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2012 Fine Homebuilding HOUSES Award Winners

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Fine Homebuilding 2012 HOUSES Awards Winners


Read the articles and watch the videos about all of the award winning homes in the Fine Homebuilding 2012 HOUSES issue.

2012 Houses Awards Best New Home



Best New Home: Anni Tilt of Arkin Tilt Architects
The resource-efficient straw-bale, net-zero home that Anni Tilt designed beautifully reflects the homeowners' environmental sensibilities. The smart plan suits the infill building site as well as the couple's active lifestyle, and the fun, vibrant details reflect their personalities. Few houses work this hard.

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2012 Houses Best Remodel



Best Remodel of the Year Award: Andrew Webster of Coldham & Hartman Architects
Andrew redesigned a 1880s house in Amherst, Mass. to improve a choppy floor plan and a dated aesthetic. With bright, open and modern living spaces inside and a new outside façade that still complements the neighborhood; this project is a true sign of 21st-century design excellence.

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2012 Houses Best Small Home
Best Small Home of the Year: Matt Hutchins of CAST Architecture
Our award goes to Matt for the backyard cottage he designed in Seattle, Wash. In only 800 sq. ft. of living space, he created a comfortable home filled with daylight and rich in details. The small house feels spacious, encourages outdoor living and is a premier example of an alternative housing opportunity emerging in the Pacific Northwest.

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2012 Houses Best Energy-Smart Home

Best Energy-Smart Home Award:
 Chris Larson
With passive-solar strategies at its core, the home that Chris designed is just as much about the homeowners' lifestyle as it is about energy use. A sensible combination of a tight building envelope and practical mechanical systems conserves energy, requiring only a moderately sized renewable power plant-for hot water and electricity-to balance energy use and production.

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2012 Houses Best Retirement Home

Best Retirement Home of the Year: Duncan McPherson of Samsel Architects
Our award goes to Duncan for the beautiful farmhouse he designed in Mars Hill, N.C. The accessible floor plan, brought to life with a palette of simple, attractive, and durable materials, makes this home an exceptional example of sensible design in residential architecture.

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2012 Houses Editor's Choice



Editor's Choice Award: Obie Bowman

Designed to fit both lifestyle and location, this Healdsburg, Calif., house designed by Obie contains all of the things we appreciate in residential architecture: a structure that responds to and grows from its site, a creative use of materials implemented as both structural and decorative elements, and a crisply detailed interior executed with fine craftsmanship. Tailored to its rural setting, the house nevertheless brims with ideas and inspiration that can energize any home.

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