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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 17, 2011
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Treasure Chest awarded Critics’ Choice Best in Show gold award at Fall 2011 Homearama
The Treasure Chest: The Organizational House sponsored by The Closet Factory and built by Joey Corp. took home the most Critics’ Choice awards, including the Best Home in Show gold award, at TBA’s Fall Homearama. The awards were presented on Friday, Oct. 14, in The Riverfront at Harbour View in Suffolk.

Craftsmanship and organization proved to be the winning combination for Tidewater Builders Association’s Fall Homearama Critics’ Choice Awards judges. The Treasure Chest: The Organizational House sponsored by The Closet Factory and built by Joey Corp. took home the most awards, including the Best Home in Show gold award, which was presented at an awards ceremony on Friday, Oct. 14, in The Riverfront at Harbour View in Suffolk. The awards recognize the custom home builders, interior designers and landscaping companies for their contributions.

Homearama, open through Sunday, Oct. 30, features nine fully furnished and landscaped custom showcase homes with innovative home designs offering a variety of architectural styles and an Idea Marketplace. The homes range from 3,200 square feet to more than 4,000-plus square feet. Prices begin in the mid-$500’s and go up to $750,000. The annual event, produced by TBA, is designed to stimulate interest in new housing and products for the home.

Builder Sam Cohen, right, is presented with the Critics’ Choice Best in Show gold award by TBA President William Halprin at the Homearama Preview Party for his home The Treasure Chest: The Organizational House sponsored by The Closet Factory. The award was presented on Friday, Oct. 14, in The Riverfront at Harbour View in Suffolk.

The Riverfront at Harbour View is located in northern Suffolk along the Nansemond and James rivers and features tree-lined streets with abundant curb appeal and year-round amenities for its residents.

In addition to the Best Home in Show gold award, The Treasure Chest also took home gold awards for the Best Master Suite, Best Use of Technology, Best Interior Design, Best Craftsmanship, Most Creative and Best Landscaping. The complete list of the winners follows:

Best Home in Show
Gold: The Treasure Chest by Joey Corp.
Silver: Get Pink with Sentara by ABT Custom Homes
Bronze: Tribute to the City of Suffolk: The 19th Hole by Les Ore Construction Co. Inc.

Pilot Media Excellence in Building Award
Tranquil Living: The Pilot Reader House by Stephen Alexander Homes

Hampton Roads Realtors Association’s Most Livable Home
The Justin Kauflin House: The Charity House to benefit the TBA Scholarship Foundation by Clark Whitehill Enterprises

TBA Past Presidents’ Favorite Home
Get Pink with Sentara: The Breast Cancer Awareness House by ABT Custom Homes

Tranquil Living: The Pilot Reader House by Stephen Alexander Homes was awarded the Pilot Media Excellence in Building Award on Friday, Oct. 14, at the Homearama Preview Party. Pictured are builders Stephen Quick, Steve Quick, The Virginian-Pilot publisher Maurice Jones and builder Alexander Quick.

Best Kitchen
Gold: Tranquil Living: The Pilot Reader House by Stephen Alexander Homes
Silver: Tee Time by ABT Custom Homes
Bronze: The Treasure Chest: The Organizational House by Joey Corp.

Best Bath
Gold: Tranquil Living: The Pilot Reader House by Stephen Alexander Homes
Silver: Get Pink with Sentara: The Breast Cancer Awareness House by ABT Custom Homes
Bronze: Tribute to the City of Suffolk: The 19th Hole by Les Ore Construction Co. Inc.

Best Closet
Gold: Tribute to the City of Suffolk: The 19th Hole by Les Ore Construction Co., closet by Custom Closets and Specialties Inc.
Silver: The Treasure Chest: The Organizational House by Joey Corp., closet by The Closet Factory
Bronze: Tee Time by ABT Custom Homes; closet by Dave’s Cabinets

Best Driveway
Gold: Get Pink with Sentara: The Breast Cancer Awareness House by ABT Custom Homes; driveway by Pool Deck Makeover Inc.
Silver: Tee Time by ABT Custom Homes; driveway by Distinguished Designs
Bronze: The Craftsman Cottage by Sasser Construction; driveway by University Contractors

Best Pool
Gold: Get Pink with Sentara: The Breast Cancer Awareness House by ABT Custom Homes; pool by Aegean Pools; landscaping by R.W. Askew Nurseries
Silver: The Treasure Chest: The Organizational House by Joey Corp.; pool by Aegean Pools; landscaping by Basnight Land and Lawn
Bronze: Tranquil Living: The Pilot Reader House by Stephen Alexander Homes; pool by Aegean Pools; landscaping by Renaissance outdoor Contracting

Best Master Suite
Gold: The Treasure Chest: The Organizational House by Joey Corp.
Silver: Tee Time by ABT Custom Homes
Bronze: Tribute to the City of Suffolk: The 19th Hole by Les Ore Construction Co.

