The National Association of Home Builders Leading Suppliers Council, in collaboration with Pro Builder and Pro Remodeler magazines, unveiled the latest official show homes of the International Builders' Show virtual experience (IBSx): The New American Home 2021 and The New American Remodel 2021. The virtual video presentations of each home, in addition to immersive 3-D virtual tours, will be available for all registered attendees during IBSx, Feb. 9-12.
The New American Home 2021 features a variety of design concepts, efficient construction methods and products. The show home boasts an inverted layout, with the main living areas located on the third floor that feature 14-foot ceilings, abundant light and outdoor living spaces. Centrally located in Florida's downtown Winter Park corridor, this three-story home features three bedrooms, four baths with one half bath, a showroom three-car garage and an exercise room. With numerous ultra-energy-efficient components, this high-performance home was designed and built to be net zero and achieve Emerald level status from the National Green Building Standard. The home is also Energy Star certified and EPA Indoor airPLUS qualified.
The New American Remodel 2021 integrates products and systems that incorporate the latest industry trends. The original 4,081-square-foot property was built in 1973 and featured various ceiling heights throughout. After the builder, E2 Homes, completed an interior and exterior renovation, the home was expanded to 6,549 square feet and now features six bedrooms, six baths with two half baths. It also boasts a summer kitchen, a full-size pool, a fully furnished cabana and an outdoor entertaining area with a lanai. Similar to The New American Home, this home was designed and built to be net zero and achieve Emerald status from the National Green Building Standard. It is also Energy Star certified and EPA Indoor airPLUS qualified.
Each of the homes features spray-foam insulation, solar panels, smart-home operating systems and a full array of energy-efficient appliances.
Phil Kean, owner of Phil Kean Design Group and builder of The New American Home 2021, believes the distinct layout of the home-with the main living areas on the top floor-would be a unique showcase of space optimization. "The interior was designed with the inspiration of an urban loft that overlooks the treetops and was achieved through the meticulous use of many different materials, textures and colors."
For the design of the remodeled show home, builder Rob Smith of E2 Homes noted "its interior was crafted with a focus on enhancing the connection to the outside, through improved views of the lake and easy access to the numerous entertaining spaces."