2011 Parade of Homes Design Awards

2011 Parade of Homes Design Awards

Neal Communities is having a memorable month. Next Friday, it will celebrate the completion of the company's 8,000th home over 40-plus years of building.

But first things first. This weekend, the final one of the 2011 Parade of Homes, Neal toasts its domination of the parade's Design Awards competition, presented by the Home Builders Association of Manatee-Sarasota.

Neal Communities won four best-overall awards, easily outpacing the two each won by John Cannon Homes, Camlin Homes and Paradise Homes of Sarasota. And the company's subsidiary, Neal Signature Homes, added another.

In the Subcontractors competition, Charlene Neal, the wife of Neal Communities President Pat Neal, won six awards for interior design.

The competition was separated into categories, roughly equating to price range, with Category 1 designating the least-expensive models. The winners:

SINGLE FAMILY HOMES

Category 1
Best curb appeal, kitchen, master suite, floorplan, architectural detail and overall winner: Neal Communities: Valor 2 at Lakewood Ranch

Category 2
Best curb appeal (tie): Neal Communities, Moonbeam at River Sound; Neal Communities, Freshwater 2 at Forest Creek.
Best Kitchen, Master Suite, Floorplan, Architectural Detail: Medallion Homes, Antigua at River Plantation.
Overall winner: Neal Communities: Moonbeam at River Sound.

Category 4
Best floorplan (tie): Neal Communities, Daybreak at Lakewood Ranch; Neal Communities, Eventide 2 at Lakewood Ranch.
Best curb appeal, kitchen, master suite, architectural detail and overall winner: Neal Communities: Eventide 2 at Lakewood Ranch.

Category 5
Best kitchen, best architectural detail
David Weekley Homes: The Tillman at Creekside Preserve.
Best curb appeal, master suite, floorplan, and overall winner: Neal Communities, Blue Sky 2 at Lakewood Ranch.

Category 6
Best curb appeal; Neal Communities, Endless Summer at Wisteria Park.
Best master suite (tie): Neal Communities, Endless Summer at Wisteria Park; Medallion Home: Grenada at Cascades.
Best kitchen, floorplan, architectural detail and overall winner: Medallion Home, Grenada at Cascades.

Category 7
Best curb appeal: Medallion Home: Santa Maria at Stonewalk.
Best architectural detail (tie): Medallion Home, Santa Maria at Stonewalk; Gibraltar Homes, Sandpiper at Bougainvillea Place.
Best kitchen, master suite, floorplan and overall winner: Arthur Rutenburg Homes/ Nelson Homes, Cancun at Lakewood Ranch.

Category 8
Best architectural detail (tie): Camlin Home Corp., Sienna at Bella Sole; Medallion Home, Barbados 2700 at Country Meadows; Lee Wetherington Homes, Mira Vista II at Lakewood Ranch.
Best master suite (tie): Camlin Home Corp., Sienna at Bella Sole; Lee Wetherington Homes, Mira Vista II at Lakewood Ranch.
Best floorplan: Lee Wetherington Homes, Mira Vista II at Lakewood Ranch.
Best curb appeal, kitchen and overall winner: Camlin Home Corp., Sienna at Bella Sole.

Category 9
Best master suite and floorplan: John Cannon Homes, The Merinda at Sarasota National.
Best curb appeal, kitchen, architectural detail and overall winner: John Cannon Homes, The Rosella at Lakewood Ranch.

Category 10
Best kitchen and floorplan: Classic Homes by Clayton, The Duval at Kenilworth Estates.
Best curb appeal, master suite, architectural detail and overall winner: Neal Signature Homes, Sarantino at Lakewood Ranch.

Category 11
Best floorplan: Minto Communities, Keystone at Lakewood Ranch.
Best curb appeal and architectural detail: John Cannon Homes, The Tauri at Lakewood Ranch.
Best kitchen, master suite and overall winner: Paradise Homes of Sarasota, St. James at Lakewood Ranch.

Category 12
Best curb appeal: Lennar Homes, The Doral at River Strand.
Best kitchen, master suite, floorplan, architectural detail and overall winner: Gibraltar Homes, Monaco with Bonus Room, Lakewood Ranch.

Category 13
Best curb appeal, master suite, floorplan, architectural detail (tie): Neal Signature Homes, Westover II at Lakewood Ranch
Best kitchen, architectural detail (tie) and overall winner: Paradise Homes of Sarasota, St. Vincent at Lakewood Ranch.

Category 14
Best curb appeal, kitchen, master suite, floorplan, architectural detail and overall winner:
Tidmore-Henry & Associates, The Divonne at The Meadows.

Category 15
Best curb appeal, kitchen, master suite, floorplan, architectural detail and overall winner:
Camlin Home Corp., Courageous at The Inlets.

Category 16
Best curb appeal, kitchen, master suite, floorplan, architectural detail and overall winner: John Cannon Homes, The Lorrinya on Siesta Beach.