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.

Small House Goes Big with Smart Home Features

Photography by Jeri Koegel.

Location is everything in home ownership. So rather than part with their slightly outdated 1,800-square-foot residence in Irvine, CA, the owners of our award-winning Before & After smart home systems installation took on a huge remodeling adventure that in nine months would completely transform their humble abode into a high-tech showpiece.

“They wanted to convert the

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Multipurpose Media Room Rolls Out a Vegas Vibe

Home Cinema Installation: Surreal Systems

One of the best times to integrate technology and think about a home cinema installation is during a renovation. In this case, the homeowners were expanding their home to create a space for family fun and for entertaining guests, and part of the high-tech package would include custom-installed A/V products tied to a professional control

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Home of the Year 2015 Award Winners

The 2015 Home of the Year awards highlight superb, customized innovation in 26 award-winning homes. We pay tribute to the innovative products and systems that are changing the way people live in their homes.

It’s also our chance to recognize the super installers who have so beautifully integrated these products and systems into the architecture of

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14 Acre Estate is Like a Park Filled with Home Automation Tech

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EVERY DAY WE BECOME MORE RELIANT on the technologies that surround us and become more comfortable with the conveniences they afford. In this always-on world, being disconnected is simply unacceptable. Whether in our homes, our backyards, or our places of business, we want to be able to check in with friends and be aware of

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Boring Family Room Turned to Home Theater and Golf Simulator

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IMAGINE DRIVING BALLS on some of the most famous courses in the world or comparing your swing to masters like Tiger Woods, all without ever leaving home. That’s what this homeowner does nearly every day, marrying his love of golf with music and movies via a complete basement remodel that transformed an unwelcoming space into

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Tech-Savvy Homeowner and Professional Integrator Team Up for Home Automation System

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IN THE REALM OF HIGH-TECH HOMES, there are complete professionally installed systems that encompass everything from security to A/V to lighting and home automation system control, and there are do-it-yourself (DIY) setups in which the homeowner cultivates and installs his or her own electronic systems. This 5,200-square-foot home located in an idyllic enclave of estate

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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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Winning Home Automation System Runs Rustic Mountain Retreat

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WHEN MOST OF US THINK of escaping to a mountain retreat, it’s to a small “rustic” cabin where a 24-inch TV and central heating are the only technological comforts. Not these homeowners. They firmly believed that technology was essential to manage and fully enjoy their sprawling 15,000-square-foot Colorado mountain vacation home. No expense was spared—whether

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