Spaces to Gather: The Spring House

Located on the waterfront of the Kiawah River development, this 9,000-square-foot swim club is the community’s gathering place, with a junior Olympic-sized family pool and...

Home of the Week: Rosewood at Camden Park – Plan 1

Nestled near a lush neighborhood park, this two-story plan captures the charm of the idyllic surroundings with a farmhouse aesthetic and a modern touch. The...

Multifamily Spotlight: Alta Arlo

Drawing inspiration from the surrounding historic neighborhood and Carnegie Library across the street, Alta Arlo’s designers prioritized the use of brick and focused on the...

A Kitchen for Royalty: Project 229 Kitchen

As the saying goes, the kitchen is the heart of the home. And creating a beautiful, functional center for this family home was of the...

Design Details That Wow: Birmingham Foyer Ceiling

This detail is part of a small entry for a luxury condominium. The ceiling detail consists of a suspended plaster groin vault. The edges of...

Home of the Week: Wandering Oak

Wandering Oaks stands as a stunning embodiment of design and architecture synergy, and showcases a captivating transitional farmhouse style that flawlessly incorporates diverse materials and...

Remodel of the Week: 295 Milledge Heights

The project involved a complete remodel of the home, focusing on the kitchen renovations. The kitchen countertops, cabinets, fixtures and some appliances were removed and...

Inspiration on the Drawing Board: Turquoise in Crown Canyon

Nestled in Crown Canyon, the Turquoise estate seamlessly blends luxury with natural beauty. Spanning 8,320 square feet, this architectural marvel complements the surrounding desert landscape...

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.

2024 Cycle is now open !

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