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Houses - Award Winning

2013 Builder's Choice Custom Home Design Awards

Madrona house, the Kucher residence, 3425 Denny Way, Seattle, Washington.

Client, Tyler Engle Architects, photographed, 2008_0329

© Benjamin Benschneider All Rights Reserved. Usage may be arranged by contacting Benjamin Benschneider Photography. E-mail: bbenschneider@comcast.net or phone 206-789-5973

Madrona Live / Work, Seattle

2013 Builder's Choice and Custom Home Design Awards Merit Winner for Architectural Interiors

Design Trends from the 2013 Design Awards Jury

The 2013 Builder's Choice and Custom Home Design Awards jury was made up of two builders and three architects.

Tucson Mountain Retreat, Tucson, Arizona, DUST, architect/contractor

Tucson Mountain Retreat, Tucson, Ariz.

2013 Builder's Choice Custom Home Design Awards Grand Award for Custom Home / 3,000 to 5,000 Square Feet

 
 
 
 
 

Design Studio

Wood House, Designed by Brininstool + Lynch

When a client couldn't find an appropriate warehouse to renovate into a single-family home in Chicago, principal Brad Lynch created a modern home that references the neighborhood's industrial past.

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Remodeling a 19th-Century Loft

In a 19th-century San Francisco loft building, the remodel features an open floor plan and a minimalist design strategy. The result is impressively light and transparent.

Exterior work for the restoration of this 1893 mansion included restoring the front porach and roof-top widow's walk--both of which had been removed in the 1960's.

Fabulous Facelift for an Old Washington Mansion

In Washington D.C.'s posh Georgetown neighborhood, architect Ralph Cunningham accomplished a mix of period and contemporary for a family home in the famed historic district.

 
 

Green Houses

Glen Lake Tower

2013 Builder's Choice Custom Home Design Awards Merit Winner for Custom Home Less Than 3,000 Square Feet

Manhattan Micro Loft, New York

2013 Builder's Choice and Custom Home Design Awards Grand Winner for Architectural Interiors

Kentfield Residence, San Francisco

2013 Builder's Choice Custom Home Design Awards Merit Award for Custom Home / More Than 5,000 Square Feet

 
 
 

Houses By Location

All West Houses

A Bath with Vintage Character and Contemporary Polish

This master bath delivers the old, clubby vibe the homeowner requested, balanced with modern flair.

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Remodeling a 19th-Century Loft

In a 19th-century San Francisco loft building, the remodel features an open floor plan and a minimalist design strategy. The result is impressively light and transparent.

Kona Residence, Hawaii

2013 Builder's Choice and Custom Home Design Awards Grand Award for Custom Home / More Than 5,000 Square Feet

 
 
 
 
 

On Site Case Studies

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Custom Infill Occupies Tight Building Envelope in San Francisco

Every custom home reflects site constraints, both physical and regulatory, but few...

The Suncrest Residence on Orcas Island, Washington. Designed by Heliotrope Architects.© Benjamin Benschneider All rights Reserved. Usage rights may be arranged by contacting Benjamin Benschneider Photography. Email: bbenschneider@comcast.net or phone 206-789-5973

This house in Washington state preserves the best of its island site

Site-sensitive architecture and construction marry this new island house with its...

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Pennsylvania Farmhouse Feeds the Body and Spirit

A locally sourced utopia takes shape in Pennsylvania.