Heartland Homes was awarded 4 Housing Excellence Awards over the weekend at the 2011 Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh (BAMP) Awards Ceremony on Friday.
Best Green Energy Efficient Housing – Under $500,000
This home type sets the standard for energy efficiency within a residential home. Tested by a third party, this home not only meets but exceeds ENERGY Star requirements. To meet code a home’s HERS score must be lower than 100, to achieve ENERGY Star requirements you must meet a score of 80. This home has a score of 64. Not bad for a home that is over 2500 square feet, right?
Just because this home was designed with all of the energy efficient and green building practices in a price range under $500,000 does not mean that functionality exceeds exquisiteness. This home is gorgeous!
Hailed by the home’s open design, each room is a continuation of each other. Sitting in the family room, you can easily have a conversation with the openness of the kitchen with someone preparing a Saturday lunch, or from the kitchen to the dining room during a Thanksgiving Feast or to the dining room to the family room on family game night. If you enjoy an open layout, than this home is for you!
The upstairs offers more space than even imaginable. Offering commodious secondary bedrooms, this house is sure to please every family member or guest fortunate enough to cozy up within its walls. But the Master Bedroom is the must-see attraction of the entire home. Designed with luxury in the blueprint, this room is stunning. The almost-argument free bathroom features his-and -her sinks with enough room for each person to leave as many toiletries out as they would like. A separate whirlpool bathtub and shower hosts the most convenient bathroom design, without sacrificing attractiveness for functionality.
Best Single Family Home of the Year – $451,000-$650,000
This home type sets the standard for energy efficiency within a residential home. Tested by a third party, this home not only meets but exceeds ENERGY Star requirements. To meet code a home’s HERS score must be lower than 100, to achieve ENERGY Star requirements you must meet a score of 80. This home has a score of 64. Not bad for a home that is over 4000 square feet, right?
This home design is breathtaking through and through. Walk through the front door and you are greeted by beautifully a two-story open foyer that welcomes you in with warm hardwood floors. A few more steps in and you will see that this home is everything you could ever want and more. With a formal living, dining, and office on the first floor, you’ve have only seen the half of it. This home opens up even further into a great room of ginormous proportion, towering eighteen feet to the second floor this spacious family room is the heart of the home. Adjacent to the family room is where any person will truly fall in love with this home, the kitchen. This massive eat-in, gourmet kitchen will appeal to both the master chef and the takeout connoisseur alike. Offering enough space to host the entire family tree as well as leave some space for peace and relaxation in the intimately attached sunroom.
Once you have made your way up the beautiful two entry staircase you are open to 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, and a master bedroom truly fit for a king (and his entire kingdom). Including a master bathroom that contains a stand-alone bathtub and a walk-in shower that is 14 feet long brandishing beautiful ceramic and several shower heads.
Best Single Family Home the Year – $250,000 And Under
This home design offers comfort, flexibility, and an undisturbed place to call home. Designed with the family in mind, this home offers four bedrooms and up to three and a half bathrooms, with several interior options and multiple exterior elevations available to turn this house into a home with every selection that each homeowner makes.
The first floor layout of this design is perfect for any family, offering a spacious eat-in kitchen with attached breakfast nook and a family room that is large enough for a family of any size, and formal living and dining rooms that are perfect for entertaining or hosting holidays around the fireplace.
The second floor of this home is equally as purposeful as the first, offering flexible upgrades such as an upstairs laundry room that helps take the load out of household chores and an upgraded master bath that offers escape. With four spacious bedrooms this design is ideal for the growing family. (Family sold separately)
Best 50+ Housing Single Family Detached Home – Over $250,000
This particular home design was given to us from a customer with particular wants and needs. The family already owned a home with acreage in a highly desirable area, but for medical reasons the family needed to live primarily on a single floor. Their home was designed to fit on their existing property and maximize the living space on the ground floor.
Featuring a first floor master suite, four total bedrooms, a library, den, loft and an enormous great room – this one-of-a-kind home has a floor plan to fit any family’s needs, but was designed with just one family in mind.
The great room has a vaulted ceiling and a number of windows and doors that lead to the porch which has a slate floor. Rustic chandeliers hang from the vaulted ceilings and fit in with the wood columns throughout the home. The great room is open from the 2nd floor loft, which also encases a library, a guest bedroom and a Jack-and-Jill bedroom/bathroom and a finished storage area.
As functional as this home was constructed, it does not take away from the sheer beauty of this home. With great curb appeal the exterior of this home features a cedar shingle style siding, gorgeous columns and a two-car garage.
With the constraints of building a brand new home on an existing homesite, we were able to make this home fit in with its surrounding much like Frank Lloyd Wright home into its natural environment.
To learn more about these individual homes and their stories Contact Sara or call her now at 412-992-7417