Fort Mill, S.C. – February 25, 2014 – Charlotte-based Saussy Burbank has earned a national award for its construction of The Portland, a home design in The Garden Cottages, a pocket neighborhood built in Baxter Village in Fort Mill.
The honor comes from the 2013 Best in American Living Awards (BALA), the nation’s top awards program for design excellence in the residential building industry. It spotlights the most creative and innovative builders, remodelers, architects, developers, land planners and interior designers in the country. The National Association of Home Builders sponsors the awards.
“The most important recognition we get is from our customers,” said Charles Teal, CEO of Saussy Burbank. “But it is nice to be recognized by our peers in the industry, too. When I look at the composition of the jury that gave us this award, it makes me even more proud of our work on these beautiful homes.”
The Portland model features an open first floor with a kitchen/dining room and family room that share a two-sided fireplace. Windows on all sides flood the space with natural light and park views. On the second floor, the master bedroom opens to a covered porch overlooking the park. The home was designed by Charlotte-based 505 Design Group.
The pocket neighborhood is part of the larger Baxter Village, a pedestrian-oriented community with shops, restaurants, a library and an elementary school. Fifteen years ago, Saussy Burbank purchased the very first lot in Baxter from Clear Springs Development and has built more than 500 homes in the community.
Judges honored The Portland with a Silver Award in the detached home up to 2,000-square-feet/home built-for-sale category. The other winners in this category were a nature-inspired boutique neighborhood in Denver, Colo., and Nantucket-style cottages in Plymouth, Mass.