2016 Best of the Lake Design Competition
The 13th Annual Lake Norman Home Builders Association - Best of the Lake Awards Gala was held Friday, November 11th at The Peninsula Club, Cornelius, NC. WHB, INC. was named BEST IN SHOW for the Best Outdoor Living Project - $301K-$500K. The Best of the Lake is an annual competition sponsored by the Lake Norman Home Builders Association, the area's preeminent professional association dedicated to the enrichment of the Lake Norman Community and its housing industry. The renowned competition affords builders, designers and trade craftsmen with the opportunity to showcase their extensive creative talents.
This year's Awards Gala was held at The Peninsula Club in Cornelius, NC. The Premier Sponsor, Electrolux whose U.S. headquarters is based in Charlotte, has been an incredible sponsor of the Lake Norman Home Builders Association, and once again made this competition and Gala an extraordinary event.
The Gold Sponsors were BB&T of Mooresville and Lake Norman Chrysler|Dodge|Jeep|Ram of Cornelius, Silver Sponsors included Ferguson Bath Kitchen and Lighting Gallery of Mooresville, Carter Lumber of Charlotte and Primary Residential Mortgage of Huntersville. Table Sponsors were E&P Trimwork & Carolinas Custom Kitchen & Bath Center both of Mooresville, Regions Bank of Cornelius and Alan Simonini Homes of Charlotte. The Beverage Sponsor, Richardson-Birmingham & Associates - Allen Tate, showcased a complimentary beverage. These elite sponsors help make this event an exciting and compelling event for the industry! This year's Media Partner was Currents Magazine.
The event celebrates builders, designers and craftsmen who entered new custom homes, remodeling/renovations/addition projects, special projects, outdoor projects and interior design & staging projects for consideration by the judges. As in years past, entries were kept anonymous, ensuring that all of the professionals and well qualified judges were unaware of which entrants provided which entries. Judging is based on a set of criteria formed around design originality, construction accomplishments and challenges, and solutions to those challenges. The winners of this year's competition serve as an inspiration to the greater community at large, reminding us of the positive impact of the association and of its constant embrace of integrity.
The complete list of winners include:
BEST IN SHOW
WHB, INC. - BEST OUTDOOR LIVING PROJECT - $301K-$500K
Best New Home Construction - $1M+ - Kingswood Custom Homes
Best New Home Construction - $750K-$999K - Arthur Rutenberg Homes/Monterey Bay Charlotte
Best New Home Construction - $500K-$749K - John Marshall Custom Homes
Best New Home Construction - $350K-$499K - Lakemist Homes
Best Custom Waterfront Home - $1M+ - Team - Strom Construction & Pippin Home Designs
Best Custom Waterfront Home - $750K-$999K - KDH Residential Designs
Best Custom Waterfront Home - $500K-$749K - Strom Construction
Best Remodel Existing Home - More than $500K - Southern Cottage Corp
Best Remodel Existing Home - $276K-$500K - Alan Simonini Homes
Best Remodel Existing Home - $176K-$275K - Andrew Roby
Best Remodel Existing Home - $76K-$175K - Andrew Roby
Best Remodel Existing Home - Less than $75K - Omnia Construction
Best Remodel - Bath - More than $50K - Andrew Roby
Best Remodel - Bath - $20K-$50K - Southern Cottage Corp
Best Remodel - Kitchen - More than $100K - Alan Simonini Homes
Best Remodel - Kitchen - $50K-$100K - International Kitchen & Bath
Best Remodel - Kitchen - Less than $50K - Lorenz Custom Builders
Best Outdoor Living Project - $301K-$500K - WHB, Inc.
Best Outdoor Living Project - $51K-$100K - Alan Simonini Homes
Best Residential Interior Staging - Home Sales Price of $1M+ - Carolina Spaces
Best Residential Interior Staging - Home Sales Price of $500K-$999K - Bella Staging & Design
Best Residential Interior Staging - Home Sales Price of $250K-$499K - Centerpiece Home Staging
Best Residential Interior Design - More than $50K - Southern Cottage Corp
Best Residential Interior Design - $25K-$50K - Southern Decadence Design
Best Residential Interior Design - Less than $25K - Carolina Spaces
Special Project - Starr Miller Interior Design