The cover story of Time’s July 14 issue is a 39-page special report, “The Smarter Home.” Naturally, I had to read it.
Show Village 2012 Preview: 3 distinct model homes for today?s market
Now in its 13th year, Professional Builder’s Show Village is the premier show-home exhibit at the International Builders’ Show. This year, Show Village features three distinct models aimed at very different buyers — a net-zero-energy cottage for resort and guest-house clients; an infill duplex for urban and dense-suburban buyers; and a Cape Cod-inspired house for traditional families.
Show Village 2012 Preview: 3 distinct model homes for today’s market
2. Cape Cod
At nearly 3,100 square feet, the Cape Cod home is ideal for the homeowner who wants the comfort of a traditional design with the cutting-edge features available in today’s technology-centric society. The design shows three bedrooms, but is packed with additional space that provides the homeowner with plenty of places to create rooms to fit their lifestyle, including a library, loft, recreation room, study, mudroom, and dining room.
As part of Nationwide’s Panorama Collection, this model brings the outside environment into the home with expansive windows and a design that emphasizes views of the outdoors. This plan is perfect for those dream lots that overlook water, woods, or mountain vistas.
Using the latest in high-performance modular systems construction, this green home will create an energy-efficient environment that blends with nature while maintaining a comfortable, clean indoor living environment.
Show Village Model #2
- Model name: Cape Cod
- Modular manufacturer: Nationwide Homes
- Modular product line: Panorama
- Collection Size: 3,087 sf (first floor: 1,809 sf; second floor: 1,278 sf)
- Dimensions: 31 feet, 7 inches wide by 62 feet deep
Sponsors – See the latest building products installed and in action from these premier sponsors:
- Aquatic Bathware: Bathtubs
- Environment One Corporation: Sewer Systems
- Hurd Windows and Doors: Windows and Patio Doors
- Kimberly LED Lighting: LED Lighting
- Maze Nails: Nails
- Moen Inc.: Kitchen Faucets, Lavatory Faucets, Shower Systems
- Nick’s Building Supply: Entrance Doors
- Nissan: Trucks
- RangeCraft: Range Hood
- Sprint: Direct Connect
- Sterling: Toilets
- The Tapco Group:
- The Foundry: Siding
- InSpire Roofing Products: Roofing
- Mid-America Siding Components: Shutters
- Vaxcel: Ceiling Fans