5 award-winning home designs

From AOL Real Estate

Explore five outstanding American home designs awarded by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for 2012. Custom home projects, remodeled or new, completed between Jan. 1, 2005, and August 2011, were eligible for recognition by the 105-plus-year-old institute.

These houses are part of the AIA’s Housing Awards Program, which recognized 10 home projects this year; the following five award winners comprise all the awardees from the program’s category "One- and Two-Family Custom Residences."