There’s no one smart home product that’s perfect for everyone. But if there’s one thing the Electronic House 10th Annual Home of the Year issue proves, it’s that there is perfect smart home technology out there for just about everyone, whatever his or her taste or needs!
The home of the year issue highlights superb, customized innovation in 27 award-winning homes. It is packed with everything from historic 1880s home featuring cutting-edge technologies, to an entertainment palace with a collector car cave, a live home theater and a playroom to die for, to a Colorado cabin that boasts high-tech design with an acoustically isolated bowling alley and geothermal snow-melt system.
This issue of Electronic House covers our homes of the year in the categories of the most amazing overall smart houses and best home theater systems, both in a variety of budget ranges, plus multipurpose rooms, outdoor spaces, master suites and before and after.
Of course, we include not only lavish photography and detailed descriptions of each smart home automation system, but also the custom electronics specialists, architects, builders and smart home product providers for each home.
Interested in the very latest in home video security systems? You’ll want to read about our Gold Winner (above $50,000), where the homeowner gets real-time video from any of 29 IC Realtime surveillance cameras. Plus, the cameras are able to function as “virtual binoculars,” capturing real-time, full-color, high-res outdoor images to display on the many wall-mounted iPads and TVs located throughout the house.
How about a whole house audio system? Bask in the details of this entertainment palace, where the owner was very focused on having great sound quality in every room. Even the formal areas were fitted with in-wall Triad subwoofers, in addition to in-ceiling Sonance speakers to create 31 independent listening zones.
And of course you won’t want to miss all of the speakers, screens and wireless surround sound systems in the world’s best home theater systems, including those in dedicated home theater rooms and those in bedrooms and multipurpose rooms. Wait, did I mention that some of these home theater systems are … outdoors?
Whether you’re planning the ultimate home automation system for a multimillion-dollar dream home, just want to live vicariously, or something in between, the June 2015 issue of Electronic House has something exciting for you. But you can’t enjoy it if you don’t read it, so dig into the Home of the Year issue now!
If you’d like to see just how much smart home technology has changed—yet remained remarkably the same—check out the award-winners from past issues.
This article was originally posted on June 1, 2015 and updated on December 30, 2015.