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2020 Award Winners



Development up to 3 Stories, Built for Sale, Suburban




Richmond, California

Architect/Designer | Dahlin Group Architectue Planning

Builder | Shea Homes

Photographer | Eric Figge Photography

This new waterfront community is designed to respect the unique site, capture stunning views and appeal to those who seek a water-oriented lifestyle. The community offers 60 condos and flats, seven unique floor plans that include one-, two-, and three-story living options to suit a broad set of needs.

The challenge was to accommodate the desired number of units without sacrificing a high percentage of premium-view units. This was solved by accommodating two types of buildings. The difference in height, along with the strategic placement of each building, helps maximize view corridors from each unit without blocking the views from the existing homes. Specifically, two-story architecture along the bay and four-story inland complement the landscape slope. The contemporary craftsman style architecture has large windows and see-through decks to capture the views, with some large enough to furnish as outdoor rooms that live toward the water. Plans feature spacious great rooms and kitchens with oversized islands for entertaining, as well as generous primary suites oriented to the views. In total, nine buildings are strategically placed to create focused views of the bay or skyline and ample green space in between, including a community garden.

From the Judges
The judges praised the community plan and noted the well-executed individual home plans.

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