2020 Aurora Awards: Single-Family Detached Homes and Kitchen + Bath

The annual Aurora Awards competition held by the Southeast Building Conference recognizes outstanding housing-related professionals for their work in 12 southeastern states and the Eastern Caribbean. Pro Builder is proud to present a selection of this year’s winners in the highly competitive Multifamily category, including the Project of the Year.



Location: Austin, Texas
Category: Single-Family Detached – 2,500 to 2,999 sq ft
Builder: Brookfield Residential, Calgary, Alberta
Architect: Danielian Associates Architects + Planners, Irvine, Calif.

Surrounding scenery played a large part in this single-family homes’ construction. With views of rolling green hills, the builder and designer aimed to showcase the area’s natural beauty through large, covered porches in both the front and rear. Think the South of France, but in Texas—that’s the feeling designers wished to capture.


Provence single family home exterior
The Provence single-family home design offers a flexible floor plan that allows changing uses for rooms over time. | Photo: courtesy Rachel Kay for Brookfield Homes

With a flexible floor plan, the builder and designer targeted growing families that would need to switch up uses of rooms over time. The home’s 2,997 square feet include a grand entry, great room, kitchen, dining space, owner’s suite, flex room, open loft space, and three additional bedrooms. 


Provence gathering room
Flexible living characterizes the Provence, with free flow of space between the kitchen, dining, and living spaces, and adjoining outdoor dining. | Photo: courtesy Rachel Kay for Brookfield

While the kitchen and dining space maintain an average ceiling height, the grand room feels more expansive, with open ceiling views up to the second floor. The dining space allows for indoor/outdoor living and entertaining with direct connection to the large, covered patio. 

The garage is split between one car and two car garages, which connect to a mudroom with adjacent laundry and powder rooms. This transition space allows for

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