2014 HOWIE Award Winners

By Dan Gregory, Originally Published in Houseplans.com

This design won Plan of the Year for adapting a traditional central hall layout to take better advantage of side and backyard connections. Plan 496-18

Meet the winners in the first annual Houseplans.com Design Awards, the HOWIES, voted on by our jury, which included Houseplans staff and Gale Steves, Savannah-based author of the best selling Right-Sizing Your HomeKatherine Salant, syndicated real estate columnist with The Washington Post; and Wendy Silverstein, former senior editor of Home/Style magazine and founder of WS & A Public Relations in New York. With more than 400 entries and 74 finalists, the competition was intense and spirited. To see all the finalists click here.


Luxury Winner, for graceful layout with extra amenities like a hobby-mud room, outdoor kitchen, and extra large walk-in closet for her. Plan 48-642



Small House Winner, for built-in seating, porches, & well-oriented windows that make a compact footprint feel larger than it is. Plan 479-9


Master Bath Winner, for serene spa-like feeling thanks to the shower alcove, floating vanities, and freestanding tub. Plan 497-17


Kitchen Winner, for the multifunction island, window wall, open ceiling, built-in dining alcove, and strong sightline to the great room. Plan 479-11 


People's Choice Winner, for strong curb appeal in the well proportioned wrap-around porch, the practical layout, and easy flow between rooms. This winner was voted on through social media. Plan 137-252

01/27/2014