Introducing The New American Home (TNAH) 2019

The 2019 New American Home

The 2019 NAHB International Builders’ Show® will showcase a custom-built home, and it will be completed and open for touring during the Builders’ Show, February 19 – 21 in Las Vegas.

A Look Into The New American Home 2019

This year’s New American Home® is the 36th in a series. The IBS show home is one of NAHB’s most successful and visible programs, and is produced and presented by the NAHB Leading Suppliers Council (LSC) and cosponsored with Professional Builder magazine.

Located in the luxury-home development of Ascaya in Henderson, Nevada, the open-air home is being built to achieve the highest efficiency ratings. It will have five bedrooms and five baths, all within a single-story floorplan with a total living space of 9,028 sq. ft (7,134 sq. ft. air conditioned).

“The Ascaya development is special in that there are 313 lots and they all have a perfect panoramic view of the [Las Vegas] strip,” says Bridgette Slater, purchasing agent for Sun West Custom Homes, the home builder for TNAH 2019.

Ascaya is among the most unique developments in the Las Vegas valley because of its high elevation and how the development is carved into the rocks.

“The back of the lot has a unique shape,” explains Carl Martinez, president of construction for Sun West Custom Homes. “When Dan Colette, the architect, designed the roof structure, he designed [it] so that it followed that curve.”

One of the reasons why TNAH is so intriguing is because it is designed to showcase new products and building innovations—where a building professional can take components and apply them to their own housing projects. Slater explains that Sun West Custom Homes is also experiencing this unique perspective—calling it a “blessing in disguise.” He says, “For a huge builder, like us, we kind of get into the zone with what we use and who we use…The New American Home is opening our eyes and expanding our horizons.”

Martinez concurs, “The New American Home is forcing us to try new products and to be educated on greener building methodology, so we are really excited about that.”

About The New American Home

The New American Home is the official show home of the International Builders’ Show and showcases the industry’s best practices, innovative concepts and state-of-the-art products—with the goal of allowing industry professionals to glean new ideas that they can apply to their own housing projects. Visit to learn more.

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