Interior Design Spotlight: 125 Project

An escape from the stresses of everyday life, this primary retreat is an oasis for its home owners. The three-sided electric fireplace creates the perfect...

Multifamily Spotlight: Chronicle Mill

Constructed in 1901, Chronicle Mill was the first textile mill in Belmont, N.C., that eventually was abandoned in 2010. When it was finally targeted for...

Entertaining with Drama in the Kitchen

This kitchen creates drama with incredible contrast throughout the space. The large stone hood is a focal point, enhanced by flanking sconces that break up...

Inspiration on the Drawing Board: Atwell on Spring

This new mixed-use development is planned for the site of a 60-year-old Montgomery County office building. The development is part of a development agreement wherein...

Spaces to Gather: Waterston North Amenity

The Waterston North community exudes a modern resort-style vibe truly inspired by its iconic desert setting. Its rich amenities complement its uniqueness, with walking trails...

Home of the Week: Vineyard Views

Hidden amongst the vineyards of St. Helena just outside Napa Valley, this exquisite new construction home combines the perfect amount of rustic charm and classic...

Home of the Week: Water’s Edge

With breathtaking views of Lake Havasu and the surrounding mountains, the architect was focused on creating a residence celebrating the mountain views and lake lifestyle....

Historic Preservation: Grosse Ile Restoration

This roughly 100-year-old residence experienced a fire as a result of one deteriorated brick in one of the original fireplaces. The whole house was deluged...

SPECIAL SECTION

For the past four decades, NAHB’s Best in American Living Awards (BALA) have celebrated the value and importance of good home and community design.

Over the next several months, BALA will celebrate its significant 40-year milestone by showcasing memorable trends and award-winning projects, as well as celebrating its esteemed BALA Hall of Fame inductees who helped set the stage for today’s design creativity and innovation.

Although trends and best practices in home design have evolved through the years, NAHB’s commitment to driving innovation and improving the places where we live, work and play remains steadfast. NAHB is proud to once again recognize and honor the architects, builders and designers who have become part of the BALA community and made their mark in defining excellence in residential design.

Join us on our journey into the past, and celebrate the evolution of design!

2023 Awards

The Best in American Living™ Awards (BALA) is the building industry’s premier residential design awards program. BALA spotlights the most creative and talented building industry professionals who have redefined design excellence for homes and communities nationally and internationally. Winning projects showcase what building industry professionals need to know to set their product apart and hit the right mark with today’s highly educated and discerning home buyers.

The 2023 Awards cycle is Now Closed !

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