1/13/2005 – ORLANDO, FL


Members of the Media Are Invited To Timberlake’s Exclusive Showing of The New American Home January 14th at 7:00 a.m.

Teaming up with industry leaders to showcase today’s newest design trends, Timberlake Cabinet Company, a leading supplier of cabinetry to the home building and remodeling markets, is the official cabinetry supplier and sponsor of four state-of-the-art show homes located in Orlando’s prestigious Baldwin Park. Debuting at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) January 13-16, The New American Home® 2005 and The New Urban Challenge show homes offer exciting new ideas that builders can use to give today’s homebuyers what they are asking for — more personalization in their homes.

The New American Home and The New Urban Challenge are located in Baldwin Park, an upscale, mixed-use community development built on the former location of the Orlando Naval Training Center. Baldwin Park has grown to become one of today’s most innovative new urbanist communities.

The New American Home As the official show house of IBS, The New American Home (TNAH) is a one-of-a-kind annual showcase that has served throughout its 21-year history as the industry’s platform for identifying and introducing the newest trends, products and factors that become popular throughout the marketplace.

A collaboration between the National Association of Home Builders’ National Council of the Housing Industry (NCHI) and Builder magazine, TNAH 2005 is a two-story, 8,000 plus square foot home that blends universal design with Mediterranean luxury. The home showcases new concepts, materials, designs and construction techniques that can be incorporated into any home and combines the latest in new home building products with beautiful, comfortable design.

Timberlake created beautiful cabinetry designs in 12 rooms of the home to accompany its intimate, lifestyle-oriented plan, including: the two-cook kitchen, the grand morning room, and the master bath. From the unique use of cabinets and decorative options in the oversized kitchen, to the furniture look in the master bath, Timberlake cabinets add a custom, old-world look, further complimenting the home’s Tuscan design.

Goehring and Morgan Construction Inc, partners offering 70 years of combined experience in custom home building, constructed the home. Bloodgood Sharp Buster Architects and Planners, Inc., a celebrated 38-year-old firm that provides a complete range of architectural design, land planning and landscape architectural services, served as the architectural firm. Saxon-Clark designed the home’s interior.

“Providing cabinetry and built-ins for various rooms of the house, Timberlake worked closely with the NCHI, the builder, architect and design team, to spotlight emerging trends and design ideas that promise to delight both the eyes and the intellect,” says Connie Edwards, director of design, Timberlake Cabinet Company. “We are excited to once again be a part of this special project.”


the new urban challenge
The New Urban Challenge is comprised of three unique show homes built by David Weekley Homes, the nation’s second largest privately held builder. Based on extensive research and focusing on how the housing industry can adapt to changing consumer preferences, each home is designed to target a different demographic segment of the changing homebuyer:

  • The Shingled Cottage, a master-down plan designed for the active adult market, features Timberlake cabinetry in 11 areas of the home, including a unique stacking of Rushmore® Maple Mocha and Rushmore White cabinets in the kitchen, providing a defined focal point in the room and much-needed storage space.
  • The Villa is designed for the dual-income couple without children and features a Mediterranean-style reminiscent of Florida’s historic past. The interior is further enhanced with Timberlake’s built-in cabinetry in six rooms, including the garage retreat’s refreshment area and plasma TV base created with Timberlake’s Sonoma™ Cherry Spice cabinets.
  • Ideal for the working professional or a family with one or two kids, the Classic Residence boasts an additional studio apartment over the garage and Timberlake cabinetry throughout nine areas of the home. Working with the home’s symmetry and good proportions, the use of Timberlake’s cabinetry with decorative glass inserts provide additional storage and design options while decorative moldings and accessories add a warm furniture look throughout the home.

All of the show homes are open for viewing from January 13 through the convention’s close on January 16, 2005. Additionally, Timberlake will once again host its annual breakfast event and privately guided house tour for builders and the media on Friday, January 14 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Complimentary transportation will be provided to and from The New American Home and all three homes of The New Urban Challenge. Please contact Tiffany Dittenhoefer at 212-697-2600 for more information.


About Timberlake
Timberlake Cabinet Company is a division of American Woodmark Corporation, the third largest manufacturer of kitchen cabinets in the United States and Canada. Timberlake cabinets are sold directly to major homebuilders through a network of builder service centers and independent dealers and distributors. With more than 156 cabinet styles and a full array of coordinating moldings and accessories, Timberlake brand cabinets combine style and affordability with the best service platform in the industry. The Company manufactures Portfolio and Portfolio Select, Timberlake’s premier lines that deliver a full range of styles and upgrade options that make customizing homes easy, and Value-Built by Timberlake, a line that offers well-crafted, stylish cabinets for more affordable homes.

American Woodmark Corporation, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, operates 15 manufacturing facilities in Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, as well as various service centers across the country. American Woodmark shares are traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol “AMWD.” To find out more about American Woodmark and Timberlake Cabinet Company, and view its vast array of cabinet styles, www.americanwoodmark.com and www.timberlake.com.

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Sonoma™ is a trademark of the American Woodmark Corporation®. Rushmore® is a registered trademark of American Woodmark Corporation®. The New American Home® is a registered trademark of NAHB.