The Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati (HBA) recently announced its Peoples’ Choice award winners from this year’s Homearama in West Chester. The home built by Daniels Hicks Homes was given the top awards in all three categories including Favorite Landscaping (Seiler’s Landscaping), Favorite Decorating (Designs on Madison) and Favorite Overall Home (Norris & Dierkers Architects).
The Daniels Hicks Homes’ “Collina Bella Casa” was the event’s largest (7,100 square feet) and most expensive ($1,077,000) home. It features 14 rooms, five bedrooms, five full and one half bathrooms. Its most noticeable feature has to be the half-court basketball area on the lower level. The lower level also features a full bar, billiards, game area, private suite with walk-in closet and a media center. Homearama visitors have also raved about the home’s two-layer deck, which featured a hot tub on the bottom level and a large flat-screen television on the second level.
Second place for Favorite Decorating (Kimberly Fox Designs) and Favorite Overall Home (Cox Design/RLT Design) went to Willig Greystone Custom Homes. Willig Greystone’s entry, “Kimberly Ann,” was the first LEED-certified home in Homearama and is still currently for sale for $849,000.
Zaring Premier Homes received second place honors for Favorite Landscaping (Rob Richter Landscaping). Zaring’s “New Brunswick” is also currently listed for sale at $834,900. The home will actually have an open house this Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.
The Peoples’ Choice awards, established by the HBA in 1982, allow Homearama attendees to cast ballots for their favorites in the three show categories listed above.
The 49th Homearama was held June 11-26 at Foxborough, a community developed by Cobblestone/Drees Development, located in West Chester Township. The site of the 2012 Homearama will be announced in the next month.