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AR Homes® is proud to share it has won four awards from the Southeast Building Conference 43rd Annual Aurora Awards consisting of one Grand Award and three Silver Awards highlighting AR Homes® superior custom home design and interior detailing.

Featuring 59 categories, the Southeast Building Conference Aurora Awards encompasses all facets of the residential, commercial and remodeling industries. From overall design to sustainability, the awards program offers categories for each participant in the construction industry as well as sales and marketing professionals.

The full list of awards received by AR Homes® includes:

  • Grand Aurora Award – Best Interior Design of a Custom/Spec Home Priced $1,000,000 to $2,000,000 (Primrose)
  • Silver Aurora Award – Best Bath Design for a Custom/Spec/One-of-a-kind Home (Ascona)
  • Silver Aurora Award – Best Custom Home 4,000 to 6,000 sq. ft. (Ascona)
  • Silver Aurora Award – Best Interior Design of a Custom/Spec/One-of-a-kind Home Priced $500,000 to $1,000,000 (Coastal Sol II)

The Aurora Awards program is affiliated with the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) and the Southeast Building Conference (SEBC), one of two regional trade shows recognized by and affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Discover the award-winning homes below:


Built by AR Homes® Richmond (Ellington Custom Homes, LLC)

Interior Designer: Kim LaQuire

A deft touch, inspired materials and exceptional craftsmanship ensure that this impressive, modern farmhouse home also comes across as warm and inviting. The Primrose puts its guests in awe and at ease with striking design that’s easy to live in. Use of wood is carried throughout the home in obvious ways like the flooring of the expansive great room and kitchen, and in more subtle ways, such as warm wood detailing in the casual dining room with wine display. Whether painted or natural, the grains mingle beautifully in contrast to the brick fireplace. Nearby, the stepped-up den offers privacy and a unique interior corner window to monitor the main living area which boasts a tray ceiling. Kitchen and bathrooms are a study in the use of lighting and tile, with colors and patterns that add warmth and comfort to this bright, open home.


Built by AR Homes® Gainesville (Barry Rutenberg and Associates, Inc.)

Interior Designer: Sharon Freeman

Extensive use of glass in the entryway and two-story foyer invites guests and residents alike, foreshadowing the wide open feel of the main living area. A wall of pocketing glass doors extends the indoor living space outward to a lanai and covered cabanas. Privacy is afforded in the quiet den in the front of the home as also in the guest suite with wet bar and seating area. The owners’ suite offers spacious luxury away from it all where you’ll find a generous walk-in closet and opulently appointed bathroom. A truly functional home, it offers a three-car garage and well-planned utility room, which features a home delivery center and immediate access to the owner’s bath, help the home operate flawlessly.


Built by AR Homes® Lakeland (Kensington Homes, Inc.)

Interior Designer: Angie Thomas

In the right hands, interior design transforms a model home into a masterpiece. In the stunning Coastal Sol II, its look is beholden neither to sentiment nor heirlooms, a blank page filled with fearless choices, like the bold blue in the den’s tray ceiling. This color carries throughout the great room, anchoring the base of the kitchen island and bringing out varied coastal tones of the hex-tile backsplash. The interior design of the home feels light and airy, the result of neutral fabrics and use of metal and wood that mimic the expansive glass door walls, while white walls enhance the bright, open floor plan. The owners’ suite is complete with textured carpeting, soothing greys and pinks and modern yet eclectic furnishings. The owners’ bath features stormy quartz counters and a tile floor that climbs the glass-enclosed shower wall in a herringbone pattern. Upstairs shines as well, with a game room to put you at ease and a bedroom you may never want to leave.