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June 16, 2012
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Caramel Cottage awarded Criticsí Choice Best in Show Gold Award at Spring Homearama
 Critics Choice | Best in show - Homearama Spring 2012
The Critics' Choice Best Home in Show winners were announced for Tidewater Builders Association's Spring Homearama on Friday, June 15, at the Preview Party at Culpepper Landing. They are: Caramel Cottage by Stephen Alexander Homes won the gold award; The Cherry Blossom by ABT Custom Homes was awarded the silver award and the Logical Living by Joey Corp. won the bronze. Pictured are (from left to right) Chip Iuliano of ABT Custom Homes; Steve, Stephen and Alexander Quick of Stephen Alexander Homes, Sam Cohen of Joey Corp. and TBA immediate past president William H. Halprin.

Livability and a creative floor plan made winning marks with Tidewater Builders Associationís Spring Homearama Criticsí Choice Awards judges. Caramel Cottage: The Hampton Roads Magazine House by Stephen Alexander Homes won the Best Home in Show gold award, which was presented at an awards ceremony on Friday, June 15, in Culpepper Landing in Chesapeake. The awards recognize the custom home builders, interior designers, landscapers and other companies for their contributions.

Homearama, open through Sunday, July 1, features eight fully furnished and landscaped custom showcase homes with innovative home designs offering a variety of architectural styles and an Idea Marketplace. The homes range from 2,200 square feet to more than 3,800-plus square feet. Prices begin in the mid-$350,000s and go up to the high $400,000s. The annual event, produced by TBA, is designed to stimulate interest in new housing and products for the home.
Culpepper Landing is located in the Deep Creek section of Chesapeake and offers a traditional neighborhood design, with front porches, sidewalks and walkable streets Ė plus all the amenities Mother Nature has to offer in its 150-acre conservation area.

In addition to the Best Home in Show gold award, the Caramel Cottage also took home gold awards for the Best Kitchen, Best Outdoor Living Space, Best Family Room, Best Floor plan and Most Creative. The complete list of the winners follows:

Best Home in Show    
Gold - Caramel Cottage by Stephen Alexander Homes
Silver - The Cherry Blossom by ABT Custom Homes
Bronze - Logical Living by Joey Corp.

Pilot Media Excellence in Building Award
Logical Living by Joey Corp.

Hampton Roads REALTORSģ Associationís Most Livable Home
The Cherry Blossom by ABT Custom Homes

TBA Past Presidentsí Favorite Home
Logical Living by Joey Corp.

Best Kitchen
Gold - Caramel Cottage by Stephen Alexander Homes
Silver - Made in America House by Vintage Homes
Bronze - The Intracoastal by Definitive Homes

Best Bath
Gold - Made in America House by Vintage Homes
Silver - The Heronís Nest by Richardson/Viridian Homes
Bronze - Caramel Cottage by Stephen Alexander Homes

Best Closet
Gold - Logical Living by Joey Corp., closets by The Closet Factory
Silver - Made in America House by Vintage Homes, closets by Custom Closets and Specialties
Bronze - Thirty Years Later by Reliant Construction Corp., closets by Bradenton Construction

Best Driveway
Gold - Logical Living by Joey Corp., driveway by Pool Deck Makeover, Inc.
Silver - Caramel Cottage by Stephen Alexander Homes, driveway by Atlantic Foundations, Inc.
Bronze  - The Cherry Blossom by ABT Custom Homes, driveway by Pool Deck Makeover, Inc.

Best Master Suite
Gold - The Cherry Blossom by ABT Custom Homes
Silver - Logical Living by Joey Corp.
Bronze - The Dawn Michelle by Les Ore Construction Co.

Best Outdoor Living  
Gold - Caramel Cottage by Stephen Alexander Homes
Silver - Logical Living by Joey Corp.
Bronze - The Cherry Blossom by ABT Custom Homes

Best Use of Technology
Gold - The Cherry Blossom by ABT Custom Homes, technology by Avast of Virginia
Silver - Thirty Years Later by Reliant Construction Corp., technology by Integrated Audio Visual
Bronze (tie) - Logical Living by Joey Corp., technology by Home Technology by Masters
                       The Heronís Nest by Richardson/Viridian Homes, technology by Audio Connection
            
Best Family Room
Gold - Caramel Cottage by Stephen Alexander Homes
Silver - The Intracoastal by Definitive Homes
Bronze - Made in America House by Vintage Homes
        
Best Floor Plan
Gold - Caramel Cottage by Stephen Alexander Homes
Silver - The Heronís Nest by Richardson/Viridian Homes
Bronze - The Cherry Blossom by ABT Custom Homes

Best Curb Appeal
Gold - The Cherry Blossom by ABT Custom Homes; landscaping by R.W. Askew Nursery
Silver - Made in America House by Vintage Homes; landscaping by L&F Landscaping
Bronze (tie) - The Dawn Michelle by Les Ore Construction Co.; landscaping by L&F Landscaping
                       Logical Living by Joey Corp; landscaping by Basnight Land & Lawn

Best Home Furnishings
Gold - The Cherry Blossom by ABT Custom Homes; furnishings by Value City
Furniture
Silver - Logical Living by Joey Corp.; furnishings by Carters Quality Furniture
Bronze (tie) - Caramel Cottage by Stephen Alexander Homes; furnishings by Furniture Classics
                       The Intracoastal by Definitive Homes; furnishings by Amish Originals

Most Creative
Gold - Caramel Cottage by Stephen Alexander Homes
Silver - The Heronís Nest by Richardson/Viridian Homes
Bronze - Made in America House by Vintage Homes

Best Interior Design
Gold - Made in America House by Vintage Homes; interior design by A. Dodsonís
Silver - Caramel Cottage by Stephen Alexander Homes; interior design by Goodwin Interiors
Bronze - The Intracoastal by Definitive Homes; interior design by Batten Interiors

Best Landscaping
Gold - The Intracoastal by Definitive Homes; landscaping by Dreamscape Designers
Silver - The Dawn Michelle by Les Ore Construction Co.; landscaping by L&F Landscaping
Bronze - The Heronís Nest by Richardson/Viridian Homes; landscaping by Winn Nursery

Best Craftsmanship
Gold - Logical Living by Joey Corp.
Silver - Made in America House by Vintage Homes
Bronze - Caramel Cottage by Stephen Alexander Homes

Extra Mile Award    
Hal Shifflett of Chesapeake Public Works Department

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