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2020 Award Winners


Single-Family Custom

One-of-a-Kind Custom Home 3,001 - 4,000 sq. ft.


Soaring Plains


South Charleston, Ohio

Architect/Designer | Springhouse Architects

Builder | Glen Courtright

Landscape Architect/Designer | Yellow Springs Design

Interior Designer | Springhouse Architects

Photographer | Kelly Ann Photography

A meandering drive approaches the home with views of the woods, planted fields, and Civil War cemetery. The house sits on a knoll to look over the reclaimed land. It is long and low to encourage the feeling of being grounded on the land, yet soaring with the plains.

Locally sourced stone, black stained acacia wood siding, and highly energy-efficient materials are found throughout the home.  The soaring wood ceiling, defined by an overall butterfly roof, is a strong element that connects the interior of the home with the outdoor space.  The bedroom suites are secluded from the central public space by glass bridges that work as a transition. This is an important story of reclaiming fallow land and designing a home that is in tune with its setting.

From the Judges
The judges praised the floor plan and the exteriors. They loved the wood ceilings. The window wall is excellent; the stone wall on the inside looks great. The interior soars because of the two-story height.

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