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Diamond Custom Homes garners Grand Aurora, Silver Aurora Awards

By November 19, 2019April 28th, 2020News

Diamond Custom Homes was recently recognized with Grand Aurora and Silver Aurora Awards for two of its Naples residences. The Florida Home Builders Association bestowed top honors to the Diamond private residence kitchen, as well as Diamond Custom Homes’ Laurène model, both located in Quail West Golf and Country Club.

Recipient of the Grand Aurora Award for Best Kitchen Design – Custom/Spec/One of a Kind Home, the Diamond kitchen has an open, casual atmosphere, is accessed from a two-story foyer, and integrates the dining room, great room, living room, and outdoor living areas. Among its incredible features, the kitchen includes a gas stove with 10-foot wide brushed metal commercial range hood, eat-in bar, dual dishwashers framing the sink, two 36-inch refrigerators (each with freezer drawers), and abundant counter space. To the kitchen’s side, a walk-in pantry offers additional storage and shelving. Adjacent to the dining room is a custom bar with climate controlled wine refrigerator and icemaker. This combined space, with pocketed sliding glass doors that open to the carefully designed outdoor living space, allows homeowners the opportunity to take full advantage of their indoor/outdoor living areas.

The 5,672-square-foot Laurène model earned the Silver Aurora Award for Best Custom Home — 4,000-5,999 square feet. This four-bedroom, four-bath, two half-bath estate offers a livable, approachable atmosphere; private, yet perfect for entertaining. Water features flank the pathway approaching a glass double-door entry, opening to the foyer with views to the outdoors. Intricate ceiling designs, delicate trim and abundant floor-to-ceiling windows invite natural light. Hardwood floors provide a contemporary, warm ambiance complementing the black, white, and grey color palette. Key features include the flex clubroom, triple-sided glass wine cellar and panoramic views. The clubroom features a bar, Full Swing golf simulator, seating, screen projector, fireplace and elaborate ceiling design. The kitchen includes two islands, breakfast nook, abundant countertops, high-gloss lacquer-finished cabinets; a cooktop wall is appealing yet practical. The entire left wing houses the master suite; the right wing hosts two bedrooms plus VIP suite. The master suite has a private sitting area overlooking the lake and golf course. The master bathroom features dual closets and sinks, dual-entry shower, and freestanding tub.

The annual industry gala, now in its 40th year, was held in August at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando. Established in 1979, the Aurora Awards are presented each year to outstanding homebuilders, architects, developers, designer and interior merchandisers. This year’s competition drew nearly 400 entries in 54 categories. Entries were reviewed by a panel of six building industry leaders. Judges are selected from among the most creative and successful individuals within the homebuilding industry, and represent the many disciplines contributing to building and design, as well as geographic diversity.

About Diamond Custom Homes
Press coverage by WCG. Diamond Custom Homes creates and renovates luxury residences for discerning homeowners in Southwest Florida’s most prestigious communities and neighborhoods. The firm is known for its quality craftsmanship and the creativity of its custom designs. Offices are located at 9130 Galleria Court, Suite 204, in Naples. For more information, call 239-325-4600 or visit online:

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