North Carolina Construction News staff writer
The National Home Builders’ Association (NHBA) Best in American Living Awards (BALA) were recently presented during the International Builders Show in Las Vegas. Four North Carolina Home Builders Association builder members took home honors during the awards ceremony.
Living Stone Design + Build/ID.ology Interiors & Design of Asheville won a Platinum Award in the Interior Architecture & Design category for the Elk Mountain Zen home. They are a member of the Builders Association of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Rufty Homes of Cary won a Gold Award in the Remodeling category for The Power of Collaboration. They are a member of the HBA of Raleigh-Wake County.
McNeill Burbank of Raleigh won a Gold Award in the Single-Family Production category for The Fletcher. They are a member of the HBA of Durham, Orange & Chatham Counties as well as the HBA of Raleigh-Wake County.
Semper Fi Custom Remodeling of Black Mountain won a Silver Award in the Remodeling category for Rejuvenating Kitchen Transformation. They are a member of the Builders Association of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
More than 140 single-family, multifamily, interior design, remodeling and community projects were honored during the 2023 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. The awards are sponsored by Monogram, and the media partner is Professional Builder.
Judges awarded nine Best in Region, seven Of the Year homes and projects, a Wow! Award and a Community Impact Award, recognizing “the nation’s best in home and community design, interior design and remodeling”, and showcasing top design trends.
“Outdoor living was a huge focus in a lot of the awards we saw—from single-family to multifamily and community amenities,” said Deryl Patterson, chair of the 2022 judging panel, and president and founder of Housing Design Matters, Inc. “Even in colder climates, there were great indoor/outdoor spaces that could be utilized differently depending on the time of year.”