(Jeff Sorg – OnlineEd) – The Book House in Seattle wins Remodel of the Year in the 2014 award from Best in American Living Awards (BALA) by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The home was also named the Pacific Northwest regional winner.
The home owners worked with DeForest Architects and Prestige Residential Construction, both in Seattle, to renovate and restore their 1920s Tudor home. NB Design Group in Seattle served as the interior designer and merchandiser.
The goal of the remodel was to update the original inefficient mechanical and electrical systems as well as the small, dark interior spaces. The owner wished to respect the original architecture while seeking a fresher, more accessible residence that included a detached two-car garage with a studio/caregiver space accessible by an exterior spiral stair.
“To remodel a home and have the finished product look as though that’s how it as has always been isn’t the easiest of feats,” said 2014 BALA Chairman Stephen C. Moore, senior partner – marketing at BSB Design Inc. in Des Moines, Iowa. “The design and construction team has done just that with this elegant and charming home.”
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Jeff Sorg is a co-founder of OnlineEd®, an online real estate, mortgage broker, and vocational school founded in 1997, where he also serves as Chief Executive Officer, and School Director. Sorg holds vocational and post-secondary school instructor licenses in several states and has authored numerous real estate continuing education and pre-licensing courses and has been awarded the International Distance Education Certification Center’s CDEi Designation for distance education. Memberships include ARELLO (Association of Real Estate License Law Officials), the National Association of REALTORS®, Oregon Association of REALTORS®, and Portland Metro Association of REALTORS®. Awards and service include REALTOR® Emeritus in the National Association, Life Member award in Portland Metro Association and Chairperson of the Oregon Real Estate Forms Committee.
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