Magazine article Sunset

Finding Home. (from the Editor)

Magazine article Sunset

Finding Home. (from the Editor)

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This month we are featuring the winners of our Western Home Awards, a competition we've held every two years since 1957 in conjunction with the American Institute of Architects. The goal is straightforward: to review the most innovative houses being built in the West, and to spotlight fresh ideas for readers interested in design, whether it's for your new dream home or a remodel.

But a straightforward assignment doesn't mean the deliberation is swift or painless. We make a point of choosing architects from around the West to act as judges. With their assorted regional and personal preferences, the arguments can get pretty heated. This year, judges hailed from Santa Fe, Los Angeles, Berkeley, and Whidbey Island in Washington. Working together with our Home editors, the panel selected 11 winners from more than 500 entrants.

Senior Home editor Dan Gregory, who oversees the program, says the jury debated many issues we know our readers care deeply about, such as how to use land as efficiently as possible and how to solve the problems of a particular site. …

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