HOUSTON — Houston-based Allegro Builders received several major awards at the recent International Builders Show at the “The Nationals”, an annual competition sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders. Allegro was also recognized with five Silver Awards at this year’s show.
The award casts the spotlight on Allegro Builders’ three-story custom home in the historic Woodland Heights, a 100-year-old community just outside downtown Houston. Competition judges considered the home’s “heavenly zen” interior and its innovative outdoor living spaces, including a rooftop terrace with a skyline view.
“For home building and architectural design, The Nationals are as prestigious as the Academy Awards for the movie industry,” said Lambert Arceneaux, president of Houston-based Allegro Builders. “We take great pride in collaborating with elite architects and home owners to create very special homes.”
The award winning, one-of-a kind home by Allegro was designed to create a spectacular, livable modern home that complements its 100-year old neighborhood. Situated on a smaller lot with irregular dimensions, the design of the home required innovative thinking to capture the site’s dramatic views of downtown Houston. The home is showcased online at the Award Winning Show Homes Photo Gallery.
“The conventional thinking of public space down and private space up was turned upside down,” Arceneaux said. “The master suite, library, and secondary bedroom are on the second floor. The family room, kitchen, dining are on the third, with outdoor living on the roof.”
Over the past 15 years, the company has been the recipient of hundreds of awards for their design-build homes primarily in historic, upscale Houston neighborhoods.
This summer, the company will unveil a series of zero energy affordable homes targeting first-time home buyers, empty nesters and veterans. The homes are so energy efficient and well-built that they produce more energy than they use.
“We have teamed with industry leaders from around the world to create these amazing small, zero energy homes,” added Arceneaux. “Due to energy savings and their durability, the homes cost less to own, operate and maintain than it costs to rent an apartment.”