Judges for the 2018 Gold Nugget Awards have named two Trilogy® by Shea Homes® communities as  Award of Merit winners in its annual competition, which honors architectural design and planning excellence among entries from throughout the United States and internationally. Shea Homes earned its Merit honors for Trilogy at Verde River’s Resort Club, Verde River Golf & Social Club, which was acknowledged for Best Recreational Use Facility. In addition, the leading active adult builder was also recognized with renowned architectural firm, Bassenian Lagoni, for the Ventana and Albariño home designs at Trilogy at Monarch Dunes for Best Single Family Detached Home, 1,500 to 2,499 square feet and 2,500 to 2,999 square feet, respectively.

This is the second consecutive year Shea Homes has earned the coveted Merit honors for its Trilogy branded clubs earning the Grand Award at the 2017 PCBC Awards for Best Recreational Use Facility, for the resort club at Wickenburg Ranch, A Trilogy Resort Community.

Now in its 55th year, Gold Nugget Awards is the largest and most prestigious competition of its kind in the nation. Winners this year were chosen from over 700 entries from around the world. Chosen from the elite pool of Merit Award winners, the 2018 Grand Awards will be announced on June 28 as a feature highlight of PCBC®, the nation’s largest regional conference and trade show for the real estate development field.

“Whether it’s a resort club or new floorplan, our vision is to deliver a design that is both functional and visually striking to a homeowner,” said Jeff McQueen, President of Trilogy by Shea Homes. “As a leading 55 plus and active adult builder brand, our mission is to enrich the lives of those who choose to live in our Trilogy communities. At its core, that would not be possible without the innovative and pristine design of the spaces we create for them.”

Verde River Golf & Social Club is the signature resort club within Trilogy at Verde River located just east of North Scottsdale. The club comprises approximately 30,000 square feet of indoor and covered amenity space and is home to a tremendous variety of intriguing amenities and lifestyle experiences including an outfitter shop for outdoor exploration needs, fine and casual dining options, state-of-the-art fitness center, culinary studio and marketplace, day spa, resort-style pool, tennis, bocce, pickleball, and much more.

Trilogy at Monarch Dunes, located in the Central Coast, California, is a premier golf resort community in the area. The community currently offers 13 floor plans from four home collections designed by Bassenian Lagoni, a celebrated visionary firm in the residential architecture space.

“We designed the homes at Monarch Dunes to ensure that each plan delivers the lifestyle buyers want in an outstanding community setting,” said Bassenian Lagoni Principal, Hans Anderle. “From expansive great rooms and gourmet kitchens to luxurious master suites and spacious outdoor rooms, Monarch Dunes’ homes help set a new design standard in active adult communities.”