2024 DDA: Exteriors

The competition included stunning pools, innovative landscaping, and much more.

As the first-place winner in the category of Exterior Use of Stone, Tile, and Concrete, this mesmerizing 6,000-square-foot home by DesRosiers Architects features Indiana limestone and demonstrates the extraordinary power of materials. Photo by James Haefner.


EXTERIOR USE OF STONE/TILE/CONCRETE

1st Place

Desrosiers Architects
Photo by: James Haefner

This modern 6,000-square-foot renovated home is located on a beautiful wooded lot. Viewed from the street, the massive split-face Indiana limestone walls evoke the look of a fortress, yet the extensive floating entrance canopy invites visitors into a welcoming interior. All of the exterior walls are veneered with large textured and maintenance-free natural limestone.

2nd Place

Heller & Associates with Mosher Design Co.
and Davis & Davis Interior Design
Photo by: Mike Kline

3rd Place

Michael J. Dul & Associates Inc.
Photo by: James Haefner


RESIDENTIAL SWIMMING POOL/SPA

1st Place

Zaremba & Company
Photo by: Sally Matak

The centerpiece of this Bloomfield Township project is a unique pool nestled in a stepped lakeside terrace that’s oriented parallel to the main axis of the house. A glass rail subtly protects the pool without impacting the dramatic views of the lake beyond. A combination of pearl-finish Lunada Bay agate tile and Wet Edge pebble finish work together with complementary blue hues; the result is a cool, cohesive look that unifies the pool and integrated spa.

2nd Place

Michael J. Dul & Associates Inc.
Photo by: James Haefner

3rd Place

Allegretti Architects Inc.
Photo by: James Haefner


DECK/PATIO/PORCH

1st Place

Petrucci Homes with Arik Green Design
Photo by: Justin Maconochie

This patio is the perfect perch for taking in the spectacular surroundings, including magnificent yard and lake views. With exposed aggregate, a warm wood paneled ceiling, a beautiful Basswood Buff tumbled-stone fireplace, and Trespa siding, it’s an outdoor oasis with a warm but modern look and feel.

2nd Place

Oak Street Design
Photo by: Linea Photo

3rd Place

CBI Design Professionals Inc.
Photo by: Erin Attwood

“This patio is the perfect perch for taking in the spectacular surroundings …”

— Petrucci Homes


OUTDOOR FIREPLACE

1st Place

Nosan Signature Homes with Oliver Max Inc.
Photo by: Jackie Blair

The owner of this Birmingham remodel envisioned a covered patio that could host guests but also serve as a place for the family to relax and unwind. A 60-inch linear double-sided fireplace made it possible to create two separate spaces that function together seamlessly. The custom stone surround goes from floor to ceiling and establishes a beautiful focal point, while granite benches provide additional seating and function.

2nd Place

Cottage Company Interiors with Cottage Company Harbor Springs
Photo by: Beth Singer

3rd Place

Michael J. Dul & Associates Inc.
Photo by: James Haefner


RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN (OVER ONE ACRE)

1st Place

Michael J. Dul & Associates Inc.
Photo by: James Haefner Photography

This former crop-producing tract of land has been transformed into a magnificent estate with open fields, walking trails, a pond, a swimming pool, bocci courts, and a fire pit. Ornamental grasses, juniper shrubs, and Amelanchier trees create a natural setting. The front walk slices through masses of ornamental grass with a view to the pond, while a boardwalk skillfully recalls the character of the farm and pond.

2nd Place

Goldner Walsh Garden & Home
Photo by: Sally Matak

3rd Place

Michael J. Dul & Associates Inc.
Photo by: James Haefner


RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN (UNDER ONE ACRE)

1st Place

Michael J. Dul & Associates Inc.
Photo by: James Haefner

The goal of this landscaping update was to preserve the location’s natural features and knit the architecture to the site. To minimize grade disruption, a retaining wall holds back the front yard. Dogwood, ornamental grasses, and birch trees were positioned to maintain the character of the site. The home, shrouded in vegetation, gradually opens as one travels up the drive. A new porch and staircase create an inviting entry.

2nd Place

Michael J. Dul & Associates Inc.
Photo by: James Haefner

3rd Place

Zaremba & Company
Photo by: Wayup Media


Detroit Design Awards 2024

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Exteriors
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