September 2003 Table of Contents

Advantage of second-generation companies Advantage of second-generation companies

Second-generation companies operate with advantages that first-generation businesses might do well to emulate. Read more

2003 Honorable Mentions 2003 Honorable Mentions

Category: Old-house renovation, over $300,000 Contractor: Keith Alward, Alward Construction, Berkeley, Calif.Designer: Dirk Stennick, Dirk Stennick Design, San Francisco Read more

Honorable Mentions Part 2 Honorable Mentions Part 2

Contractor: Mike Patterson, Patterson Builders, Gaithersburg, Md.Designer: Norman Smith, Norman Smith Architecture, Washington, D.C. Contractor and designer: Bruce Wentworth, Wentworth-Levine Architect-Builder, Silver Spring, Md. Read more

Design Awards 2003 Design Awards 2003

The winners of this year's REMODELING Design Awards span the globe to showcase the best in residential and light commercial remodeling. Read more

Merit Award: Glass Jewel Merit Award: Glass Jewel

In creating this addition to a 1940s colonial, architect David Jameson was faced with the task of improving the home's circulation, restructuring a sequence of existing spaces, and providing an area for cooking and entertaining. The jewel in the design is the glass-enclosed breakfast room, which Jameson placed on an angle to respect setback requirements. Read more

Grand Award: A Welcome Addition Grand Award: A Welcome Addition

When the owners of this house asked for an addition, architect Ralph Cunningham saw a chance to save it from itself. Inside, the addition stepped down oddly and jutted out from the original volume, disrupting the floor plan. Read more

Grand Award: Whimsical and Warm Grand Award: Whimsical and Warm

The owner of this 20-year-old house in Mexico purchased the adjacent land with the idea of enlarging his existing space. San Francisco architect Cathi House was inspired by the time she spends in Mexico and the owner's art collection to create a house full of texture and color. Read more

Merit Award: Tudor Tones Merit Award: Tudor Tones

When Doug Walter's clients asked him to add a master bath to their 1928 Tudor Revival house, the architect researched homes of the same period and thought a fitting remodel would be formal and restrained. The judges were drawn to his design, noting that the interior is a rational expression of the exterior. Read more

Merit Award: Surface Changes Merit Award: Surface Changes

Focused solely on surfaces and details, Miami architect Barry Sugerman completely transformed this bathroom without altering the location of a single plumbing fixture or adding square footage.At the owner's request, Sugerman didn't borrow space from other rooms. Read more

Grand Award: Asian Aura Grand Award: Asian Aura

Blending Asian and contemporary flavors, Studio H+L's James Linville and Lina Husodo recast this Chinese restaurant's ho-hum patio as a hip but friendly sushi bar. Husodo and Linville devised an unusual, contemporary design to identify the new sushi bar as an exclusive, "boutique" eatery. Read more

2003 Grand Award 2003 Grand Award

This 1950s brick row house in the historic Georgetown section of Washington, D.C., had some problems -- and the kitchen was one of them. Interior designer: James Griffin, James Griffin Design, New York Read more

Merit Award: A Better Bungalow Merit Award: A Better Bungalow

Not content simply to refurbish, the owner of this 1928 Craftsman-style house wanted to build, from its shell, a classic bungalow. Architect Michael Klement and contractor Bruce Curtis didn't disappoint, creating what one judge called "a total environment" that embodies authentic period style in every detail. Read more

Grand Award: Modern Makeover Grand Award: Modern Makeover

Architect Robert Gurney's inventive design updated this early-1910s apartment with 21st-century style. In doing so, Gurney says, the design proved that modern city living can be done in a historical, Beaux Arts-inspired building. Read more

Grand Award: Manor Born Grand Award: Manor Born

The judges said the designers of this manor renovation created a "wonderful place to live." In designing the new 2,200-square-foot living space, Stephen Muse and Nancy McCarren tried to focus on the home's history. Read more

Merit Award: Bare Essentials Merit Award: Bare Essentials

The centerpiece of its designers' stunningly unadorned modernist kitchen, this stainless steel sink and cantilevered aluminum counter system is as simply effective as it is stark. Engineered with sleight of hand by Gregory Rubbo and Rauzia Ally, the system's only structural element is the sink itself: 3/8-inch bolts, passing through a 1/2-inch steel plate hidden behind the wall, anchor the sink to studs; the counter is then cantilevered from the wall as it passes through the sink's two 20-by-20-inch basins. Read more

Merit Award: All in a Row Merit Award: All in a Row

In this house, designer David Jameson wanted to combine the client's enthusiasm for modern structures with the traditional houses of the neighborhood. The judges said the result looks like a collage of "toy blocks" that respects the scale of the original 1947 single-story rambler. Read more

Merit Award: Nature's Path Merit Award: Nature's Path

The homeowners gave the designers a general wish list that included a family room, entry, and deck, then gave them the freedom to create.The designers produced a plan that relocates the entry to the side of the house to link it to the garage. Read more

Merit Award: East Meets West Merit Award: East Meets West

To incorporate the owner's collection of Asian furniture, designer Scott Hommas introduced what he calls an "Asian-influenced Craftsman style" to an interior that blends redwood, rich stone, and natural fibers. Read more

Merit Award: All Together Now Merit Award: All Together Now

Marked by an obsession with grids, architect-homeowner Barry Sugerman's design aesthetic dominates every room. After stripping the drywall, Sugerman removed every second joist and doubled those remaining, then redrywalled the joists to produce both another grid and a seemingly higher ceiling. Read more

2003 Merit Award 2003 Merit Award

Architect Charles Moore's design pulled the front of the house forward 3 feet and added a 6-foot-deep front porch bordered by tapered columns. Extending the house forward allowed Moore to move the living room to the other side of the house and add a foyer and an inglenook in its place. Read more

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