The New American Home 2014

The 0.26-acre lot in the Sky Terrace subdivision overlooks the Las Vegas strip.

Ground was finally broken on May 15, about four months behind schedule.

A pump truck flows concrete to the back of the house for deepened footings near the pool.

Workers smooth concrete for the foundation.

Boise Cascade framing rises from the site in June.

Crews scramble to frame the house and make up time that had been lost earlier in the project.

The elevator shaft takes shape above the first level.

The structure is encased in Tyvek housewrap just before rainy weather sets in.

A three-coat stucco system was an ideal choice for the home’s hot, dry location, Anderson says.

The house is ready for its final touch: installation of exterior stone panels.

Environmental Stone Works customized the color of its easy-to-install Horizon Panel to match the natural stones found on the New American Home site.

USG’s Firecode 30 5/8-inch drywall was easy to install because it’s 30 percent lighter than standard drywall and easy to cut, says builder Josh Anderson.

The builder also really liked USG's Sheetrock Tuff-Hide primer/surfacer spray, noting that it saved four weeks' worth of labor. "It’s absolutely amazing,” he says.

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