Home of the Year is Here…and we have the trophies to prove it!

The March edition of SRQ | The Magazine includes the annual Home of the Year feature story.

The March edition of SRQ | The Magazine includes the annual Home of the Year feature story.

The March edition has made its grand debut, and with it comes some of the most popular pages of SRQ | The Magazine, the annual Home of the Year competition! As part of the celebration for this yearly competition, it is our pleasure to host the finalists and contributors at SRQ Studios for an awards ceremony where we distribute the very first copies of the March edition to reach the public.

Nick and Sara Ferguson of NC Ferguson Construction attended the SRQ Home of the Year party. Photo credit: Wyatt Kostygan

Nick and Sara Ferguson of NC Ferguson Construction attended the SRQ Home of the Year party. Photo credit: Wyatt Kostygan

This year, we were stunned to receive nearly 40 entries in the categories of landscape/pool, sustainable home, bathroom, kitchen, great room, overall home under $1 million, overall home between $1-2 million, best overall home over $2 million. Each entry requires a concept statement that describes the project and often includes challenges that were presented and overcome along the way. Others indicate the inspiration, homeowner preferences and materials used to bring the project to life. Each project is gorgeously showcased through photography that highlights its incredible features and draws our readers in.

Guests of the 12th annual Home of the Year competition await the announcement of winners. Photo credit: Wyatt Kostygan

Guests of the 12th annual Home of the Year competition await the announcement of winners. Photo credit: Wyatt Kostygan

The SRQ Home of the Year panel of judges review the submissions and score each project on the design concept, the function and usage, integrity of design and construction, creativity and overall ranking. This year, we are pleased to feature the platinum, gold and silver submissions in the March edition of SRQ. 

Chris Leader (second from right) of Leader Design Studio accepts an award for his submission of 1414 S. Osprey. Photo credit: Wyatt Kostygan

Chris Leader (second from right) of Leader Design Studio accepts an award for his submission of 1414 S. Osprey. Photo credit: Wyatt Kostygan

The annual Home of the Year competition is sponsored by Tempus Pro Services, a premier home automation and integration company located in Sarasota. At the awards ceremony, guests heard from Rob Beatenhead, Director of Regional Sales and learned about the ways Tempus Pro is at the forefront of changing the way people live in their homes. Creating “themes” is a specialty of Tempus Pro. When a homeowner comes home from a long day of work, they can easily adjust the shades, lighting, music and temperature of their home at the touch of a button, making our homes more intuitive and inviting. Special thanks to Tempus Pro for sponsoring this great competition!

Rob Beatenhead and ________ of Tempus Pro Services, Home of the Year sponsor, attended the awards ceremony. Photo credit: Wyatt Kostygan

Rob Beatenhead and Monica Nielsen of Tempus Pro Services, Home of the Year sponsor, attended the awards ceremony. Photo credit: Wyatt Kostygan

To view a gallery of photos from the Home of the Year awards ceremony, click here. And to view the amazing homes and survey the incredible talent of the architects, builders and landscape companies in Sarasota and Bradenton, pick up your copy of the March edition of SRQ today!

PS: If you can’t get enough of gorgeous homes (like us), you should join us for the upcoming Modern Home Symposium on March 10th! The event is open to the public and FREE at SRQ Studios on S. Pineapple Avenue. We’ll hear from some beloved local builders, architects and designers on all things modern. For details, click here. 

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