Electronic House congratulates the talented designers and installers of the homes of the year. They went above and beyond the call of duty by carefully tailoring each system to the needs and lifestyles of the respective homeowners. Please enjoy viewing this year's homes. We hope they inspire your own projects.


Gold Winner, Best Home
Technology Fuels
the Ultimate Green Home
Lighting, shading and home control systems help make our 2008 Home of the Year a shining example of energy-efficiency.
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Silver Winner, Best Home
Self-Sufficient Home
Even Handles Chores
From security to housework to entertainment systems, one tech-savvy family has gadgets for nearly every aspect of home life.
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Bronze Winner, Best Home
Home Loaded with
Hidden TVs, Speakers
Electronics are creatively concealed in this impeccably designed Ontario home.
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Best Home Theater $250,000+

Gold: Secret Entrance Leads to Old Opera House
High-end components and old-style design (with hidden door) make up this homeowner's fantasy theater.

Silver: Bunker Theater Hides Booming Sound System
A Wisconsin electronics installer digs deep under his garage to carve out his own dream theater.

Bronze: Room Rotated For Acoustical Perfection
A drastic room reconfiguration sets the stage for a top-notch entertainment experience.


Best Outdoor Spaces

Gold: Big Grill, Bigger Screen Make For Backyard Bliss
Barbeques at this central Kentucky home come with big-screen entertainment.

Silver: Backyard Paradise Wired For Fun
An elaborate home control system manages the stone caverns, 80-foot waterslide, waterfall and bar in this outdoor wonderland.

Bronze: Giant Screen Transforms Cabana into Theater
A cabana covered bar, LCD TV and 161-in. screen bring outdoor enjoyment to a whole new level.


Best Wow Factor

Gold: Room to Rock In Renovated Loft
Despite its 1800 sq. feet this old loft has that nightclub feel and one cozy home theater.

Silver: Yacht Owner Brings A/V to High Seas
This 92-footer is home to 800 pounds of sophisticated home theater equipment.

Bronze: Elegant Electronics Bring Style to Condo
Electronics combined with an elegant design transform a bland condominium into a work of art.




Best Home Theaters, $10,000–$25,000
Gold: Vault Door Hides Home Theater Gem
Silver: Theater Room Serves Up Big Screen
Treat

Bronze: Bland Basement Transformed into
Family Theater


Best Home Theaters, $25,001–$50,000
Gold: Moving Bookcase Steals Theater's Spotlight
Silver: Jungle Theater Has Everything, But Animals
Bronze: Colorful Theater Brings Basement
to Life


Best Home Theaters, $50,001–$100,000
Gold: Big Screen, Four TVs Highlight Hoops Haven
Silver: Cool Gear Brings Retro Theater to Life
Bronze: Dream Theater Survives Design
Mishap


Best Home Theaters, $100,001–$250,000
Gold: Mighty Sound System Matches
Superwide Theater

Silver: Soundproof Theater Fits Country Lifestyle
Bronze: Home Theater Hip Enough for
Parents, Kids


Best Home Theaters, $250,001+
Gold: Secret Entrance Leads to Old
Opera House

Silver: Bunker Theater Hides Booming
Sound System

Bronze: Room Rotated For Acoustical Perfection

Best Grand Spaces
Gold: Sophisticated System Controls
Elaborate Estate

Silver: A TV for Every Room
Bronze: Wild Tech, Big Game Merge
in Hunter's Home


Best Wow Factor
Gold: Room to Rock In Renovated Loft
Silver: Yacht Owner Brings A/V to High Seas
Bronze: Elegant Electronics Bring Style to Condo

Best Green Homes
Gold: Technology Fuels the Ultimate
Green Home

Silver: "Talking" Home Saves Energy,
Money

Bronze: Green Home Ushers In Clean Living

Best Kitchens
Gold: Kitchen Cooks Up Appetizing
Views

Silver: Farmhouse Kitchen Gets Modern
Overhaul

Bronze: Tucson Kitchen Serves Sensory
Feast


Best Family/Media Rooms
Gold: Concealed Screen Doubles Family
Room Fun

Silver: Family Room Perfect Blend of
His, Hers

Bronze: N.Y. Apartment with High-Def Views

Best Outdoor Spaces
Gold: Big Grill, Bigger Screen Make
For Backyard Bliss

Silver: Backyard Paradise Wired For Fun
Bronze: Giant Screen Transforms Cabana
into Theater


Best Fun Rooms
Gold: Indoor Oasis Cures
Winter Blues

Silver: From Pool House to Party Room
Bronze: High-Tech Hideaway For
Football Fans


Best Master Suites
Gold: High-Tech Baths Shine in Deluxe
Master Suite

Silver: Hidden High-Tech Preserves
Ocean View