Home of the Year Awards 2007: Home of the Year
Innovation, entertainment and home control come together harmoniously in our gold, silver and bronze winners.
Perfect Mix of Electronics and Design
There’s a common understanding in the home systems design and installation business: If you can get involved in a project before a home’s blueprints have been drawn up, you’re golden. During the planning phase, a home systems professional is able to visualize the layout of wiring, entertainment cabinets, speakers and storage nooks for electronic components.
IP Control Manages 14,000 Square Foot Home
You’d think this sprawling, 14,000-square-foot spread on the Chesapeake Bay that contains a dance hall/nightclub, observatory, billiards room, home theater, 14 flat-panel TVs, 12 zones of audio, 14 security cameras and 145 security and safety sensors would be controlled by a heavy-duty, ultra-expensive home automation system that itself costs more than many homes.
11 Cameras Focus on Electronic House
Texas Home Wired for Everything
Located in a Dallas, TX, suburb, Chateau Britannia was once scouted and selected as a set for an A-list movie. Although the homeowners’ schedule could not accommodate the production timetable and the home was not used, the electronic systems in this 12,000-square-foot residence could be right out of a Hollywood script.
When adding technology to the home, these owners didn't want to leave anything out.
The Ace of Control
When it came to technology, this golf-course-based vacation home didn't want to get caught in the sand trap.
Pete's Urban Paradise
When it came to technology, Pete Mounts wanted it all. He just didn't want to see any of it.
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