2019 Master Design Awards: Residential Interior More Than $100,000

The 41st annual Master Design Awards highlight creative solutions in the construction of extraordinary projects.

authors Kyle Clapham | September 16, 2019


Huseby Homes, LLC
Nashville, Tenn.

Wade Weissman Architecture
Designer: Chuck Hargett Design
Project name: Mid Century Modern Remodel
Project location: Nashville, Tenn.
Square footage: 4,948
Project cost: $250,000


The home, built in 1974 by Edwin Keeble, had undergone previous remodels that were not done in accordance with proper building codes. The floor joists were undersized for the required span, many of the rafters floated above the top plate, and the ceiling joists were recklessly notched for trade access, among other issues. The existing electrical was also outdated, which needed attention.

A return to its midcentury, modern roots became the primary goal for the interior renovation of the house. The owner, a graphic designer, visualized his ideas through color renderings in order to determine the materials and methods to achieve his desired look. He wanted clean, white walls that would be able to highlight the custom installations of stained wood throughout the residence.

Products installed

Arne Hovmand-Olsen Dining room Table and Chairs for Mogens Kold, circa 1960
RH Modern Aquitane Round Chandelier
Set of two Early 20th Century Wingback Chairs, reupholstered in white linen
Vintage 1970s Brass and Glass Kidney Coffee Table, designer unknown
Wurlitzer baby grand, circa late 2000s
West Elm Andes Sectional in Worn Velvet, Metal Grey
Antique Lilihan Persian Rug
Solid Brass Telescope, estate sale find, maker unknown
1970s tripod lamp
1970s Danish Slingback Chairs, with reupholstered slate grey cushions
Henry M. Goodman Mid-Century Walnut Desk, circa 1950’s
Mantle: Lithographs by Charles Bragg, accompanied by Ming Dynasty Attendants
Bespoke Porter Carpentry Maple Sofa
Encasement housing West Elm Eddy
Loveseat in Platinum Shadow Weave
King Size CB2 Andes Acacia MCM Frame with Bedding in RH Belgian Linen

Photos: Gieves Anderson Photography


ALH Home Renovations
Roeland Park, Kan.

Project name:
Overland Park Interior Remodel
Project location: Overland Park, Kan.
Square footage before: 1,087
Square footage after: 1,184


The world travelers wanted to bring their travels into their home. Not only did they want to do this architecturally but also aesthetically. Each space and detail is a piece of art of its own, custom designed specifically for the homeowners. Their cultural background influenced many of the chosen materials in the home, from natural stone behind the range to the organic live-wood edges. This eclectic design incorporates contemporary features with mixed Scandinavian pieces.

Photos: James Maidhof Photography


Forest Glen Construction
Highland Park, Ill.

Project name:
Evanston Interior Remodel
Project location: Evanston, Ill.
Square footage: 3,164
Project cost: $250,000


When the company started the demolition, it became clear that the second-floor addition that was put on this original bungalow was done incorrectly, and the structural capacity of the home was greatly compromised. The company had to build walls in front of all of the walls in order to support the second floor.

For the first-floor remodel, the company: relocated the kitchen; remodeled the first floor bathroom, office, dining room, mudroom and living room; enclosed the existing front porch to create a mudroom; replaced all of the interior floors and reinforced the structural supports; built a banquette bookcase with custom upholstery; built a custom sideboard in the dining room for serving and entertaining; rebuilt and refaced the fireplace in the living room; replaced all the windows and doors on the first floor; removed the lower exterior deck and rebuilt the upper deck; removed the hot water radiators and replaced the boiler with a new high-efficiency furnace; and upgraded the electrical amperage.

Products installed

Doors: Pella
Tile: Tile Shop
Flooring: White Oak
Moulding/trim: Mitre
Lighting: Visual Comfort
HVAC: Rheem
Windows: Pella
Locksets/hardware: Schlage
Paint/stain: Benjamin Moore
Railing: AZEK
Lighting: Pottery Barn
Cabinetry: Bertch
Countertop: Vicostone
Sinks: Elkay
Faucets: Waterstone
Range: Wolf
Exhaust hood: Wolf
Drawer appliances: Kitchen Aid
Refrigerator: Sub-Zero
Freezer: Sub-Zero
Dishwasher: Bosch
Tub: Duravit
Toilet: TOTO
Shower: Hansgrohe
Shower faucet: Hansgrohe
Sink faucet: Hansgrohe

Photos: Jenny Grimm Photography | jennygrimm.com

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