American Beauty, Prairie-Style

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The largest of the three Show Village homes at 2,280 square feet, the La Linda is a single-story ranch home designed in the traditional American Prairie style. Adorned with rich, warm metals, natural textures and an earthy color palate accented by oxblood red and other colors made popular by the Prairie-style movement, this home would be welcomed in any American neighborhood.

December 01, 2009
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Designed for the traditional American neighborhood, the La Linda features a natural, Prairie-style aesthetic, with earthy tones  and multiple roof lines.

The largest of the three Show Village homes at 2,280 square feet, the La Linda is a single-story ranch home designed in the traditional American Prairie style. Adorned with rich, warm metals, natural textures and an earthy color palate accented by oxblood red and other colors made popular by the Prairie-style movement, this home would be welcomed in any American neighborhood.

The design is quite sophisticated, with multiple roof lines, intersecting angles and complex porch details—all of which are carefully constructed in a factory setting.

“The appeal to our customers is that they don't have a lot of onsite construction to contend with,” says Ron Powell, president of manufacturing with Palm Harbor Homes Inc., the home's builder. “That means the home can be delivered to the consumer with a great look at a very attractive price.” Powell says the La Linda is priced from $99,000 with standard options up to $250,000 with all the bells and whistles.

Like the other Show Village 2010 homes, the La Linda is designed to achieve certification through NAHB's Model Green Home Building Guidelines. The model comes standard with a robust insulation package providing R-38 in the roof/ceiling, R-19 in the walls and R-22 in the floors (higher insulation packages are available). Rooftop solar panels will provide supplemental power, while Energy Star-rated appliances, a tankless water heater and high-efficient lighting and HVAC systems will help minimize energy demand (see sidebar on page 18 for more sustainable features).

 

Statistics & Green Features

Statistics

• 2,280 square feet

• 3 bedroom, 2 bath

Energy Efficiency & High Performance

• Energy Star-rated, low-e windows (U=0.29, SHGC=0.29)

• R-19 walls, R-21 floors, R-38 ceilings

• 15 SEER/8.5 HSPF packaged heat pump

• Duct system performance tested

• Energy Star-rated appliances

• Tankless water heater

• Extensive use of compact fluorescent lighting

• Z-wave (wireless) technology for remote energy and access home management

• Expected to meet Builders' Challenge Standards with an Energy Smart Home E-Scale of 67

Indoor Air Quality & Noise Reduction

• VOC source control, including zero-VOC paint

• Outside air ventilation

• Duct system sealed with mastic and fiberglass mesh

• Air filtration and cleaning system

• Central vacuum system

Other Green Building Features

• Direct vent Heatilator fireplace allows builders to earn green building points



• Low-flow faucets and showerheads

• Class 1 (A) fire-rated siding

• Resource-efficient modular construction and waste management

• Expected to meet Bronze level in all sections except lot design, preparation and development per the new NAHB National Green Home Building program

• Non-HCFC refrigerant HVAC system

• California Title 24-compliant

• Builder is Building America partner and Builders Challenge participant

See the latest building products installed and in action from these premier sponsors:

Windows, patio doors: Andersen Windows and Doors

Interior and exterior paint: BEHR

Sheathing: Dow Building Solutions

Central vacuum system: Beam

Appliances: Thermador Home Appliances

Indoor fireplace: Heatilator

Insulation: Icynene

Lighting: Kichler Lighting

Bathtubs: Lasco Bathware

Decking and rails: Genova Products

Remote access system: Schlage

Faucets and showerheads: ShowHouse

Nails: Maze Nails

Cabinetry: Merillat

Tankless water heater: Rinnai

Stone: The Tapco Group - StoneCraft

Roofing: The Tapco Group - InSpire

HVAC: Trane

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