Home of the Year


Electronic House Home of the Year Awards showcase technologies and systems for the whole home. Each year Electronic House picks the best homes, submitted for judging by professional home automation and home theater integrators, in several categories, including: Best Integrated Home Over $50,000; Best Media Room; and Best Home Theater Over $100,000.


Winning Home Theater Sets Mood with Sensors and Lighting Control

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A THEATER ROOM THIS GOOD-LOOKING for under $25,000? It looks like it could have cost a lot more. And with a 135-inch motorized screen, a 1080p video projector, and some pretty serious automation, it’s easy to assume this was a pie-in-the-sky project. As was the intent of the builder and home systems integrators, it proves

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Surrounded by Sound in Over-the-Top Winning Home Theater

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AUDIO OFTEN TAKES A BACK SEAT to video during the design of a home theater. Considering all the hype over 3D and high-res 4K video, it’s difficult not to focus most of your energy on integrating a super-huge screen and state-of-the-art projector. While this award-winning theater’s video setup is nothing to sneeze at, it’s the

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Dilapidated Home Overhauled to Home Automation Showpiece

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IT ALL STARTED WITH A TINY, DILAPIDATED 800-SQUARE-FOOT HOUSE in the historic Frank Lloyd Wright district of Oak Park, Ill. Other than its revered architectural style, there was nothing remarkable about the residence, which owner Shireesh Reddy purchased on a short sale a few years ago. Despite the outward appearance of the rundown residence, he

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Award-winning Home Theater is No Mere Basement TV Room

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A HOME THEATER IS AS MUCH AN EXPRESSION of a homeowner’s personal tastes as the clothes he or she chooses to wear—whether it’s a beautiful space with design-conscious technology or a room where performance takes precedence over aesthetics. The owner of this award-winning home theater wanted the full cinematic experience, but had a firm

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7 Favorite Home Theaters from 2014

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Throughout the past year Electronic House has written about some of the most amazing custom home theaters in the country. Many of these show up as winners in our annual Home of the Year competition, while others are covered in the magazine and website in various ways.

Why do we love home theaters so much? Is

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