The New American Home Team

THE ARCHITECT: Danielian Associates Architects & Planners in Irvine, Calif., has helped lead the revival of modern housing design and fostered a true team approach to the project’s development. “The goal was to create a home that was more about function rather than form,” says founder and president Art Danielian, pictured third from left, along with senior associate JoAnn Lee-Kim (far left), son and principal John Danielian (center left), and senior associate and lead designer Joe Digrado (far right).

THE BUILDER: Blue Heron Properties was established in 2004 with the mission of setting a higher bar for modern luxury housing in Las Vegas. The team includes, l to r, Tommy Isola, principal; John Moran, vice president of finance; Doug Castillo, assistant project manager; Kris Oesterling, project manager; Steve Jones and Tyler Jones, principals (and father and son); Karen Brill, vice president of purchasing, and Michael Murphy, principal.

THE INTERIOR DESIGNER: Striking a meditative pose, Lee Lundquist (right) and her team from Robb & Stucky Interiors were brought into the process early and often and created a comfortable balance to the home’s clean, modern lines—as well as a taste of nostalgic Vegas style. “We didn’t want the house to be too serious and uncomfortable,” says Lundquist, joined by associates Kevin Johnson, far left, and Kellie Miller, center.

NCHI LEADERSHIP: National Council of the Housing Industry, the Leading Suppliers of the NAHB, has partnered with Builder on The New American Home since its inception, bringing the leading building products makers to the table. Bill Nolan of The Nolan Group in Altamonte Springs, Fla., (right) chaired the 2009 task force, an effort supplemented by Chuck Edwards (left), a Marietta, Georgia home builder; and NAHB project executor Tucker Bernard (center).

THE LANDSCAPE DESIGNER: Led by company president Pat Murphy (center), the landscape design team at Summers/Murphy & Partners in Dana Point, Calif., worked closely with the rest of the project team to reflect the vision of the house in the outdoor areas and create seamless transitions throughout. Murphy stands flanked by director of design and associate partner Rick Hagemeyer (right) and project designer Chosei Kusano (left). The design also adheres to the green goals of the project with native, drought-tolerant plants and shade trees.

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