- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Miller and Smith Chief Executive Officer Alvin Hall received lifetime achievement recognition and his company won no fewer than 13 Monument Awards, including Best of Show, in ceremonies Oct. 20 hosted by the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA) and the Maryland National Capital Building Industry Association (MNCBIA).

Mr. Hall began his career in the region as a carpenter. He was the first employee of Miller and Smith Inc. when the company was formed in 1964. He became a partner in 1974, president in 1991 and CEO in 2000.

“This is an incredible honor not just for me, but for all of the talented and dedicated employees and associates of Miller and Smith,” Mr. Hall said in a statement issued by his company.

Miller and Smith’s community, the Peninsula on the Indian River Bay near Rehoboth, Del., was chosen as Best of Show.

Equity Homes Inc. received the first Consumer Choice Award for the Lancaster II model at Cedar Crest; architect: Pinnacle Design & Consulting. This award was judged not only by the team of industry professionals but also by a panel of four recent home buyers.

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

Entries for this 48th annual awards program filled some 66 categories of housing types in various price ranges as well as site and land planning, special achievements, consumer choice and outstanding home features. Not every category had a full award. One was recognized solely with an award of merit. Some categories had honorable mentions.

Until two years ago, the awards were called “Finest for Family Living” awards.

More than 115 homes were recognized for achievement. Listed here are award winners only. Three of the Miller and Smith awards, for example, are not listed here because they were for honorable mention or awards of merit.

For information and a complete list, including awards of merit and honorable mentions, contact Heather Staverman by e-mail (hstaverman@nvbia.com).

• Single-family homes on lots of fewer than 7,000 square feet, $400,000-$450,000 — Model/Community: Vivaldi/Symphony Village; Builder: Caruso Homes Inc./Waterford Development LLC; Architect: Architectural Collaborative Inc.

• Single-family homes, $500,001-$550,000 — Beethoven/Symphony Village; Caruso Homes/Waterford Development; Architectural Collaborative.

• Single-family homes, $550,001-$600,000 — Hamptons/Stone Lake; Churchill Group; Design Concepts Architects.

• Single-family homes, $600,001-$650,000 — Bermuda/Peninsula on the Indian River Bay; Miller and Smith; the Lessard Group.

• Single-family homes, $650,001-$700,000 — Hamptons/Peninsula on the Indian River Bay; Miller and Smith; Lessard.

• Single-family homes, $700,001-$750,000 — Ballou III/Brambleton, Stanley Martin Cos. Inc.; Mangan Architectural Group.

• Single-family homes, $750,001-$800,000 — Hamilton/Maple Lawn; Mitchell & Best Homebuilders LLC; Sutton Yantis Associates Architects.

• Single-family homes, more than $800,000 — Avonshire/Churchill’s Reserve; Churchill Group; Design Concepts.

• Single-family homes on lots of 7,000 square feet and larger, less than $400,000 — Montpelier/Hidden Trails at Park Pines; Home Builders Inc.; Architectural Collaborative.

• Single-family homes, $450,001-$500,000 — Windsor II/Pelham’s Reach; Beazer Homes Inc.

• Single-family homes, $550,001-$600,000 — Belmont/GlenRiddle; Centex Homes; Devereaux & Associates.

• Single-family homes, $600,001-$650,000 — Princeton/Lansberry Farm Estates; Caruso Homes; Architectural Collaborative.

• Single-family homes, $650,001-$700,000 — Rembrandt/Breckenridge; Caruso; Architectural Collaborative.

• Single-family homes, $700,001-$750,000 — War Admiral/GlenRiddle; Centex; Niles Bolton and Associates.

• Single-family homes, $750,001-$800,000 — Amherst/Beechtree; Mid-Atlantic Builders Inc.; Mid-Atlantic Cos. Architects.

• Single-family homes, $800,001-$850,000 — Westport II/Waterford View; Mitchell & Best; Sutton Yantis Associates.

• Single-family homes, $850,001-$900,000 — Tara/Woodmore North; Mid-Atlantic; Custom Design Concepts Architecture.

• Single-family homes, $900,001-$1,000,000 — Preston/Foxfield Estates; Equity Homes; Pinnacle Design & Consulting.

• Single-family homes, more than $1,000,000 — Lancaster II/Cedar Crest; Equity Homes; Pinnacle Design.

• Attached housing, including town houses and duplexes, under $300,000 — The Ark/Wildewood; Stanley Martin; Sutton Yantis Associates.

• Attached housing, $300,001-$350,000 — Emory/Wildewood; Stanley Martin; Sutton Yantis.

• Attached housing, $400,001-$450,000 — Clermont/River Oaks; Beazer.

• Attached housing, $450,001-$500,000 — Villager/Victory Lakes; Miller and Smith; Smith and Associates PC.

• Attached housing, $500,001-$550,000 — Malibu/Peninsula on the Indian River Bay; Miller and Smith; Creaser/O’Brien Architects.

• Attached housing, $550,001-$600,000 — Bar Harbor/Peninsula on the Indian River Bay; Miller and Smith; Creaser/O’Brien.

• Attached housing, $600,001-$700,000 — Metropolis/ Belmont Bay; Miller and Smith; Lessard.

• Attached housing, $700,001-$800,000 — Braxton/Lansdowne on the Potomac Courtyard Homes; Beazer.

• Attached housing, more than $800,000 — Thoreau/Eagle Ridge at River Creek; WCI/Renaissance; Lessard.

