Award-Winning Community Nestled on Former Vineyard
Vineyard Lane, nestled on a four-acre site of a former vineyard near the heart of Bainbridge Island, Wash., is a welcoming, diverse neighborhood of uncommon beauty whose residents have fostered a strong sense of community.
Developed by the Winery LLC, Vineyard Lane was one of four recipients of the 2008 Livable Communities Awards, sponsored by AARP and NAHB. Vineyard Lane received the award in the category of Developer, Up to 250 Units.
AARP and NAHB currently are accepting entries for the third annual Livable Communities Awards which honor forward-looking housing industry professionals who have designed, built or remodeled creative and unique homes and communities that improve the daily comfort, ease of use and safety of residents.
Vineyard Lane is an innovative, 45-unit condominium community that features rustic, well-lit cobblestone walkways, extensive elevator access, oversize windows, level front entrances, a coffee house, numerous public patios and a well-screened parking area. A footpath and pedestrian bridge also link the community to nearby healthcare, shopping, recreational and cultural activities, banks, shops and restaurants.
Each unit also features extra wide doors and hallway and security grips in all washrooms. Aesthetic integrity is maximized by screened parking, oversize windows and a lattice of well-lit paved walkways.
The Livable Communities Awards this year have added new categories to recognize architects and planners for home and community design. The awards previously just recognized builders, remodelers and developers.
For more information about the Livable Communities Awards, or to apply, visit www.NAHB.org/livablecommunities.
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