KTGY Wins MHN Excellence Awards for Best Development & Design: Single-Family Rentals and Mid-Rise

Sponsored by Multi-Housing News, the 17th annual awards program celebrates excellence in the industry, acknowledging outstanding deals, projects and professionals. The winners were unveiled at MHN’s awards event in New York City on November 30, 2023.

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Developed by Quarterra in partnership with architect KTGY, interior designer Hendy, and MJS Landscape Architecture, Halcyon House is a six-story vibrant community with 393 luxury residential rental units and approximately 4,000 square feet of retail in Orange County’s “City of the Arts” neighborhood.

KTGY, a national award-winning full-service architecture, branding, interior and planning firm focused on residential, retail, hospitality and mixed-use developments, announces that the firm won two 2023 MHN Excellence Awards for Best Development & Design.

BB Living Harvest in Argyle, Texas, received the 2023 MHN Excellence Silver Award for “Best Development & Design: Single-Family Rentals” and Halcyon House in Costa Mesa, California, received the 2023 MHN Excellence Silver Award for “Best Development & Design: Mid-Rise.”

BB Living Harvest

In collaboration with BB Living Residential and Hillwood Communities, KTGY shaped a distinctive community of 191 build-to-rent homes on 27.5 acres.

KTGY has designed more than 140 build-to-rent communities throughout the country, notes managing principal and board member, Chris Texter. “BB Living Harvest brings rental variety, greatly diversifying the home choices in the area,” Texter emphasized.

BB Living Harvest
KTGY’s designers worked closely with BB Living and Hillwood to outline clusters of six to eight homes within the master plan. Each home is served by an alley-facing garage to maintain a clean facade. A green paseo reaches every front door, with shared courts in the front and private yards to the side. Greenbelts crisscross the site, creating pedestrian corridors off the street that lead to open spaces with outdoor amenities such as BBQ areas, basketball courts, playgrounds and a flex lawn.

Residents of BB Living Harvest enjoy the perks of living in Harvest’s award-winning residential agrihood, with access to orchards, trails, pools, ponds, fitness centers, schools and award-winning lifestyle activities.

“BB Living Harvest is thoughtfully designed to provide style, community and amenities that cater to the evolving needs of suburban Dallas/Fort Worth,” Texter highlighted. “At KTGY, we are committed to creating vibrant neighborhoods and communities where people can live their best life. Our design philosophy is centered around enhancing the resident experience, ensuring each individual finds their perfect blend of comfort, convenience and community interaction.”

Halcyon House

The architectural design features two podium-style buildings with a grand public courtyard, pool and luxurious lounge area as the centerpiece and gathering space for residents. The ground floor of the design is home to over 4,000 square feet of retail space to engage passersby and serve the residents. Some of the community amenities include concierge services, multiple deck areas for outdoor gatherings and entertainment, two resort-style pools and spas for relaxation and recreation usage, state-of-the-art fitness and yoga center for residents to stay active and healthy, a dog run and dog-wash room (“The Hounds House”), a guest suite, coworking lounge, bicycle storage area and “spa” repair room, golf simulator, and electric vehicle charging stations.

A dynamic pedestrian bridge connects the two buildings at both the podium and ground floor for easy access to amenities and shopping.

“We are thrilled to have our vision of Halcyon House be brought to life,” said KTGY Principal Darin Schoolmeester AIA, NCARB, LEED AP. “With integration into the community and luxurious amenities, we are proud of what Halcyon House adds to the South Coast metro district. It epitomizes how architecture can enhance the quality of life, especially in a metropolitan area.”