The Lutgert Companies Honored with Prestigious National Design Award

January 19, 2017




Jackie Rafferty


NAPLES, Fla. (Jan. 19, 2017) – The Lutgert Companies have won the platinum award (the highest level) for the Mixed-Use Community category in the 2016 Best in American Living Awards (BALA) by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for the Residences at Mercato.

“We are very excited to have been honored with this award,” said Mike Hoyt, senior vice president of The Lutgert Companies. “The BALAs are the most prestigious awards in the industry, recognizing the very best in residential home design. We are very pleased to be recognized with an esteemed group of the most talented home building professionals in the nation.”

Designed by MHK Architecture & Planning of Naples, Residences at Mercato is being built by Lutgert Construction with interiors by Clive Daniel Home. Landscape design services were provided by Architectural Land Design, Inc. Premier Sotheby’s International Realty is the exclusive sales and marketing firm for the community.

Situated on 11 acres, Residences at Mercato is a gated enclave of 47 coastal contemporary-style residences accentuated by custom outdoor living spaces designed to emphasize year-round outdoor leisure. Winding paver roads, lush landscaping, and coastal-inspired facades showcase urban living at its finest, and just steps away from the very best shopping, dining and entertainment in Southwest Florida. Each two-story residence features an open-concept great room design with private outdoor living space with pool and options such as a spa with water feature and cabana.

Now in its 32nd year, BALA recognizes outstanding achievement by builders and design professionals in all sectors of the residential housing industry including single-family production, custom, rental, affordable, interiors, remodeling, community and international, based on the principle that good design is not, and should not be, limited to high-priced and/or custom homes.  Even the simplest, most affordable homes can receive an award if they showcase good design. 

About The Lutgert Companies

A prominent member of Southwest Florida’s business community since 1964, The Lutgert Companies has set the standard for creative, progressive and environmentally responsible development. The Company’s projects include a portfolio of residential and commercial properties, each bearing the original trademark of its commitment to excellence. Holdings include Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Lutgert Construction, Lutgert Insurance, Lutgert Title and Premier Commercial. Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, headquartered in Naples, Florida, has over 1,078 associates and employees in 37 locations throughout Florida and North Carolina. In 2016, the annual Real Trends 500 survey ranked the firm number 30 in its survey of the top U.S. residential sellers by volume. Lutgert Construction provides value-added building services including preliminary design studies and permit applications. The company offers a complete line of construction services and assistance during every phase of the construction process on luxury residential and commercial projects.

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