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Gen B: It's Chill Time

Gen B: It's Chill Time

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    James F. Wilson

    Fun House With an efficient layout that’s ideal for entertaining friends and family, the Gen B home is built for good times.

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    James F. Wilson

    Let’s Get Cooking The open-plan kitchen flows into both indoor and outdoor living and dining spaces—ideal for entertaining. The flared work island has a powerful gas cooktop, ample workspace for diehard cooks, and enough seating room for lounging onlookers. In this open and casual living space, no one misses out on the conversation or the action.

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    A living room that’s just off the kitchen provides a seating area that’s open to the rest of this open plan living area.

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    This courtyard does double-duty, serving as both entryway and sitting area. It flows gracefully into the kitchen and dining area, making it an ideal spot to sit and relax before or after dinner. Here, fire meets water: A glowing flame at the far end of the fountain helps animate and illuminate the space at night, giving a warm welcome.

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    The second-floor guest suite is a cozy place to stay and offers plenty of privacy, complete with double-sized shower and kitchenette. Its separate entryway is reached via a staircase from the courtyard.

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    James F. Wilson

    A hot tub and pool provide yet another place for fun and relaxation. But here’s the feature that everyone will be talking about: a swim-up bar (it’s on the far left edge of the swimming pool).

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Gen B: Products

Gen B: Products

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    Hand Carvings

    JELD-WEN Custom Carved wood composite interior doors grace the inside of the Gen B home. Made with recycled materials, the C1000 single-panel doors feature a simple molding detail and a clean look. A variety of sizes are available. www.jeld-wen.com.
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    Karbon Dating

    The Karbon articulating kitchen faucet from Kohler features five pivoting joints that allow the unit to put water wherever it’s needed. The company uses carbon fiber for strength and to give the faucet a stylish appearance. www.kohler.com.
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    James F. Wilson

    Vinyl Impact

    Large windows by Deceuninck bathe the Gen B home in light. Made from vinyl, the units will withstand the harsh effects of weather and ultraviolet light. In addition, the windows feature SunShield technology, which offers improved energy efficiency. www.deceuninck-americas.com.

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    Slide Over

    All three homes feature WinDoor patio doors in sliding or corner con-figurations. In the Gen B home, the team chose the 8100 series, 90-degree corner unit. Each panel has a depth of 1¾ inches with 4?-inch stiles and rails. The doors glide on stainless steel adjustable rollers. www.windoorinc.com.
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    Loyal Fans

    Gen B homeowners will not have to worry about turning on their bath fans. Broan’s QTRE100S humidity sensing fans in the Gen B master bath will sense a rise in humidity and automatically cycle on to remove mold-causing moisture. Rated at 100 CFM, the unit features an auto shut-off timer. www.broan.com.
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    Perfect Veneer

    The Gen B house features extensive use of Eldorado Stone’s Oyster Cut Coarse stone veneer. Used on the front elevation and outdoor kitchen, the profile is fabricated to resemble saw-cut Turkish limestone and is made in lengths between 12 inches and 24 inches. www.eldoradostone.com.
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    Steel Deal

    The Gen B three-car garage is enclosed with 9600 steel Sonoma doors from Wayne-Dalton. Panels feature polyurethane foam insulation, foam-filled horizontal struts, and Silent-Glide rollers. Low-profile hinges provide strength between sections. www.wayne-dalton.com.
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    James F. Wilson

    Double Stuffed

    The Gen B kitchen displays a unique Zodiaq quartz countertop from DuPont. The two-layer application features one layer of Warm Taupe (top) and a layer of Crema Marfil (bottom). The 93 percent quartz surface still retains its low-maintenance, durable properties. www.dupont.com.
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    Grab This

    Homeowners in the Gen B home will open their doors with handles from the Fusion Hardware Group. Featuring a rustic Old World design, the brass Sonoma levers are produced with pinned mortise-and-tenon joints and a rustic finish. www.fusionhardware.com.
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    No Tanks

    Hot water in the Gen B house will be produced by an A. O. Smith 520 tankless water heater. The Energy Star–rated unit offers a maximum flow rate of 9 gallons per minute. www.hotwater.com.
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    Cabinet Members

    The Gen B kitchen is highlighted by Sierra Vista maple hazelnut cabinets by Timberlake Cabinetry. Features include solid hardwood doors, mortise-and-tenon construction, and 3-inch frames around a raised center panel. www.timberlake.com.
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    Wash and Wear

    A Maytag Maxima laundry pair will get dirty clothes sorted out in the Gen B home. Featuring a 1,000-watt, built-in water heater, the steam washer features a PowerWash cycle for ultimate cleaning and a 16-hour Fresh Hold option that keeps clothes left in the washer fresh. The high-efficiency dryer features a moisture-sensing system that helps dry large, heavy loads. www.maytag.com.
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    Power Steering

    A 20-kilowatt Kohler generator will provide homeowners with power during outages. Housed in a corrosion-proof encloser, the unit provides quiet operation and weekly system diagnostics to ensure dependable operation. www.kohlerpower.com.

