2023 MAME Awards
Thank you to our designers for their incredible effort and dedication in each of these projects. We’re equally grateful to our clients for their trust and collaboration in bringing these visions to life!
Hartford Cottages, Best On the Boards Architectural Design – Production + Custom
These cottages showcase simple yet elegant design, a commitment to affordability, eco-conscious elements, and a community-driven approach. With four unique floor plans and various lot and garage arrangements, they also offer versatility. The community features blocks of cottages complemented by private rear yards that open onto a communal green space. Challenged by the client to cater to a variety of owner needs, the floor plans feature two- and three-bedroom layouts, spanning from 1,024 to 1,513 square feet. Covered front porches promote a sense of community and interaction with the street, while optional rear patios extend outdoor living opportunities.
Homes on the edges of the green block feature combined, detached garages across alleyways allowing for smaller lots, efficient building footprints, and reduced construction expenses. Deeper lots in the center of the blocks have their garages on-lot, with the potential to add accessory dwelling units (ADUs) for extra income.
To maximize construction efficiency and minimize waste, these homes feature straightforward design elements like minimal foundation adjustments, aligned exterior walls, and standardized exterior dimensions. Moreover, each cottage comes equipped with full electric capabilities and solar readiness as standard features, making it possible to achieve net-zero energy with the addition of solar panels.
Westerly – Plan 6150, Detached Home of the Year
This exceptional home in Westerly’s Premier Collection embodies the best of Colorado living with its unique four-sided architecture, expansive windows, and a mezzanine overlooking a two-story dining room. The design fosters a warm, sunlit ambiance, ideal for relaxation. Large accordion doors merge the comfortable indoors with a spacious patio, enhancing the indoor-outdoor living experience.
The kitchen, perfect for entertainers, features a large island, high-end finishes, and a hidden walk-in pantry for a clean look. The living room, with its vaulted ceiling and panoramic mountain views, captures Colorado’s natural splendor.
The upper level houses a tranquil owner’s suite with a double-sided fireplace, offering a personal retreat. Secondary bedrooms and lofts are strategically placed for privacy, away from the social areas.
What truly sets this home apart is its exceptional energy efficiency that doesn’t compromise with style and luxurious living. The home boasts impressive certifications and a solar array with a Tesla battery backup system. This commitment to sustainability aligns with modern values and showcases homeowner satisfaction and environmental stewardship.
The Premier Collection at Westerly, Design Series of the Year
The Premier Collection at Westerly unveils an exquisite selection of six innovative home designs: Tudor, Craftsman, Farmhouse, Victorian, Shingle, and Four Square. Each home is a paradigm of eco-friendly living, equipped with solar standard features and zero energy readiness, ensuring exceptional air quality and energy efficiency. These expansive residences, ranging from 3,000 to 4,000 square feet, are intentionally crafted to harmonize with the breathtaking natural vistas of Colorado.
Our collection offers a diverse range of six distinct design packages, from contemporary and trendy to classic and traditional, catering to varied tastes and preferences. The thoughtful design of each home provides a comfortable and sophisticated living experience, from welcoming porches to meticulously chosen finishes and layouts suited for today’s families.
Beyond mere structures, the homes in the Premier Collection are carefully integrated within Westerly’s charming streetscapes, fostering a strong sense of community and belonging. They are strategically placed to enhance connections with parks and communal gathering spots, promoting a sense of togetherness. This collection embodies a perfect blend of modern design sensibilities with the timeless charm of a classic neighborhood, offering an ideal backdrop for a fulfilling lifestyle.
The Premier Collection also emphasizes the thoughtful separation of spaces, catering to the diverse needs of modern families. This includes distinct areas dedicated to children, private spaces for owners, and versatile areas ideal for remote work or study, ensuring that each family member’s needs are met with elegance and functionality.
Each home in the Premier Collection at Westerly is not just a living space; it’s a key part of a cohesive community designed to provide an exceptional living experience that epitomizes comfort, well-being, and sophisticated elegance.