Pardee Homes Takes Top Honors In Prestigious National Awards Programs

By Open Line on Feb 12, 2014 at 11:25 AM in Press Room
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In San Diego’s Del Mar Mesa, Pardee Homes’ Alta Del Mar has earned new high honors for design in The Nationals, Best In American Living Awards and the Design Awards. Eric Figge Photo

Los Angeles, February 12, 2014—Pardee Homes’ Alta Del Mar in San Diego’s Del Mar Mesa has again earned top honors in national design and planning competitions. Announced in January and February, Alta Del Mar’s latest awards are in three prestigious programs of the American homebuilding industry: The Nationals, Best In American Living Awards (BALA) and the Design Awards.

These new awards add to an already impressive roster of top honors for the luxury home neighborhood, which were earned in the 2013 Gold Nugget Awards; the SoCal Awards of Southern California and the Icon Awards. With all, judges have noted Alta Del Mar for highly individualized new home designs, custom-caliber finish quality, sustainable landscaping concepts and thoughtful site planning.

Celebrated at the 2014 International Building Show (IBS), held in early February in Las Vegas, Pardee’s honors in The Nationals included a Gold Award for Residence Three’s model interior merchandising design. Silver Awards were bestowed for the architectural design of Residences Two and Four, and for Alta Del Mar as Community of the Year. The Nationals honor new home project achievements in a variety of design and marketing categories, and are sponsored by the National Sales and Marketing Council of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

In BALA, Alta Del Mar took a Gold Award for Residence Two as a detached home over 4,001 square feet. Residence Four earned a Gold in the architectural detail category, with judges applauding its intriguing stair design. Both honors were celebrated at IBS; NAHB is BALA’s sponsor.

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Luxurious living at Alta Del Mar blends elegance with practical comfort, as seen in award-winning Residence Two. Eric Figge Photo

In the Design Awards, Alta Del Mar’s honors included a Gold Award for Residence Two for detached designs over 3100 square feet, and a Platinum Award for Residence Three in the same category. The Design Awards are sponsored by Professional Builder magazine.

These new honors add to a remarkable record of accolades for Alta Del Mar, which has also won Community of the Year in the SoCal Awards and Best Project designations in the Gold Nugget Awards and Icon. The neighborhood’s sales center and signage, model home interiors, indoor/outdoor living concepts and landscaping were also honored in SoCal and Icon.

Pardee Homes Senior Vice President of Marketing Bob Clauser said Alta Del Mar epitomizes the company’s commitment at every price point. “For young buyers, growing families and maturing households, our workforce strives to make the dream real,” he said. “As we thank the judges, we also pledge ongoing quality and responsive new home design for all of our buyers.”

“The excellence we pursued at Alta Del Mar has been matched by buyer response that is as enthusiastic as on our opening day,” noted Matt Sauls, Marketing Director for Pardee Homes’ San Diego and Inland Empire divisions. “The honors we have received in these highly competitive awards programs reflect an outstanding project team.”

Alta Del Mar’s project consultants include Bassenian /Lagoni Architects of Irvine; land planners Latitude 33 of San Diego; sales office designers LunaPearl Studio of Westlake Village; sign company Outdoor Dimensions of Fullerton; landscape architects SJA Landscape Architects of San Juan Capistrano and interior design company Pacific Dimensions, Inc. of El Segundo. Ad agency is Greenhaus of San Diego and photographer is Eric Figge Photography.

Pardee Homes is recognized for its superior master-planning concepts, quality construction, responsive customer service and dedication to the educational and civic goals of the communities in which it builds. The company’s many awards honor its commitment to superior design and planning and to greener and more sustainable new home development. Visit