May 2023 | Home Builder Award

The Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA) held their annual MAX Awards on Thursday, May 11 at Merriweather Lakehouse in Columbia, MD. Classic Homes of Maryland entered projects in two categories, each winning best in their class.

The association states – “the MAX program recognizes local home builders who provide buyers with excellence in design, livability and value. ”

A customer’s Avenel won Best Customized Home in its class, with it’s unique features and careful selections surely catching the judges attention, including:

  • 80” linear fireplace with custom surround of Porcelanosa® Oxo Line Blanco tile
  • Coffered ceiling with natural wood beams
  • Pella® Lifestyle SeriesTM black-clad windows
  • Extensions in the Family Room and Study
  • Custom wall treatments
  • Farmhouse sink with Brizo Litze® fixture in matte black and luxe gold


A family room with 80” linear fireplace with custom surround of Porcelanosa® Oxo Line Blanco tile, white ceiling with natural wood beam coffered ceiling.
The Geranium Street model  in Bethesda, MD won Best Custom Home in its class. Highlights include:

  • Custom elevation – a Modern Farmhouse with a Modern Tudor twist by Carib Daniel Martin
  • Accessible Butler’s Pantry w/ cabinets and sink
  • Owner’s Suite exposed beams and barn door
  • 60″ linear fireplace with black marble Daltile® surround
  • Oak stairs with vertical iron rail, painted risers
  • Kohler® farmhouse sink and Native Trails® hammered copper island sink

An oversized linear fireplace surround of dark Daltile Marble Attaché with dark windows, neutral colored couches and brown coffee table in the foreground