Chrysalis Award Winner 2019

Craftsmanship By John is honored to win a prestigious 2019 Chrysalis Award in the category of Addition over $250,000 in the southern region of the US.

77 companies from across the United States were named winners at the 2019 Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence. The entries were judged on overall design, the creative use of space and materials, and the degree to which the project enhanced the original structure.

The project that won is in the River Oaks section of Houston. This addition was part of a whole house remodel of a two-story brick traditional 1937 home. The objective of the owners was to create a spacious master suite retreat and open the home’s first floor space by enlarging the family room for dining and entertaining. The owners wanted to preserve many of the unique and original features while having a more functional space.  They wanted the “wow” factor, a great room with double high ceilings, walls of windows and doors and a luxurious private master suite.

This remodel keeps the beauty and character associated with this 1930’s home while giving it modern updates that are normally not found in this type of older home.  Care was taken to remodel with the home’s original style, this is evident with such features as the tray ceiling, antique style fixtures, tiled columns and barrel ceiling in master bath, unique radius half-round staircase. You cannot tell inside or out that this was an addition to the home, it looks like it has always been there.  The finished project is definitely “wow” and has the function of a modern-day home.

Ken Kanline, Director of the Awards remarked “To win an award in this highly competitive category is quite an achievement.”

Craftsmanship By John has a proven record of winning awards and has won two previous Chrysalis awards,  several Texas Association of Builders Star Awards and Greater Houston Builders Association Houston’s Best Prism Awards throughout the years.

View photos to see what makes this project so special