2010 Kaleidoscope of Homes Award Winners Announced by Greater Fort Worth Builders Association

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2010 event recognizes design achievements on multi-million-dollar homes. The 2010 Kaleidoscope of Homes - one of only two luxury home shows in the nation this year - launched its three-week event with an awards ceremony during the Greater Fort Worth Builders Association's VIP gala on Thursday, October 7th at Southlake's Shady Oaks development.

The 2010 Kaleidoscope of Homes - one of only two luxury home shows in the nation this year - launched its three-week event with an awards ceremony during the Greater Fort Worth Builders Association's VIP gala on Thursday, October 7th at Southlake's Shady Oaks development.

Judged by a panel of builders, architectural designers and interior design professionals from around the state, Builder Scott Simmons of Simmons Estate Homes won Best of Show for his Spanish Colonial estate, Casa Montecito at 704 Rochester Lane. Simmons, a degreed architect, partnered with Christopher Hough of Heritage Design Studio in Southlake, on the 9,500-square-foot design offered for $3,299,000.

Simmons also won awards for Unique Feature-floor plan, Craftsmanship, and Interior Design and Furnishings. He credited the interior design wins to his wife Susan working with designers Pam Randall of Pam Randall Designs and LaWanna Wood of Southern Accents Too.

Shane Golden of Venetian Custom Homes entered a classic Tuscan design, Il Nuovo Vecchia at 1016 Tennyson, and captured Best Wine Room award, with a sunken, glass-enclosed space doubling as a cigar room. Venetian also won Best Kitchen with an expansive cooking and gathering space open to both interior and exterior living areas. His architect also was Christopher Hough.

Bobby Harrell of Harrell Custom Homes took home awards for creative design with his two entries, both designed by Jon Bolton of J. Bolton & Associates. Villa Siena at 1017 Whittington, a 7,189-square-foot Tuscan estate offered for $2,350,000, won Most Unique Feature- for the bold herringbone-pattern handscraped on the wood floor. The custom oak floor also boasts a rich, maple insert to set off the entry foyer.

Harrell's Brighton Manor at 1009 Whittington Place, a 7,307-square-foot English Tudor offered for $2,375,000, also took points for creative design with Most Unique Feature - a hot tub with an infinity waterfall surrounded by a sumptuous pool and outdoor living area.

Simmons won additional awards for Best Landscaping, Exterior Design and Elevation, Master Bedroom Suite, Outdoor Living Area and Overall Floor Plan. More than 400 Realtors attended an earlier preview party and voted the Simmons estate home the winner of the Realtor's Choice Awards.

A final People's Choice award will be presented to one of the homes at the end of the show which runs through October 31st. Expected to draw between 20,000 and 30,000 visitors, the Kaleidoscope benefits Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and is sponsored by Wells Fargo, Park Place, Tom Thumb and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

For ticket information, show times and directions, visit http://www.TheKofH.com.

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