Birmingham, MI – March 24, 2020 – Each year, Metro Detroit’s design community celebrates winners of the Annual Detroit Home Design Awards honoring professionals of award-winning home design. The 16th annual event was presented by DOBI Real Estate on Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 at The Fillmore Detroit and honored MainStreet Design Build with two awards, both for the same project: 2nd place award for Exterior Use of Color (Paint, Doors, Shutters, etc.) and 3rd place award for Contemporary Architecture (up to 4,000 square feet).

DHDA 2020 DHSA 2020This year, instead of the traditional ceremony, the Detroit Home Design Awards were hosted on a live stream presentation.

An independent panel was selected from outside Michigan. Judges were drawn from national media (print and television), respected academic institutions, and private practice, and included nationally recognized names from design and architecture. These judges reviewed hundreds of entries and chose winners from multiple categories including Details, Exteriors, Interiors, Commercial Design, and Home Design.

MainStreet Design Build was among those category winners for Exterior Use of Color. View second-place award:

They were also among those category winners for Contemporary Architecture (up to 4,000 square feet). View third-place award:

“Our challenge with this project was modifying the front façade of a 1951 Royal Oak Colonial into a mid-century modern,” said MainStreet’s VP and Certified Kitchen Designer Christine Ramaekers. “We started by staining the original limestone a translucent greige and painting the brick to coordinate. Then, we replaced the old box bay with symmetrical casement windows, added black trim details, and modified the entire front porch to create a focal point.”

“We are happy to be included among the many designers who were recognized for their design ingenuity,” says added MainStreet’s President Steven Ramaekers. “We take great pride in our work and certainly appreciate the recognition.”

About MainStreet Design Build

MainStreet Design Build is a full service, luxury design and build firm that caters to homeowners in Oakland County who value a high level of comfort and trust in knowing that their home remodeling project will be done RIGHT—fitting their budget, lifestyle, comfort level and the architectural detail of their home. For over 25 years, MainStreet has been creating award-winning home additions, kitchens and bathrooms in the communities of Birmingham, Bloomfield, Royal Oak, Pleasant Ridge, Troy and other select areas of metro Detroit. With an in-house design team, staff of carpenters and a deep bench of skilled tradesmen, MainStreet Design Build offers homeowners the personal care, accountability, timeless design and exacting attention to detail that transforms remodeling ideas and dreams into precious living spaces. For more information, visit

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