The New American Home: Townhome Trilogy

Sponsor: National Council of the Housing Industry, NAHB, Washington Builder: AmLand Development, Las Vegas

Architect: RNM Architects / Planners, Newport Beach, Calif.

Interior designer: ABA Averybrooks and Associates, Las Vegas

Media: Hanley Wood, LLC, (BUILDER Magazine, Washington, and Home Planners, Tucson, Ariz.)

The Council: The NCHI New American Home committee is led by (l to r) Tucker Bernard, NCHI TNAH 2003 staff liaison, senior director of NCHI at the NAHB, Washington; C.W. Edwards, TNAH past chairman, president of Charles Homes, Atlanta; and William T. Nolan, TNAH 2003 task force chairman, vice president of Affordable Housing Institute, Orlando, Fla.

Photo: James Wilson

Founding Partner: Architect Walt Richardson (right), RNM Architects/ Planners, Newport Beach, Calif.

Photo: James Wilson

Design Leader: Bob Tyler (left), RNM Architects/Planners, Newport Beach, Calif.

TNAH's Contributors

Product Suppliers (NCHI Members)

* Armstrong World Industries

Armstrong Flooring Products (vinyl flooring)

Armstrong Wood Floors (hardwood floors)

* BUILDER Magazine (publication)

* Carrier Corp. (HVAC equipment)

* CraftMaster Manufacturing (interior doors)

* Crossville Porcelain Stone/USA (tile)

* Cultured Stone Corp./division of Owens Corning (exterior stone)

* Dal Tile Corp. (tile)

* Dupont Co.

Tyvek (housewrap)

Corian (counters)

Zodiaq (counters)


* Georgia-Pacific Corp. (Dens Shield, plywood, prime trim, and Studi-I-Floor)

* GM Fleet-Commercial Operations (display vehicles)

Photo: James Wilson

On-site team: (l to r) Jay Wilcox, project manager, AmLand Development; Emily Tang Yu Cheng, design assistant, ABA Averybrooks and Associates; Wayne Krygier, president, AmLand Development; John Gilmer, design director, ABA Averybrooks and Associates; Christina B. Farnsworth, senior editor, BUILDER Magazine; Jennifer ann de Lignieres, director/ senior designer, ABA Averybrooks and Associates; Chet Nichols, executive vice president, AmLand Development * Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association/R.H. Peterson (fireplace log inserts, portable grills and heaters)

* Rasmussen Gas Logs and Grille (barbecue grills)

* Home and Garden Television (television coverage)

* Honeywell (air filtration, controls, zoning, thermostats, humidifiers, and ventilators)

* Icynene (insulation)

* In-Sink-Erator (food disposal and instant hot water)

* Kallista/division of Kohler Co. (C unit: vanities, lavatories, plumbing fixtures, and towel bars)

* Kohler Co. (C unit: whirlpool bathtub, sinks, and faucets)

* Lennox Industries (HVAC)

* LP Corp. (glulam beams, radiant heat barrier sheathing, and framing material)

* Masco Corp.

Franklin Brass (switch and outlet plates, bathroom towel bars, and accessories)

Liberty Hardware (hardware)

Brass Craft (copper fittings)

* Maytag Appliances (C unit: washer, dryer, and dishwasher)

Jenn-Air (C unit: refrigerator, cooktop, backsplash, hood, ovens, and dishwasher)

* Moen (A and B units: sinks, faucets, towel bars, and tissue holders)

* National Renewable Energy Lab (energy system components)

Department of Energy (Energy Star)

IBACOS (energy consultation, specifications, and monitoring)

* Noveon

FlowGuard Gold (PVC plumbing)

* PACTIV Building Products (housewrap and sealers)

* Senco Products (pneumatic nailers and fasteners)

* Shaw Industries (carpet)

* Square D Co. (electrical)

* The Sub-Zero Freezer Co. (refrigerators, wine coolers, freezers, and ice makers)

Wolf (A unit: range, microwave)

* The Trane Co. (HVAC)

* Timberlake Cabinet Co. (cabinets)

* Timberline Software Corp. (software)

* Vent Free Gas Products Alliance

DESA International (propane barbecues)

Lennox Hearth Products (fireplaces)

* Weather Shield Windows and Doors (windows and doors)

* Whirlpool Corp. (A and B units: washers, dryers, spa sink)

Cielo Tubs (whirlpool bathtubs)

Gladiator (garage storage system)

KitchenAid (refrigerator, cooktop, hood, ovens, dishwashers, warming drawer, wine cellars, counter appliances)

Personal Valet

In addition to the NCHI members listed above and in the text of the story, the following companies contributed valuable resources, products, and services for the homes.

* Aerus Electrolux (central vacuum system)

* Alpha Vision, USA (virtual reality tour)

* American Access Systems (elevators)

* American Building Supply (fire doors)

* Anthony and Sylvan Pools (fountains, spa, and swimming pool)

* Baker Furniture (furniture)

* Beam Industries (central vacuum system)

* Centurion Security System (alarm, audio, intercoms, home theater, and security system wiring)

* Charles Miller (C unit: dining table, console, and other furnishings)

* Coast Drapery (window coverings)

* Creative Touch Interiors (flooring installation)

* Custom Hearth Distributors (fireplace installation)

* Deborah Berke Architect (furniture)

* Dunn-Edwards Paints (paint)

* ECR International (hot water tanks)

* EDL and Associates (artwork and accessories)

* Gerrity Group (B unit: upholstered pieces and lamps)

* Graebel Van Lines (moving and storage)

* Guy Evans Inc. (trim carpentry and door installation)

* Hayward Truss/division of Hayward Lumber Co. (roof trusses)

* Hoover (central vacuum system)

* Kelly Communications (installed all home media)

* Kneedler-Fauchere Glant Fabrics (fabrics)

* Knoll Textiles (fabrics)

* Las Vegas Rock Inc. (flagstone, slate, and pavers)

* Plinth Blocks (exterior stone)

* Monier Lifetile (roof tile)

* Osborne and Little (A unit: fabrics for master bedroom and child's room)

* PERIDIAN international (landscape architects)

* Rubbermaid Home Products (closet systems and accessories)

* Serta (mattresses)

* TexaStone Quarries (pavers)

* The Funk House Antiques (furniture and accessories)

* Toto, USA (toilets)

* TruStile Doors (exterior doors)

* UNICA (A unit: furnishings)

* Un Soir A Paris (draperies and trims)

* Vitra Inc. (Eames La Chaise)

* Wayne Dalton Corp. (doors and locks)

* Weiser Lock Co. (door hardware and locks)

* William Montague (B unit: headboard and other furnishings)

* Yards-R-Us (landscaping, sod, trees, shrubs, and irrigation)

* Zuzka (interior accessories: throws, pillows, etc.)