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2018 Award Winners


Single-Family Production

Detached Home 4,501 - 5,000 sq. ft., Built for Sale


The Sycamore Plan A


Phoenix, Ariz.

Architect/Designer | Drewett Works

Builder | Sonora West Development

Developer | EW Investment Funding

Interior Designer | Homes by 1962

Photographer | Alexander Vertikoff

When merging the past’s indigenous citrus farms with today’s modern aesthetic, the result is a celebration of the Western farmhouse. The goal was to craft a community canvas where homes exist as a supporting cast to an overall community composition. Extreme continuity in form, materials, and function allows the residents and their lives to be the focus, rather than architecture.

The unified architectural canvas catalyzes a sense of community rather than the singular aesthetic expression of 16 individual homes. This sense of community is the basis for the culture of The Sycamore.The Western farmhouse revival style embodied at The Sycamore features elegant, gabled structures, open living spaces, porches, and balconies. Utilizing the ideas, methods, and materials of today creates a modern twist on an American tradition. While the farmhouse essence is nostalgic, the cool modern vibe brings a balance of beauty and efficiency. The modern aura of the architecture offers calm, restoration, and revitalization.

From the Judges
The entry sequence is really nice with its outdoor courtyard space. The balcony off the second-floor bedroom adds interest to the exterior massing and makes use of what would have been wasted space above the garage.

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