BSB Design Receives Platinum and Silver Awards in 2020 BALA Awards

March 1, 2021

BSB Design has been awarded two awards in the 2020 Best in American Living Awards (BALA) by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). We received a platinum award for our Calistoga model at Toll Sterling Grove - The Best Single Family Home 2,501 to 3,000 Square Feet and a silver award for our Midwood model at Toll Sterling Grove - Best Single Family Under 2,000 Square Feet. Award winners were formally announced during an online ceremony on Feb. 25, 2021. View all the 2020 BALA winners here.



The 2,730 square foot home was designed with the goal to differentiate from existing narrow lot competition by offering a wide-shallow floor plan. The elevation emphasizes the modern utilitarian farmhouse look by connecting the entry directly to the simple, yet expansive kitchen, rustic beam ceiling detailing and a open great room with immediate views and connection toto the rear splash pool/water feature wall. The design objective for how the home lives was to embrace a central daily living core with private living on both ends of the home.




The Midwood model at Toll Sterling Grove is located within the same community as the Calistoga model in Surprise, AZ. The home was designed to offer a square footage price point that provides an easy upsell from smaller collections within the master-planned community. The footprint is extremely livable with a central living space with an efficient kitchen layout framed by the foyer and drop zone, achieving a “tucked-away” feel, while remaining fully connected to the main living space.

Now in its 37th year, BALA recognizes outstanding achievement by builders and design professionals in all sectors of the residential housing industry including single-family production, custom, multifamily, affordable, remodeling, community and interiors. BALA is built on the principle that all great homes start with great design, no matter cost or size.


Community: Sterling Grove

Location: Surprise, AZ

Architect: BSB Design, Inc

Builder / Developer: Toll Brothers

Interior Design: Est Est

Land Planner: Greey Pickett