Nationals 2018 TrophyDW-designed project Tonal Harmony earned a Gold Award at the 2021 Nationals for Best Interior Design of a Custom Home.

NAHB’s National Sales and Marketing Council (NSMC) has announced Gold and Silver Award Winners for The Nationals new home sales and marketing awards for home builders, developers, associates, and consultants. Drewett Works received Gold Award honors for Best Interior Design of a Custom Home for Tonal Harmony. Additionally, Drewett Works earned Silver Awards for Best Community Amenity – Seven Desert Mountain, Best One of a Kind Home over 9,000 Sq Ft – The Crusader, and Best One of a Kind Home over 9,000 Sq Ft – Tonal Harmony.

“We are honored to be recognized by the judges with a Gold Award in the category of Best Interior Design of a Custom Home. We share this award with the amazing team at Ownby Design who truly took the vision we began with and implemented it fully to the smallest details,” said C.P. Drewett, founder/architect/president at Drewett Works. “We are thankful also to Argue Custom Homes and Refined Gardens whose extraordinary work on this project made it one-of-a-kind. And most of all, we are thankful to our visionary clients who trusted us and empowered us to create a very special home in which they can truly live the Arizona lifestyle to its fullest.”

Silver Award Winners are the top vote recipients in each category and are the finalists for the Gold Award. Gold Awards in each category were presented in April 2021 in a virtual Awards Ceremony.

“The Nationals are the most prestigious awards of their kind, setting the benchmark for innovations in new home design, marketing and sales,” said Angela Harris, chairperson of the Nationals. “NAHB’s commitment to recognizing originality, imagination and success has been exemplified by its award winners since the competition’s inception.”

Started in 1982 as the Institute of Residential Marketing, The Nationals award program continues to recognize superior new home sales and marketing achievements. With 61 categories across various disciplines of the new home industry, the awards honor excellence in product and community design, advertising, marketing and sales achievements by individuals and sales teams. During a four-day judging process, a panel of ninie industry professionals from across the country determined the Silver and Gold award winners from a field of over 900 entries.

About the winning projects:

Tonal Harmony is a tranquil Paradise Valley retreat for a new-to-the-Valley family who were seeking the modernism they loved though had never lived in. The architecture’s interior loftiness is created with overlapping, undulating planes of plaster, glass, and steel. The woven nature of horizontal planes throughout the living spaces provides an uplifting sense, inviting a symphony of light to enter the space. The more voluminous public spaces are comprised of stone-clad massing elements which convert into a desert pavilion embracing the outdoor spaces. Every room opens to exterior spaces providing a dramatic embrace of home to natural environment. The project team included Argue Custom Homes (builder), Drewett Works (architecture), Ownby Design (interior design), Refined Gardens (landscape architecture), and Dino Tonn (photography).

The Crusader, located at The Estancia Club in Scottsdale, AZ, takes inspiration from an F8 Crusader plane, wings folded, on a carrier deck, the plane flown by the architect’s father while serving in the Marine Corps. The roof form folds and angles were the genesis of the design. A spinal column runs through providing circulation and illumination by sky lights and clerestories, penetrating the core of the house with natural light. The resulting roof forms open up to the Sonoran desert and southward towards local landmark Pinnacle Peak. The project currently holds the record in Scottsdale for highest sales price per square foot. The project team included Drewett Works (architecture), Peak Ventures (developer and builder), Ownby Design (interior design), High Desert Designs (landscape design), and Jeff Zaruba (photography).

Seven Desert Mountain rewrites the playbook of community clubhouses with free-flowing indoor-outdoor experiences created by extensive overhangs, walls of pocketing glass, and natural material which flow from indoors out. The state-of-the-art 8,900 sf clubhouse is a stunning sculpture of stone, masonry, and pocketing glass, a true departure from the existing clubhouses at this internationally acclaimed community. The project team included M3 Companies, LLC (developer), Drewett Works (architecture), Newman Commercial Builders (builder); Greey | Pickett (land planning and landscape architecture), Ownby Design (interior design), and Steven Thompson (photography). Read more about Seven here.

The Nationals are co-sponsored by Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.

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