Putting the show into show home

Phantom Screens on The New American Home 2014

About the home

Every year the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) highlights the latest in building technology by creating a show home as part of the International Builders Show. In 2014 the home was built overlooking the Las Vegas Strip and our screens were an integral part of this amazing home.

Designed by Jeffrey Berkus, the head-turning 6,700 sq. ft. 2014 New American Home® merges energy efficiency and sustainability with a contemporary transitional style. It was built by Element Building Company and blends old world traditional character with modern chrome and glass elements.

Location: Las Vegas, NV
Style: Contemporary home
Product: Retractable motorized screens

The New American Home 2014 - motorized screens for large openings

Living large

The home features a spectacular patio, outdoor kitchen, pool and an expansive outdoor living area – which are perfect for the sunny Las Vegas climate. Thanks to our motorized retractable screens we were able to merge the interior and exterior spaces allowing the home’s eventual owners to maximize their space and truly “live large”.

The New American Home 2014 - retractable screens for large patio openings

Glare no more

With an average 310 days of sunshine a year, Las Vegas can get hot! So sun control is really important – which is why the design team selected a solar mesh in charcoal finish for the motorized screens. The mesh has a sun control factor of 90% which significantly reduces the exposure to UV rays and blocks hot air from entering the home – helping to control the temperature of the area where the screens are used.

Keep the bugs out, and the fresh air in, with Phantom's motorized screens for porches & patios

Integration + automation

One of the things that visitors to the home love is that fact that the motorized screens’ components are invisible. Because the components are recessed into the building’s structure, the ten screens remain completely out of sight when not needed and blend the indoor and outdoor spaces in a really creative way.

Control your motorized Phantom Screen with remote controls

What’s more our motorized screens are fully integrated into the home’s automation system which means they can be programmed and controlled automatically.

“Phantom’s motorized screens are a fantastic product – they allow us to achieve live-able outdoor spaces that can be used year round, especially in our type of climate. And from a design perspective the screens are very aesthetically pleasing – it is impressive the way they retract and disappear.” – Josh Anderson, president of Element Building Co.