Now Accepting 2016 Home of the Year Submissions

Our first standalone HOME issue in years features the 2015 winners of the annual Home of the Year competition — and we're already thinking about next year's contest.


Our first standalone HOME issue in years features the 2015 winners of the annual Home of the Year competition.
Steve and Brenda Schlotterbeck, this year’s winners in the New Build category, constructed a sprawling home with plenty of indoor and outdoor amenities on 160 acres in Richland Township. Visit here to learn more about how the rolling terrain shaped the design of the home.
On the other side of the spectrum are Renovation winners Stacy Weiss and Will Carpenter. The empty-nesters turned a former mechanic’s garage in the heart of Shadyside into their urban dream home. See the results of the $500,000, yearlong renovation process here.
​Home of the Year submissions:
Planning to build or remodel your home this year? We’re already on the lookout for Home of the Year entries for 2016!
We want to showcase the best example of innovative or creative design and construction work; the best use of green technology and materials; and sensitivity to historical significance, if applicable. The home must be a single-family dwelling; construction or renovation must have been completed in 2015.  
New this Year: We’ll also be taking submissions for Best New Kitchen, Best Renovated Kitchen, Best New Bathroom and Best Renovated Bathroom.
Submissions should include the following:

  • Location
  • Approximate cost
  • Contractor and/or architect
  • Home’s defining characteristics (why it’s architecturally significant and any design or construction challenges)
  • 5-10 photos that showcase the home’s exterior as well as primary living spaces. Professional photography not required.

Please send your submissions to on or before the deadline of Nov. 17, or submit online at

Becky Jarold next year will celebrate 25 years as the owner of B. Jarold and Company Interior Design. The downtown-based business specializes in workplace, hospitality and residential interiors. An avid outdoorswoman, Jarold, who graduated from LaRoche College with a degree in interior design, enjoys spending time with her daughter, Lily, and her dog, Hannah.
My design aesthetic is:
My personal design aesthetic encompasses my love of detail, proportion and scale found in historical or classical architecture, while mixing (in) antiques and modernism on the interior.
What’s the best way to update a room?  
With proper space planning, paint, lighting and art.
What’s your favorite design element or piece?
Textile design and art.

Don’t forget, the 2015 Duquesne Light Home & Garden Show, featuring 1,700 exhibits, runs March 6-15 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, downtown. Highlights include the Dream Home Innovation Center and an indoor “Home Ice” synthetic rink. Visit Pittsburgh Magazine at our stage in the main concourse, where we’ll have a preview of the luxurious, custom-built Ultimate House project and more.
(1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., downtown; 412/565-6000,


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