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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 16, 2012
Contact: Mary Prier
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Visitors pick their favorite Homearama homes for People’s Choice Awards
People’s Choice Favorite House: Over 3,200 square feet:
Exotic Seaside Retreat by Seaside Homes captured the Gold Favorite Home and the Silver Favorite Landscape Award in the over 3,200-square-foot category at Tidewater Builders Association’s Fall Homearama at East Beach.
People’s Choice Favorite House: Under 3,200 square feet:
DeBord Custom Homes captured the People’s Choice Gold Favorite House and Gold Favorite Interior Award for his entry, Simple Elegance, in the under 3,200-square-foot category at Tidewater Builders Association’s Fall Homearama at East Beach in Norfolk.

The bayfront Homearama home, Exotic Seaside Retreat, constructed by Seaside Homes and Simple Elegance by DeBord Custom Homes, took Favorite Home Gold Awards in the Tidewater Builders Association’s Fall Homearama in Norfolk’s East Beach community. The awards were in the over 3,200 square –foot and under 3,200 square foot categories respectively.

The 3,608 square-foot coastal beach style Exotic Seaside Retreat also won the People’s Choice Silver Award for Favorite Landscape. The home featured 120 feet of unobstructed bay living, a spacious family room with wraparound bay views and a raised hearth, three covered porches and a two-story cupola.

The 2,244 square-foot Simple Elegance also won the Favorite Interior Gold Award. The home featured custom wood trim throughout, including a coffered family room ceiling and stained wood ceilings on the front porch, and a fireplace with El Dorado stone and granite surround.

Fall Homearama featured 10 showcase homes in the new urbanist community. Nine of the homes were sold before the completion of the show.

The complete list of People’s Choice winners follows:

People’s Choice Favorite Home:

  • Over 3,200 square feet:
    Gold: Exotic Seaside Retreat by Seaside Homes
    Silver: Blue River Cottage: The Coastal Idea House by Stephen Alexander Homes
  • Under 3,200 square feet:
    Gold: Simple Elegance by DeBord Custom Homes Inc.
    Silver: East Beach Retreat by Simpson Builders Inc.

People’s Choice Favorite Interior

  • Over 3,200 square feet
    Gold: Blue River Cottage: The Coastal Idea House by Stephen Alexander Homes. Interior design by Susan Cox of Goodwin Interiors; Furnishings from Furniture Classics and La-Z-Boy Furniture Gallery
    Silver: The Globe by Strickland Homes. Interior design by Lori Strickland of Strickland Homes; Furnishings by Value City Furniture and Pottery Barn.
  • Under 3,200 square feet
    Gold: Simple Elegance by DeBord Custom Homes Inc. Interior design by Bonnie Blount of Seraphim Interiors; Furnishings by Heritage Amish Furniture and Great Bridge Furniture.
    Silver: East Beach Retreat, by Simpson Builders Inc. Interior design by Mary-Dolph Simpson of Simpson Interiors Builders; Furnishings from Esprit Décor and Pottery Barn.

People’s Choice Favorite Landscape:

  • Over 3,200 square feet
    Gold: The Globe by Strickland Homes. Landscaping by Jamie Nesbit of Outdoor Impressions Inc.
    Silver: Exotic Seaside Retreat by Seaside Homes. Design by Jane Cantin, landscaping by Tom Underhill of Coastal Landscape.
  • Under 3,200 square feet
    Gold: Sea Sister by Definitive Homes. Landscaping by Bryan Ramsey of Bryan Ramsey Design.
    Silver: East Beach Retreat by Simpson Builders Inc. Landscaping by Christian Basnight of Basnight Land & Lawn.

The People’s Choice awards were determined by Homearama visitors who toured the 10 fully furnished and decorated showcase homes between Oct. 18-26, Nine of the homes were sold before the end of the event.

Congratulations to Wanda Crane and Diane Guidry of Virginia Beach who each won a $50 gift certificate to a restaurant of their choice for participating in the voting.



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