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12/21/2016 07:30 AM

66 High Street Named Project of the Year

The HOBI Awards dinner, attended by approximately 900 guests, took place the evening of Nov. 16 at the Aqua Turf Country Club in Plantsville. Photo courtesy of Dana Garitta

The Residences at 66 High Street, a new development of luxury condominiums listed for sale with the William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, was honored this year with the Home Building Industry (HOBI) Awards’ Project of the Year, the highest honor the organization bestows on new developments. The project also received recognitions in the categories of Best Condominium Community, Best Condominium Unit, and Best Historic Rehab, but the Project of the Year came as a surprise to the builders behind the development, the Horton Group.

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty also received a HOBI Award in the category of Best Ad for The Residences at 66 High Street.

“We were humbled and honored by the wonderful surprise of receiving the HOBI’s top honor for the night in new developments,” said William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Guilford brokerage manager Kathy Mitchell. “The Horton Group’s masterful work defines the architectural quality embodied in these awards. We are proud to be a part of this team and to represent this exceptional project.”

Mitchell attended the annual award ceremony dinner alongside listing agents Nikki Travaglino, Anne Scandone, and Peter W. Cowie, as well as Horton Group developer Kenny Horton and other team members Earl Horton, Jason Burke, James Blank, Bill Belanardo, and Bruno Riga and designers Maryellen Sullivan and Susana Smith. Also in attendance were Ron Nault and Robert Grzywacz from the architectural firm of Luchs/DeCarlo and Doll, Inc.

Now almost complete, the converted 130-year-old mill building maintains its original roots by keeping its locally recognized exterior largely intact, while boasting luxurious townhouse interior styles with modern design and upscale amenities including LED lighting, state-of-the-art HVAC, sound systems, Smart Home technology, and spacious kitchens with high-quality appliances. In addition to the mill building, which also includes an attached Quonset hut structure, three new buildings are being constructed on the site. Collectively, the buildings include townhouses and single-level, two-bedroom units ranging in size from 1,850 to 2,600 square feet. With 57 approved condos, the development represents more than $56 million in inventory for Guilford.

The Horton Group is a full service general construction and maintenance firm founded in 2000. The Connecticut-based company specializes in a wide range of commercial, industrial, and residential projects from restoring historic buildings to developing new properties.