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2019 Award Winners


Single-Family Custom

One-of-a-Kind Custom or Spec Home 4,001 - 5,000 sq. ft.


Old Grove


Ellenton, Fla.

The clients requested a home resembling the longest-standing structures in North America, such as Drayton Hall built in 1747, with the conveniences and open feel of a new build. In preparation for construction, the Nautilus Homes team visited Drayton Hall to ensure the home would hold historic integrity. 

The home was designed and crafted to maintain the historic, traditional feel, while filled with playful and creative details, such as painted striped floors, swinging diner doors, rolling ladders, antique hardware, gas lanterns, brick floors, reclaimed wood, and secret doors. The home features authentic materials, including Loewen windows, Signature entry doors, Timberlane shutters, a coffered ceiling, custom cabinetry, and millwork creating elaborate, grand spaces. The home captures the clients’  character and will stand as a testament to their family and their passion for classical arts.

From the Judges
Judges praised the classic look of the house, while noting that it took some design risks. Every room has something interesting. They noted the Dutch door.   

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