haven, Mass.; Builder: Carpenters & Company, Vineyard Haven

Residential Architect November-December 2011 New Heights Architect: Albertsson Hansen Architecture, Minneapolis General Contractor: Choice Wood Co., St. Louis Park, Minn. The sunroom’s glazed overhead door opens onto a private rooftop deck.

A wall of glass doors connects the main living space and the garden.

2011 rada Custom / More Than 3,000 Square Feet / Merit East Windsor Residence, Austin, Texas principal in charge: Kevin Alter, Alterstudio Architects; project team: Ernesto Cragnolino, AIA, and Russell Krepart, Alterstudio Architects; general contractor: Don Crowell, Crowell , Austin, Texas The client requested open, loftlike spaces that can accommodate large parties.

2011 rada Custom / 3,000 Square Feet or Less / Merit Port Townsend Residence, Port Townsend, Wash. principal in charge: Peter Q. Bohlin, FAIA, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; project manager: David Guthrie, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; general contractor: Pete Crocker, Crocker Construction, Seattle Cedar louvers outside the living room filter the high southern sunlight.

The ground floor features dark radiant-heated Ardex expoxy floors.

Floor-to-ceiling wood windows maximize water views from the living room.

2008 RADA custom / 3,500 square feet or less / merit nest house, hurricane valley, ark. principal in charge / general contractor: Dan Rockhill, Rockhill and Associates; project architect: David Sain, Rockhill and Associates To satisfy its bird-watching clients, Rockhill and Associates placed this glass-filled Arkansas retirement home on a steel-frame perch.

2007 RADA project of the year camouflage house, green lake, wis. principals in charge / project architects / landscape designers / interior designers: Brian Johnsen, AIA, and Sebastian Schmaling, AIA, Johnsen Schmaling Architects; general contractor: Jesse Burg, Gale Burg Construction, Malone, Wis. Concrete retaining walls rise out of existing rock outcroppings, strengthening the building’s connection to the site.

2009 RADA architectural interiors / merit piedmont farm, howard county, md. principal in charge: Stephen Muse, FAIA, Muse Architects; project architect: R. Warren Short, AIA, LEED AP, Muse Architects; general contractor: George Fritz, Horizon Builders, Crofton, Md. Sight lines from interior to exterior help relate the home to the surrounding farmland, while high ceilings and wide openings give it a graceful, stately air.

2007 RADA renovation / merit freezer panel walkout, eulogy, texas principal in charge: Dan Shipley, FAIA, Shipley Architects; project designer: Brian Burger, Shipley Architects; general contractors: Shipley Architects and Mark Huss, Eulogy

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