(Riverview, Florida) – Homes by WestBay and Casa Fresca Homes have been recognized with two Grand Aurora Awards from the Southeast Building Conference (SBC). Homes by WestBay took home the top award for Best Interior Merchandising in the $600,000 – $800,000 home category for its Virginia Park floorplan at Starkey Ranch in Odessa, FL. Casa Fresca Homes received the top prize for Best Website.
Additionally, Homes by WestBay earned the Silver Aurora Award in the Best Detached Single- Family Home (3,000 – 3,500 square feet) category for its Bayshore II floorplan at Hawkstone in Lithia, FL.
“We are extremely pleased to be recognized by the Southeast Building Conference,” said Willy Nunn, President & CEO of Homes by WestBay. “We are a hardworking team that strives to deliver superior home designs and exceptional quality to homebuyers, all while making the purchasing process fun and uncomplicated.”
At Starkey Ranch, the interior design approach of the Virginia Park floorplan produced a uniquely dramatic home that would appeal to a move-up homebuyer or a family buyer. The Homes by WestBay team focused on color and contrast, featuring on-trend innovative products to highlight how buyers could personalize their home without adding a full range of custom options.
Casa Fresca Homes breaks the mold of traditional homebuilders. With a focus on Millennials and first-time homebuyers, its website was developed to stay true to the brand’s mission to change the way buyers feel about the home buying experience. The site uses vibrant, bold colors, and offers buyers the chance to schedule a tour, begin the homebuying process, or even ask questions with “Ask Matt” live chat sessions. Casa Fresca Homes currently builds in the master-planned communities of Hawkstone and Triple Creek, with homes coming soon in Starkey Ranch and Riverstone, near Lakeland.
Judge Donald Ruthroff said this year’s competition was exceptionally diverse coming from across the Southeast. “Creative ideas in design do not know boundaries,” he said. “We found the variety and level of excellence to be particularly heartening this year.”
In its 41st year, the Aurora Awards encompasses all facets of the residential, commercial and remodeling industries and is presented annually only to outstanding residential and commercial builders, planners, architects, developers, designers, interior merchandisers and other housing-related professionals in 12 states and the Eastern Caribbean. The Aurora Awards program is affiliated with the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) and the Southeast Building Conference (SEBC), one of two regional trade shows recognized by and affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). This year’s awards drew nearly 200 entries in 54 categories.
About Homes by WestBay
Founded in 2009, Homes by WestBay is Tampa Bay’s largest locally owned, privately held homebuilder. Throughout Tampa Bay, from Apollo Beach to New Port Richey, Homes by WestBay designs and develops the finest communities and best neighborhoods. We deliver exceptional quality and value in our price range, superior design and lead the market in customer satisfaction.
Homes by WestBay is a recognized Energy Star Market Leader, earned the 2019 Platinum Builder Award from the Annual Builder Achievement Awards Program through 2-10 Homebuyers Warranty, and has received numerous other awards from the Tampa Bay Builders Association and the Southeast Building Conference. For more information, visit www.HomesByWestBay.com, www.casafrescahomes.com, or get social with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.