Tile, Stone Take Center Stage in Concept Home Designs

Pardee’s Responsive Homes Beautifully Address Millennial Homebuyers’ Needs

Contemporary Transitional Responsive Home

Exterior rendition of Pardee Homes’ Contemporary Transitional Responsive Home. Image courtesy of Pardee Homes.

During the recently held Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and concurrently held NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) in Las Vegas, attendees were invited to view the unveiling of two new concept homes. Of course, as part of Modenus’ BlogTourKBIS group, we couldn’t wait to see and experience what these well-thought out and planned homes offered.

Located in suburban Henderson, NV, the 2,145-square-foot Contemporary Farmhouse and the 3,194-square-foot Contemporary Transitional “cater to Millennials’ desires for design and performance,” according to Pardee. Built in partnership with architect Bassenian Lagoni; landscape architects, AndersonBaron; along with celebrity interior designer Bobby Berk, “the project’s Creative Director and fellow Millennial; the Responsive Homes maximize new home owners’ financial investment by increasing the longevity of the home’s lifespan. The concept homes are located within the master-planned Inspirada community and will be available for purchase in spring 2016,” Pardee added.

Exterior of Pardee Homes’ Contemporary Farmhouse Responsive Home

Exterior rendition of Pardee Homes’ Contemporary Farmhouse Responsive Home. Image courtesy of Pardee Homes.

The Contemporary Farmhouse and Contemporary Transitional homes feature:

  • Adaptable floor plan options for what is needed now, as well as future needs
  • Smart technology that features enabled automation and energy performance
  • Bold design finishes
  • Powerful indoor-outdoor flow to maximize entertaining and living space
Tile played a crucial role in these sustainable and eco-friendly homes. Photo courtesy of Mona Shield Payne Photography.

Tile played a crucial role in these sustainable and eco-friendly homes. Photo courtesy of Mona Shield Payne Photography.

According to Pardee, “Millennials currently represent approximately 77 million people in the U.S., which is about one-quarter of the total population. With $200 billion annual buying power, catering to Millennials’ needs and desires is big business across the marketplace.”

Blue subway tile for the kitchen

Blue subway tile not only brings in cool colors, but also a timeless look that’s easy to clean and maintain. Photo courtesy of Mona Shield Payne Photography.

Both Responsive Home floor plans, the Contemporary Farmhouse and the Contemporary Transitional, integrate livability with modern function, with emphasis on more space, specifically the outdoors.

Black and white cement tile for the shower keeps things visually minimal, while making an impact. Photo courtesy of Tori Aston and Modenus.

Black and white cement tile for the shower keeps things visually minimal, while making an impact. Photo courtesy of Tori Aston and Modenus.

The Contemporary Farmhouse features three to four bedrooms with three and a half to four and a half bathrooms, plus an optional 384-square-foot flat over the garage. In addition, this home features a downstairs bedroom suite with a full bath, and kitchenette. An outside entrance is also included for use in short- or long-term rentals, or for extended family, such as the in-laws.

Light and bright, yellow and white penny round mosaic tiles offer a playful setting in this bathroom's design. Photo courtesy of Mona Shield Payne Photography.

Playful yellow and white penny round mosaic tiles offer a playful setting in this bathroom’s design. Photo courtesy of Mona Shield Payne Photography.

With more square footage, the Contemporary Transitional offers four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, and a spacious casita that provides a covered private patio, small kitchen, full bath and optional adjoining fitness room. The opportunity to bring the outdoors in is also ample here with retractable doors that open up the living room to the backyard.

Again, a simple palette makes a big impact! Photo courtesy of Tori Aston and Modenus.

Again, a simple palette makes a big impact! Photo courtesy of Tori Aston and Modenus

Further, Pardee Homes says, “The Millennial-focused Responsive Homes represent the pinnacle of sustainable living merged with beautiful design. These two concept homes take the LivingSmartTM building program that was introduced by Pardee Homes more than 15 years ago to the next level. Beyond solar panels and LED lighting, these homes come complete with sustainable living elements that Millennials expect in their homes, including a low-to-no-electric power bill. Each garage features an electric car charger that provides a faster charge, and the roofs have smart sensors that detect recent rain and communicate to the garden irrigation system to conserve water.”

Obviously, bringing the Responsive Homes’ concepts to life couldn’t be completed without a slew of specialists. Pardee Homes and BUILDER Magazine teamed up with industry leaders in the home space including, Bassenian Lagoni, AndersonBaron, Western Window Systems and celebrity designer Bobby Berk, the creative director on the project.