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July 03, 2012
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Visitors pick their favorite Homearama homes for Peopleís Choice Awards

The Carmel Cottage | Spring 2012 Homearama
The Caramel Cottage by Stephen Alexander Homes and Neighborhoods was voted the Peopleís Choice for Favorite House at Tidewater Builders Associationís Spring Homearama at Culpepper Landing, Chesapeake. It also won Favorite Landscape.
The Caramel Cottage: The Hampton Roads Magazine House at Tidewater Builders Associationís Spring Homearama at Culpepper Landing garnered the most votes from visitors to win the Peopleís Choice Favorite House award. The home, built by Stephen Alexander Homes and Neighborhoods, also won first for Favorite Landscape and third for Favorite Interior.

The Peopleís Choice Awards were determined by votes from those who attended Spring Homearama to tour the eight fully furnished and decorated showcase homes from June 16-July 1.

The five-bedroom, three-bath Victorian revival farmhouse featured a hand-painted wood ceiling with Old World detail in the kitchen, 14-foot ceilings, walk-in closet and custom box bay in the master suite, a media/game room, a hidden built-in safe and custom wood detailing. Landscaping was by Robert Nye of Renaissance Outdoor Contracting Inc. Interior design was by Sharon Goodwin and Susan Wilson of Goodwin Interiors, with furnishings by Furniture Classics and La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries Virginia Beach.

Favorite Interior | Spring 2012 Homearama
Homearama builders Jimmy Richardson and Ed Hewitt of Richardson Homes/Viridian Homes won first place for Peopleís Choice Favorite Interior at Tidewater Builders Associationís Spring Homearama at Culpepper Landing, Chesapeake. Interior design was by Linda Federoff of Distinctive Designs. The home also won second place for Favorite Home and Favorite Landscape.

Homearama builders Jimmy Richardson and Ed Hewitt of Richardson Homes/Viridian Homes won first place for Peopleís Choice Favorite Interior, and second place for both Favorite House and Favorite Landscape.  Their entry, The Heronís Nest, was a green-certified traditional house with HardiPlank siding and cedar shake accents with an upstairs curved loft that overlooked a two-story stone fireplace in the family room. The interior design was by Linda Federoff of Distinctive Designs with furnishings by Amish Originals, La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries Greenbrier and Virginia Beach. The outdoor area featured circular seating with hardscaping and fire pit by Carter Winn of Winnís Nursery.

The Made in America House by T.E. Jones of Vintage Homes won third place for Favorite House and second place Favorite Interior Design. The Resnet Smart Builder certified home featured dual master suites, a chefís kitchen and a two-story porch, all of which were constructed and furnished from products produced and manufactured in the United States. Interior design was by Tina Murphy and Alison Dodson Anderson of A. Dodsonís with furnishings from A. Dodsonís.

Favorite Landscape | Spring 2012 Homearama
The Caramel Cottage by Stephen Alexander Homes and Neighborhoods was voted first place in the Peopleís Choice Awards for Favorite Landscape at Tidewater Builders Associationís Spring Homearama. The landscaping was by Robert Nye of Renaissance Outdoor Contracting Inc. The home also won Favorite House.

Finally, Homearama veteran Sam Cohen of Joey Corp. won third place for Favorite Landscape for his Logical Living House. Christian Basnight of Basnight Land & Lawn provided the landscaping.

Congratulations to Beverly Woods of Chesapeake and Erzebet Szekely of Virginia Beach, who each won a $50 gift certificate to a restaurant of their choice for participating in the voting.
  
Three of the eight Homearama homes were sold before the end of the event. The next Tidewater Builders Association Homearama is planned for Norfolkís East Beach community from Oct. 13-28.

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