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The New American Home - 1993

The 1993 New American Home

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The 1993 New American Home re-introduced the housing industry to the age-old yet forgotten (or perhaps just neglected) concept of homes for multi-generational households under the same roof. Beyond simply a bedroom borne of a converted flex space, the house offered a dedicated in-law suite, located on the main level and set away from the main living areas, to accommodate an elderly parent; the suite offered private and direct access to the pool and enclosed rear yard, and considerate, barrier-free features such as a bathtub with a swinging door and wider passageways to ease access.

Set on a corner lot, the front of the home shows two attractive stucco-clad facades connected by a curved, aggregate stone-faced element. The entry is highlighted by a curved copper overhang and ventilated steel window awnings, while rafter tails, glass inserts on the trio of garage doors, and the second-floor gable of the master suite reduce the mass of a three-car garage around the corner. Inside, the two-story, 3,00-square-foot plan follows a casual layout, with public spaces on the main level—including a kitchen with cabinet-fronted appliances, among the first to display that built-in look. Upstairs, a trio of bedrooms, including the master suite, serves privacy needs, along with a “learning center” alcove adjacent to the kids’ rooms.

Following the lead of its immediate predecessor, the 1993 house employed many of the same eco-friendly and energy-saving features and products, as well as recycled-content insulation, concrete, and floor finishes, pressurized low-flow toilets, and an integrated home automation and control system. The asking price was a more moderate $360,000.

Project Team

Builder: Lewis Homes of Nevada, Las Vegas; Architect: Johannes Van Tilburg & Partners (now VTBS Architects), Santa Monica, Calif.; Landscape Architect: S.W. Southwick & Associates, Las Vegas; Interior Designer: Michael Foster and Charles Riley, New York. 

Did you know?

The 1993 house was the first with a three-car garage.

NCHI Contributors

*current members

  • American Gas Assn.
  • American Standard
  • Andersen Windows
  • Armstrong World Inds.
  • Bose
  • Briggs
  • Broan
  • Bruce Hardwood Floors
  • Carrier
  • Celotex
  • Copper Development Assn.
  • Dow Chemical
  • Dryvit
  • Eljer
  • Georga Pacific
  • In-Sink-Erator
  • Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath
  • James Hardie Building Products
  • Kohler
  • Lennox Industries
  • Masco
  • Masonite
  • Moen
  • National Concrete Masonry Assn.
  • NuTone
  • Pease Inds.
  • Portland Cement Assn.
  • Reemay
  • Sears
  • Senco Products
  • The Sherwin-Williams Company
  • Square D
  • The Stanley Works
  • Velux-America
  • Whirlpool
  • Wilsonart

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