The concept of the American Home and homeownership is ingrained in American culture perhaps more than any other. But if you tried to describe the quintessential American Home, you might have some difficulties. Not only are American residences as varied as the geography of the country itself, but they can be as distinct from one another as one generation is from the next. In other words, there is no single, static ideal for an American Home, but rather a perpetually evolving one. However, the one common thread between every concept of the American Home is that it’s a statement of ideals–building with our best intentions.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has emphasized this notion for over three decades at the International Builder’s Show, wherein the organization annually showcases The New American Home for visitors who want to see the most forwardthinking concepts in homebuilding. The 2014 edition of the New American Home fuses the way Americans currently live with how they will in the future, featuring a multigenerational layout outfitted in a modern, elemental design to reflect the home’s desert locale in the foothills outside of Las Vegas.