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Concept Home Products

Concept Home Products

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    Wall Flowers

    The project team chose Sherwin-Williams’ Duration Home interior acrylic wall covering throughout the three homes. Ideal for high-traffic areas such as kitchens, hallways, and bathrooms, the paint offers a long-lasting durable surface that is washable and highly resistant to fading. www.sherwin-williams.com.
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    Finish Up

    In some rooms, the design team chose Sherwin-Williams’ Faux Impressions line to give walls a dramatic appearance. The decorative finishes allow installers to create unique specialty looks such as Old World, metallic, stone, and artisan styles. Various colors are available. www.sherwin-williams.com.
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    Walk This Way

    The outdoor surface areas of the three homes are covered with Urbana manufactured interlocking landscape pavers from Belgard Architectural Products Group. Made from cement, pigment, and other additives, the products are resistant to temperature extremes and de-icing salts, and provide a stable load-bearing multi-use surface. The three-piece modular system has the appearance of clean natural cut stone. www.belgard.biz.
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    Eco-Conscious

    The homes feature Owens Corning’s EcoTouch insulation throughout to help make the structures energy efficient and highly sound resistant. Products are made from natural materials and use over 70 percent recycled content. Formaldehyde-free with GREENGUARD certification for indoor air quality, products are available in batts for attic, walls, ceilings, and floors. www.owenscorning.com.
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    Control Yourself

    The Carrier Infinity control is a perfect companion to the Infinity heat pump. Allowing remote programming, it controls temperature, fan speed, and ventilation. It also monitors air quality. www.carrier.com.
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    Hot Tops

    The three homes are topped with concrete roof tiles from Eagle Roofing Products: X (6), B (7), and Y (8). Made with up to 65 percent pre-consumer recycled content (depending on type), the products can last up to 100 years or more, do not rot in wet climates, and are resistant to insects, termites, and other pests. Tile roofs can be used in any climate or region and can withstand fire, earthquakes, and severe weather conditions such as hail, wind, and snow. All three roofs are Cool Roof rated. www.eagleroofing.com.

2012 Concept Home Coverage

 
 

Take the Tour

The Builder Concept Home 2012 is open for free guided tours during exhibit hours of the International Builders’ Show, with free round-trip shuttle service from the Westwood Entrance of the West Concourse of the convention center. Parking is severely limited and driving is discouraged.

Contributors

Standing, l-r: Shawn Tofte, Canin Associates; Tony Weremeichik, Canin Associates; Scott Queckboerner, Centerline Homes; Michael Woodley, Woodley Architectural Group; Olaf Nillies, Centerline Homes; Peter Osterman, Centerline Homes; Eric Emerson, Emerson International; Seated, l-r: Alexy Reyes, Centerline Homes; Craig Perry, Centerline Homes; Debra Falese, Woodley Architectural Group; Boyce Thompson, Builder; Kay Green, Kay Green Design; Jerry Collin, Kay Green Design; Erin Nunnery, Kay Green Design


FOUNDATION

Deceuninck (windows) www.deceuninck-americas.com

Kohler (plumbing fixtures and bath accessories) www.kohler.com

Timberlake Cabinetry (cabinets and built-ins) www.timberlake.com

Whirlpool (appliances) www.whirlpool.com

SUPPORTING

Carrier (HVAC and thermostats) www.carrier.com

DuPont (Corian and Zodiaq countertops and solid surfaces) www2.dupont.com/Surfaces/en_US  

Mohawk (flooring, carpeting, and Daltile pool tiles) www.mohawkflooring.com

Therma-Tru Doors (entry doors and Fypon trim) http://thermatru.com

PERFORMANCE

Hearth & Home Technologies (fireplaces) www.hearthnhome.com

Owens Corning (insulation and roof membrane) www.owenscorning.com

Schlage (door hardware) http://schlage.com

Sherwin-Williams Co. (paint) www.sherwin-williams.com

ALLIANCE

A.O. Smith (water heater) www.aosmith.com

Belgard Pavers/Oldcastle APG (pavers) www.belgard.biz

Broan-NuTone (ventilation) www.broan-nutone.com

Eagle Roofing Products (roofing tile) www.eagleroofing.com

Eaton Corp. (electrical and low-voltage) www.eaton.com

Eldorado Stone (veneer stone) www.eldoradostone.com

Electrolux Central Vacuum Systems/Beam (central vacuum) www.electrolux.com

Fiberweb/Typar (housewrap, flashing, and geotextiles) http://typar.com

Gladiator GarageWorks (garage storage system) www.gladiatorgarageworks.com

IAPMO R&T (water-use certification) www.iapmo.org

JELD-WEN (interior doors) www.jeld-wen.com

Kohler Generators (standby generator) http://kohlerpower.com

Nisus Corp. (pest control) www.nisuscorp.com

Phantom Screens (screens) www.phantomscreens.com

Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) (propane tank) www.propanecouncil.org

Uponor (PEX plumbing rough) www.uponor.ca

Wayne-Dalton (garage doors and openers) www.wayne-dalton.com

WinDoor (sliding/telescoping patio doors) www.windoorinc.com

LOCAL CONTRIBUTORS

A-1 Roof Trusses (roof and floor trusses) www.A1truss.com

Capital Painting Group (painting labor)

Classic Floors Ferrazzano (flooring labor) www.ferrazzano.com

Dixie Pools & Spas (pools and spas) www.dixiepools.com

Hubbell Lighting (Progress division) www.progresslighting.com

Richard & Rice Construction Co. (building shells) www.richardandrice.com

Sams LP Gas Co. (propane supply) http://officialsamsgas.com

Southern Turf Management (landscape material and labor) www.southernturf.net

Stone Age Pavers (landscape pavers labor) http://stoneagepavers.com

Symmetrical Stair & Door (interior stairs and railings) www.symmetricalstair.com

For a virtual tour of the Builder Concept Home 2012, visit www.builderconcepthome2012.com.