An Unfinished Life










    Erin O'Boyle

    STANDING SILENT: The New American Home 2010 remains largely unchanged since November as the builder awaits a $1.8 million bridge loan to finish it. A rendering (above) provides an accurate glimpse of what the desert contemporary custom home will look like when (and if) it is finished.




    Erin O'Boyle

    MONEY PIT: Domanico Custom Homes has sunk an unbudgeted $800,000 of its own 
    money into the project and owes another $400,000 to subcontractors and suppliers. The $1.8 million of financing the company seeks will pay off those debts and finish the house, including an infinity-edged pool  that anchors an extensive outdoor living experience.

Alfresco Grills (outdoor kitchen design and products)

APEX Block (insulated concrete forms)

Broan-NuTone (bath fans/lights, Best range hood, central

vacuum, ironing centers)

BSH Home Appliances (major


CEDIA (home automation


Closet Factory (custom closet storage systems)

Dal-Tile (ceramic and stone tile)

Dryvit Systems (Outsulation RMD cladding system)

DuPont Building Innovations

(Zodiaq quartz surfacing)

Eaton Corp. (surge protection, AFCIs, load centers and

breakers, structured wiring, A/C disconnects)

Emerson Electric (In-Sink- Erator waste disposers and hot water dispensers)

Escea (outdoor fireplace)

FBC Building Solutions/Lubrizol (FlowGuard Gold CPVC


Formica (cabinet veneer details)

Generac Power Systems (48 kW standby generator)

Hearth & Home Technologies (fireplace coordination)

Icynene (spray foam insulation)

Kohler (plumbing fixtures,

faucets, and accessories)

Lutron Electronics (lighting


Mohawk Industries (wood

flooring and carpeting)

ODL (tubular skylights)

Overhead Door (garage doors and openers)

Owens Corning (Cultured Stone veneer) Portland Cement Association (support for concrete and

masonry products)

Progress Lighting (lighting


Regency Fireplace Products


Rinnai (tankless water heaters)

Schluter Systems (shower pan system and tile underlayment)

Seabrook Contract (Scandatex glass-textured wall coverings)

Sherwin-Williams (paints and coatings)

Sierra Pacific Windows & Doors (windows and patio doors)

Simpson Strong-Tie (framing connectors)

Timberlake Cabinets (cabinets and built-ins)

Trane Residential Solutions (split- system HVAC)

Travis Industries (Xtreme fire- place by Fireplace Xtrordinair)

Tyco Fire & Building Products (Blazemaster fire suppression system)

Uponor (radiant floor heating system)

Acrylic Tank Manufacturing

(water wall fabrication)

Agilewaves (resource


Aztech Materials Testing


Badger Construction (Cupolex and concrete labor)

Barefoot Pools (pool construction)

BioRoofSystems (green roof)

CIMA (NuWool cellulose


Desert Home Electric


Doors in Motion (motorized door systems)

Eagle Framing (framing labor)

Eagle Roofing Products (roofing)

Earth Friendly Building Materials (APEX installation)

Elite Spray Foam (Icynene


Executive Plumbing (plumbing contractor)

Foy Drywall (drywall labor)

Florian (solar panel racking


Hardin & Sons (septic system


Ivie Mechanical (mechanical contractor)

Jose Alvarez Masonry (exterior stone and block labor)

JTG/Muir Corp. (solar water heater)

JMR Cabinets (custom tables

and benches)

Las Vegas Flooring (tile and

granite installation)

La-Z-Boy Furnishings (furniture)

Mechoshade (theater shading system)

Meridian Doors (interior doors)

Residential Fire Protection (fire suppression system installation)

Ossi Steel (steel and wrought iron)

Pavestone (pavers)

Pontarolo Engineering (Cupolex aerated floor)

Prestige Roofing (roofing


Red Rock Insulation (NuWool cellulose installation)

Sanyo EnergyUSA (photovoltaic panels)

Sonance (audio speakers)

Suntrek (solar integrator/inverter)

ThyssenKrupp Elevator (elevator)

Tom McSharry (window


Trim Tech (interior carpentry)

Trufig Design (flush-mounted electrical controls)

U-Line (undercounter


Who-Dun-It Plastering (exterior stucco installation)

Project Contributors

The following members of the National Council of the Housing Industry (NCHI)—The Leading Suppliers of NAHB, as well as non-NCHI and local suppliers and subcontractors, provided products and services to The New American Home 2010:

Project Team

Builder: Domanico Custom Homes, Las Vegas

Architect: KTGY Group, Irvine, Calif.

Design architect: Robert Williams, San Clemente, Calif.

Project director: Brian Muehlbauer, San Clemente

Landscape architect: Summers/Murphy & Partners, Dana Point, Calif.

Interiors: Macaluso Designs, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

Renderings: RM Design Studio, Bartlett, Ill.

Consultants: IBACOS Consortium, Pittsburgh; Wright Engineers, Las Vegas; Las Vegas Civil Engineering, Las Vegas; Evergreen Recycling (waste management), Las Vegas

Producers: National Council of the Housing Industry—The Leading Suppliers of NAHB, and Builder magazine, Washington, D.C.

Learn more about markets featured in this article: Las Vegas, NV, Los Angeles, CA.