Community of the Year Designation Is Among Multiple New Awards For Woodbridge Pacific Group’s Best-Selling Mid Century Enclave

MISSION VIEJO, CA, January 24, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Skye Palm Springs by Woodbridge Pacific Group won major new awards at the International Builders Show (IBS), taking seven honors in prestigious competitions for architectural design and neighborhood concepts; model home interior design and new home marketing. Skye’s most recent awards were announced January 9 and 10 at The Nationals and the Best In American Living Awards (BALA) celebrations at IBS, Held this year in Orlando, Florida, IBS is the annual conference and exposition of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Judges for The Nationals named Skye the Detached Home Community of the Year. This mid century enclave also took Gold Awards for Plan Two’s architectural design and for its model interior merchandising. Silver honors went to Plan Four for architectural design and to Plan One for model home interior merchandising.

“The authenticity of Skye Palm Springs is simply outstanding,” said Lisa Parrish, Judging Chair and program executive for The Nationals. “Skye meets the highest expectations of new home buyers and of local individuals and organizations who are so dedicated to sustaining the proud design history of Palm Springs.”

The National Sales and Marketing Council of NAHB sponsors The Nationals. Judges reviewed 1335 entries from across North America to determine all winners. See www.thenationals.com

In the BALA competition, Skye’s Plan One took a Platinum honor for Detached New Home Design. Plan Two earned a Gold BALA honor for Detached New Home Design.

“Skye captures the vibe and fun of the beloved mid century era, yet its design lives as a home should live today,” said BALA judge Steven Dewan, a Senior Principal with Bassenian/Lagoni Architects in Newport Beach, California. “We appreciated this synthesis of time honored and contemporary design concepts.”

BALA’s focus is new home and community design, with judges evaluating architectural excellence in detached and attached homes. Sponsored by NAHB and now in its 34th year, BALA is a national competition. See www.bestinamericanliving.com

Skye Palm Springs has earned a total of 17 top honors in the homebuilding industry, recognition by design editors–and robust sales in the luxury home market. In addition to the seven new honors in The Nationals and BALA, Skye’s accolades include:

– Four Gold Nugget Awards: a Grand Award as Residential Project of the Year, and a Grand Award and two Awards of Merit for Architectural Design. www.goldnuggetawards.com

– Six honors in The SoCal Awards: Top awards for Best Architectural Series, Architectural Design and Community Brochure, plus Finalist honors for Detached Community of the Year and for Interior Merchandising of two model homes. www.thesocalawards.com

– Professional Builder magazine noted Skye Palm Springs as an example of new home design excellence, in a feature by Senior Editor Susan Bady. https://www.probuilder.com/warmer-spin-modern-architecture Editor in Chief Amy Albert added her thoughts in the same issue–with input from Skye’s architect, Samir Hannouche https://www.probuilder.com/blog/warm-side-modernism

WPG Principal Todd Cunningham credits Skye’s comprehensive success to an iconic location, compelling design and the design/development team’s knowledge and attention to detail. “Skye presented a once in a lifetime opportunity, and this drove all project concepts,” he said. “Our entire team is truly appreciative of the recognition from our professional peers.”

WPG’s team for Skye includes: WPG Marketing Director Karen Spargo; Hannouche Architects, architecture; Chameleon Design, sales office design and model home interiors; Roxburgh, advertising and marketing; Professional Design Associates, model home landscaping; and Outdoor Dimensions, signage.

Priced from the mid $1 millions, Skye’s 5 designs provide 3,322 to 3,976 square feet of living space. Homesites are approximately 14,000 to 19,000 square feet, easily accommodating each home’s price-included pool and spa. Home offices, media and game rooms, dual master suites, casitas and flex rooms highlight Skye’s lifestyle-focused optional spaces.

Skye’s scenic, walkable location is framed by the San Jacinto Mountains, and situated in Palm Springs’ historic Tennis Club Neighborhood. The Art Museum, Convention Center and Village Fest are among walkable destinations, while nearby trails and picnic areas offer spectacular views to the city and Tahquitz Canyon.

The Skye Palm Springs Sales Gallery is on Ramon Road west of Palm Canyon, and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Telephone 760-803-3962 to speak with Tom Laurita or Russell Vozzella, Community Sales Managers for WPG. Also see SkyePalmSprings.com and www.woodbridgepacficgroup.com

WPG’s new home offerings target desirable locations and architecturally distinctive homes geared to well-researched buyer preferences. Broadening capabilities in land acquisition and asset management continue to facilitate the company’s expansion in Riverside, Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Kern Counties.


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