Cobblestone model wins design award

OWINGS MILLS HOME HONORED

February 21, 1993|By Audrey Haar | Audrey Haar,Staff Writer

A home design at the Cobblestone development in Owings Mills won a "Best in American Living Award" on Friday at the National Association of Home Builders convention in Las Vegas.

Builder Bernie Robbins of Talles Homes and architect William Devereaux of the Washington office of Berkus Group Architects designed the Blair model home at the Cobblestone development.

The development is located at Mount Wilson Lane and Reisterstown Road just outside of Pikesville in Owings Mills.

Sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders and Professional Builder & Remodeler magazine, the award honors "quality designs with strong market acceptability."

Mr. Robbins, of Talles Homes in Pikesville, said the Blair model has been the biggest seller at Cobblestone, with nine of the first 20 sales in the development. The 2,650-square-foot home has a base price of $296,000.

A central feature of the house is a glass wall that rises two stories between the living room and the family room.

The house has a master bedroom and bath on the first floor and two bedrooms and an open area on the upper level.

BBecause of the popularity of the Blair, the builder recently added two versions:

Blair II has a slightly larger master bedroom suite and dining room, and Blair III has a private loft that overlooks the master bedroom and can be used as a private office.

Talles Homes plans to build 118 houses on a 37-acre development that would normally only accommodate 80 houses by building the homes on a site-development plan called Z-lot.

The Cobblestone homes, priced from $219,000 to $320,000, sit on narrow 6,000-square-foot lots with staggered placements of L-shaped side yards.

On a Z-lot, the space around the house zigzags like the letter Z, and even though the houses are close together, there are windows on all four sides.

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