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NAHB presents awards for 50+ housing

February 13, 2014
by Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor
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The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) 50+ Housing Council has announced the winners of its 2014 Best of 50+ Housing Awards, which aim to honor excellence and innovation in the design, development, lifestyle and marketing of housing for the mature market. The annual awards program was held during the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.

“Today’s 50+ home buyers and renters are looking for homes and communities that are much more innovative, and incorporate features and amenities that fit their lifestyle. These winning projects do just that,” says Robert Karen, chairman of NAHB's 50+ Housing Council and managing member of the Symphony Development Group.

The communities and marketing efforts listed below each won either a Gold (35), Silver (24), or Innovation award (3), as noted next to the title of the entry.

50+ Housing Community of the Year

NoHo Senior Arts Colony
North Hollywood, Calif.
John Cotton Architects
Developer/Builder: Meta Housing
Architect: John Cotton Architects
Interior Design: Linda Howard Interior Design

This rental community for residents aged at least 62 years is located in the NoHo Arts District—an urban neighborhood with small theaters, artists’ studios and creative professionals. Of the infill community’s 126 one- and two-bedroom apartments, 80 percent rent at market rates, with the other 20 percent serving low-income residents. The community’s social spaces include an art studio, sculpture studio, art exhibit space, a 76-seat performing arts theater that is shared with local professional theater groups, rehearsal spaces, a creative writing and read-aloud library, a computer media arts center, a yoga/meditation room and more traditional community rooms.

50+ Project Awards (Built)

Best 50+ Assisted Living / Special Needs Community

Mill Vista Lodge at Wind Crest — Gold
Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Lantz-Boggio Architects
Developer/Builder: Brinkmann Constructors
Architect: Lantz-Boggio Architects
Interior Design: LBA Interiors
Marketing: Erickson Living

Cohen Rosen House — Silver
Rockville, Md.
THW Design
Developer/Builder: Whiting-Turner
Architect: THW Design
Interior Design: THW Interiors

Solana West County Silver
Ballwin, Mo.
Faulkner Design Group
Developer/Builder: Formation-Shelbourn Development Group
Architect: Perkins + Will
Interior Design: Faulkner Design Group

Best 50+ CCRC Community

Moorings Park — Gold
Naples, Fla.
Perkins Eastman
Developer/Builder: Manhattan Construction
Architect: Perkins Eastman
Interior Design: Wegman Design Group

Arbor Oaks at Crestview — Silver
Bryan, Texas
Faulkner Design Group
Developer Builder: Greystone Development Consultant
Architect: Perkins + Will
Interior Design: Faulkner Design Group

Best 50+ Repositioned Community or Project

Westminster — Gold
Austin, Texas
Faulkner Design Group
Developer/Builder: Eventus Strategic Partners
Architect: Perkins + Will
Interior Design: Faulkner Design Group

Orchard Cove  — Silver
Canton, Mass.
DiMella Shaffer
Developer/Builder: Commodore Builders
Architect: DiMella Shaffer         
Interior Design: DiMella Shaffer

Best 50+ Remodeled Project      

The Hallmark ChicagoGold
Chicago, Ill.
Interior Design Associates
Developer/Builder: Phoenix Builders
Architect: Earl Swensson Associates
Interior Design: Interior Design Associates
Marketing: Brookdale Senior Living

Blessing Court — Silver
Bedford, Texas
Galier.Tolson.French Design Associates
Developer/Builder: National Church Residences
Architect: Galier.Tolson.French Design Associates

Summer House at Wesley Palms - Silvers
San Diego, Calif.
M.W. Steele Group, Inc.
Developer/Builder: Front Porch Development
Architect: M.W. Steele Group
Interior Design: Marcia Bryan, Bryan Design Group

Best 50+ Independent Living Community

The Palace at Coral Gables — Gold
Coral Gables, Fla.
The Palace Group
Developer/Builder: The Palace Group
Architect: Fullerton Group Architects
Interior Design: Howard DeArmas Group
Marketing: The Ehlers Group

McDermott Crossing — Silver
Plano, Texas
KWA Construction
Developer/Builder: Seneca Investments
Architect: Archon Corporation

Best 50+ Market Rate Rental Community

NoHo Senior Arts Colony — Gold
North Hollywood, Calif.
John Cotton Architects
Developer/Builder: Meta Housing
Architect: John Cotton Architects
Interior Design: Linda Howard Interior Design

Best 50+ Affordable Rental Community

Long Beach Senior Arts Colony — Gold
Long Beach, Calif.
Studio One Eleven
Developer/Builder: Meta Housing
Architect: Studio One Eleven
Interior Design: Studio One Eleven
Marketing: Meta Housing

