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2023 Award Winners


Single-Family Custom

One-of-a-Kind Custom Home Over 8,000 sq. ft.


A Bucolic Abode in the Peach State


Milton, Georgia

Architect/Designer | Lew, Oliver Inc.

Builder | 1023 Construction

Land Planner | Lew Oliver, Inc.

Photographer | Sun Dog Imagery, LLC

Nestled in native trees, amongst a greater region of bucolic rural landscapes, sits this custom family home full of surprises around every turn. This countryside retreat offers sleek style, welcoming brick, and high-style details throughout, including cantilevered brow awnings, custom brackets, steel framed windows and doors and cut stone lintels.

The stately chimneys with warm clay pots add to the charm that gives a touch of European flavor. This home is perfectly hybridized to fit into its rural Georgia setting, feel contemporary, and evoke Old World style at once.

The residents have a large family, several work remotely, and they love to entertain. The main house and guest house are connected through an enclosed, window-lined breezeway, allowing guests to still feel connected in their privacy. Two offices are programmed away from one another, to allow productivity via separation, and one displays a funky steel-framed window conceived as a unique glass bay window.

A scullery, breakfast nook, five bedrooms (excluding primary suite), bunk room and an impressive loggia complete the layout for this bustling family and their guests. SIP panel construction replaced traditional framing for maximum efficiency.

From the Judges
There are some really creative, thoughtful elements throughout the home. Two that stood out in particular are the layered stair element in the foyer and the expansive outdoor room. 

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