Brambleton Wins Four Coveted Awards at International Builders Show

Posted January 31, 2020

National Association of Home Builders recognizes Brambleton and Birchwood at Brambleton for American Living and 55+ Housing excellence

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The master-planned community (MPC) of Brambleton in Loudoun County is pleased to announce it was awarded three top honors at the International Builders Show (IBS) that took place last week in Las Vegas. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), which convenes the world’s top light construction industry professionals at the IBS each year, awarded Birchwood at Brambleton two honors in the Best of 55+ Housing category and Brambleton a Gold honor in the 2019 Best of American Livingcategory.

“It really is an honor to be recognized nationally among our peers,” noted Kim Adams, Brambleton Marketing Director. “We have amazing leadership that empowers our team to perform our jobs to the very best of our abilities. These awards truly represent a holistic team effort as they would not have happened without the help of each of our departments. Many of these categories topped over 400 entries from across the nation– making these wins for Brambleton even more special.”

The Best of 55+ Housing Awards reception was held during the International Builders’ Show® in Las Vegas on January 21 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Birchwood at Brambleton won three awards, including a top finalist spot in the 2019 Pillars of the Industry for the Best Affordable Apartment Community. The Woods at Birchwood is a 55+ apartment community intentionally designed as a walkable community featuring inspiring amenities, parks and walking trails and nearby dining and shopping.

The Birchwood community took home the Gold award in the Best Landscape and Curb Appeal category. The landscaping was recognized for its eye-catching and impeccably maintained open space, lakes, nature centers, community gardens and elaborate trails connecting residents to the heart of the community clubhouse and entertainment.

Birchwood was also recognized as the Best 55+ Attached Home Over 1,700 Square Feet for Miller & Smith’s Allegro Model.

Brambleton also took home Gold in the Best of American Living Award in the Single-Family Mixed-Use Community. For this award, Knutson’s homes in the Town Center along with Miller and Smith and Van Metre were chosen for their emphasis on heightened walkability in proximity to local shopping, entertainment and trails. The award touted the 6,000+ home community as looking as fresh and relevant today as it did when it opened 20 years ago while preserving a friendly, small-town community feel. The judges specifically “praised the thoughtfully designed streetscapes and community amenities.”