Just outside of Orlando, Fla., a 4,181-sq.-ft. home with a clean, modern design is carrying on a tradition now its 29th year -- the unveiling of The New American Home.
The project is sponsored by The National Association of Home Builders, organizers of the International Builders' Show set for Orlando Feb. 8 to 11, and Builder magazine.
As NAHB’s official show home, TNAH gives building industry professionals an opportunity to see design trends, construction techniques, and materials that can be used in any new or remodeled home. The showcase products in the home are provided by members of the NAHB Leading Suppliers Council.
Phil Kean of Winter Park, Fla., the architect and builder of the 2012 home, tipped his hat to Classic White Box architecture of the 1960s and 1970s with his design for this year's show home. Modern touches include certifications with the National Green Building Stardand (Emerald); US Department of Energy's Energy Star certification; Flordia Green Building Coalition (Platinum); and a US EPA Indoor airPlus Qualified mark.
The house is built on an infill site in an older neighborhood close to downtown Winter Park.