1984 Prizewinner: Westwood

Energy-smart and creatively designed, this 1,598-suare-foot home in Indianapolis, IN costs as little as $217 per year to heat and cool.  In fact, this builder guarantees your annual energy bill won’t exceed $300!  That’s thanks to a super package of energy-saving features – most notably, superinsulated, double 2 x 4 walls and R-38 insulated ceilings.  Added to the home’s startling energy features are a cozy, comfortable plan and a dramatic fireplace that serves as the first-floor focal point.


  • Construction techniques emphasize energy-conserving features that save the homeowner money over the long haul.
  • The traditionally styled exterior contrasts warmly with the contemporary interior.
  • A simple floor plan, ideal for a growing young family, uses space wisely, yet with flair.
  • Design: Bloodgood Architects, P.C.
  • Builder: Hansen & Horn Contractors
  • Interiors: Bloodgood Interiors
  • Photographs: Hopkins Associates
  • Field editor: Maxine Schweiker

When launched in 1984, BALA was advertised as a nation-wide contest for home builders sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders, Professional Builder magazine, and Better Homes and Gardens. The information and pictures associated with this prize-winning home were originally published in the July 1985 edition of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine.

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