House Tour: The New American Home

The New American Home, showcased at the 2012 International Builders' Show, is a modern classic in its own right.

  1. From the Outside

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    James F. Wilson/courtesy BUILDER Magazine

    The New American Home—the centerpiece of the 2012 International Builders' Show (IBS) in Orlando, Florida—reflects its mid-century modern roots with a white stucco façade, cantilevered roof, floor-to-ceiling windows and rectangular, box-like design. The house was designed by architect Phil Kean of Winter Park.

  2. The Great Room

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    James F. Wilson/courtesy BUILDER Magazine

    The kitchen-family room, which anchors the main living area of the first floor, is generous in size and reflects the casual Florida lifestyle. Built-in cabinetry and limestone plank flooring continue to support the home's contemporary aesthetic.

  3. The Kitchen

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    James F. Wilson/courtesy BUILDER Magazine

    The center island is made with DuPont Zodiac Quartz solid surfacing and defines the kitchen without closing in the space. While the room is flooded with natural light during the day, LED/CFL lights are used exclusively indoors and out.

  4. The Appliances

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    New american home ibs jenn air appliances kitchen bob vila

    James F. Wilson/courtesy BUILDER Magazine

    Jenn-Air appliances outfit the kitchen with the latest in technology and Energy Star-efficiency, including an induction cooktop, built-in refrigerator and convection oven featuring the industry’s first “touch anywhere” LED screen controls.

  5. Indoors and Out

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    James F. Wilson/courtesy BUILDER Magazine

    Moveable glass panel walls and motorized screens provide seamless transitions from indoors to out, where a deck, swimming pool and outdoor kitchen provide the ultimate in resort-style living.

  6. Stairway

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    James F. Wilson/courtesy BUILDER Magazine

    A suspended stairway provides a dramatic focal point for the first floor space, complementing the other modern elements of glass and stone veneers.

  7. Master Bathroom

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    James F. Wilson/courtesy BUILDER Magazine

    The second-floor master bedroom suite includes a luxurious marble bath with fixtures and accessories by Kohler. An open closet area at the end of the space features wraparound storage from the Closet Factory.

  8. Master Shower

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    James F. Wilson/courtesy BUILDER Magazine

    Among the various Kohler products featured in the bath, this Waterlite shower offers total luxury with built-in sound panels, integrated spray heads and a steam generator.

  9. Master Bedroom

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    James F. Wilson/courtesy BUILDER Magazine

    The second floor includes a spacious master bedroom suite complete with marble bath, laundry and workout room. Oversized windows and doors fill the space with light and provide easy access to the balcony and views of the backyard. 

  10. Outdoor Living

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    James F. Wilson/courtesy BUILDER Magazine

    The backyard offers the ultimate in outdoor living with swimming pool, decks, water features and an outdoor kitchen. The balcony on the second floor not only offers views, but provides shade to the area below throughout the day.

  11. Outdoor Kitchen

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    New american home 2012 ibs outdoor kitchen bob vila

    James F. Wilson/courtesy BUILDER Magazine

    A house like this wouldn't be complete without an outdoor kitchen to make entertaining as effortless and enjoyable as possible. This kitchen is self-sufficient with grilling station, refrigeration, storage, and sink.

  12. Energy Savings

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    New american home ibs solar panels bob vila

    James F. Wilson/courtesy BUILDER Magazine

    The New American Home's 4KW photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, low-e aluminum windows and patio doors, Energy Star-rated appliances, LED/CFL lighting and air-tight thermal shell, are expected to save $1,536 in annual energy costs. For more on the New American Home, click here.

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