Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a home that was so smart it took care of itself? A home where shades opened and closed on their own, lights dimmed and brightened according to the time of day, and your favorite music drifted effortlessly to each and every room? And just imagine having the ability to lock and unlock the front door, adjust the thermostat, and check up on the whereabouts of the kids by simply tapping an app on your smartphone—from anywhere in the world.
All of these comforts and conveniences are not only possible, but demonstrated beautifully in the pages of our exclusive Home of the Year 2016 edition. Inside you’ll see more than two dozen homes decked out in the latest technologies—4K video, high-res audio, Internet-connected smart devices of all sorts.
But make no mistake—these homes neither look nor function like a science lab. The electronics have been so beautifully integrated into the breathtaking designs of the residences and the busy lifestyles of the families who live in them, that you’d hardly know they existed. And that’s the whole point of this 11th edition of our Home of the Year award winners: to showcase how technology and design can live in harmony and to demonstrate how smart systems can provide greater comfort, convenience, safety, and fun. You’ll be inspired by the results.