House Tour: The New American Remodel 2019
Welcome to the 2019 New American Remodel, a 5,800 square foot home in Henderson, Nevada, right outside Las Vegas, that blends modern design with an organic aesthetic. Sponsored by the National Association of Home Builders and Pro Remodeler, the home was debuted during this year’s International Builders’ Show and showcases what today’s luxury homebuyer wants: multigenerational living solutions, function and storage amenities, space for entertaining and low-maintenance materials.
Just as its name suggests, this home went through a serious facelift to become the beauty that it is today. When architect and remodeler Michael Gardner of Studio G Architecture got his hands on it, it was nothing more than a deteriorating 1950s ranch house surrounded by a junkyard of scattered concrete blocks, pallets and old railroad ties. But not for long. Let’s take a look inside the completed transformation.
From the moment you enter the home, the blurred lines between indoors and outdoors are evident. The first floor is arranged in a courtyard layout, with the home’s rooms facing toward the outdoor living area and pool.
Sliding glass doors disappear into the wall behind the gas fireplace, providing a seamless transition from inside to outside. Gardner designed the space so that it gets direct sunlight only the morning, minimizing solar gain during the hot Las Vegas summers and offering protection from cold winter winds.
Opposite the outdoor living room sits a guest bedroom with its own bathroom, a space that could easily be reconfigured as a guest suite to meet the needs of homeowners looking for a multigenerational home.
In keeping with the earth tones that dominate the design, Caesarstone Fresh Concrete was chosen for the main kitchen.
This kitchen is no joke—it features two refrigerators, four wall ovens, two induction cooktops, an eclectic grill and teppanyaki and a workstation sink with built-in cutting boards, strainers and other accessories.
If that setup isn’t enough for you, there is a butler’s pantry next to the kitchen complete with a grill, pizza oven, built-in coffee system and an urban cultivator for growing herbs. The home was designed to support what Gardner calls the “farm-to-table” lifestyle, which is why he included a backyard garden with vegetables and fruit trees.
The butler’s pantry also houses the mud and laundry room.
Let’s travel upstairs, where you are greeted with an open-space loft that leads into the luxurious master suite.
The master suite is complete with a Cloudburst Concrete kitchenette, so you’re only steps away from your morning coffee!
Travel further through the master bedroom and you’ll feel your stress start to melt away. The en suite features a high-tech spa bathroom that includes a deep soaking tub, an electronic shower and two high-tech toilets, each in its own private stall.
Cloudburst Concrete sits atop the vanities; its tonal cloud-like patina further contributes to the modern, organic feel of the house.
The surface’s Rough finish provides a minimally reflective matte surface that works beautifully alongside the dark cabinetry.
And wait until you see the master closet...
...do you feel like you’re walking on a cloud in this dreamland? That’s because the island is also finished in Cloudburst Concrete, complete with a gorgeous waterfall edge.
But that’s not all. In true indoor/outdoor style, the second floor includes a covered outdoor kitchen and dining/living area that overlooks the pool.
With a grill, pizza oven and a big-screen TV, we’d be hard-pressed to find a better space for entertaining, especially come summertime. The Frozen Terra bartop even includes a built-in custom beer trough to ensure optimal hydration!
Does it get any better than this?
The New American Remodel 2019 is a true showcase of innovation and design in today’s home and Caesarstone could not be more proud to have been a part of this project!