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2020 Award Winners


Single-Family Production/Spec

Detached Home 2,501 - 3,000 sq. ft., Built for Sale


Sterling Grove—Sonoma Collection—The Calistoga


Surprise, Arizona

Architect/Designer | BSB Design

Builder | Toll Brothers

Developer | Toll Brothers

Land Planner | Greey|Pickett

Interior Designer | Est-Est Interior Design

Photographer | Joshua Caldwell

The design team’s goal was to differentiate from existing narrow-lot competition by offering a wide, shallow floor plan and demonstrate the incredible lifestyle feel achievable within a small footprint and the low maintenance opportunity it embraces. Design objectives were to leverage the benefit of a wide, shallow lot orientation with an impactful street presence while opening the entire length of the great room directly to the outdoor living space. The team also sought to establish a bold streetscape statement with a unique modern farmhouse look by using white brick in stark contrast with deep blue board-and-batten siding.

The plan emphasizes the modern utilitarian farmhouse sensibility by connecting the entry directly to the simple, expansive kitchen and a fully open great room with through-views to the rear splash pool and fire/water feature wall. A split-bedroom layout capitalizes on the plan’s length, embracing a central daily living core with private living on both ends of the plan. Design options, such as an expanded owner suite and fourth bedroom in lieu of a study, maximize lifestyle preference. A separate, lock-off casita option in lieu of a connected bedroom is available for those buyers who want an ADU with potential rental income.

From the Judges
The judges praised the floor plan and the development of the side yard, as it’s tight to the next house. They liked the tucked-in garage and noted the exterior’s materiality.

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