2016 Best of the Lake Design Competition

The?13th Annual Lake Norman Home Builders Association – Best of the Lake Awards Gala?was held Friday, November?11th at?The Peninsula Club, Cornelius, NC.?WHB, INC.?was named?BEST IN SHOW?for?the Best Outdoor Living Project -?$301K-$500K. The Best of the Lake is an annual?competition sponsored by the Lake Norman Home Builders Association, the area’s preeminent professional association dedicated to the enrichment of the Lake Norman Community and its housing industry. The renowned competition affords builders, designers and trade craftsmen with the opportunity to showcase their extensive creative talents.

This year’s Awards Gala was held at?The Peninsula Club in Cornelius, NC. The?Premier Sponsor,?Electrolux?whose U.S. headquarters is based in Charlotte, has been an?incredible sponsor of the Lake Norman Home Builders Association, and once again?made this competition and Gala an extraordinary event.

The Gold Sponsors were BB&T of Mooresville and Lake Norman Chrysler|Dodge|Jeep|Ram of Cornelius, Silver Sponsors included Ferguson Bath Kitchen and Lighting Gallery of Mooresville, Carter Lumber of Charlotte?and?Primary Residential Mortgage of Huntersville.? Table Sponsors were E&P Trimwork & Carolinas Custom Kitchen & Bath Center both of Mooresville, Regions Bank of Cornelius?and Alan Simonini Homes of Charlotte. The?Beverage Sponsor,?Richardson-Birmingham & Associates -?Allen Tate,?showcased a complimentary beverage.?These elite sponsors help make this event an exciting and compelling event for the industry!? This year’s Media Partner was?Currents Magazine.

The event celebrates builders, designers and craftsmen who entered new custom homes, remodeling/renovations/addition projects, special projects, outdoor projects and interior design & staging projects for consideration by the judges. As in years past, entries were kept anonymous, ensuring that all of the professionals and well qualified judges were unaware of which entrants provided which entries. Judging is based on a set of criteria formed around design originality, construction accomplishments and challenges, and solutions to those challenges. The winners of this year’s competition serve as an inspiration to the greater community at large, reminding us of the positive impact of the association and of its constant embrace of integrity.

The complete list of winners include:



Best New Home Construction – $1M+ – Kingswood Custom Homes

Best New Home Construction – $750K-$999K – Arthur Rutenberg Homes/Monterey Bay Charlotte

Best New Home Construction – $500K-$749K -?John Marshall Custom Homes

Best New Home Construction – $350K-$499K – Lakemist Homes

Best Custom Waterfront Home – $1M+ – Team – Strom Construction & Pippin Home Designs

Best Custom Waterfront Home – $750K-$999K – KDH Residential Designs

Best Custom Waterfront Home – $500K-$749K -?Strom Construction

Best Remodel Existing Home – More than $500K – Southern Cottage Corp

Best Remodel Existing Home – $276K-$500K -?Alan Simonini Homes

Best Remodel Existing Home – $176K-$275K – Andrew Roby

Best Remodel Existing Home – $76K-$175K – Andrew Roby

Best Remodel Existing Home – Less than $75K – Omnia Construction

Best?Remodel – Bath?- More than $50K – Andrew Roby

Best?Remodel – Bath – $20K-$50K – Southern Cottage Corp

Best Remodel – Kitchen?- More than $100K -?Alan Simonini Homes

Best?Remodel – Kitchen?- $50K-$100K -?International Kitchen & Bath

Best?Remodel – Kitchen – Less than $50K -?Lorenz Custom Builders

Best Outdoor Living Project -?$301K-$500K – WHB, Inc.

Best Outdoor Living Project – $51K-$100K – Alan Simonini Homes

Best Residential Interior Staging – Home Sales Price of $1M+?- Carolina Spaces

Best Residential Interior Staging – Home Sales Price of $500K-$999K – Bella Staging & Design

Best Residential Interior Staging – Home Sales Price of $250K-$499K – Centerpiece Home Staging

Best Residential Interior Design – More than $50K -?Southern Cottage Corp

Best Residential Interior Design – $25K-$50K – Southern Decadence Design

Best Residential Interior Design – Less than $25K – Carolina Spaces

Special Project – Starr Miller Interior Design

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