The 2013 New American Home

The New American Home 2013

The New American Home 2013

The annual idea home co-sponsored by BUILDER and the NAHB celebrates its 30th year with a truly unique approach to luxury living.

2013 New American Home, Henderson, Nev.

2013 New American Home, Henderson, Nev.

The jurors said this desert demonstration home represents the epitome of seamless indoor/outdoor living.

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Video: Breaking the Mold: The 2013 New American Home

Builder Tyler Jones discusses how his firm, Blue Heron, applied a design-build process and 3D-computer modeling to create this stunning, highly energy-efficient desert home.

Product Innovation

Product Innovation

From native stone to water walls, builder Tyler Jones highlights the innovative products used in the 2013 New American Home.

Ultimate Energy Efficiency

Ultimate Energy Efficiency

Builder Tyler Jones showcases the many energy-efficient features of the 2013 New American Home.

Almost every room in the 2013 New American Home has a view to outdoor spaces, from desert- and Asian-inspired courtyards to water features, landscaping, and both private and public entertainment areas. That mix reinforces the indoor-outdoor intent of the house—an effect enabled by telescoping patio doors that pocket out of sight for seamless transitions.

Remaking the Modern Design Mold

The floor plan focuses on seamless indoor/outdoor connections, striking sightlines, and creating a sense of calm.

The New Face of Efficiency

The 2013 New American Home offers a model of efficiency-boosting best practices that can be modified for any target market.

30 Years of the New American Home

30 Years of the New American Home

Since 1984, the New American Home Program has nudged the housing industry to build better and with more distinctive design.

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