Heritage Senior Residences at Columbia Parc — Silver
New Orleans
JHP Architecture / Urban Design
Developer/Builder: Columbia Residential
Architect: JHP Architecture / Urban Design
Interior Design: Holt Design

Tavarua Senior Apartments Silver
Carlsbad, Calif.
KTGY Group
Developer/Builder: META Housing
Architect: KTGY Group
Interior Design: Citron Design Group
Marketing: Western Senior Housing

Best 50+ For-Sale Community (Up to 200 Homes)

Alta Verde Coral Mountain — Gold & Innovation
La Quinta, Calif.
Alta Verde Group
Developer/Builder: Alta Verde Builders
Architect: Poon Design
Interior Design: Interior Illusions
Marketing: Cord Media

Del Webb at Gavilán at Rancho Mission Viejo — Silver
Rancho Mission Viejo, Calif.
KTGY Group
Developer/Builder: Pulte Group
Architect: KTGY Group
Interior Design: Angela Nuessle – Retail Experience Group
Marketing: Trumbull Studios

Best 50+ For-Sale Community (Over 200 Homes)

Garden Park — Gold
South Jordan, Utah
Ivory Homes
Developer/Builder: Ivory Homes
Architect: Ivory Homes
Interior Design: Ivory Homes
Marketing: Ivory Homes

Sun City Anthem at Merrill Ranch — Silver
Florence, Ariz.
Pulte Homes
Developer/Builder: Pulte Group
Architect: SHJ Studio
Interior Design: Kimberly Timmons Interiors

Traditions of America at Silver Spring — Silver
Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Traditions of America
Developer/Builder: Traditions of America

Best 50+ Clubhouse (Over 6,000 Square Feet)

Symphony Village — Gold
Centerville, Md.
Caruso Homes
Developer/Builder: Caruso Homes

Traditions of America at Liberty Hill — Silver
State College, Pa.
Traditions of America
Developer/Builder: Traditions of America

Best 50+ Detached Home (Up to 2,100 Square Feet)

Traditions of America at Bridle Path — Gold
Bethlehem, Pa.
Traditions of America
Developer/Builder: Traditions of America

SunRiver Imaginations - Plan 115 — Silver
St. George, Utah
SunRiver St. George Development
Developer/Builder: SunRiver St. George Development
Architect: Jeff Andrews Custom Home Design
Interior Design: Janeen Langford/Ashlee Bawden
Marketing: Sun River St. George Realty

Best 50+ Detached Home (Over 2,100 Square Feet)

Alta Verde Monte Sereno, Modern Villa — Gold
Palm Springs, Calif.
Alta Verde Group
Developer/Builder: Alta Verde Builders
Architect: Poon Design
Interior Design: Interior Illusions
Marketing: Cord Media

Del Webb at Gavilán at Rancho Mission Viejo — Gold
Rancho Mission Viejo, Calif.
KTGY Group
Developer/Builder: Pulte Group
Architect: KTGY Group
Interior Design: Angela Nuessle — Retail Experience Group
Marketing: Trumbull Studios

The Spirit Patio Home — Silver
Stapleton, Colo.
Boulder Creek Neighborhoods
Developer/Builder: Boulder Creek Neighborhoods
Architect: KGA Studio Architects
Interior Designer: Jones Design Group

Best 50+ Attached Home (Up to 1,800 Square Feet)

The Porto Residence — Gold
Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Godden | Sudik Architects
Developer/Builder: Verona Building
Architect: Godden | Sudik Architects
Interior Design: Design Lines
Marketing: Art & Business ONE

Traditions of America at Liberty Hill Silver
State College, Pa.
Traditions of America
Developer/Builder: Traditions of America

Best 50+ Attached Home (Over 1,800 Square Feet)

Saddle River Grand — Gold 
Saddle River, N.J.
Woodmont Properties
Developer/Builder: Woodmont Properties
Architect: Robert E. Zampolin & Associates
Interior Design: Lita Dirks
Marketing: Woodmont Properties

The Elate One Ranch Townhome Silver
Louisville, Colo.
Boulder Creek Neighborhoods
Developer/Builder: Boulder Creek Neighborhoods
Architect: Red Pencil Architecture
Interior Design: Jones Design Group

Best 50+ Lifestyle Sales Center

Traditions of America at Bridle Path — Gold
Bethlehem, Pa.
Creating Results
Developer/Builder: Traditions of America
Architect: Holliday Architects
Interior Design: Builder's Design

