Castlestone Homes Wins Building Industry Association’s Top Award for New Home Design in Central Ohio

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Castlestone Homes, a custom home builder in Central Ohio, is pleased to announce they are the sole recipients of one of the prestigious Building Industry Association of Central Ohio (BIA) 24th Annual Merchandising Excellence (MAME) Awards for “BEST OF THE BEST NEW HOME DESIGN: $250,000 - $500,000 Price Range.” This year’s winning design, the “Austin,” is a part of Castlestone Home’s Southern Passage Collection.

Castlestone Homes was the sole recipient of the award: “BEST OF THE BEST NEW HOME DESIGN: $250,000 - $500,000 Price Range,” when the Building Industry Association (BIA) of Central Ohio held its 24th Annual Marketing and Merchandising Excellence (MAME) Awards this year.

“To say we are pleased to win this prestigious award is an understatement. The larger prize is that we have had the opportunity to offer this extraordinary new home design to Central Ohio consumers,” said Bill Creekbaum, President of Castlestone Homes.

This year’s winning design is the "Austin,” which is a part of Castlestone Home's Southern Passage Collection. “Farmhouse style architecture is a unique American design. Centuries ago, carpenters from England came to this country with Georgian Colonial plan books. The American Colonial Farmhouse was our deviation from the traditional Georgian saltbox and is truly an American creation to be enjoyed,” said Creekbaum. “It blends well with upscale neighborhoods; yet its natural setting is on rural acreage.”

The Austin stays true to the farmhouse style on the outside, featuring a large wrap-around porch with a standing-seam metal roof. Entering the main floor, there is an extraordinary two-story great room with a “wall of windows,” dormered ceiling, large country fireplace, and a loft overlook. The open kitchen offers a 13 ft. eating and entertainment island with apron sink, prep sink, and guest beverage area. The hidden pantry and built-in appliances are fit for a chef. The first floor owner’s retreat offers sweeping views, double walk-in closets, and an owner’s spa with large custom shower.

The soaking tub is flanked by round columns, double granite vanities, and an elegant chandelier. The second floor begins with a loft with breathtaking views, an outdoor terrace off the loft, two guest bedrooms with newly-designed “Super Jack and Jill” baths, plus a full guest suite. There are three separate outdoor living spaces. Walking into the lower level, you immediately enter into a private wine cellar with formal dining room and butler's pantry inside the wine cellar!

“When you’re going to entertain family and friends, why not make dining an event,” said Creekbaum.

Additional finished space includes a large recreation and theatre area with a powder room. An unfinished area is also available for a future bedroom, full bath, exercise room, and main theatre.

“This home is extremely functional, bright and airy. It ‘lives’ very comfortably and is designed for the way we should be living,” said Greg Miller of New Avenue Architects and Engineers, who collaborated on the design with Creekbaum. Miller and Creekbaum are currently working on the new “Bordeaux Collection,” an offering of French Country designs due for release later this summer, with new surprises added to the interior features.

The Austin is available for viewing at the Castlestone model home center at Pinnacle Golf Course in Grove City. It is located at 1618 Pinnacle Club Drive, Grove City, Ohio 43123. Contact Castlestone Homes at (614) 206-0014 for model hours and directions or find them on the web at http://www.castlestonehomesohio.com.

About Castlestone Homes
Castlestone Homes was founded on four uncompromised principles which serve as the company’s foundation, focus and moral compass; 100% Customer Satisfaction, Extraordinary Housing Designs, Quality Craftsmanship and Customer Support.

Castlestone Homes differentiates itself from other builders through extraordinary housing designs, quality materials & workmanship, unique features and the finishes that are used. Castlestone Homes strives to build quality homes that stand the test of time, with sound construction practices that deliver the optimum product for their clientele, while providing a safe working environment for their trade partners.

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