First floor
First floor

Once completed, the New American Home 2014 will perch atop its site 45 feet above the street, providing a panorama of the Las Vegas strip. Architect Jeffrey Berkus’s floor plan is oriented to optimize views from nearly every vantage point inside and out.

In fact, the city vista will be one of the first things visitors see, through a large plate-glass window at the back of the house, which will be open for tours during the International Builders' Show Feb. 4-6. This outdoor connectivity, a main design theme of the home, is echoed in its multiple terraces and courtyards, stunning water features, and poolside casita that can be used as a guest suite or office.

“This house is based around the idea of flow,” says Berkus, who took over the project’s design when his father, Barry Berkus, passed away last November.

Prime views are also afforded from the dining room, first-floor master suite, and rooftop terrace. “You’re going to see a lot of ‘memory points’ in the house, as dad would call it--where you walk through and turn a corner you say ‘Wow,’” says Berkus.

Other innovative design approaches include two kitchen islands--one for cooking and one for homework, telecommuting, or entertaining—and space for three generations to live comfortably under one roof.

Crews broke ground on the house May 15. Click here for an update on its construction. 

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