- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 25, 2004

Longtime area builder Diane Cox Basheer received lifetime-achievement recognition from the FFL Monument Awards in ceremonies held at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner on Oct. 14. The awards are presented annually by the Northern Virginia

Building Industry Association and Maryland-National Capital Building Association.

The awards, formerly known as the Finest for Family Living Awards, go to companies in Maryland, Virginia and the District judged by a peer panel as offering the best homes in terms of design and value.

Ms. Basheer, active in the housing industry since 1973, established Diane Cox Basheer Communities in 1995. The company has become one of the area’s leading home builders. Ms. Basheer is the first woman to receive the recognition, FFL Monument Awards Chairwoman Debbie Rosenstein says.

Chesapeake Construction Co.’s fieldstone-and-brick home in Great Falls was named best of show. The house was designed by Creaser/O’Brien Architects and features landscaping by Surrounds Landscaping.

Judges considered floor-plan innovation, balance of design, value and curb appeal, as well as consumer acceptance.

Entries for this 47th annual awards program filled some 70 categories of housing types in various price ranges as well as site and land planning and technological innovation. Two categories were tied. Not every category had a full award. Three were recognized solely with awards of merit. Some categories had honorable mentions.

More than 120 homes were recognized for achievement. Listed here are award winners only. For information and a complete list, including awards of merit and honorable mentions, visit www.monumentawards.com.

“The Washington new-homes market is one of the most competitive in the country,” Ms. Rosenstein says. “The FFL Monument Awards program is the most prestigious residential design competition in this market. Winning an award translates into true value for the consumer.”

• Single-family homes on lots of fewer than 7,000 square feet, less than $400,000 — Model/Community: Chestnut Grove Elevation 1, Huntfield; Builder: the Cambridge Co. LC; Architect: Smith & Associates.

• Single-family homes, $400,000-$450,000 — Beethoven, Symphony Village; Caruso Homes/Waterford Development; Architectural Collaborative

• Single-family homes, $450,001-$500,000 — Ballston, Braemar; Brookfield Homes; Sutton Yantis Associates Architects

• Single-family homes, $500,001-$550,000 — the Livingston, Parks at Piedmont; the Drees Co.; the Drees Co.

• Single-family homes, $550,001-$600,000 — Williamsburg, Belmont Greene; Caruso Homes Inc.; Architectural Collaborative

• Single-family homes, $600,001-$650,000 — Cardiff II, Glenkirk Estates; Washington Homes Inc.; Architectural Collaborative

• Single-family homes, $700,000 and more — Chatham, Porten Homes at Prestwick; Porten Homes; the Lessard Architectural Group

• Single-family homes on lots of 7,000 square feet and more, under $400,000 — Berkeley, the Highlands at Hammond’s Mill; Kettler Forlines Homes; the Lessard Architectural Group

• Single-family homes, $400,000-$450,000 — Windsor II, Pelham’s Reach; Beazer Homes; Smith & Associates

• Single-family homes, $450,001-$500,000 — Rosedale, Vint Hill; Miller and Smith; Pinnacle Design & Consulting

• Single-family homes, $500,001-$550,000 — tie: Chelsea II, Glenkirk; Beazer Homes; Smith & Associates; and James Monroe, Wallace Estates; Patriot Homes; the Lessard Architectural Group

• Single-family homes, $550,001-$600,000 — Ridgley, Woodmore Estates; Washington Homes; Architectural Collaborative

• Single-family homes, $600,001-$650,000 — Parkside, Springview; Miller and Smith; Creaser/O’Brien Architects

• Single-family homes, $650,001-$700,000 — the Westminster, the Glens at Wellington; Caruso Homes Inc.; Architectural Collaborative

• Single-family homes, $700,001-$750,000 — the Wesley, Tall Cedar Estates; the Drees Co.; the Drees Co.

• Single-family homes, $750,001-$800,000 — Tara, Woodmore North; Mid-Atlantic Builders; Custom Design Concepts Architecture

• Single-family homes, $750,001-$800,000 — Townsend “Alternate,” Brambleton; Gulick Group; Sutton Yantis Associates Architects

• Single-family homes, $850,001-$900,000 — Knole, Lansdowne on the Potomac; Van Metre Homes; the Lessard Architectural Group

• Single-family homes, $900,001-$1,000,000 — Davenport, West Goose Creek at Lansdowne on the Potomac; Basheer & Edgemoore; Smith & Associates

• Single-family homes, more than $1,000,000 — Grand Michelangelo, the Crossings at Oakton; Renaissance Housing; the Lessard Architectural Group

• Attached housing (including town houses, back-to-back town houses and duplexes), less than $300,000 — Ben Franklin, Hupp’s Ridge; Ryland Homes; Ryland Homes

• Attached housing, $300,000-$350,000 — Aspen, the Retreat at Fairwood; Rocky Gorge Homes; Design Concepts Architects

• Attached housing, $350,001-$400,000; Carrington, Mill Island at Worman’s Mill; the Wormald Cos.; Rodney A. Wray and Wormald Homes

• Attached housing, $400,001-$450,000, Regency, Mill Island at Worman’s Mill; the Wormald Cos.; Rodney A. Wray and Wormald Homes

• Attached housing, $450,001-$500,000 — Faulk, King Farm; Bozzuto Homes Inc.; Torti Gallas & Partners-CHK

• Attached housing, $500,001-$550,000 — Broadmoor, Broadlands Foxhall Collection Townhomes; Van Metre Homes; the Lessard Architectural Group

• Attached housing, $550,001-$600,000 — Amherst, Brownstones at Wheaton Metro; Eakin/Youngentob Associates; the Lessard Architectural Group

