2022 Chrysalis Awards: Residential Specialty

by bill@solabrands.com

National Award

studio TD3                                          
Wilmington, Del.

This 9×12 enclosed office and open library loft provides unique space and a breath-taking WOW factor when entering the home. The private office has 200 feet of white oak shelving and a 12-foot-long desktop supported by black anodized aluminum framing. Natural lighting flows through the translucent polycarbonate walls and half-light Dutch door. The white oak library loft flooring resting on black aluminum beams becomes the office ceiling, adding a warm texture to the space. The library is a cozy yet open space for readers of all ages.


Regional Award

XStyles Bath+More, Inc.                    
Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Not content with the standard closet beneath the basement staircase, this client opted for an elegant display for their modest wine collection. The wine room is not climate controlled. The black framed glass enclosure is there to create the feeling that you’re about to experience something special.

Large format Statuario-inspired porcelain tiles clad the walls and offer a strong contrast against the commercial vinyl floor plank. Four-inch Gimbals highlight the functional staggered matte black wine racks. The Coburg chandelier offers an interesting light source that looks great from all angles. A simple, orthogonal cabinet displays another seven bottles and provides ample storage for wine accessories.


Regional Award

Michael Nash Design Build & Homes            
Fairfax, Va. 

The clients loved their backyard backing into acres of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and wanted to maximize the outdoor living space. The team compacted the earth and built-up retaining walls to be able to have this flagstone patio be at same level from kitchen and study.

A custom‐made knotty pine pergola just in front of the fireplace creates a cozy gathering spot in front of a wood-burning fireplace and in middle of the patio, a linear gas-burning fire pit with illuminating colored flair flames is what makes it all stunning. The coordination of hand‐picked blue stones for the fireplace chimney and retaining walls, and the contrast of knotty wood pergola and wicker furnishing, are all part of the grand plans.


Regional Award

Nip Tuck Remodeling                                     
Monroe, Wash.

The renovation of this home’s front entry transformed this Pacific Northwest 1980s home. The clients desired high-quality finishes and workmanship while incorporating unique design. Their fascination and respect of Lewis Carroll, author of Alice In Wonderland, was instrumental in inspiring this one-of-a-kind entry door. A local glass artist brought their vision to life with Alice and the Cheshire Cat beautifully crafted on the new entry door set. Complementing the artwork is the craftsmanship of the staircase, which was redesigned and updated with turned rift oak posts and modern powder coated balusters.


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