Hilary Farr, host of “Love It Or List It,” designed an award winning entry that won first place recognition for Farr and Pine Hall Brick Company in the Clay Brick – Residential category of the Hardscape North America (HNA) Awards at the organization’s annual convention last week in Louisville, KY.

“Love It or List It” host Hilary Farr’s new home in Raleigh, NC, built using Pine Hall Brick face brick and clay pavers, features a terraced garden walkway using Rumbled Bluffs pavers in an unusual English random pattern – a mix of Spanish bond, herringbone, basketweave and running bond and has roots dating back centuries to old English Gardens when masonry was truly an art. Farr herself designed the walkway. The job was featured on “Love It or List It” earlier this year.

Hilary Farr’s terraced patio entrance.

Pine Hall Brick pavers were also first place winners in the commercial clay brick category for a hardscape installation at University of Tampa the world’s largest musical sculpture, the Ars Sonora, a gleaming metal carillon, 105 feet tall. Pine Hall Brick pavers were used to create an ornate “lotus flower” pattern of intersecting walkways on the Sykes Plaza below.

Lotus flower design for clay pavers around the Ars Sonora. Photo: Nicole Abbett.

In the Vintage Installation category, Pine Hall Brick took first place for a public plaza surrounding a gazebo in the mixed-use community Kings Court, in Haddonfield, NJ, completed in 2010.

Water permeable pavers in Haddonfield, NJ, still look great 13 years after installation.

Pine Hall Brick received two Honorable Mention recognitions.

In the Commercial Clay Brick category for an expansive streetscape called Greer Station that helped revive the downtown district of Greer, SC earned Honorable Mention.

Greer, South Carolina, where downtown bounced back to life with this streetscape. Photo: Harold Beaty. 

A second Honorable Mention was earned in the Water Permeable Brick category for 3.4-acre hardscape, including parking and streets, at the Central Industrial District Historic West Bottoms in Kansas City, MO. The Pine Hall Brick StormPave™ water permeable pavers were key to the project mission to protect the water quality of the nearby confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers.

A green space this big needs a green parking lot. Water permeable StormPave™ helps protect the Kansas and Missouri Rivers’ water quality. Photo: HNTB. 

Credits for Pine Hall Brick winning projects:

Clay Brick – Residential
Winner – Hilary Farr Private Residence – Raleigh, NC
Contractor: Cardona Masonry
Producer: Pine Hall Brick Company
Designer: Hilary Farr

Clay Brick – Commercial
Winner – University of Tampa Ars Sonora – Tampa, FL
Contractor: Standard Brick Pavers, LLC
Distributor: Old Castle Coastal Coloroc
Producer: Pine Hall Brick Company
Designer: TVS Florida, Inc., Architecture

Honorable Mention – Greer Station – Greer, SC
Contractor: Accu Brick
Distributor: LC Cannon
Producer: Pine Hall Brick Company
Designer: Kimley-Horn

Vintage Installation Category
Winner – Kings Court – Haddonfield, NJ
Contractor: Think Pavers Hardscaping
Distributor: Church Brick
Producer: Pine Hall Brick Company
Designer: Knolltop Nursery

Clay Brick – Permeable Category
Honorable Mention – Central Industrial District Historic West Bottoms – Kansas City, MO
Contractor: Aqua Pave Construction
Distributor: Acme Brick 
Producer: Pine Hall Brick Company
Designer: HNTB Corporation