Posts made in February, 2011

New American Home… ?!

Posted By on Feb 8, 2011

Each year The New American Home is modeled at the International Builders’ Show.  This home features the latest concepts in home design, building materials & products.  To me, the name “New American Home” implies this model home would be a typical American home for a family in 2011.  Being a model home, I would expect it to be well appointed and designed with several features or options most of us would say “Wow, that’s neat, but we can’t afford that.”

The New American Home 2011 was, to say the least, an eye opener in just how wrong my presumption was!  This home is 11,000 square feet!  Only 8,500 of which is conditioned space.  It has 3 bedroom, 3 full baths, 2 half baths.  It features a Great Room (with 24’ ceilings), a Family Room, a Master Suite (with 18’x18’ sitting room and private garden), a cozy 10’x20’ Library, as well as a Kitchen with family dining area and a formal Dining Room.  There are 22 exterior entrances (not counting the garage doors) and 4 fireplaces!  On top of the palatial layout of the home, there is an apartment over the 3 vehicle car-port complete with 2 bedrooms & 1 ½ baths…

Maybe they should rename this model The New American Dream Home, since only about 5% of Americans can afford to even dream about a home such as this at a cost of approximately $3,000,000!

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