Suncrest Homes wins 2009 Housing Excellence Award for Best Single-family Custom Home

In 2009, Suncrest Homes demonstrated its abilities to build exceptional custom homes when it won a Housing Excellence Award for the Best Single-Family Custom Home. The winning entry was a Craftsman-style home on a nine-acre, heavily wooded site in Murrysville, Pennsylvania. The goal was to design a home that blended seamlessly with its natural surrounding; have a modern, open floor plan; and incorporate the warmth and details of the Craftsman-style homes built in the early twentieth century.

The home successfully achieved its owner’s objectives. The exterior has natural Ledgestone trim, large hand-crafted tapered-square columns on custom stone bases, plank-lapped siding, wide overhanging eaves with shakes and decorative braces on the gables. The front entry door is mahogany with leaded glass. The ceiling on the front porch is hand varnished beaded oak.

Inside, the foyer has natural-slate flooring. A custom oak staircase features Craftsman-style balusters and oversized newel posts. The craftsman influence continues in the kitchen with oak flooring and cabinetry; granite countertops; a farm-style sink; authentically detailed oak windows; and custom two-paneled interior doors. The living areas in the great room are defined by custom, built-in cabinetry. The focal point is the fireplace with a custom oak mantel and natural slate facing.

Attention to detail and sensitive use of authentic Craftsman-style details are evidenced throughout the home in the trim, window transoms, cabinetry and columns in the dining room, oak beams in the study and in the bathrooms.

  • 2009 Best Single Family Home

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