The New American Home® 2013 Pushes Edge in Technology and Design
January 23, 2013 - The New American Home® 2013, the official show home of the International Builders’ Show, is wowing show attendees with its stunning contemporary design, attention to detail and leading-edge new products.
The 6,712-square-foot desert-contemporary residence takes maximum advantage of Nevada’s year round climate with easy flow from indoor to outdoor spaces, even as it offers cutting-edge energy efficiency. This 30th edition of The New American Home, America’s premier show home and construction technology laboratory, offers real-world demonstrations of the latest concepts in architecture, construction methods, lifestyle trends and new products.
Blue Heron, builder of the highly acclaimed TNAH 2009, is one of Las Vegas’ most successful residential builders. The company is committed to home building that is environmentally sensitive and ecologically smart. That commitment affects many decisions, including site selection, passive solar design and building materials. Blue Heron led all phases of the project, including architecture, construction and interior design.
“This is the first time NAHB has chosen one firm to do all three aspects of the home – architecture, construction and interior design,” said Ted Mahoney, chairman of The New American Home 2013 Task Force. “The Blue Heron team has done a masterful job, and it shows in every aspect of the house.”
The show home is located in the gated community of Marquis Seven Hills, which offers all the excitement of Las Vegas while preserving the solitude of a country estate. The master-planned community is nestled in the rolling foothills of the Black Mountain Range, with excellent views of the city. The neighborhood boasts miles of interconnecting trails and walkways and parks with sports amenities. The TNAH show home backs onto the Rio Secco Golf Course, one of Las Vegas’ most scenic and challenging courses.
Flex space planning in TNAH 2013 provides common gathering spaces among private living areas. This concept allows young professional families and older generations to live together yet still maintain independent lives. Design features throughout allow for unlimited movement within the space by all members of the household.
Electronic systems contractor Eagle Sentry has created a wireless network that offers wall-to-wall coverage throughout the home, in the outdoor living spaces and in the front and back yards. The home also incorporates multiple water features, including a projected image that goes through a waterfall and onto a still pool below. The New American Home 2013 also features cabinets by Timberlake, doors by JELD-WEN and plumbing fixtures by Kohler.
The home incorporates the latest green and sustainable building materials, products and construction methods in order to reduce its impact on the environment and provide the highest quality of life for the occupants. The latest green building products and methods are factored into every aspect of the home’s design. The home also enables the owner to use a smartphone to arm the security system, lower the shades, dim or turn off the lights and adjust the HVAC system.
The New American Home 2013 achieved Emerald status under the green building certification process administered by the NAHB Research Center and based on principles set forth in the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard[tm], the most stringent of the four levels of achievement a home can attain. In addition, the U.S. Green Building Council awarded its LEED-H Platinum certification to the home.
The New American Home offers builders, remodelers, architects, interior designers and other housing industry professionals an advance look at new products, design trends and construction technologies that will shape the industry in the coming years.
The show home will be open daily to registered attendees of the International Builders’ Show (IBS) via free shuttle buses departing every half hour from the Las Vegas Convention Center. Complimentary shuttle bus tickets are available during the IBS at The New American Home booth located in the Central Concourse of Hall C, Booth #20, in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
After the IBS, the TNAH 2013 show home will be on display for two years as the model home for Blue Heron’s 33-lot subdivision in Marquis Seven Hills.