Northland’s Dorset Park honored with national gold design award

February 02, 2018 - Owners Developers & Managers

Weymouth, MA According to Northland Residential, a residential real estate development firm, Dorset Park has won a gold award for the single family production category in the 2017 Best in American Living Award (BALA) by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Dorset Park is a neighborhood of 26 homes located in the master-planned community of Union Point.  

The panel of judges selected the 1,852 s/f, 3-bedroom Stratford home plan because of its “clean; iconic; and well-executed design.” The judges further commented that the design was “precious all the way around” and “wasn’t garage dominated.”

“We are thrilled that Dorset Park was recognized with a gold award in this category,” said Peter Crabtree, project executive and senior vice president of Northland. “The BALA awards are a highly sought after distinction, and we are grateful to be recognized as a company that is raising the bar on creativity and design. Of course, this award wouldn’t have been possible without our incredible team, who we want to acknowledge and congratulate as well.”

The design team for Dorset Park includes Don Powers and Jeremy Lake of Union Studio, Providence, RI; Tom Ryan and Alan Aukeman of Ryan Associates in Waltham, MA; Stephanie Morrison of Morr Interiors, Newmarket, NH; and photographer Shelly Harrison of Shelly Harrison Photography, Chestnut Hill, MA.

“The BALA program celebrates the designers and builders as ‘the Best of the Best’ of our industry,” said Tom Kopf, 2017 Judging Chair and 2017 Best in American Living Awards Subcommittee Chair. “Great design taps into the emotions that make a house a home, and that is definitely reflected in this year’s winning projects.”

The conservation land to the rear of the 26 single family homes is unique to Dorset Park and provided the perfect opportunity to capture tranquil private space for homeowners. Inviting sidewalks, classic front porches, and a neighborhood “pocket park” bring a sense of community to the neighborhood. The Stratford floor plan incorporates flexibility in the interior design, such as an owner’s entry, which serves as a mudroom, landing zone, and pantry, and makes smart use of space. 

Now in its 34th year, BALA recognizes outstanding achievement by builders and design professionals in all sectors of the residential housing industry including single-family production, custom, multifamily, affordable, remodeling, community and interiors. BALA is built on the principle that all great homes start with great design, no matter cost or size.

Award winners were formally announced during the annual NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla on January 10.

Northland Residential Corporation is one of New England’s foremost developers of extraordinary real estate properties. Northland Residential’s portfolio of properties ranges from single family multi-acre home sites to luxurious townhome communities. Headquartered in Concord, Massachusetts, Northland is currently actively developing residential properties throughout the Greater Boston area, including Woodmere at Brush Hill in Milton, Washington St. in Wellesley, and Concord Rd. in Weston. 

 

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