Ludowici is pleased to announce the winners of our annual Project of the Year contest
We asked for submissions of the best projects with any recent use of our product—residential, educational, new construction, renovation, & more. Winners have been chosen by an internal Ludowici panel and popular vote based on factors relating to appearance, uniqueness, complexity, and craftmanship. The following are the Winners and Runners-up for each Project of the Year category.
RESIDENTIAL NEW CONSTRUCTION
Ludowici had the honor of working with entertainment banker, entrepreneur and close friend of Martha Stewart, Lisbeth Barron, to re-design a stunning new roof fit for her Palm Beach abode. Lisbeth’s issue arose when her current waterfront cement roof needed replacement due to fading and weathering after only 20 years. Cue our own Color Designer & Ceramic Engineer to the rescue! Beautiful glossy terra cotta with a hint of gold speckle was chosen with a color permanent guarantee of 75 years. Wanting something different and unique, a total of four sample orders and 20 different colors shipped for review, until the customer got the exact color she wanted. See the full transformation from faded to fabulous on Martha’s blog HERE.
RESIDENTIAL HISTORIC RENOVATION
COMMERICAL NEW CONSTRUCTION
COMMERICAL HISTORIC RENOVATION
Nestled near Wake Forest University, the Reynolda House Museum is an big part of Winston-Salem, NC history. The iconic Ludowici green tile roof was chosen by lady of the house Katharine Smith Reynolds, wife to R. J. Reynolds of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. Commissioned by Mrs. Reynolds in the early 1900s, the house was built and completed by famed Winston-Salem architect Charles Barton Keen in 1917. This green roof and white facade shaped the trend in architecture of the affluent neighborhoods of Winston-Salem. The Reynolda House Museum has been with Ludowici to replicate the original green roof for replacement in spring of 2020. An exhibition about the project is on display in the museum, centered around Ludowici’s connected history to the home. Learn more about the project here: Restoring Reynolda’s Historic Roof
The client was interested in a lighter weight, historical, period appropriate, and long-term solution. Ludowici LudoSlate was a perfect fit. A variety of existing roofing products made this project unique to find a product that would enhance the overall aesthetics and tie in with the roof sections that were not being replaced. The church property, comprised of multiple building sections in a variety of shapes, was experiencing numerous leaks. Renaissance installed Ludowici LudoSlate clay tile on the various sections to consolidate the overall look.