• Attached housing, $600,001-$700,000 — William Shakespeare, Kensington Square; Renaissance Housing Corp.; the Lessard Architectural Group

• Attached housing, $700,001 and higher — Bellini, Lansdowne on the Potomac; Brookfield Homes; Sutton Yantis Associates Architects

• New condominium/co-ops/conversions, four stories and fewer, less than $300,000 — Clark, Clarksburg; Bozzuto Homes Inc.; Angel Rodriquez

• New Condominium/co-ops/conversions, $300,000-$350,000 — Calvert, the Villas at River Hill; Bozzuto Homes Inc.; Devereaux & Associates

• New condominium/co-ops/conversions, $350,001-$400,000 — Willard, Park Place at Worman’s Mill; the Wormald Cos.; Rodney A. Wray and Wormald Homes

• New condominium/co-ops/conversions, $450,001-$500,000 — the Bellini (Unit 402), Market Street Condominium; Trammell Crow Residential; the Lessard Architectural Group

• New condominium/co-ops/conversions, five stories and higher, more than $500,000 — Bentley, MidTown Reston; KSI Services Inc.; the Lessard Architectural Group

• Customized single-family homes, less than $500,000 — Cove Lane Property, Montclair; Crosswind Homes; Pinnacle Design & Consulting

• Customized single-family homes, $1,500,001-$2,000,000 — Custom Home at Mason Neck, Va., Stone Manor; the Lexington Group LLC; Royce C. Jarrendt.

• Customized single-family homes, more than $2,000,000 — Private residence, Middleburg; Mastercraft Homes Inc.; Homes of Elegance, Jack Arnold A.I.A.

• Customized residential remodeling, less than $250,000 — Everett Street Project, Kensington; Whittington Design/Build Inc.; PGA Design/Build

• Customized residential remodeling, $250,000-$400,000 — Rosedale Street Project, Bethesda; Whittington Design/Build Inc.; Fox Architects

• Customized residential remodeling, more than $750,000 — Residence, Belle Vista; BOWA Builders; Thomas French Architects

• One-of-a-kind single-family homes, less than $500,000 — Cove Land Property, Montclair; Crosswind Homes; Pinnacle Design & Consulting

• One-of-a-kind single-family homes, $500,000-$750,000 — Dranesville Manor; Patowmack Associates Inc.; Eric Snyder PC Architects

• One-of-a-kind single-family homes, $750,001-$1,000,000 — Day Residence, Cardinal Forest Estates; West & Associates LLC; John F. Heltzel A.I.A.

• One-of-a-kind single-family homes, $1,000,001-$1,500,000 — Springdale Farm, Clifton; the Genuario Cos.; Mehmet Elbirlik

• One-of-a-kind single-family homes, $1,500,001-$2,000,000 — tie: The DeCesaris residence; Rosemark DesignBuild; Design Concepts Architect; and private residence; University Homes; the Lessard Architectural Group

• One-of-a-kind single-family homes, more than $2,000,000 — Carpenter residence; Chesapeake Construction Co. Inc.; Creaser/O’Brien Architects

• Innovative infill land planning, 2 to 3 acres — Bryan Square; Eakin/Youngentob Associates; the Lessard Architectural Group

• Innovative infill land planning, 6 to 9 acres — Eakin/Youngentob Associates and Bozzuto, Wheaton; Eakin/Youngentob Associates and Bozzuto; SK&I; Architectural Design Group

• Site land planning, 10-50 acres — Forest Brooke; Classic Concept Builders Inc.; Branca Development LLC

• Site land planning, 51-125 acres — Mill Island, Worman’s Mill; the Wormald Cos.; the Wormald Cos.

• Site land planning, more than 250 acres — Brambleton; Brambleton Group LLC; Land Design

• Active-adult community for age 55 and older, up to 300 homes — Pine Valley, the Regency at Leisure World; Classic Community Corp.; Devereaux and Associates

• Active-adult community, 301-1,500 homes — K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Historic Virginia; K. Hovnanian Cos.; K. Hovnanian Cos. and Sutton Yantis Associates Architects

• Rental units, high-rise — the Whitney, the Whitney at Bethesda Theatre; the Bozzuto Group/Smith Payes LLC; WDG Weihe Design Group and Lewis Scully Gionet

• Rental units, midrise — Alexan Reston Town Center; Trammell Crow Residential; the Lessard Architectural Group and Trammell Crow Residential

m Rental units, garden-style — Avalon at Traville; AvalonBay Communities Inc.; the Lessard Architectural Group and Land Design

• Special achievements in affordable housing (market rate) — Acorn Springs Elevation 3, Huntfield; the Cambridge Co. LC; Smith & Associates

• Special achievements in affordable housing (nonmarket rate) — Victory Terrace; Victory Housing Inc.; Torti Gallas & Partners-CHK

• Residential historic renovation — The Clara Barton at Penn Quarter; JPI; Esocoff & Associates and Oehrlein & Associates, architect Mary Oehrlein

• Implementation of innovative design concepts for a product line — Kensington Square Product Line; Renaissance Housing; the Lessard Architectural Group

• Special achievements in overall amenities/environment of an existing community (large development) — Lansdowne on the Potomac; Lansdowne Community Development LLC; Lewis Scully Gionet

• Special achievements in overall amenities/environment of an existing community — Jefferson at Thomas Farm Clubhouse; JPI; Heffner Architects

• Special achievements in existing resort community — Lansdowne on the Potomac; Lansdowne Community Development LLC; Lewis Scully Gionet

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