November 10, 2016 Ashland MA - GMT Home Designs announces "Summer House in Blue" has won Gold at the 2016 Building & Remodeling Industry on Cape Cod Awards. The winning project with partner Encore Construction won Gold for Excellence in New Single Family Home Design & Construction between $400,000 and $700,000.
Entries were judged on:
- Quality of craftsmanship.
- Architectural aesthetic, innovative design & use of materials (interior & exterior)
- Creative use of space and functionality of floorplan
- Environmental considerations/features
- Use of innovative technology and construction techniques
- Achievement of clients’ design needs/requirements
- Builder challenges and and how the builder overcame them
Each entry is judged on its own merit by a panel of independent distinguished members of the housing industry assembled specifically for the purpose of evaluating this competition.
Judges included noted design experts, marketing/advertising specialists, remodelers, and builders/developers selected from throughout the United States.
"We couldnt be happier about this award because the homeowner was so happy with the project, and our partner Encore Construction is a fantastic builder with a proven track record of high quality work", said Glenn Travis, owner of GMT Home Designs.
This project was a tear down of the existing house and construction of a new, three bedroom, two story home with unfinished basement for our clients in Dennisport. There are so many amazing WOW factors in this home, frankly the entire home is a WOW factor. The decorative fish scales on the front of the second story are beautifully paired with a custom "Tiffany box" blue front door that invites you into a wonderful home filled with details. The kitchen is galley style and filled with appliances, but the cabinetry and built in appliance panels make it all seem like it is a built in unit.
The 14' butcher block table is eye catching as it is a somewhat unique island material. The V-groove walls and colored coffered ceilings on the first floor bring a whimsical and light feeling to the home. The fireplace is surrounded by natural river rocks with a built up hearth. The master bedroom and bathroom are design for ease and comfort. With a zero threshold clearance "car wash" style shower and custom built vanity, this bathroom is not one to miss! The master has a cathedral ceiling and neutral on neutral wallpaper on the walls. Above the master is a loft, a great place to sit and relax! Upstairs the bunk room consists of custom made bunk beds and bunk ladders that were handmade by a local fisherman. A shared bathroom with a trough like sink and another bedroom adjacent. The built ins and interior finishes in this home are remarkable and really give this home a WOW factor.
All the appliances in the home are energy efficient. There is a universal alarm system that is remotely controlled. The master bedroom is on the first floor for ease of access and the master bathroom is equipped with a zero clearance shower for an age in place bathroom.