This dazzling home is The American Home, situated in Henderson, Nevada, Las Vegas. Built in the foothills of Henderson, Nev., the 5,200 square foot home offers rugged desert mountain vistas, as well as stunning views of the shimmering lights of Las Vegas. Though it’s a show home that’s packed with innovative products and inspiring design ideas, this edition of The New American Home is design to harmonize with site and the surroundings.
Though the house possesses a sophisticated ambience befitting its Las Vegas-area locale, Element Design | Build’s project manager, architectural designerof this amazing home Josh Moser, points out that such features as Jack-and-Jill baths and a walkout basement are family- and kid-friendly.
The new direction also involved using a standard of indoor comfort rarely if ever seen in residential construction. The home has been designed on the basic principles of heat, moisture, and relative humidity control. In designing for maximum comfort, human metabolic rates for sitting, sleeping, and being active—while wearing either long sleeves or short sleeves—were closely examined. “For us, designing on the basis of comfort was a big philosophical change,” says Achilles Karagiozis, global director of building science at Owens Corning, supplier of the wall assembly. “But gigajoules don’t make people happy.” I trust you appreciate the pictures of The New American Home!