2019 Show Home Boasts Never-Before-Seen Architecture

Filed in Design, IBS by on May 2, 2018 9 Comments

the new american home 2019Even before officially unveiling The New American Home 2018 in January during the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando, construction on the 2019 edition was already well underway in Las Vegas.

NAHB began the process of selecting the builder several years ago and heard proposals from many industry-leading builders. Sun West Custom Homes — whose pitch illustrated a spacious, state-of-the-art home with breathtaking views — ultimately won the contract for the 2019 project, which broke ground in late 2017.

Sun West is building the home in Ascaya, a luxury-home community in Henderson, just outside of Las Vegas. The hillside location is perfect for achieving those city views, especially for such an expansive home — 7,900 square feet of living space on a single-story floorplan.

Dan Coletti, president of Sun West, is excited for the opportunity to showcase what he asserts as never-before-seen architecture that goes beyond the typical definitions of “open concept” and “outdoor living.”

“Transitions between living areas will be so seamless, it’ll be hard to tell where the home’s interior ends and the outside begins,” said Coletti, whose company is also overseeing design. “The indoor/outdoor living areas, courtyard, study and four-car garage will all blend together, while still maintaining their unique qualities.”

The five-bed, five-bath home will be particularly appealing to car connoisseurs. Its finished garage not only serves as a showroom floor visible from various locations throughout the home, but it’s also a well-equipped, air-conditioned game room.

More details about this home — as well as its counterpart, The New American Remodel 2019 — will be coming throughout the months ahead, leading up to their official debuts at IBS 2019 Feb. 19-21.

You can also check out the video which shows the home in the early stages of construction:


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  1. Ron Jones says:

    I’m sure this will be a spectacular home but PLEASE don’t insult us by trying to spin it as “sustainable” or an example of green building ala NAHB when the average new home in the US is about one-third this size.

    • Sally J Erickson says:

      for Green, size matters, as well as cradle to grave green – what is the impact of the products used and the dispose pf them in the future. We are fighting disease from our choices and polluting our earth with plastics+++ in a way that is unsustainable. – Housing is a place where we can make real change. Keep up the fight Ron!!!

  2. Without seeing the detailed specs of a home, how can someone say it is, or is not green or sustainable. As for size that is a personal choice. The plastics that are polluting our oceans are not from home construction. What would be the price of a home w/o pex plumbing, vinyl windows, plastic drain pipes, plastic based adhesives, plastic electrical insulation, foam insulation. poly vapor barriers etc. etc. Better to convert fossil fuel to plastics and other useful products, and dispose of them properly, than burn them and produce more CO@

    What about a 10,000 sq. ft. net zero home, does the size make it brown/not green/not sustainable?

    As the public becomes better educated and more willing to look at value, long and short term, the trend to rational sutainability will accelerate.


    • David Koster says:

      Perfectly said

    • Ron Jones says:

      Yes, size is a personal choice but it cannot be ignored when determining whether or not a home, or any building, is worthy of being portrayed and presented as sustainable or green, like TNAH projects generally are.

      Yes, net zero is an extremely important metric but it applies specifically to energy performance and there are many more considerations in the total equation.

      As for who is allowed to say whether or not a project measures up, I believe that is why this forum exists, so that those who are interested can express their opinions whether they support NAHB’s projects and policies or accept the organization’s definitions or not.

      No one here is claiming to be the ultimate authority on sustainability or green building but I will be happy to compare credentials with anyone who is so inclined.

  3. David Koster says:

    I understand the dynamics and the economics of choosing the right home for the New American Home project for NAHB. But let’s be clear that these homes of late are more fantasy for 99.8% of builders and consumers than anything else. If you want to educate builders on what is possible then showcase realistic homes for realistic markets.

    This is like going to the candy store where everything is on the top shelf and too expensive even if you could reach it. It’s good for window shopping, but no one leaves satisfied.

    Perhaps it’s time for multiple “New American Homes” in different price points to be considered

    • NAHB Now says:

      David, Tucker Bernard, executive director of the NAHB Leading Suppliers Council, would like to respond:

      The New American Home is built to showcase the NAHB Leading Suppliers Council products for viewing by the industry trade professionals: builders, architects, and interior designers attending the show. It is a presentation of the state-of-the-art elements that will appear in the housing of the future that can be replicated in whole or in part to reflect the market sensitivities of any region of the country.

      Since its inception in 1984, it’s been both a show house and a for-sale product, balancing architectural design creativity and the bottom line. Incorporating such elements as energy efficiency, indoor-air quality, safety, aging in place, market value and other components, the mission is to show that “housing performance” can be incorporated into the most simple or most complex homes, and that it’s equally as important as aesthetics.

      The New American Home is not a conventional model home, but a real-world showroom where new products are introduced, new design ideas are tested, new engineering concepts are evaluated, new codes and standards are implemented, and new lifestyle theories are analyzed. The design, construction and amenities are market-driven, and showcase the latest in innovative products for the future of home building. TNAH is truly a classroom and a collection of ideas for the industry to take away — in large pieces, or bit by bit — and put into millions of homes across the country each year.

      In addition, it is this research and education agenda that has attracted so many important participants to the program. The U.S. Department of Energy has funded several independent research organizations to make studies of a variety of energy-related elements of the house and a number of the building material manufacturers underwrite extensive reviews of product applications.

      • David Koster says:

        Yes. I cannot disagree with anything in your post. Having said that, the New American Home is at best mis-branded and perhaps at times misleading. If it is only a marketing project, then so be it. I understand that and support it.

        But if the New American Home project is to somehow educate the typical builder and thereby encourage the adoption of advanced real world building technology – green or not – then I submit that it misses the mark significantly.

  4. I love these modern looks and am so looking forward to where designs of the future are taking us.

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