Lower Gwynedd, PA (PRWEB) April 24, 2009
Harth Builders, a second generation design-build remodeling company, was awarded a 2009 National Chrysalis Award in the Residential Exterior category. Since 1993, the Chrysalis Awards have honored the finest remodeling projects in the country. Their goal is to provide consumers, remodelers, designers, architects and editors with a resource for remodeling ideas and to identify those companies that produce award-winning work.
The judges are editors and writers of consumer publications such as Better Homes & Gardens, Woman's Day's Home Remodeling & Makeovers, Southern Living Magazine and Sunset Magazine. The projects are judged on design, use of materials, use of space and integration into the existing space. What makes these projects so relevant to the public is that these judges apply their training to select projects they want the public to see just as they would do in their publications.
The work was done on a home built in 1923 and originally owned by Robert Cassatt, son of Alexander Cassatt (President of the Pennsylvania Railroad) and nephew of Mary Cassatt (famous Impressionist painter). Robert Cassatt had the house built for his son Alexander (named after his grandfather) as a wedding gift, which included a golf course in the back that has since been subdivided. Modifications had been made over the years by previous homeowners destroyed the original character of the property. The new homeowners wanted to remove the 1970's elements and construction and restore it in a way that complimented the character of the house, honoring and maintaining the original grandeur and craftsmanship.
"This was no run of the mill house but rather something rich with Philadelphia history with ties to the English and French style. We were particularly honored for the creative opportunity to work in collaboration with the homeowners to restore their exceptional property," says Gregory Harth, President of Harth Builders. Photos of the project may be seen on our website, http://harthbuilders.com.
All projects submitted for judging were an exterior improvement to an existing residential structure. New construction projects were not eligible. In addition, competing projects were completed after July 1, 2007.
Harth Builders is a father-son design-build remodeling firm with over 30 years of experience remodeling homes in Bucks and Montgomery counties. We are nationally recognized and our designs and projects are award winning. We love what we do and it is reflected in the projects we design and build.
From architects and designers to carpenters and construction artisans, we're committed to turning your family's ideas, personalities, and dreams into a house that becomes a home with heart. We invite you to visit our photo gallery at http://harthbuilders.com of our custom-designed kitchens, additions, bathrooms, attic renovations, basement renovations, and exteriors and see for yourself.
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