• New Condominiums/Co-ops/Conversions, four-stories and lower; less than $375,000 — Two bedroom-two bath/West Village at Shirlington; KSI Services Inc.

• New Condominiums/Co-ops/Conversions, $375,000-$450,000 — Auburn/Four Seasons at Ashburn Village; K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Ashburn Village; Deveraux & Associates.

• New Condominiums/Co-ops/Conversions, $450,001-$525,000 — Sandbridge/Belmont Bay; Centex; Devereaux & Associates.

• New Condominiums/Co-ops/Conversions, five-stories and higher, $450,001-$525,000 — Hattaras/Harbor View Condominiums at Belmont Bay; EFO Capital Management Inc.; Devereaux & Associates.

• New Condominiums/Co-ops/Conversions, $525,001-$600,000 — Wakefield/Belmont Bay; Centex; Devereaux & Associates.

• New Condominiums/Co-ops/Conversions, $675,001-$750,000 — Unit 601/The Metro; PN Hoffman.

• New Condominiums/Co-ops/Conversions, more than $750,000 — Lancaster Central Tier/President’s Point at Spinnaker Bay; Bozzuto Homes Inc.; Beatty Harvey & Associates.

• Customized single-family homes, $750,001-$1,000,000 — Craftsman/Windsong Pond; Five Oaks Homes; Sutton Yantis.

• Customized single-family homes, $1,000,001-$1,500,000 — Grand Monet Platinum/Beacon Hill; WCI/Renaissance; Lessard.

• Customized single-family homes, $1,500,001-$2,000,000 — Triantis Residence/Potomac Hills; Rosemark DesignBuild; Snyder-Egbue Associates Inc.

• Customized single-family homes, more than $2,000,000 — Private residence/Potomac Falls; Great Falls Construction Co.; Custom Design Concepts Architecture & Interiors.

• Customized residential remodeling, $250,000-$400,000 — Oliver Estates/RCV Real Estate and Development; RCV Real Estate and Development

• Customized residential remodeling, $600,001-$750,000 — Custom renovation in the District/BOWA Builders Inc.; Barnes Vanze Architects

• Customized residential remodeling — more than $750,000 — Private residence; Great Falls Construction; Sutton Yantis.

• One-of-a-kind single-family homes, less than $500,000 — Morgan residence/The Cove at Lake Anna; Greg Morgan; Pinnacle Design.

• One-of-a-kind single-family homes, $500,000-$750,000 — Yorkshire model, Renzetti residence/Rolling Ridge No. 3; Sekas Homes Ltd.; Tejas Design Group.

• One-of-a-kind single-family homes, $1,500,001-$2,000,000 — Private residence; Monticello Homes Inc.; Robert Wilkoff-Archaeon Inc.

• Innovative infill land planning, less than 2 acres — Ellington IV/Fedora at Meridian Hill; Bozzuto; SK&I Architectural Design Group LLC; Loiederman Soltesz Associates Inc.

• Innovative infill land planning, 2 to 3 acres — Bromptons at Cherrydale/Bromptons at Cherrydale LLC; WHA Architecture and Planning.

• Innovative Infill Land Planning, 4 to 5 acres — Chatham Square/Eakin/Youngentob Associates; Lessard.

• Site land planning, 10-50 acres — Herryford Village at Fort Belvoir; Clark Realty Capital; Torti Gallas and Partners Inc.

• Site land planning, 51-125 acres — Woodmore North/Mid-Atlantic Cos. Inc.; Custom Design Concept Architecture; Loiederman Soltesz.

• Site land planning, 126-250 acres — Grenata/Edgemoore Homes & Creighton Enterprises; Lessard & Custom Design Concepts; Paciulli, Simmons & Associates.

• Site land planning, more than 250 acres — Lansdowne/Lansdowne Community Development; Lewis Scully Gionet Inc.

• Active adult seniors housing, up to 300 homes — Avington III/Saintsbury Plaza; Porten Homes; Lessard.

• Active adult seniors housing, 301 to 1,500 homes — The Greenbriar/Central Park at Victoria Falls; Drees Homes; Drees Co.

• Rental units, high-rise — Spinnaker Bay/Spinnaker Bay Waterfront Apartments; Bozzuto; Beatty Harvey & Associates.

• Rental units, midrise — Ellington/Donohoe Construction; Torti Gallas and Partners.

• Rental units, garden-style — Camden Westwind Apartments/Camden Development Inc.; Torti Gallas and Partners.

• Special achievements, affordable housing — Fairmont/Fairmont; KSI Services.

• Residential historic renovation — Kennedy-Warren Apartments, south wing; B.F. Saul Property Co.; Hartman-Cox.

• Implementation of innovative design concepts for a product line — Savannah town homes/Peninsula; Miller and Smith; Creaser/O’Brien.

• Overall amenities/environment of an existing community — Van Metre Fairfax Square/Van Metre Cos.; Poole & Poole Architecture.

• Existing resort community — Peninsula; Miller and Smith; Lessard.

• Outstanding feature in a new home, master suite — Woodmoore North/Tara Master Suite; Mid-Atlantic; Custom Design Concepts.

• Family room/great room — Grenata; Edgemoore Homes; Model Home Interiors.

• Extension — Cedar Crest-Veranda/Lancaster II; Equity Homes; Pinnacle Design.

• Finished Lower Level — Cedar Crest/Lancaster II; Equity Homes; Pinnacle Design.

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