Southern Homes and Nationwide Homes have won first place in the 2003 Excellence in Model Home Design Competition in the under 2,200 square feet category for Southern Homes’ model home in Weaverville, North Carolina. Nationwide Homes is a leading producer of modular systems housing and Southern Homes has been a Nationwide Homes authorized builder for over 30 years. The Building Systems Council of the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) and Building Systems Magazine, a leading building trade publication, sponsors the Excellence in Model Home Design Competition. This is the fifth consecutive year and the eighth time in the last twelve years that Nationwide Homes has garnered this prestigious national award. The award-winning “Downingtown” model opened in Weaverville, North Carolina in April 2002. This three bedroom, two-bath ranch home boasts 1,954 square feet of living space that showcases numerous amenities and stylish options popular with today’s discerning homebuyer. Features and amenities abound in this model. As you enter the foyer, rich, maple hardwood flooring welcomes you into the home. An arched cased opening ushers you into the living room where a cozy fireplace with handsome cultured rock surround greets you, your family and your guests. The Downingtown model also has many of the standard amenities and options available in any of the over 70 floor plans Nationwide Homes offers. The spacious kitchen features a sizeable work area, a useful recipe desk and is adjoined by a convenient laundry room. The kitchen also includes an upgraded appliance package, maple cabinetry, Corian countertops and a handy appliance garage. Adjacent to the kitchen, the informal dining area includes maple hardwood flooring, a snack bar and an entrance to the outdoor deck.