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With Craft Homes, BSB Design Received Grand Aurora Award in 2017 Aurora Awards

Working alongside Craft Homes, BSB Design received the Grand Aurora Award for the Brewer Model at Laureate Park at the 2017 Aurora Awards.

Photo of award plaque, wood base with a crystal ball, label says 2017 Grand Aurora Award, Best Single-Family detached Home, 2,500-2,999 Square Feet. Craft Homes, The Brewer Laureate Park in Lake Nona.

Aurora Award winners were announced at the annual award Gala on Friday, July 28 presented by SEBC and the Florida Home Builders Association. The honors that were awarded were ranked as Silver Aurora, Grand Aurora and Golden Aurora honors.

The Brewer at Laureate Park, designed by BSB Design for Craft Homes, was recognized for the best single-family detached home 2,500-2,999 Sq. Ft. View all the 2017 Aurora Award winners.

The idea

The main goal of this design was to take market housing where it’s never been before. BSB wanted to give city dwellers lifestyle and design expectations to reasonable, suburban neighborhoods. It’s a home that appreciates an outdoor lifestyle while working around an open and modern floor plan. The front courtyard was designed to make typically unused space, into a privacy buffer to the street. The features throughout the home emphasize the Urban Fringe Modern theme that BSB Design architects were going for. Overhead glass garage doors were used in the main living area as well as the lower level of the detached garage which adds an industrial feeling. The spiral staircase to the upper Casita level and the rooftop deck give it the sleek modernized vibe.

Ed Binkley, AIA, Tampa Design Director and design team leader of the Laureate Park project, says, “It takes a forward-thinking builder to pull off a project like this, many want to but few do. It was a tremendous pleasure working with the Craft Homes team, and the rewards are in… the awards!”’

“The Brewer” at Laureate Park:

Established in 1979, the Aurora Awards are presented annually to outstanding builders, planners, architects, developers, designers, interior merchandisers and other housing-related professionals. Residential and Commercial construction professionals actively involved in projects located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and the Eastern Caribbean are eligible to participate.

Featuring 55 categories, the Aurora Awards encompasses all facets of the residential, commercial and remodeling industries. From overall design to sustainability, the awards program offers categories for each participant in the construction industry.