2022 Chrysalis Awards: Residential Interior $300,000-$500,000

by bill@solabrands.com

National Award

Marrokal Design & Remodeling                    
San Diego, Calif.

Having recently purchased this 37th floor city-and-ocean-view-packed unit, the client envisioned a space built for entertainment. However, the constricting kitchen was u-shaped, and the guest primary baths were dark and lacking in storage. Moving plumbing fixtures in this structure would be an issue. The team met this challenge in the kitchen by reducing a double door of an adjacent room down to a single one, adding 3 feet of sink and dishwasher space. Furthermore, in the new bright and contemporary primary bath they removed an unused tub to create additional storage on both sides of the wall.

Regional Award

Normandy Remodeling                                  
Hinsdale, Ill.

This family fell in love with the charm of a 1930s vintage home but knew it needed changes to accommodate 21st century living. A series of interior reconfigurations allows the kitchen to be enlarged, a proper primary suite to be created, and modern amenities added such as a mudroom and second-floor laundry room. The renovations all stayed within the character of the home’s historic roots, so that even with a modern update, the home feels timeless and consistent with the original architecture.

Regional Award

Owings Brothers Company                            
Eldersburg, Md.

Relocating to Baltimore and desiring an urban experience, the clients selected a loft condominium with abundant natural light and good bones. The goal was to update the existing manufacturing warehouse and create a clean design, eliminating the heavy industrial overtones. A fresh canvas creates a cleaner, more modern look with a slight blend of its industrial roots. The largest challenge was the fourth-floor location with limited access. Large items like a suspended staircase, I-beam, cabinets and appliances needed to be hoisted from the interior courtyard to their balcony, delaying work by many hours. The project offered an exciting new home for clients during the pandemic.

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