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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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Get Excited: 2016 Home of the Year Will Be Amazing

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Every March, we have a lot of fun preparing for one of the most beloved competitions, SRQ Home of the Year. As the submission period has officially closed, we’ve spent the last few weeks preparing packets for our talented judges. Though the team at SRQ doesn’t have a say in which incredible projects are dubbed finalists and winners, we can say with certainty that we were proud to send off these fine projects. As residents and representatives of this great region, SRQ | The Magazine recognizes the power of beautiful homes and talented architects, builders and designers. As cultivators of beauty, they have a major influence on the eclectic style and personality of our homes. Collectively, these residences add up and serve as a reflection of the style our region, defining the quality of life and appreciation for beauty that our community stands for. Through the annual Home of the Year competition, we love to inspire a love for home unlike any other.

This year, the Home of the Year competition will be judged by three highly talented, out of market architects.

Meet the Judges

  • Stephanie Gaines of Curts Gaines Hall Jones, Tampa
    Stephanie December Gaines joined Curts Gaines Hall Jones in 1984 and has been a principal of the firm since 1992. Prior to joining CGHJ, her professional experience included historic preservation of national landmark buildings, luxury custom residences, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-financed housing and state government agency projections in Louisiana. Gaines’ special interest in urban renewal and historic preservation has led to an extensive personal commitment to the preservation and revitalization of historic urban communities, as well as the design of historic adaptive reuse and new urban in-fill projects for mixed uses including retail, business, restaurant and residential.  She has a particular fondness for providing architectural services for single home owners because of the personal relationships fostered and the process of creating for the unique owners of the home.
  • Hugo Mijares of ONEDB Architecture, Miami
    Hugo Mijares established his Miami studio in 2007 and his Milan studio in 2012 to pursue a broad design practice. Mijares is a graduate of the UJMV in Caracas with a Masters Degree from the University of South Florida and post-professional studies at Harvard University. He holds a Florida Honors Fellowship and numerous design and architecture awards. Trained as an architect and industrial designer, he has sought to integrate client based design services with speculative making. Regardless of the project scope, scale or type, the studio is careful to develop the experiential as well as the programmatic requirements of a project, with a goal to produce work that transcends function and exceeds expectations, while considering the economical and environmental costs. Mijares has done projects for Technomarine, Max Mara, Alessi, Sonesta, W Resorts, Addison House and Kartell, just to name a few.
  • David Poorman of David Poorman Architect, Naples
    David is a “near” native of Florida who arrived here 1972. After receiving a Bachelor of Design at University of Florida, Poorman earned his Masters in Architecture from Princeton University. He lived for 10 years in Downtown Chicago, working and travelling for Perkins and Will and then for David Woodhouse Architects. A design project for an internationally-known Illinois arboretum convinced him that the Florida landscape was personally more inspiring, and he returned to his Florida roots in 2001. In 2010, Poorman established David Poorman Architect LLC, an award-winning firm specializing in small scale residential and commercial projects. His work continues to be inspired and informed by Florida’s natural resources and immemorial beauty.

Sponsored by Tempus Pro Services

The 2016 Home of the Year competition is sponsored by the innovative team at Tempus Pro Servicesa premier system integrator. Radically automating homes and businesses along the Gulf Coast, Tempus Pro Services specializes in making our homes as smart and safe as they are beautiful. Special thanks to Tempus Pro Services for their support of Home of the Year.

Be on the lookout for the Home of the Year edition of SRQ | The Magazine, on newsstands March 1, 2016.