Concept Home Legacy

Overview

A Home for the New Economy marks the 12th in a series of forward-thinking “concept” homes produced by Builder magazine in conjunction with the annual International Builders’ Show … and the first to be an exclusively virtual, online experience. Since 1998, our Concept Homes have exposed housing industry professionals to progressive ideas and solutions about community planning, demographics, technology, building science, and lifestyle. Our legacy can be seen in thousands of homes today that employ live/work opportunities, flexible floor plans, structured wiring, factory-built components, and energy and resource-saving materials and methods.

Builder Living Home

Builder LivingHome

2009, Las Vegas

Builder LivingHome was a model of high-performance modern modular building. Built in a factory and shipped and assembled on the exhibit floor of the convention center for IBS, the house exemplified the efficiencies of off-site construction as part of a comprehensive dedication to green building. Builder: LivingHomes. Architect: KieranTimberlake and LivingHomes.

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Tradewinds

Tradewinds

2008, Orlando

Tradewinds harnessed the power of the sun, wind, earth, and water in a contemporary setting that is both comfortable and energy-efficient. Taking advantage of its lakeside lot, the house is designed around a pool courtyard and adjacent outdoor living space that optimizes breezes and views. Builder: Charles Clayton Construction; Architect: Geoffrey Mouen Architects.

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The InSync Home

The InSync Home

2007, Orlando

The InSync Home leveraged a sophisticated yet accessible home technology network to create the luxury of time and enabling homeowners to drive the use of their high-tech toys instead of having them dictate their daily lives. Builder: Goehring & Morgan Construction; Designer: Morales-Keesee Design Associates.

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The Reality House

The Reality House

2006, Orlando

The Reality House addressed the needs of multi-generational households in order to make the home convenient and comfortable for everyone. The home featured a dedicated home office, bonus living and highly organized storage areas, and the coming-of-age outdoor living spaces. Builder: Issa Homes; Architect: Looney Ricks Kiss

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The New Urban Challenge

The New Urban Challenge

2005, Orlando

The New Urban Challenge featured a trio of modest-sized homes designed to attract and accommodate an increasingly diverse buying public, as well as draw attention to the value of traditional community planning and the promise of urban infill redevelopment. Builder: David Weekley Homes; Architects: Mithun (Shingled Cottage), Donald Rattner; Studio for Civil Architecture (Villa); Geoffrey Mouen Architects (Classic)

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TThe Ultimate Family Home

The Ultimate Family Home

2004, Las Vegas

The Ultimate Family Home not only articulated the ideas and desires of both parents and children in an upscale home for a growing family, but achieved zero-energy status with the latest in alternative resources and systems, high-performance products and sustainable materials. Builder: Pardee Homes; Architect: Bassenian/Lagoni Architects

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Destinations at Southern Highlands

Destinations at Southern Highlands

2003, Orlando

Destinations at Southern Highlands represented the pinnacle in luxury living for well-heeled baby boomers with a stunning, 10,000-square-foot, villa-inspired home. From its Wellness Room and basement wine cellar to a full outdoor kitchen overlooking a disappearing-edge pool and golf course beyond, Destinations fulfilled every dream imaginable. Builder: Christopher Homes; Architect: Scheurer Architects

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Homelink at Summer Grove

Homelink at Summer Grove

2002, Atlanta

Homelink at Summer Grove pushed the envelope of the “wired home” to showcase its potential among several functions and reflect its growing market demand and acceptance in an upscale home for a young family. Builder: Morrison Homes; Architect: Looney Ricks Kiss

Live / Work

Live/Work

2001, Atlanta

Live/Work brought the mixed-use urban lifestyle to the forefront of housing's consciousness, reflecting the work-at-home wave with a trio of homes featuring generous and well-equipped offices and hip and efficient living spaces in a vibrant urban setting. Builder: Beazer Homes; Architect: Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company

Lifestages

Lifestages

1999, Dallas

Lifestages introduced manufactured housing to a new realm by combining six sections into a single home designed to accommodate the aging-in-place lifestyle needs of an active adult couple. Builder: Fleetwood Homes; Architect: Devereaux & Associates.

The Future of the Future

Home of the Future

1998, Dallas

Home of the Future served as a test bed for alternative design and construction ideas, techniques, methods and products—including solar roof shingles and insulated concrete forms—and enabled builders and architects to gain on-the-job insight into their market viability in a production-home setting. Builder: Centex Homes; Architect: B3 Architects.

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