The 2009 Parade of Homes recently awarded the People's Choice Award to Mattern &
FitzGerald Custom Builders. Their entry home reflects an attractive new shift in
architecture that is a akin to traditional Mediterranean styles from years past.
Online PR News – 03-December-2009 – – Mattern & FitzGerald Custom Builders was recently awarded the People’s Choice Award for their project entry in the 2009 Parade of Homes. Their entry was a “Transitional” style of home, which is a blend between modern and traditional types of architecture. The award was significant because it signaled a potential shift in taste from the more Traditional, Mediterranean or Tuscan styles so popular in years past Parades.
“As a builder, we are always looking for the next new trend,” says Kevin FitzGerald, President of Mattern & FitzGerald. “We made a calculated bet that the Transitional style, made so popular in other parts of the country would be well-received in San Antonio.”
The voting is done throughout the 9 days of the Parade of Homes by the actual people that visit the event. This year, an estimated 25,000 people attended the event from all parts of the city and surrounding areas, which made the results a good sampling of public sentiment. “The results were approximately a 40% margin of victory,” commented Vice President, Jason Mattern. “The difference from the first to second was significant enough to take notice that people are ready for something new.”
Transitional architecture takes traditional elements, like wood and stone and adds subtle contemporary elements that are designed to be a nice compromise for contrasting styles. FitzGerald adds, “This is the perfect home for the couple that can’t seem to agree on the other’s style because it is so flexible in its design and clean lines.”
The home can be viewed at the Mattern and FitzGerald website Home Page at: http://www.matternandfitzgerald.com
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About Mattern & FitzGerald Custom Builders
Mattern and FitzGerald Custom Builders, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas is a builder specializing in custom home building and commercial work. Since 2005, Mattern and FitzGerald has helped people with land acquisition, architectural design, financing, interior design and the ultimate construction of their home. Mattern & FitzGerald is a 5-time Summit Award winner given by the Greater San Antonio Builder’s Association, and winner of the prestigious People’s Choice Award for the 2009 Parade of Homes.