Akel Homes Awarded Silver for Six Aurora Awards
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Aurora Awards are presented to those outstanding builders, planners, architects, developers, designers, and interior vendors who produce exceptional work and are outshining those within their industry.
Akel Homes, a fully integrated, boutique homebuilder based in South Florida, was awarded Silver for six 2020 Aurora Awards. Villamar at Toscana Isle, a single-family development, captured awards for the following categories: Best Website, Best Direct Mail, Best Long Format Video, and Best Single Family Detached Homes (Three Categories). Golden Award winners will be announced on July 31st in the Aurora Winners Book, and will be featured in the upcoming coverage in Pro Builder Magazine online.
Villamar at Toscana Isles, located in Lake Worth, garnered awards for Best Single Family Detached Homes under 2,000 sq. ft., from 2,000 to 2,499 sq. ft., as well as from 2,500 to 2,999 sq. ft.
The Isla (Under 2,000 sq. ft.)- Developers faced the challenge of designing expansive areas within the parameters of a restricted lot size. Akel Homes maximized each space by understanding the intent behind the use as well as the regularity of the use of each area within the home. Emphasis was placed in the design of the kitchen, dining area and great room.
The Cabo (2,000 to 2,499 sq. ft.)- Homeowners require vastly different needs and this floorplan catered towards those seeking comfortable living spaces as well as multiple garages. The challenge involved designing a floorplan with wide expansive areas that accommodates two garages. The garages were strategically placed on the lateral sides of the home to create ample room within the central areas.
The Sierra (2,500 to 2,999 sq. ft.)- This model entailed designing a grand entryway where the attention is primarily drawn to a beautiful, expansive, gathering space, with additionally providing neighboring rooms such as a bedroom, bathroom, and laundry room in locations that are required for accommodating various needs.
Akel Homes was awarded Best Website. Their website serves as a multimedia vehicle for promoting their products on a digital platform as well as navigating the vast availability of resources such as pricing floorplans, and options, foremost information when purchasing a home. Additionally, the website offers interactive virtual tours and video tours for customers to view floorplans from the comfort of their home. These resources are immensely effective in displaying their product offering and driving in qualified customers that are truly in the market to purchase a new home.
Villamar at Toscana Isles, located in Lake Worth, was awarded Best Direct Mail, which displayed a cost benefit analysis of purchasing new construction compared to remodeling a preexisting home. Villamar offers exquisitely designed homes of superlative quality at a price point that’s incomparable to homes that have undergone renovations that involved increased costs and production of average quality.
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About Aurora Awards
Established in 1979, Aurora Awards are presented annually to outstanding builders, planners, architects, developers, designers, interior merchandisers and other housing-related professionals. Residential and Commercial construction professionals actively involved in projects located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and the Eastern Caribbean are eligible to participate.
About Akel Homes
Akel Homes is a fully integrated private residential development firm based in South Florida. The company’s mission is to build exceptional homes and amenity-rich communities that cater to all lifestyles. Akel Homes utilizes the highest quality building materials, innovative construction methods and forward-thinking architectural designs to create unparalleled single-family residences, townhomes and multifamily apartments in resort-style master-planned communities. Since 1986, the principals of Akel Homes have built over 4,000 residences and many of South Florida’s most renowned communities. For more information, visit http://www.akelhomes.com.