Best Outdoor Living
Gold: The Coastal Cottage: The Social Media House by Sasser Construction
Silver: The Justin Kauflin House: The Charity House to benefit the TBA Scholarship Foundation by Clark Whitehill Enterprises
Bronze: Get Pink with Sentara: The Breast Cancer Awareness House by ABT Custom Homes

Best Use of Technology
Gold: TIE: The Treasure Chest: The Organizational House by Joey Corp.; integration by Masters Security
Tribute to the City of Suffolk: The 19th Hole by Les Ore Construction Co.; integration by
Home Theaters by DAS
Silver: Tee Time by ABT Custom Homes; integration by AVAST of Virginia LLC
Bronze: King’s Cottage: The WAVY-TV 10 House by Charlie Anderson General Contractor Building;
integration by Integrated Audio-Video

Best Family Room
Gold: The Justin Kauflin House: The Charity House to benefit the TBA Scholarship Foundation by
Clark Whitehill Enterprises
Silver: The Treasure Chest: The Organizational House by Joey Corp.
Bronze: Tribute to the City of Suffolk: The 19th Hole by Les Ore Construction Co.

Best Floor Plan
Gold: Get Pink with Sentara: The Breast Cancer Awareness House by ABT Custom Homes
Silver: Tranquil Living: The Pilot Reader House by Stephen Alexander Homes
Bronze: The Treasure Chest: The Organizational House by Joey Corp.

Best Curb Appeal
Gold: Get Pink with Sentara: The Breast Cancer Awareness House by ABT Custom Homes;
landscaping by R.W. Askew Nurseries
Silver: King’s Cottage: The WAVY-TV 10 House by Charlie Anderson General Contractor Building;
landscaping by Edward Gosman and Associates
Bronze: The Justin Kauflin House: The Charity House to benefit the TBA Scholarship Foundation by Clark Whitehill Enterprises; landscaping by Tidewater Tree Transplanters

Best Home Furnishings
Gold: Tranquil Living: The Pilot Reader House by Stephen Alexander Homes; furnishings by
La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries
Silver: The Treasure Chest: The Organizational House, Joey Corp.; furnishings by Carter Furniture
Bronze: TIE: Get Pink with Sentara: The Breast Cancer Awareness House by ABT Custom Homes; furnishings by Value City Furniture
Tribute to the City of Suffolk: The 19th Hole by Les Ore Construction Co.; furnishings by Schewel Furniture Co.

Most Creative
Gold: The Treasure Chest: The Organizational House by Joey Corp.
Silver: Tranquil Living: The Pilot Reader House by Stephen Alexander Homes
Bronze: Tee Time by ABT Custom Homes

Best Interior Design
Gold: The Treasure Chest: The Organizational House by Joey Corp.; interior design by MJ Crow Interiors
Silver: The Coastal Cottage by Sasser Construction; interior design by Interior Visions
Bronze: Tribute to the City of Suffolk: The 19th Hole by Les Ore Construction Co.; interior design by Complete Interiors

Best Landscaping
Gold: The Treasure Chest: The Organizational House by Joey Corp.; landscaping by Basnight Land and Lawn
Silver: TIE: Get Pink with Sentara: The Breast Cancer Awareness House by ABT Custom Homes; landscaping by R.W. Askew Nurseries
The Craftsman Cottage by Sasser Construction; landscaping by Landworks Unlimited
Bronze: Tribute to the City of Suffolk: The 19th Hole by Les Ore Construction Co.; landscaping by L&F Landscaping

Best Craftsmanship
Gold: The Treasure Chest: The Organizational House by Joey Corp.
Silver: Get Pink with Sentara: The Breast Cancer Awareness House by ABT Custom Homes
Bronze: Tee Time by ABT Custom Homes


The homes will be open to the public Oct. 15-30 from noon until 9 p.m. Ticket sales stop one hour before closing. General admission is $10 for a one-day pass and $17 for a two-day pass. Active duty and retired military guests and seniors (62 or better) get a $2 discount Monday-Thursday. A $3 discount coupon is available courtesy of HomeTalk.com by visiting www.homearama.tv. Only one discount applies. Children 12 and under and guests in wheelchairs are free.

Presenting sponsor is TowneBank. Official sponsors are the city of Suffolk, Sentara, HomeTalk.com, Columbia Gas, Dominion Virginia Power, Harrison’s Moving & Storage, Nansemond Pre-cast Concrete Co. Inc., River Stone Chophouse and Tysinger Automotive. Promotional co-sponsors are Hampton Roads Magazine, RSVP publications, ValPak, Pilot Media and Suffolk Living. More information is available at www.homearama.tv or by calling (757) 420-2434.



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