TAMPA, FLA. – Winners of the Tampa Bay Builders Association’s 2014 Parade of Homes™ – the largest in history – were announced during an awards ceremony in Tampa recently.
Featuring 143 model homes by 33 home builders, in more than 80 Tampa Bay area communities, the 2014 Tampa Bay Parade of Homes™ ran April 5-19 in Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Hernando counties. This year’s new-home showcase boasted a 24 percent increase in entries from last year.
Judging was by a panel of independent home-building experts who considered site plan, curb appeal, design, materials, outdoor living spaces, architectural detailing and workman-ship. Grand and merit awards were given to homes in the following price ranges:
Homes priced less than $151,000: Grand Award – Lennar Homes, St. Thomas at Verandahs Town Estates. Merit Award – Florida Homes Partnership, Persimmon at Alexander Woods Townhomes.
Homes priced $151,000-$225,900: Grand Award – Inland Homes, the Seneca at Bristol Place at the Villages of Avalon. Merit Award – Taylor Morrison, Pinehurst II at Oak Creek.
Homes priced $226,000-$250,999: Grand Award – Ryland Homes, Frost II at Connerton. Merit Award – Lennar, Simmitano at Deerfield Lakes.
Homes priced $251,000-$275,999: Grand Award – Greenpointe Homes, The Woodland at Southern Hills Plantation. Merit Award – Lennar, Sedgewick at Live Oak Preserve
Homes priced $276,000-$300,999: Grand Award – Taylor Morrison, Kentwood III at Connerton. Merit Award – Ryland Homes Siesta at South Fork.
Homes priced $301,000-$335,999: Grand Award – Ashton Woods Homes, Fairfax at Crenshaw Reserve. Merit Award – M/I Homes, Martinique II Bonus C at Camden Woods.
Homes priced $336,000-$350,999: Grand Award – DR Horton, The Surrey at Terra Bella. Merit Award – Ashton Woods Homes, Jannus at Waterset.
Homes priced $351,000-$400,999: Grand Award – Standard Pacific Homes, The Chelsea at Peregrina at Watergrass. Merit Award – David Weekley Homes, the Marbella at Waterset.
Homes priced $401,000-$425,999: Grand Award – Standard Pacific Homes, the Castleberry in Crosswinds at Seven Oaks. Merit Award – Inland Homes, the Devonshire of Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club.
Homes priced $426,999-$450,999: Grand Award – Ashton Woods Homes, Rembrandt at FishHawk Ranch. Merit Award – M/I Homes, Roxbury C at Connerton.
Homes priced $451,999-$474,999: Grand Award – M/I Homes, Madison C at Trinity Preserve. Merit Award – Homes by WestBay, the Verona at Terra Bella.
Homes priced $475,000-$500,999,000: Grand Award – Homes by WestBay, the Nantucket at MiraBay Breeze. Merit Award – Cardel Homes, the Avalon 2 at Waterset.
Homes priced $501,000– $525,999: Grand Award – David Weekley Homes, the Kenbridge at FishHawk Ranch. Merit Award –M/I Homes, the Grandview II C at Panther Trace.
Homes priced $526,000-$550,999: Grand Award – Cardel Homes, the Endeavor 2 at FishHawk Ranch.
Merit Award – David Weekley Homes, the Maybeck at Waterset.
Homes priced $551,000-$600,999: Grand Award – Homes by WestBay, the Biscayne III at FishHawk Ranch. Merit Award – Homes by WestBay, the Key Largo II at Connerton.
Homes priced $601,000-$650,999: Grand Award – Homes by WestBay, the Madeira at Forest Glen. Merit Award – Homes by WestBay, the Sanibel at FishHawk Ranch.
Homes priced $651,000-$775,999: Grand Award – Standard Pacific Homes, the Bellingham at Cordoba Estates. Merit Award – David Weekley Homes, the Thornwood at FishHawk Ranch.
Homes priced $850,000-$900,999: Grand Award – K. Hovnanian Homes, the Wellington at Grand Cypress on Lake Tarpon. Merit Award – Cardel Homes – the Waldorf at FishHawk Ranch Preserve.
Homes priced $901,000– $975,999: Grand Award – Ashton Woods Homes, the Durango at FishHawk Ranch Preserve. Merit Award – Sabal Homes, the Tradewinds 4 Mediterranean in Chapman Crossing at FishHawk Ranch.
Homes priced $976,000– $1 million: Grand Award – David Weekley Homes, the Barmore at Olds Memorial Estates. Merit Award – Standard Pacific Homes, the Bristol at Cordoba Estates.
Homes priced at more than $1 million: Grand Award – Homes by WestBay, the Venezia at FishHawk Ranch Preserve.
And earning the Grand Diamond Award for accumulating more judging points than any of the 143 Parade of Homes entries was The Wellington by K. Hovnanian Homes at Grand Cypress on Lake Tarpon.
Members of TBBA’s Remodelers Council also were honored with Grand Awards. The honor for Best Creative Use of Space for a Bathroom went to The Bath and Kitchen Gallery, while Greaves Construction won tops honors for Best Creative Use of Space for a Kitchen.
The Best In Class Award bestowed honors on builder models in five judging categories. Best Curb Appeal went to Sabal Homes for its Tradewinds 4 Mediterranean model at FishHawk Ranch, while there were ties in the next four categories. Best Kitchen went to Cardel Homes’ Kallista II at Waterset, and Homes by WestBay for its Nantucket at MiraBay Bay Breeze.
Best Architectural Detailing went to K. Hovnanian’s Wellington at Grand Cypress, and WestBay’s Nantucket at MiraBay Bay Breeze. Best Floor Plan winners were the Wellington by K. Hovnanian, and Standard Pacific Homes’ Castleberry in Crosswinds at Seven Oaks.
And finally, the top award for Best Master Suite was shared by Sabal’s Tradewinds 4 and Cardel’s Kallista II.
The Parade of Homes was presented by the TBBA’s Sales and Marketing Council, which boasts membership of more than 200 sales and marketing professionals from the Tampa Bay area. Through networking, speakers and a variety of educational programs for sales professionals, the SMC promotes better and more efficient sales practices so consumers can enjoy a more positive and informed home-buying experience.
Headquartered in Brandon, Fla., the TBBA is a professional organization serving Tampa Bay-area construction-related businesses in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties. These include builders, developers, suppliers, subcontractors, lending institutions, architectural and engineering firms, as well as other related businesses.
The TBBA promotes professionalism and continuing education within the tri-county building-and-development industry, while encouraging industry participation in the community at large.
For further information about TBBA, call (813) 571-TBBA, or visit www.tbba.net.
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