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2019 Award Winners


Single-Family Custom

One-of-a-Kind Custom or Spec Home 5,001 - 6,000 sq. ft.


Gunn Road Residence


Oakland Township, Mich.

Architect/Designer | Martini Samartino Design Group

Builder | Built by owner

Photographer | Karl Moses Photography

This 5,754 sf single-story, modern farm-style home is designed around a private courtyard pool/lanai entertaining area. The clients were passionate about symmetry and flow of the home; the team designed toward an H plan with the ability to close off the private family portion from the main entertaining spaces via sliding barn doors.

The front gallery acts as a spine through the home to allow access to the bedrooms or to the guest entry and stair hall to access the lower-level space. The main living/dining/kitchen space has 18-foot ceilings with a two-tiered clerestory and custom beamed trusses. The home captures the site’s vast views with floor-to-ceiling glass. The outdoor living is as important as the interior of the home. The lanai, with its soaring cathedral ceilings and beam trusses, is equipped with full kitchen and bar areas and a family/dining room with fireplace.

From the Judges
This is a great family reunion home with incredible outdoor living. The judges liked the feel of the exterior massing and noted the glazing and detailing.  

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