DeStefano Architects win ‘Home of the Year’ honor

Honorees selected in nine other categories


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Portsmouth-based DeStefano Architects’ ‘South End Revival’ was named Home of the Year in New Hampshire Home magazine’s 2017 home design competition.

A South End Portsmouth home designed by DeStefano Architects took home the 2017 Home of the Year Award at the annual New Hampshire Home Design Awards, held Jan. 25 at the Manchester Country Club.

DeStefano’s “South End Revival” was given the top prize from among 72 entries in 10 categories for this year’s awards competitions. Fiorentino Group Architects, also of Portsmouth, received honorable mention in the category for its “Bristol Woods Residence.”

The competition, which is judged by a three-member, out-of-state jury selected by New Hampshire Home magazine, reviews submissions for locally constructed and designed homes and landscaping, and determines award recipients.

This year’s jury included architect Jesse Kaplan of Kaplan Thompson Architects, Portland, Maine; interior designer Tracy A. Davis of Urban Dwellings, Portland; and landscape architect Jeff Pelletier of Michael Boucher Landscape Architecture, Freeport, Maine.

“The Home Design Awards is a unique opportunity for residential and landscape designers in New Hampshire to be recognized and honored for their beautiful work,” said Andi Axman, editor of New Hampshire Home.

Other winners honored were:

Architectural Design: Winner, Bonin Architects & Associates, New London; Honorable Mention, Samyn-D’Elia Architects, Ashland

Bath Design: Winner, C. Randolph Trainor Interiors, Franconia

Historical Renovation Design: DeStefano Architects

Interior Design: Winner: PK Surroundings, Exeter

Kitchen Design: Winner, C.Randolph Trainor Interiors and Ashland Lumber; Honorable Mention: Crown Point Cabinetry, Claremont; Honorable Mention, PK Surroundings

Outdoor Design: Winner: Belknap Landscape Company, Gilford

Remodeling/Renovation Design: Winner: DeStefano Architects

Small Home Design: Winner: Cynthia Clark Interiors, Hampton

Specialty Room Design: Winner: Scully Architects, Keene; Honorable Mention: CJ Architects, Portsmouth.

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