The jury looked at almost 500 entries. Here are the over-arching trends.
Our four-member jury sorted through more than 400 projects to select just 29 winners for this year's design awards competition.
There is no lack of talent or craftsmanship at the highest end of the housing market, if the entries in the 2008 Custom Home Design Awards are any indication. Nearly 500 entries competed for this year's honors, judged by an independent panel of distinguished custom home professionals. Don't miss our web-exclusive photo slideshows of the winners ....
Our independent panel of four judges (two residential architects and two custom home builders) cited 24 projects to receive awards from a record 487 entrees this year, and nearly every one of those winners has a Modernist bent. While these beautiful award-winning projects certainly represent the sensibilities of the judges, they also mark a growing interest in mid-20th-century design among consumers and building pros.
The winners hail from every region of the country and represent a wide range of architectural styles and solutions. The common thread running through all of these projects is a disciplined approach to design, respect for the site and the client's program, and the kind of careful craftsmanship that distinguishes custom home building performed at the highest level.
The homes presented in this feature are some of the most beautiful you are likely to find anywhere. They are the winners of the 2004 Custom Home Design Awards, CUSTOM HOME's annual competition to honor excellence in custom home design and building. Click here to read about the 20 projects that took top honors in this year's competition.