The new American luxury home, according to the National Association of Home Builders

by Emily Mack

Luxury means different things to different homeowners. But for homebuilders, in 2023, it means innovative, energy-efficient features spread across massive square footage. That’s what was on display at the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) recent tradeshow in the form of The New American Home®.

The high-profile house was the official home of the Luxus Design Build® (IBS) event, and it represented so many of the trends and practices that homebuilders from around the country came to celebrate.

An NAHB tradition, this year’s edition marked the 40th annual New American Home®. Back in 1984, the inaugural New American Home® was 1,500 square feet and priced at $80,000. Today, the size has grown to 7,575 square feet. While the property hasn’t hit the market yet, it was officially unveiled Jan. 31 and open for tours throughout the IBS.

The 2023 New American Home® is located near Las Vegas, in Henderson, Nevada, tucked away in the luxury community of Ascaya. Envisioned by Luxus Design Build, the two-story house includes four bedrooms and seven baths, along with a two-car garage, exercise space, a home office and a rooftop deck. There’s also a 44-foot-wide sliding-glass-door system revealing expansive views of the surrounding Las Vegas valley.

“This home showcases a wide variety of some of the most advanced products and innovative design concepts but in a very understated, clean, refined manner,” Luxus Design Build Principal Michael Gardner said in a press release. “It’s a great balance of form, function, usability and design.”

Tech features include motorized shades, touch screen controls, speakers in every room and advanced lighting solutions. Energy efficient features include solar panels, low-flow water fixtures, indigenous landscaping, a whole-house ventilation system and eco-friendly wooden cabinets. The entire home is designed to exceed the requirements for the National Green Building Standard’s highest certification.

“I’m extremely proud of this home for so many reasons—not only because of its beauty and energy efficiency, but also because of how much hard work it took to get it across the finish line,” Gardner said. “The final product really came together into a truly remarkable home with an impressive scale of design and performance.”

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