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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2010
Contact: Mary Prier, APR
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Awards Recognize Spring Homearama 2010 Standouts
Hohmann
Nature Watch by Hohmann Builder took home the coveted Critic’s Choice award for Best in Show at Friday’s Preview Gala, which kicked off TBA’s first Spring Homearama. The show will be taking place in Founders Pointe in Isle of Wight Country until May 23.

Tidewater Builders Association’s first spring Homearama kicked off on Friday, May 7, by recognizing the award-winning custom home builders, interior designers and landscaping companies that contributed to Homearama 2010.

This year’s Homearama, May 8-23, features eight custom showcase homes in the neighborhood of Founders Pointe in Isle of Wight County. It’s the 29th year that TBA has produced Homearama, which is designed to stimulate interest in new housing and homeownership.

The winner of the coveted Critics’ Choice Best Home in Show gold award was the Nature Watch at Old Heritage Manor by Hohmann Custom Builder LLC. Nature Watch also won the gold awards for Most Creative, Best Interior Design and the award for Best Kitchen.

The Associates’ Choice for Coolest Feature went to The Charity House by Simply Custom by Sasser Construction for its pet center. The Charity House also took home The Hampton Roads Realtors Association Most Livable Home Award. The Meadow Glen by Norman Miller Builder Inc. took home The Virginia Peninsula Association of Realtors Favorite Home Award.

Judges came from across Virginia to determine the winners of the Critics’ Choice Awards. The complete list of the 2010 winners follows:

Hohmannn Builders
Best in show winner, Russ Hohmann, builder of the Nature Watch at Olde Heritage Manor with TBA President Bill Halprin.

Best Home in Show
Gold – Nature Watch by Hohmann Custom Builder LLC
Silver – The Berkshire Pointe by Newhall Custom Homes LLC
Bronze – The Meadow Glen by Norman Miller Builder Inc.

HBA Past Presidents’ Favorite Home
The River Retreat by Bill Ore LLC

The Pilot Media Excellence in Building Award
The Meadow Glen by Norman Miller Builder Inc.

Daily Press Media Group Superior Exterior Award
The River Retreat by Bill Ore LLC

The Associates’ Choice for Coolest Feature
The Charity House by Simply Custom by Sasser Construction

The Hampton Roads Realtors Association Most Livable Home Award
The Charity House by Simply Custom by Sasser Construction

The Virginia Peninsula Association of Realtors Favorite Home Award
The Meadow Glen by Norman Miller Builder Inc.

Best Kitchen
Nature Watch by Hohmann Custom Builder LLC

Best Bath
The Meadow Glen by Norman Miller Builder Inc.

Best Closet
A Tribute to Ryan Farish by ABT Custom Homes, with closet by The Closet Factory

Best Master Suite
The Meadow Glen by Norman Miller Builder Inc.

Best Outdoor Living Area
The River Retreat by Bill Ore LLC, with landscaping by Dreamscape Designers

Best Use of Technology
A Tribute to Ryan Farish by ABT Custom Homes

Best Family Room
The Meadow Glen by Norman Miller Builder Inc.

Best Floor Plan
Gold – The Berkshire Pointe by Newhall Custom Homes LLC
Silver – Nature Watch by Hohmann Custom Builder LLC
Bronze – The Meadow Glen by Norman Miller Builder Inc.

Best Curb Appeal
Gold – Affordable Elegance by Birdsong Builders Inc., with landscaping by Bristow Landscaping
Silver – Nature Watch by Hohmann Custom Builder LLC, with landscaping by Renaissance Outdoor Contracting Inc.
Bronze – The Charity House by Simply Custom by Sasser Construction, with landscaping by Landworks Unlimited Inc.

Best Home Furnishings
Gold – Affordable Elegance by Birdsong Builders Inc., with furnishings by Anderson’s Home & Garden Showcase and Mansion House Art & Antique
Silver – Nature Watch by Hohmann Custom Builder LLC with furnishings by Hearn Furniture, Powell Home and Furniture Classics of Norfolk
Bronze – The Berkshire Pointe by Newhall Custom Homes LLC, with furnishings by A. Dodson’s and Furniture Classics of Norfolk

Most Creative
Gold – Nature Watch by Hohmann Custom Builder LLC
TIE for Silver – The Meadow Glen by Norman Miller Builder Inc. AND The Berkshire Pointe by Newhall Custom Homes LLC
Bronze – A Tribute to Ryan Farish by ABT Custom Homes

Best Interior Design
Gold – Nature Watch by Hohmann Custom Builder LLC, with interior design by Janice Powell of Powell Home
Silver – Affordable Elegance by Birdsong Builders Inc., with interior design by Diane Jobe of Diane Jobe’s Design
Bronze – The Meadow Glen by Norman Miller Builder Inc., with interior design by Cathy Tellefson of Complete Interiors

Best Landscaping
Gold – The River Retreat by Bill Ore LLC, with landscaping by Dreamscape Designers
TIE for Silver – The Armistead by Sadler Building Corp., with landscaping by Bristow Landscaping AND Affordable Elegance by Birdsong Builders Inc., with landscaping also by Bristow Landscaping
Bronze – The Charity House by Simply Custom by Sasser Construction with landscaping by Landworks Unlimited Inc.

Best Craftsmanship
Gold – The Meadow Glen by Norman Miller Builder Inc.
Silver – Nature Watch by Hohmann Custom Builder LLC
Bronze – The Berkshire Pointe by Newhall Custom Homes LLC

Visitors to Homearama 2010 now through May 23 can cast their votes in the exhibit tent for People’s Choice Awards for best house in show, best interior design and best landscaping. The results will be announced at the show’s completion.

For up-to-date information on Homearama 2010, please visit www.homearama.tv



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