The purpose of TNAH is to demonstrate building best practices, including concepts, materials, designs and construction techniques that can be replicated--in whole or in part--in housing built or remodeled in any place and in any price range, according to Bernard.
We'll focus on three aspects of TNAH to note: the touch of luxury throughout the home; individuality represented through customization; and a stronger focus on innovations that bring technology and energy-efficiency standards to the forefront.
TNAH demands flexible building materials that can be integrated easily into its versatile design plan in order to appeal to the varied lifestyles of its occupants--from Junior to Grandma.
TNAH is an Energy Star[R]-rated home expected to use 47% less energy than a traditionally constructed house of a similar size in the same climate.
As a departure from the norm, from the street and throughout its three levels (including a basement), TNAH
2004 provides builders with a new marketing angle to capture a growing number of well-heeled yet young-minded buyers.
features new architectural and design ideas that builders can take away and incorporate into the homes they build around the country," says John Ted Mahoney III, chair of the TNAH
task force and president of Windjammer Construction Corp., in Bridgewater, Mass.
After tackling an urban location for The New American Home (TNAH
) 'or show house, the team took the '02 edition to the suburbs--this time to explore new variations on move-up housing with distinctly southern charm.
THE NEW AMERICAN HOME (TNAH
) has been a must-see at the International Builders' Show for more than a decade.
Show houses are an International Builders' Show tradition and none is more anticipated each year than The New American Home (TNAH
A harbinger of things to come in the housing industry, TNAH
2001 offers builders a perfectly executed example of how to combine timeless design and high technology within the constraints of building in a closer-in location.