2013 Gold Nugget Winners Book - page 3

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Home of theYear
Grand Award
Fairbrook Estates
San Diego, California
Ryland Homes
Woodley Architectural Group, Inc.
Photographer: Jeffrey Aron Photography
Judges Statement:
Our 2013 Home of the year, borrowed from the past, ignored the present and landed in the future. This years’ winner is understated. Not too
big, not too small. The home is more about intrigue than showmanship. The volume is subtle and as the floor plan unfolds, it reveals thoughtful zones for living, with
bedrooms on one side of the courtyard and the living area on the other, providing a clear separation between the active and the passive sides of the homes. There is
a home office with private access situated in the front courtyard, as well as the guest suite which provides multi-generational living opportunities, both with a sense
of privacy. The big surprise with this year’s winner is the flexibility it offers for a variety of lot configurations. Designed as a rectangular plan, it “flares” open to take
advantage of pie shaped lots, enlarging the internal courtyard and the rear outdoor room. The mid-century modern exterior features a well balanced mix of lime stone,
glass and wood detailing, all of which is also carried throughout the interior. Floor to ceiling glass, wood beams, and a blending of indoor / outdoor spaces provide a sun-
filled and distinctive home for today’s home buyers, that is a clear departure from the predictable plan forms in the existing market.
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