Yesterday I showed you The New American Remodel, the Designhounds first stop on our BlogtourKBIS. Today I’m going to tell you about the second home we toured, The New American Home. This one is completely new from the ground up.
With a 12 month window, delays from Hurricane Harvey and Irma, it’s amazing how fast they built this home while exceeding the requirements for certification to the Emerald level of the National Green Building Standard™. It is also targeted to be certified EPA Energy Star program, the Indoor airPLUS program and DOE Zero Energy Ready Home.
It’s hard to believe this was about 9 weeks ago.
We arrived after the sun went down and the house looked like an oasis in the dark.
The outdoor lighting was done well, and the flame lanterns were one thing we all seemed to gravitate to. And I liked the giant front doors.
The kitchen was more streamlined than the one I showed yesterday, and you can see some people checking out the smart home features on the screen next to the elevator.
The open living and dining area obviously is perfect for entertaining. The glass wall along the back opens up completely to the outdoor living space. The upper level has a veranda with doors to all the rooms on the backside of the house, so you are always just steps away from the amazing view.
Here’s a professional shot of the living area.
Around the back of the kitchen was a much larger bar and game room space that opened up to an outdoor kitchen and dining area.
Beyond that was a hot tub that looks over the lake beyond, and the lights of the amusement parks in the distance.
The pool with the linear fire-waterfall was a showstopper. You can also see the outdoor sitting area with fireplace that is connected to back of the master suite. There are so many places to lounge outside and every night there is a perfect view of the Disney fireworks!
I was a little overwhelmed with all the house had built into it, and wasn’t able to capture all of the cool things they integrated into the home, but of course I needed to show you the built in coffee machine that I love so much in the master bedroom.
And this is what the bathroom looks like when the Designhounds aren’t bombarding it.
Aside from the dual giant rain showers, wall jets and huge bench to sit on in the shower, there were matching vanities on each side of the room, his and her water closets, and his and her walk in closets. I think the whole master suite is bigger than my house.
If you would like to learn more about it, including behind the scenes construction details, and see pictures of the other rooms in the house, check out The New American Home.
For me, the outside was my favorite, with the outdoor kitchen and tons of lounge space. It felt like a hotel. What is yours?