KTGY Wins GALA Design & Architecture Grand Awards in Washington, DC Metro Area


Honors Recognizes Firm’s Capabilities in Single-Family Attached & Detached Residential Communities

TYSONS, VA – October 17, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Award-winning national firm KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture + Planning, has earned top honors in the Great American Living Awards (GALA), the most prestigious residential design, sales and marketing competition in the metropolitan Washington, DC market for more than 50 years. The awards, which are presented by the Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association, the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association and the Washington Metropolitan Sales and Marketing Council, recognized KTGY’s wide range of capabilities, excellence and innovation in the design of attached, detached single-family and multifamily residential communities.

“The Great American Living Awards recognizes ‘the best of the best’ in real estate design and architecture, and we are grateful to receive this very special honor from our peers,” said KTGY Principal Rohit Anand AIA, NCARB, based in the firm’s Tysons office. “We thank our clients who partnered with us to achieve work of such high caliber.”

KTGY received four Grand Awards and one Award of Merit in the Design and Architecture category for:

Grand AwardSundancer at Millville by the Sea in Millville, DE for Best Design & Architecture, Detached Home (on lots under 7,000 s.f.), $300,001 – $400,000

Sundancer at Millville by the Sea in Millville, DE offers a fresh new single-family beach house design with coastal exteriors, open floor plans and a first floor master suite and a deluxe master bath. This two-story home offers a high style but low maintenance way of life that’s perfect for easy, breezy living at the beach. With four bedrooms, a chef kitchen, volume ceilings and plenty of options for screened porches and patios, this home targets a wide variety of buyer needs. The builder is Miller & Smith.

Grand Award – Glen Abbey at Ridges of Brandywine in Brandywine, MD for Best Design & Architecture, Detached Home (on lots 7,000 s.f. and over), $400,001 – $500,000

Glen Abbey at Ridges of Brandywine in Brandywine, MD offers gorgeous estate-style homes on up to 3.5 acres. Each home is distinctly unique, versatile and elegant with a grand foyer and views of the stair to the upper level plus unobstructed sight lines to open concept living with living, dining, family and breakfast rooms with optional sunroom. Other outstanding features include a gourmet kitchen with bar top, in-law suite, and entertaining and living options galore. Upper level boasts an elegant owner’s suite with dual walk-in closets, convenient laundry, and optional fifth bedroom. Lower level with optional den/nanny suite, rec room and media room. The builder is D.R. Horton.

Grand Award – The Abbey at Melody Farms in Chantilly, VA for Best Design & Architecture, Detached Home (on lots 7,000 s.f. and over), $700,001 – $850,000

The Abbey at Melody Farms in Chantilly, VA is designed to impress. The entrance of this beautiful home features a two-story grand foyer with lots of light and an open staircase that leads to the second floor. The main floor includes a living room, dining room, study and an open concept kitchen with a breakfast area and large entertaining island and family room. Second floor has lots to offer with four sunlit bedrooms, laundry room and most importantly, a large owner’s suite with a huge walk-in closet, attached sitting room and spacious bathroom. The builder is Advantage Homes.

Grand Award – The Morgan at Arcadia Fieldstone in Winchester, VA for Best Design & Architecture, Attached Home, Including Townhouses, Two-over-Two’s, Back-to-Back Townhouses and Duplexes Under $300,000

The Morgan at Arcadia Fieldstone in Winchester, VA offers ideal living space for both families and professionals. The centrally-located, open kitchen is perfectly positioned to inspire conversation while entertaining in the great room or dining room. Pristine granite countertops, complemented by upgraded appliances and beautiful cabinetry and finishes are included as standard. Homework/computer nook with built-ins are available. Retreat to owner’s suite with dual-vanity and luxurious tub or spacious walk-in shower option. Plenty of room for toys in over-sized two-car garage. Optional recreation room or den. The builder is Arcadia Communities.

Award of Merit – Timberneck at Willowsford in Aldie, VA for Best Design & Architecture, Detached Home (on lots 7,000 s.f. and over), $850,001 – $1,000,000

Timberneck at Willowsford in Aldie, VA is designed to satisfy today’s buyers’ wants and needs. A welcoming foyer flows gracefully into the great room, where buyers immediately see the sophisticated difference of this well-designed home. The instant they are introduced to the beautiful garden court, chef-style open kitchen and impressive 10’ ceilings, they are astounded by this inspired layout and wide variety of options. Kids love their spacious loft and personal office. The club level options include wet bar, wine cellar, elevator, gaming or media rooms, and/or a bedroom/bath suite that can also be used as a multigenerational or nanny suite. The builder is Arcadia Communities.

The GALA Ceremony was held on October 9, 2014, at the McLean Hilton in McLean, VA. For more information about the awards, visit www.greatamericanlivingawards.com.

Celebrating 23 years, KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture and Planning, is a national award-winning firm providing comprehensive planning and award-winning architectural design services for residential communities, retail, hospitality, mixed-use and related specialty developments. KTGY delivers innovative solutions that reflect clear understanding of development, market and consumer trends, and financial performance. KTGY serves clients worldwide from offices in Irvine, Los Angeles and Oakland, Calif., Denver, Colo., and Tysons, Va. See www.KTGY.com

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