A local custom-home builder has earned two awards in the American Residential Design Awards competition.

A local custom-home builder has earned two awards in the American Residential Design Awards competition.

P&D Builders and Danne Design & Drafting, 59 Greif Parkway, won first place in the category of unbuilt designs for homes ranging from 2,501 to 4,000 square feet.

The 3,842-square-foot, shingle-style home design has four bedrooms and a multilevel floor plan, said Ron Danne, residential designer for P&D Builders.

"It has unique features," Danne said. "A kids loft in the upstairs kids' bedroom area, a large great room, front and back covered porches and a tower staircase with windows at the top. ... "The master bedroom is on its own level with a walk-in shower (and) his and her closets. It has a large island in the kitchen, a walk-in pantry and a recycling center."

The home was originally designed for the central Ohio BIA Parade of Homes show, "but was not built due to the builder's goal of having the project pre-sold prior to commencing construction," a P&D Builders press release said.

Also this month, the company won second place in the category of published design for homes 2,500 square feet and under, said Steve Mickley, executive director of the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD), the organization that held the competition.

P&D Builders' entry in the unbuilt category was one of five entries, said Mickley. The entry in the published designs category was one of six entries.

The company also won an award in the organization's 2008 design competition in the category of sustainable design for a home built in Powell, said Danne.

P&D Builders was founded in 1962. More information on the company can be found at www.pndbuilders.com.

The AIBD is the national association of professional building designers, Mickley said. It was founded in 1950. For more information on the organization, visit www.aibd.org.

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