Well-designed, single-story homes recently garnered McGuyer Homebuilders, Inc., (MHI) Marketing and Advertising Excellence (MAX) Awards from the Greater Austin Home Builders Association (HBA).
The awards were presented on April 27 at the annual HBA gala that honors the builders, developers, remodelers and associates who made significant and creative contributions in residential marketing during 2018.
MHI is the parent company of Coventry Homes and Wilshire Homes, both of which have a significant presence in Austin-area developments.
Coventry’s Design 2441 for Lakeside at Lake Georgetown won the award for Best Single-Family Detached Home $350,000 to $499,000/Volume Builder.
The farmhouse-inspired floor plan was designed to apapeal to down-sizing empty nesters, said Alex Dadidakis, Central Texas Division President for MHI.
“Our focus was on building a ‘forever home’ while maintaining privacy and maximizing storage,” Dadidakis said. “Empty nesters are often looking to age in place and this design offers a number of conveniences that can accommodate potential future accessibility needs.”
The home features a courtyard that provides extra entertainment space as well as cutting down on the amount of necessary yard maintenance. Multi-purpose flex rooms provide office space, hobby rooms or playrooms for grandchildren.
Single-story homes are popular with empty nesters and active adults, but Wilshire Homes faced an additional challenge in designing homes for Lakeside at Tessera on Lake Travis. The home had to appeal to both empty-nesters and families.
“Lakside at Tessera attracts buyers at various stages of life,” Dadidakis said. “Our Greystone plan appeals to all demographics because it is extremely flexible. Options allow buyers to create multi-generational living spaces.”
The design, which won Best Single Family Detached Home $500,000 to $700,000/Volume Builder, offers four bedrooms, a study, a data/hobby area and game room. A separate, three-car garage provides space for a third vehicle, workshop or additional storage.
In addition, MHI floor plans and model homes were named as nine of the 15 finalists in the Best Single-Family Detached Home categories ranging from $200,000 to $700,000.