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The Nationals ®



January 21, 2009 (Las Vegas, Nevada) – Builders and Designers from all over the United States received the prestigious “Nationals” Awards during an industry gala / spectacular held on Tuesday, January 20th at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The awards extravaganza coincided with the “2009 International Builders Show” and honors the nation’s best in residential design, interior merchandising, marketing, advertising, and individual and team sales achievement.

Begun in 1982 as the Institute of Residential Marketing (MIRM) Awards, this year “The Nationals” honored excellence in 63 categories and was sponsored by the National Sales and Marketing Council and the National Association of Home Builders.

The award was presented to Windstar in the category of Best Custom Home of the Year.  The home, a beachfront estate in Paradise Island, the Bahamas, features virtually every amenity one might expect in a world-class, one-of-a-kind residence.  From whole-home automation; to a movie theatre and billiards room complete with ale bar; to an outdoor benihana dining pavilion featuring a teppan-yaki griddle; to a sunken living room completely surrounded by the water of the remarkable infinity-edge swimming pool.  “The home’s indoor/outdoor spaces flow seamlessly.  Their synergistic relationship gives the home a real sense of openness and grandeur”, according to David Lesser, who with partner Bobby Gross are the principals of Windstar Homes.

In addition to this high-honor, Tampa-based Windstar Homes recently earned five prestigious Aurora Awards at the most recent Southeast Building Conference (SEBC) held in Orlando, Florida.  “This honor brings to 15 the number of major awards Windstar has won in the past four years, and we are honored and very grateful to all of the people that work on our homes”, reports Bobby Gross.

Founded in 1996, Windstar Homes provides a wide range of services that include New Home Design; Landscaping & Hardscaping Design; Swimming Pool Design; complete Construction Services; as well as the full range of Interior Design Services including Furniture and Window Treatment Design and Procurement.