Townhomes in Issaquah Highlands Community “Give First-Time Buyers an Individual Identity”
ISSAQUAH HIGHLANDS, WA – August 14, 2012 – Sunset Walk by Pulte Homes has won a Gold Nugget award in one of the housing industry’s oldest and most admired design competition. The Issaquah Highlands community won the Grand Award in the multi-family housing category for communities of less than 15 dwelling units per acre.
Now in its 49th year, the Gold Nugget Awards honor creative achievements in architectural design and land use planning for residential, commercial and industrial projects. The awards competition is presented by the Pacific Coast Builders Conference and was sponsored by Builder Magazine.
“Sunset Walk at Issaquah Highlands has been a popular community since opening this year and we are honored that this urban village lifestyle concept has been acknowledged for excellence and innovation by the largest and oldest award program of its kind,” said Brian Bullock, vice president of sales for PulteGroup’s Pacific Northwest Division.
Sunset Walk by Pulte Homes opened in April and features 70 townhome units. The award acknowledges Pulte Homes and Dahlin Group Architecture Planning of California.
More than 456 entries were submitted to this year’s Gold Nugget competition. In awarding Sunset Walk the top honors in its multi-family category, the judges wrote: “This townhome community site plan did a smart job offering localized green spaces and paseos to personalize each home’s entry encounter. The large open space softens the circulation spine that bisects the property and provides a great community focal point. The exteriors are a combination of fun, fresh forms and bold colors that give these first-time buyers an individual identity for each unit among the overall building. The interiors live openly, maximizing the compact square footage for a pleasant daily living experience.”
Sunset Walk is a close-in suburban neighborhood in Issaquah Highlands within 10 minutes of Redmond/Bellevue area and 20 minutes of downtown Seattle. Issaquah Highlands features excellent parks and schools, yet has a suburban feel because of its modern design and walking distance to a variety of restaurants and retail shopping. The community not only features the High Streets Shopping area and the new Swedish Hospital campus, but also includes 1,500 acres dedicated to multiple parks, trials, open spaces, ball fields, community garden, hospital and more. Town Homes in Sunset Walk range in size from 1,460 to 2,054 square feet and start in the $320s.
Entries for the Gold Nugget competition come from 14 Western states and international entries are also accepted for some categories. Categories range from best kitchen design to best campus housing project.
For more information on the Gold Nugget Awards and this year’s winners go to www.goldnuggetawards.com
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