Best 50+ Merchandising Environment

Highland Meadows, Case Model — Gold
Weston, Mass.
Design East Interiors
Developer/Builder: Highland Real Estate Development
Architect: CBT Architects
Interior Design: Design East Interiors
Marketing: Highland Real Estate Development
 
Best 50+ Indoor Common-Use Space

The Palace at Coral Gables — Gold
Coral Gables, Fla.
The Palace Group
Developer/Builder: The Palace Group
Architect: Fullerton Group Architects
Marketing: The Ehlers Group
Interior Design: Howard DeArmas Group

Best 50+ Integration of Nature & Landscape

Highland Green — Gold
Topsham, Maine
Highland Green Management
Developer/Builder: John B. Wasileski
Marketing: Highland Green Marketing

Best 50+ Recognition of Sustainable Features

Landis Homes South Campus Expansion — Gold & Innovation
Lititz, Pa.
RGS Associates
Developer/Builder: Benchmark Construction
Architect: RLPS Architects

Courier Place Apartment Homes — Silver
Claremont, Calif.
Jamboree Housing
Developer/Builder: Jamboree Housing
Architect: William Hezmalhalch Architects
Interior Design: Ver Designs
Marketing: ThinkinBig Communications

Solterra Silver
El Cajon, Calif.
Affirmed Housing Group
Developer/Builder: Affirmed Housing Group
Architect: Studio E Architects
Interior Design: Affirmed Housing Group
Marketing: Affirmed Housing Group

50+ Project Awards (On the Boards)

Best 50+ Assisted Living or Special Needs Community — On the Boards

Discovery Village At Naples — Gold
Naples, Fla.
Discovery Senior Living

Assisted Living Home Prototype — Silver
Fresno, Calif.
JZMK Partners

Best 50+ Mixed-Use Community — On the Boards

Perris Station Senior Apartments — Gold
Perris, Calif.
KTGY Group

Best 50+ For-Sale Community — On the Boards

Traditions of America at Lititz — Gold
Lititz, Pa.
Traditions of America
Developer/Builder: Traditions of America

Best 50+ Clubhouse — On the Boards

Traditions of America at Sewickley Ridge — Gold
Sewickly, Pa.
Traditions of America
Developer/Builder: Traditions of America

Best Specialized Use at a 50+ Community — On the Boards

Rossmoor Event Center — Gold
Walnut Creek, Calif.
Dahlin Group Architecture Planning
Architect: Dahlin Group Architecture Planning

50+ Lifestyle Awards

Best 50+ Lifestyle Events

North Hill — Gold
Needham, Mass.
Creating Results

Traditions of America at Liberty Hill — Silver
State College, Pa.
Traditions of America      

Best 50+ Fitness & Wellness Program

The Palace at Coral Gables — Gold
Coral Gables, Fla.
The Palace Group
Marketing: The Ehlers Group

Best 50+ Dining or Café Experience

The Palace at Coral Gables — Gold
Coral Gables, Fla.
The Palace Group
Marketing: The Ehlers Group         

Best 50+ Lifestyle Program

The Palace at Coral Gables — Gold
Coral Gables, Fla.
The Palace Group
Marketing: The Ehlers Group

Sun City Festival by Del Webb — Gold
Buckeye, Ariz.
Pulte Homes

Best 50+ Outdoor Lifestyle Amenity

Garden Park — Gold
South Jordan, Utah
Ivory Homes

50+ Project Awards (Marketing)

Best 50+ Integrated Marketing Strategy or Campaign

Touchmark: Marketing Memory Care — Gold
Beaverton, Ore.
Touchmark
                                                                                                                                                       
Traditions of America — Silver
Bethlehem, Pa.
Creating Results

Best 50+ Brochure

Touchmark: The {FULL} Life — Gold
Beaverton, Ore.
Touchmark

Highland Green New Marketing Brochure - 2013 — Silver
Topsham, Maine
Highland Green Management

Willow Valley Communities Brochure ProgramSilver
Pennsylvania.
Willow Valley Communities

Best 50+ Direct Mail Piece or Campaign

Touchmark: I wish I had moved here sooner — Gold
Beaverton, Ore.
Touchmark

Highland Green: Lifestyle Marketing Newsletter — Silver
Topsham, Maine
Highland Green Management

Best 50+ Online Marketing Strategy

Traditions of America — Gold
Radnor, Pa.
Creating Results

Southport — Silver
Mashpee, Mass.
Helios Construction

Best 50+ Print Advertisement

McKee Builders Customized Milkshake Ad — Innovation
Pennsylvania
Rhoads Creative

Best 50+ Sales/Marketing Event(s)

Traditions of America at Sewickley Ridge — Gold
Sewickley, Pa.
Traditions of America

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