The two official show homes of the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) are underway in the Orlando area.
The 2021 New American Home® (TNAH) is located Winter Park, a picturesque community located just north of Orlando. This city of 800,000+ is known for its bricked streets, vibrant shopping and picturesque parks and lakes.
While previous editions of the TNAH were constructed on large lots, the 2021 home is being constructed on a mere 0.12 acres.
“The 2021 home is urban and about location,” states Phil Kean, Owner of Phil Kean Designs. “The project was originally a series of townhomes, and we took the two smallest townhomes and combined them to make a single-family home.”
The home’s design consists of three-levels totaling 4,397 square feet of living space. The ground floor features a three-car garage and two guest bedrooms. The second floor is where the owner’s suite is located and will include a luxurious bath and walk-in closet. This floor also will host a lounge area with a terrace, laundry room and a home gym. The top floor is dedicated to the common living space and will include a beautiful kitchen, great room and two balconies to enjoy the tree-topped canopies for which Winter Park is also known.
Kean feels that this home is ideal for someone who wants both a walkable community and all the luxuries of a beautifully designed, newly constructed home.
The 2021 New American Remodel® (TNAR) is located just six minutes from TNAH. Originally built in 1973, it is a mid-century modern lakefront that draws an architectural lineage from Frank Lloyd Wright. The uniquely designed home boasts five levels with a variety of angles and different ceiling heights, which is what initially attracted Rob Smith, owner of E2 Homes, to the project.
“There are a lot of different [architectural] elements that you don’t see in homes today,” notes Smith. “This is a fun aspect of the home but also one of our challenges – [finding ways] to make [the home] more livable … and accessible.”
When the renovations are complete, it will transform the five-level home into four and add approximately 1,400 square feet of living space for a total of 5,474 square feet. The finished home will feature six bedrooms, six and a half baths, a two-car garage, a pool, a wine room, and a courtyard with numerous indoor-outdoor living features.
The New American Home 2021 and The New American Remodel 2021 remain on schedule and are expected to be completed in October 2020. Attendees can tour the homes, virtually and in-person, during the show, February 9-11, 2021. Visit TNAH and TNAR to learn more.