On Saturday, November 3, the Epic Development team attended the 32nd Annual OBIE Awards dinner presented by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and the Atlanta Sales and Marketing Council. The OBIE Awards, named after the obelisk shape of the actual award given, are the premier awards in Atlanta real estate.
Our first win of the evening was in the $250,000 – $500,000 Whole House Renovation category in which we received a Gold OBIE for East Beechwood Drive located in North Buckhead. According to Rick Bennett, Director for Design and Construction Services, “the objective of this project was to create a Modern Prairie home with Mediterranean accents that maximized the site’s natural setting, increased the natural light in the home, accentuated the creek and waterfall views and modernized the kitchen and baths, which had largely been stripped while the home was in foreclosure.”
Our second win of the night was in the Single Family Detached Urban Redevelopment/Revitalization – $299,999 and under category in which we won a Silver OBIE for 767 Gresham Avenue in East Atlanta. This new home was designed to fit an existing foot print with site constraints created by a creek. The clean lines, simple finish details and Modern Prairie architecture create a sophisticated yet edgy look.
We also competed in two additional categories in the Single Family Detached Urban Redevelopment/Revitalization category. We won a Silver OBIE in the $300,000 – $499,999 range for our first ADA home located on Delaware Avenue in Ormewood Park. This Modern-Prairie home was designed to meet the needs of a family, while not sacrificing style or quality.
Our final win of the night was in the $450,000 – $549,999 category in which we won a gold OBIE for our new home on Lynwood Park Drive in Brookhaven. This Modern-Prairie home was designed to fit a non-conforming lot with a tight building envelope and to be competitive in a predominantly craftsman style neighborhood. The large covered front porch, glass front door and wide foyer create an inviting entrance to an open open floor plan featuring a large center island kitchen.
On a special note, Epic Development would like to thank the entire team that helps deliver each home. This includes our architects, surveyors and engineers that are integral to design, our investors and lenders that believe in our company and the homes that we are creating, our sub-contractors that are dedicated to quality and the marketing team that gets them sold. Finally, we are always thankful for our customers that choose Epic Development.