The New American Home 2005 unveiled this week at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando will feature a distinctive design that unites luxury with evolving lifestyle needs.

Builder Goehring and Morgan Construction collaborated with architects Bloodgood Sharp Buster Architects and Planners and interior designer Saxon-Clark to craft an elegant Mediterranean-style home with family-friendly amenities that works in harmony with the outdoor environment.

“We believe we’ve designed a home that is not only integrated with the natural environment, but that supports a lifestyle that allows families to grow and age in comfort,” said Kim Goehring, president of Goehring and Morgan Construction.

“We achieved that by constructing a home that embraces, but is not overpowered by, new technology and automation,” added architect Ed Binkley, a partner with Bloodgood Sharp Buster.

The handicapped-accessible, 9,036-square-foot house incorporates home automation, new technology, energy efficiency and healthy home construction techniques. The home will use 47 percent less energy for heating and cooling, and 64 percent less energy for water heating, than a traditionally constructed house of a similar size in the same climate.

Other high-tech features include technology that will link a dozen televisions positioned throughout the house with telephones, computers, lights, and security and audio systems, which easily can be controlled via touch-screen keypads and remotes, coupled with LCD (liquid-crystal display) monitors that allow computers and televisions to be used interchangeably. Further, homeowners will be able to program lights, control shades, monitor the front door, activate the sprinkler system, turn on the central vacuum and chlorinate the swimming pool from anywhere in the house.

The home includes a master suite, four bedrooms, library, game room, private courtyard with a pool and a spacious three-car garage.

The National Council of the Housing Industry, the National Association of Home Builders’ organization of building product manufacturers and suppliers, annually sponsors The New American Home with Builder magazine.

The New American Home 2005 is located at 4397 New Broad in Orlando, about 10 miles from the Orange County Convention, in Baldwin Park, an upscale, mixed-use development with architecture reminiscent of the pre-1940s Central Florida era.

Registered attendees at the 2005 International Builders’ Show can tour The New American Home during exhibit hours through Sunday, Jan. 16.

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