For the second year in a row Sweenor Builders tops national competition to earn a 2018 Best in American Living™ Award (BALA) from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The firm was distinguished for its work on the This Old House® 2018 Idea House was which was unveiled in the November/December issue of This Old House Magazine. This year’s award is for the whole house, building on last year’s win in the specialty room category. Award levels, including platinum, gold, silver and Home of the Year, will be announced at the NAHB International Builders’ Show on February 20, 2019.
“We’re flattered that the National Association of Home Builders has recognized our sustained success,” says Jeff Sweenor, President & CEO. “This one-of-a-kind home celebrates the best in custom home building and reflects the outstanding talent and collaboration of multiple project stakeholders, including our partners at This Old House, Union Studio Architecture & Community Design, and our in-house interior designer Kristen Martone.”
For a detailed look at the features that earned the praise of the NAHB selection panel, download the 16-page magazine debut here. You can also tune in to the 40th season of Emmy® award-winning PBS television series This Old House for coverage of the Idea House construction.
About the 2018 Idea House:
Designed by the award-winning, Providence-based Union Studio Community Architecture & Design and built for This Old House, the 2,700-square-foot cottage has classic Craftsman-style curb appeal and modern looks inside. Located less than a mile from the town beach, it epitomizes what buyers are looking for today: a smaller home that lives large in a tight-knit neighborhood, plenty of bespoke built-ins, luxury amenities including a home gym, dedicated media room and butler’s pantry, and an easy-care backyard designed for “staycation” living by Landscape Creations of Rhode Island. Kristen Martone, Sweenor’s in-house designer and owner of Graceke Design, led Interior Design on the project. House plan blueprints are available for sale on thisoldhouse.com and from The House Designers.