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Feb ‘23

Exquisitely Detailed “Virginia Elegance” Transitional Home Design Wins Platinum Award


Located in Winter Park, Florida, “Virginia Elegance” is a stunning example of transitional home design, blending traditional style with contemporary elements. Its unique features and luxurious finishes made it a standout winner at the International Home Builders’ Show, February 2023!

The Las Vegas awards show focuses on architectural design/build excellence, and is hosted by the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB). This year, Phil Kean Design Group  was honored with the 2022 Platinum Best in American Living Award:

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“The outdoor space of this home offers stunning views, with multiple areas around the rear of the home to enjoy them. The variation of options creates a well-balanced exterior and lots of useful options for its residents to relax.”

Judges, Best in American Living, National Association of Home Builders

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This outdoor room is designed to be a functional space that is perfect for entertaining guests, cooking and relaxing while enjoying picturesque lake views.

The awarded room features a custom hood, niches for hanging plants, wood ceiling, and a stylish louvered patio cover. This summer kitchen is truly a  work of art. The outdoor living area also includes a pool bath, TV viewable from the pool, and even an infinity-edge pool with spa.

The interiors of “Virginia Elegance” are equally impressive, boasting a nod to European luxury and a coastal vibe.

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The elegant kitchen, designed for entertaining, includes a French dual fuel range, Calcutta marble backsplash, and custom hood. Two islands offer ample storage, while the coastal gray alder wood cabinetry is warmed with a black glaze.

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The wine room, positioned in the center of the home, showcases a beautiful display cabinet, column wine cooler, and state-of-the-art wine dispensing machine.

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The Owners Suite, designed with privacy and luxury in mind, features a large sitting area with a beautiful lake view, custom built-ins, automated black-out drapery, ceiling detail, and two statement chandeliers.

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The Owners Bath is floor-to-ceiling Calcutta marble, complete with a freestanding tub and automated shades.

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The custom spiral staircase in the foyer is a true work of art, created to be visible from the street through oversized front windows. With a contemporary pattern on the railing and a traditional Calcutta and black marble floor detail, the staircase makes a grand statement from each level.

In its 39th year, the Best in American Living Awards recognizes outstanding achievement by builders and design professionals in all sectors of the residential housing industry. Phil Kean Design Group’s Virginia Elegance transitional home design is a worthy winner, demonstrating excellence in design, innovation and execution. Virginia Elegance was awarded the judges’ honorary “WOW!” Award, its Summer Kitchen took the “Room of the Year” Award, and the project received the following awards in their respective categories:

  • Platinum Award: Outdoor Living
  • Gold Award: One-of-a-Kind Custom Home over 8,000 sq. ft.
  • Gold Award: Owner’s Suite, Custom
  • Silver Award: Kitchen

This exquisite home embodies timeless sophistication, providing an exceptional living experience for those who appreciate the finer things in life.

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