FEB 8-10, 2022

The New American Home - 1999

The 1999 New American Home

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A custom take on a production house, the 1999 New American Home hit the mainstream with 3,858 square feet and a variety of ideas to bring style and convenience to the move-up family market. Combining an attractive stone and brick exterior with recessed garage doors set behind a colonnade that extended to the courtyard entry (a relative anomaly in Dallas), the house upped the ante of surburban curb appeal. Along the back, a two-story high porch, complete with dramatic timber columns, provided views from both levels to the rear yard and golf course beyond; the volume then settled to a human scale for a comfortable adjacent lanai, complete with an outdoor fireplace.

The diagonal floor plan was equally dramatic yet also smart; it was essentially a rectangle turned to the side, with only a few odd angles and an open floor plan to keep the construction budget in check. Inside the rotunda entry, housing a circular star, the main floor aligned the living and dining areas with the kitchen and nook, leaving the family room at the far end as a more private and casual retreat for the owners. The main-level master suite, meanwhile, had its own door from the entry courtyard and a coffee bar for convenience. A dedicated home office anchored that wing, complete with a private door from the colonnade to enable convenient client visits. A trio of secondary bedrooms and a bonus area—styled and marketed as a kids’ family room—occupied the upstairs.

Project Team

Builder/Designer: Landstar Homes, Dallas; Architect: Dahlin Group Architects & Planners, San Ramon, Calif.; Interior Designer: Janet Lohman Interior Design, Los Angeles, and Michael Foster Design, New York. 

Did you know?

The kitchen employed a two-tone look for the cabinets, contrasting rich wood units around a deep-green island.

NCHI Contributors

  • Brick Institute of America
  • Carrier
  • Congoleum
  • Duo-Fast Corp.
  • Du Pont de Nemours
  • General Aluminum
  • General Electric
  • Georgia Pacific
  • Gerber Plumbing Fixtures
  • Hearth Products Assn.
  • Hearth Technologies
  • Honeywell
  • In-Sink-Erator
  • Louisiana-Pacific
  • Lucent Technologies
  • Mannington Mills
  • Masco
  • Masonite
  • NuTone
  • Overhead Door
  • Owens Corning
  • Peachtree Doors & Windows
  • Shaw Inds.
  • Square D
  • Stone Products Corp.
  • Sub Zero Freezer Co.
  • Therma-Trus Corp.
  • Thomson Consumer Electronics/RCA
  • Triangle Pacific
  • Wilsonart

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