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Source: Fairfax County Times Homes Friday – Sunday, August 3 – 5, 2018

Local remodeler satisfy financing requirements and wins big

By John Byrd SPECIAL TO THE FAIRFAX COUNTY TIMES

A second floor addition to a one-level, brick rambler has won a regional Chrysalis Award for Michael Nash Design Build and Homes. The design solution– in which the roof of one-level structure was removed to make way for a comparably-sized second floor– was introduced to the home of a Fairfax City couple who had occupied for 14 years. The project was named the “Best Addition for Under $250,000” in 11-state area extending from Florida to Washington D.C.

Founded in 1993, the Chrysalis is generally considered the most prestigious of the remodeling industry’s peer awards. Qualified Remodeler Magazine and Kitchen and Bath News are among the competition’s national media sponsors.

In accepting the honor, Michael Nash president and founder Sonny Nazemian credited his design and engineering team, which surmounted a host of complex architectural, space-planning and regulatory challenges.

“Homeowners are increasingly searching for creative ways to satisfy lifestyle requirements by retrofitting their existing home,” Nazemian said, “but when a house is over fifty years old– the appropriate solution may not be obvious. The trick is to know what can be deleted, and what can be preserved. The goal is to enhance the whole property functionally, aesthetically– and as an investment.” < Read More >