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5 award-winning home designs

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Editor's note: The following item is republished with permission of AOL Real Estate. See the original article: 2012 AIA Housing Awards for Architecture. 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." The creative elegance; harmony between exterior and interior; the way they reflect the landscape around them; and the great photos make this unique home tour worthwhile.See all of 2012 Housing Awards Program winners here. CARMEL RESIDENCE Carmel by the Sea, Calif. Dirk Denison Architects A 2,500-square-foot residence located on ...