Kensett, the first new home community to be built in Darien in a generation, has won National Association of Home Builders gold awards for Best Clubhouse Design and Best Attached Home Plan.
The community was also honored with silver awards for Neighborhood of the Year and Best Landscape Design. The awards were announced last week in Las Vegas at The Nationals, the nation's largest and most prestigious competition for new home design. The Nationals is sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders.
Kensett is planned for 62 homes, a clubhouse, pool and related amenities. The homes at Kensett range in size from 3,200 to 4,400 square feet plus optional finished lower levels, with starting prices ranging from $1.3 million to $1.65 million.
Bill McGuinness of Sun Homes and Bob Dale of Buckingham Partners have joined with Clarion Partners to develop Kensett, now rising on a 16-acre enclave framed by stone walls and mature trees.
The community features homes with traditional architecture, contemporary floor plans and a range of custom finishes, in addition to a four-acre preserve with walking trails and ponds and a maintenance-free landscape design.
Residents and their guests will also have exclusive use of an iconic New England-style Meeting House with a grand hall, a guest suite, a club room with a bar, grand piano and large fireplace. Also featured are a heated lap pool, a private soaking pool, a fire pit and a fully-equipped fitness center.
More information about Kensett is available at www.kensettdarien.com
About Sun Homes and Buckingham Partners
Bill McGuinness and Bob Dale have established a residential developer/builder partnership. They are now leading a team of architects, designers and craftsmen in the creation of Kensett. Kensett follows on the partners' Palmer Hill in Stamford. Other projects of Bob and Bill include Terra Nova at Westport (CT) and The Willows at Crestwood (NY.)
About Clarion Partners LLC
Clarion Partners has been a U.S. real estate investment manager for over 30 years. Headquartered in New York, the firm has offices in major markets throughout the U.S., in S͠ão Paulo, Brazil and London, England as well as a presence in Mexico. With more than $25 billion in total assets under management, Clarion Partners offers a range of real estate strategies across the risk/return spectrum to its more than 200 domestic and international institutional investors.
More information about the firm is available at www.clarionpartners.com.
Editor's note: This announcement originally was posted on Monday. The time stamp has been changed for layout purposes on the Home page of Darien Patch.