A close-up look of some of the fixtures, features, and finishes that went into making the 2015 New American Home a showstopper.
Durable, high-performance and nonporous, Zodiaq quartz surfaces provide the look of natural stone and resist stains, mold, and bacteria with no sealing required. Available in a variety of colors and designs, Zodiaq can be used for countertops, wall cladding, and backsplashes. www.dupont.com.
Incorporating 54 Jinko JKM285P-72 solar modules, two Fronius IG Plus inverters, and a customizable IronRidge rail-based racking solution, the home’s custom-designed 15.39 kW solar array was designed to help attain net-zero energy usage. www.84lumber.com.
The Lazara Burst 13-inch-wide crystal pendant light is designed for a bold and contemporary aesthetic, with clear crystals extending from the fixture’s center and a polished chrome finish. The light includes 10 feet of adjustable cord. www.lampsplus.com.
The QT Series of ventilation fans is Energy Star qualified
and operates quietly and efficiently. The company’s Sensaire technology detects
increased moisture at the ceiling and turns the fan on automatically to fight
humidity and prevent mold growth; fan sensitivity can be adjusted for optimal
Jeld-Wen’s Carved Wood Composite interior doors are available in more than 100 designs to provide a customized look for any home. Panel options include smooth surface, custom carvings, and applied moulding. The doors come primed and ready to paint with a limited five-year warranty. www.jeld-wen.com.
Specifically designed for private residences, the Elvoron Home MR In-Line Drive home elevator uses a 2hp electric motor and saves space with no machine room required. A hydraulic drive system elevator option also is available. www.garaventalift.com.
With multiple installation and venting options, gas tankless condensing water heaters are versatile and high efficiency. Therm and Greentherm models are both low NOx compliant, Energy Star rated, and meet 2015 DOE water heater standards. www.boschheatingandcooling.com.
With welded steel double-wall construction, the 41-inch 12-drawer Roll-Away is a sturdy storage option for various hand and power tools, offering multiple drawer sizes and configurations. Reversible heavy-duty casters allow the unit to be easily repositioned. www.gladiatorgarageworks.com.
By removing formaldehyde from the air, AirRenew Essential Indoor Air Quality Gypsum Board works to improve indoor air quality. AirRenew cleans indoor air for up to 75 years and is installed, finished, and recycled like regular drywall. www.certainteed.com.
As part of a ductless heating and cooling system, the 4TXM6 outdoor heat pump can be connected to two to five ductless HVAC units, depending on the indoor model. Each zone is controlled separately, allowing for improved efficiency and comfort. www.trane.com.
New chimney wall and island hoods come with an internal 600 CFM blower; the Energy Star model’s 300 CFM blower uses less energy while removing steam and odors. The hoods include an LCD display and a filter to capture grease. www.bosch-home.com.
Operating on MyQ technology, the LiftMaster 8557 can be controlled from any location and sends a smartphone alert when the garage door opens or closes. A steel reinforced belt helps lift heavy doors. www.liftmaster.com.
The Square Reserve Lever’s angular form delivers modern style. The lever can be paired with any Reserve collection rose and is offered in nickel, bronze, and chrome finishes. www.baldwinhardware.com.
Suitable for garage or patio doors, the Avante collection combines a thick aluminum frame and insulated glass panels for a modern style. Many glass styles, glazing options, frame colors, and sizes are available. www.clopaydoor.com.
Bayseal OC open-cell polyurethane foam creates a complete air barrier system, filling voids during installation. Fit for walls, attics, ceilings, and floors, it adds an R-value of 3.7 per inch. www.materialscience.bayer.com.
The 20RESA standby generator uses
Powerboost technology for premium starting power. Electronic speed control
responds to varying demand, and digital voltage regulation protects equipment.
www.kohlerpower.com. Circle No. 37.
Using 13 watts of input power, the P8071 recessed LED provides 825 lumen output, comparable to a 65-watt incandescent lamp. The fixture is equipped with an Edison base adaptor and quick link for easy installation in standard incandescent cans. www.progresslighting.com.
Marquee Exterior paint and primer features advanced dirt resistance, UV protection technology to prevent fading, and a mildew-resistant finish. The paint resists rain as early as 60 minutes after application. www.behr.com.
The RH45 aluminum return air grille, 45 degree fixed blade air distribution solution features face bars permanently fixed into a sturdy aluminum frame at a 45-degree angle. The grille is available in a bright white or satin anodized finish and various sizes. www.hartandcooley.com.
90° Corner Pocketing Multi-Slide doors open from the corner and slide into the wall to transition between indoor and outdoor living spaces. The doors use aluminum-clad or wood exteriors and all wood interiors, with various finish options available. www.sierrapacificwindows.com.
Drawing design inspiration from Asian Zen gardens, the Toobi single-hole bathroom sink faucet has a modern aesthetic with polished edges. The faucet is offered in polished chrome and brushed nickel finishes and is WaterSense certified, with a 1.5 gpm maximum flow rate. www.kohler.com.