Ryan Homes recently opened furnished models for a section of 125 town houses that it is building in the Piney Orchard community of western Anne Arundel County.
Prices start at $124,900 for the three-level Fairfield town houses, which have two or three bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms and walk-out basements and family rooms. It is the second phase of construction at Piney Orchard by Ryan, which has already sold more than 200 residences in the community.
Constellation Real Estate Inc. is the land developer for Piney Orchard, at Routes 170 and 175. Located in the West Courts area of Piney Orchard, Ryan's new models are open Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Perryville Train Station, restored by John E. Day Associates with Fry & Welch Associates as architect, was named Best Historic Remodeling project in the annual Remodeling Award of Excellence competition sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Maryland.
The Caves Valley Clubhouse Renovation by Ilex Construction and Development, with M. Jack Rinehart Jr. as architect and Swann/Hall Associates as interior designer, was named Best Commercial Remodeling project.
The Bylis Porch and Deck in Ellicott City by the Baywood Design/Build Group won in the Best Outdoor Living category.
Other awards went to: Catonsville Builders, interior designer Gary Swerzler and Fourth Street Design Studio, in the $60,000 to $79,999 range; the Oella Company, in the $80,000 to $99,999 range; and Catonsville Builders and D. W. Taylor Associates, in the $100,000 to $149,999 range.
Also, RLB Contractors, with architect Schamu, Machowski, Doo & Associates, interior designer Richard Taylor and landscape design firm Hord Coplan Macht, in the $150,000 to $199,999 range, and Ilex Construction and Development Inc. and Penza Baukhages Architects, for projects priced at $200,000 and over.
Around the region:
* "Baltimore: The Renaissance Continues," is the subject of a Business Over Breakfast forum that the Downtown Partnership will hold Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the Harbor Court Hotel, 550 Light St.
Speakers will include Laurie Schwartz, president of the Downtown Partnership; Honora Freeman, president of the Baltimore Development Corp., and Rachel Edds, acting director of Baltimore's Department of Planning.
The event is free for Downtown Partnership members and costs $15 for non-members. For reservations, call 244-1030.
* An exhibit of award-winning designs by members of the Baltimore chapter of the American Institute of Architects has opened beneath the dome of City Hall, 100 N. Holliday St.
A public reception for the exhibit will be held tomorrow from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
* Landmark Homes has hired Papier Interiors and Design Group to design the interior for two model homes.
They are a 3,600-square-foot model in the Hampton Ridge section of Harford County and a 1,992-square-foot home at Cedarside Farms and Belair and Joppa roads in Baltimore County. Curt Cummings is the designer for both projects.