Monday, August 9, 2010

DTA Wins 2010 Excellence Award from Residential Design & Build Magazine!

Dominick Tringali Architects won an award this month for 'Best Custom Home Less Than 3,000 square feet' through Residential Design & Build Magazine's annual Design Excellence Award Competition.

The Erickson Residence, located in the Habersham community in Beaufort, South Carolina, has won four major design awards on a local and national level for Best Custom Home in its size range.

At just under 1,400 square feet, the home blends casual, low-country living with modern amenities. The open floor plan was designed for both livability and entertaining, embracing the outdoors as it opens to an expansive screened porch and rear courtyard. As a budget-conscious project, strong emphasis was placed on the economy of materials, unassuming details and a simple massing throughout the design of the home. Additionally, the client procured all materials, accessories, furniture and cabinetry from local vendors, resulting in a substantial cost savings while not compromising the finish of the residence.

The designer included typical living spaces of larger homes into this smaller, more efficient floor plan. Design solutions were achieved with a floor plan which was smaller in square footage but efficient to build. The plan incorporates all living spaces the homeowner requested with additional spaces for relaxing and entertaining friends and family. This was achieved by taking advantage of the site and warm climate through outdoor living spaces. A large, inviting front porch and a unique screened-in rear sunroom with a fireplace provide additional living and entertaining space.

Dominick Tringali Architects is a residential, custom and community architectural firm specializing in the methodology lifestyle by design. To learn more, please visit or