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Award-Winning Architecture in California

Architecture firm Robert Hidey Architects swept the Gold Nugget® awards by designing luxurious homes that connect residents to nature

By Julia Edinger

Photos Courtesy of Toll Brothers, Photography by Chris Mayer

Homebuyers will come to Rolling Hills Estates to see the award-winning single-family homes, but they will stay for the impeccable views of the greater Los Angeles area — and the design that maximizes them.

At 2019’s Gold Nugget® Awards, Robert Hidey Architects received a collection of recognition and awards for the firm’s versatility. Sweeping the show, the firm left with two grand awards and six awards of merit.

Receiving the grand award in both the Single-Family Detached Home category and the Best Indoor/Outdoor Lifestyle for a Home, the homes at Rolling Hills Estates offer thoughtfully designed floor plans with unparalleled views.


A Long Time in the Making

Robert Hidey Architects has been involved with this project since the initial land planning stages with a previous developer in the early 2000s. Their involvement continued when The Chadmar Group purchased the land several years ago to advance development. In 2017, Toll Brothers purchased the 31 Product B lots from The Chadmar Group, which would soon lead to an award-winning product.

There were three products available and 16 custom lots; Chadmar built two products, and Toll Brothers built the third. Robert Hidey Architects began the project with a specific vision of what the land would look like, and Toll Brothers incorporated elements of their own brand’s style in the building process. Ultimately, incorporating the vision of multiple builders would create a more unique community with a diverse product line. The homes built by the Toll Brothers blend together with those built by The Chadmar Group, and each home plan offers a number of different elevations. The differentiation of architectural styles and commitment to the project made the combined effort a successful one.


To read the full story, visit page 66 of the August flipbook of Builder and Developer Magazine.