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SARATOGA SPRINGS — Twelve builders walked home with awards at the 15th annual Showcase of Homes awards dinner held at the Gideon Putnam Hotel on Thursday, Sept. 16. More than 275 people were in attendance for the evening’s festivities.

Accolades were handed out in seven divisions, which were broken down into price categories after the homes were judged by 19 building industry professionals on Wednesday, Sept. 15.

Bella Home Builders swept the Luxury Home division ($1 million and up) in all categories for their showcase home in Angelina Estates in Malta. They also took home the Realtor’s Choice Award, which was judged by members of the Capital District Realtors Association during a special preview tour.

Other award winners included:

Best Interior Floor Plan

Condominium (all price categories)

Winner — Bette & Cring Construction

Runner Up — Bonacio Construction

Classic Home (up to $549,000)

Winner — Amedore Homes

Runner Up — Waldron Builders

Executive Home ($550,000 – $999,999)

BCI Construction – Winner

Runner Up – Waldron Builders

Best Kitchen


Winner — Terrace Homebuilders/Zarillo’s Custom Kitchens

Runner Up — Bonacio Construction/Signature Cabinet Group

Classic Home

Winner — Amedore Homes/Builder’s Kitchens

Runner Up — Camelot Associates Corporation/Paul Perry Kitchens

Executive Home

Winner — BCI Construction/Builder’s Kitchens

Runner Up — Belmonte Builders/Paul Perry Kitchens

Best Interior Decorating


Winner — Bette & Cring Construction/Saratoga Signature Interiors

Runner Up — Bonacio Construction/Robin Fusco

Classic Home Category

Winner — Amedore Homes/Peter Amedore

Runner-Up — Saratoga Builders/Dreamhouse Furniture & Window Wear, Etc.

Executive Home Category

Winner — Belmonte Builders/Plum & Crimson Fine Interior;

Runner-Up — BCI Construction/Natalie Amsler

Best Exterior Design

Condominium Category|

Winner — Bonacio Construction

Runner-Up — Terrace Homebuilders

Classic Home Category

Winner — Saratoga Builders

Runner-Up — Waldron Builders

Executive Home Category

Winner — BCI Construction

Runner-Up — SAS Builders

Best Master Bath

Condominium Category

Winner — Terrace Homebuilders

Runner-Up — Bonacio Construction

Classic Home Category

Winner – Amedore Homes;

Runner-Up – Camelot Associates

Executive Home Category

Winner – Waldron Builders;

Runner-Up – Toll Brothers

Best Workmanship

Condominium Category

Winner – Bonacio Construction;

Runner-Up – Terrace Homebuilders

Classic Home Category

Winner – Waldron Builders;

Runner-Up – Saratoga Builders

Executive Home Category

Winner – Waldron Builders;

Runner-Up – Belmonte Builders

Best Landscaping

Classic Home Category

Winner – Camelot Associates/Evergreen Landscaping;

Runner-Up – Waldron Builders/LP Enterprises

Executive Home Category

Winner – Waldron Builders/LP Enterprises;

Runner-Up – Belmonte Builders/Blue Spruce Nursery

The People’s Choice Awards will be tabulated after the last day of the Showcase and posted on the Showcase of Homes website by November 1st.

This year’s Showcase of Homes features 16 homes, the largest field in showcase history, located in Saratoga Springs, Greenfield Center, Malta, Moreau, Ballston Spa, Halfmoon and Wilton from 15 local builders will be on display. Of the 16, three are condominiums. Two are worth more than $1 million. Organizers expect between 5,000 and 6,000 people to tour the homes this year.

Tickets to that event, at $20 each, are available only at Adirondack Trust Company branches, Curtis Lumber in Ballston Spa, Realty USA and Roohan Realty in Saratoga Springs. The price includes showcase admission through the three weekends: Sept. 18, 19, 25, 26, and Oct. 2 and 3.

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