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The 19th annual CUSTOM HOME Design Awards received 395 entries in 10 categories. Just 24 projects were singled out for honors. The jury included four distinguished custom builders and architects: John Murphey, AIA, Meditch Murphey Architects, Chevy Chase, Md.; Whitney Powers, AIA, Studio-A Architecture, Charleston, S.C.; Matt Risinger, Risinger Homes, Austin, Texas; and Ken Vona, Kenneth Vona Construction, Waltham, Mass. In addition to a single Custom Home of the Year award, they bestowed nine Grand awards and 14 Merit awards. No award was given in the Custom Detail category.

Full coverage of the winning projects will appear in the May/June 2011 issue of CUSTOM HOME and expanded coverage will be published on CustomHomeOnline.com.

CUSTOM HOME OF THE YEAR

House in an Olive Grove, Geyserville, Calif.
Wendy Evans Joseph and Chris Cooper
Cooper Joseph Studio
New York
Architect of Record:
Heidi Richardson
Richardson Architects
Mill Valley, Calif.

Read about 2010's Custom Home of the Year.


CUSTOM HOME / LESS THAN 3,000 SQUARE FEET

Merit Award
Kiwi House, Baton Rouge, La.
David Baird
Plusone Design + Construction
Baton Rouge

Merit Award
OS House, Racine, Wis.
Sebastian Schmaling
Johnsen Schmaling Architects
Milwaukee

Merit Award
Lujan House, Ocean View, Del.
Robert M. Gurney
Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
Washington, D.C.


CUSTOM HOME / 3,000 TO 5,000 SQUARE FEET

Grand Award
Walnut Woods Residence, Cincinnati
John Senhauser, Kevin Kluender, and Amanda Lamb
John Senhauser Architects
Cincinnati

Grand Award
Sustainable Steel Home, San Diego
Mark Macy
Macy Architecture / Jensen Macy Architects
San Francisco

Merit Award
Cooperstein House, Truro, Mass.
James Estes
Estes / Twombly Architects
Newport, R.I.

Merit Award
GREENville House, Greenville, N.C.
Vincent Petrarca
Tonic Design
Raleigh, N.C.


CUSTOM HOME / MORE THAN 5,000 SQUARE FEET

Grand Award
Hover House 2, Los Angeles
Glen Irani
Glen Irani Architects
Venice, Calif.

Merit Award
Peaks View Residence, Wilson, Wyo.
Eric Logan
Carney Logan Burke Architects
Jackson, Wyo.


CUSTOM KITCHEN

Merit Award
Ridgeline House, Pasadena, Calif.
David Montalba
Montalba Architects
Santa Monica, Calif.

Merit Award
Watergate Apartment, Washington, D.C.
Robert M. Gurney
Robert M. Gurney, FAIA, Architect
Washington


CUSTOM BATH

Merit Award
Ridgeline House, Pasadena, Calif.
David Montalba
Montalba Architects
Santa Monica, Calif.


RENOVATION

Grand Award
Restoration/Renovation of and Addition to Historic Vaucluse, Machipongo, Va.
Stephen Muse
Muse Architects
Bethesda, Md.

Grand Award
Cedar Street Residence, Tempe, Ariz.
Matthew Salenger and Maria Salenger
colab studio
Tempe

Merit Award
House for "Locavore" Farmers, Geyserville, Calif.
Wendy Evans Joseph
Cooper Joseph Studio
New York


ACCESSORY BUILDING

Grand Award
Cape Russell Retreat, Sharps Chapel, Tenn.
Brandon F. Pace
Sanders Pace Architecture
Knoxville, Tenn.

Grand Award
Sweetwater Farm Winery, Glens Mills, Pa.
Peter Zimmerman and Chris Hoffman
Peter Zimmerman Architects
Berwyn, Pa.

Merit Award
O'Brien Pool Pavilion, Greenwich, Conn.
Mahdad Saniee
Saniee Architects
Greenwich


ON THE BOARDS

Grand Award
Cottages at Fallingwater, Mill Run, Pa.
Marlon Blackwell
Marlon Blackwell Architect
Fayetteville, Ark.

Merit Award
The Crib on Nanjemoy Creek, Nanjemoy, Md.
Jeffery Broadhurst
Broadhurst Architects
Rockville, Md.


OUTDOOR SPACES

Grand Award
"Sunscreen" Guest Pavilion, Sullivan's Island, S.C.
Stephen Yablon
Stephen Yablon Architect
New York

Merit Award
Wolf Creek, Winthrop, Wash.
Tom Lenchek, Kyle Zerbey, and Timothy Posey
Balance Associates Architects
Seattle

Merit Award
Palmer Point Lake Home, Lake Minnetonka, Minn.
Peter Eskuche
Eskuche Creative Group
Minnetonka, Minn.

Read about all of 2010's grand and merit award winners.