Thanks to ever-increasing innovations in technology, high-tech homes have evolved from simply possessing electricity in the early 20th century to now having the ability to control home functions from a mobile device anywhere in the world.
No longer a futuristic daydream, owning a “smart home” is now a reality – albeit sometimes one that comes at a hefty price.
Yet, as electricity trickled down to the masses, it’s likely that in due time smart home technology will, too. For now, check out these 10 inspiring homes with high-tech features.
Las Vegas, NV
7 Sable Ridge Ct, Las Vegas, NV
For sale: $12.5 million
Dubbed CAVU Las Vegas, this 5-bedroom, 9-bathroom masterpiece was developed by award-winning architect Eric Strain and two of the most accomplished resort architects in Las Vegas. In addition to having the million-dollar Crestron home automation system, this home features a 140-foot, zinc-paneled airplane-wing like structure that shields the home from the elements, while 10-kilovolt photovoltaic panels generate one third of the home’s electricity needs. The list of amenities is truly resort-worthy, including a two-lane cosmic bowling alley and a decked-out home gym and spa.
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Vero Beach, FL
3700 Ocean Dr, Vero Beach, FL
For sale: $35 million
Developed from the ground up by a team of extremely talented architects and designers, this 8-bedroom, 12-bathroom home is a modern tropical paradise with a seamless indoor/outdoor flow. In addition to two exquisite fiber-optic lighting installations and a 60-light Swarovski Flying Candles installation, the home boasts Crestron home automation controlling the lighting, audio/video, shades, security, whole-house generator, and elevator. To top it all off, the air-conditioned double-bay garage offers a motorized turntable to showcase your sweet ride.
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3245 N St NW, Washington, DC
For sale: $9.995 million
Located in the heart of Georgetown, this 6-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom award-winning modern townhouse is a symphony of minimalist aesthetic and technological innovation. The main street-level entry boasts a 1,000-pound, pivoted door with smart glass that shifts from clear to translucent at the press of a button. Floor lighting and a glass elevator maximize the home’s light exposure, while the media room features a 4K projector, lighting controls and a starlit ceiling.
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La Jolla, CA
6125 Terryhill Dr, La Jolla, CA
For sale: $12.9 million
Perched on a hillside with panoramic ocean and canyon views from all three floors, this 5-bedroom, 7-bathroom estate uses its stunning modern design to create the ultimate indoor/outdoor SoCal living experience. This high-tech luxury home features a system that allows one to control the front door, 3-car garage, security cameras, music system, automatic curved doors, and swimming pool from their smart phone anywhere in the world. The views from the infinity edge pool, outdoor kitchen, bar and fire pit make this home absolutely sublime.
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Sag Harbor, NY
For sale: $12 million
While its 18th-century-style colonial exterior was recreated to pay homage to historic Sag Harbor, the interior of this 5-bedroom, 6-bathroom home is saturated with 21st-century design and technology. In addition to designer lighting and the “utmost in smart home technology,” the entertainment area leads to a glass-encased carport with a custom car lift to the ground-floor garage.
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8 Snail Rd, Chilmark, MA
For sale: $19.125 million
Equipped to serve as the 2013 summer White House for President Obama, this 6-bedroom, 7-bathroom home’s security system is presumably one of the most advanced systems on the market. Situated 120 feet above the Atlantic Ocean on Martha’s Vineyard’s South Shore with private beach access, this 9.5-acre estate also features high-tech cabling, a word-class entertainment and stereo system, and radiant-heated limestone and oak floors.
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2570 Magnolia Blvd W, Seattle, WA
For sale: $4.4 million
Located on coveted Magnolia Boulevard, known for its breathtaking views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountain Range, this 5-bedroom, 7-bathroom Tudor home boasts both timeless elegance and cutting-edge upgrades. Originally built in 1928 and renovated in 1999, this home features preserved historical details alongside its recently installed, state-of-the-art system complete with 11-zone heat and central air, electronic climate controls in every room, and an advanced security and intercom system.
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1937 W Dickens Ave, Chicago, IL
For sale: $2.099 million
This 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom modern home maximizes space and light exposure with extra-wide, minimalist, four-story construction, and is surrounded by lush foliage. Offering a spacious, light-filled experience that feels close to nature while being in one of the biggest cities in the United States, this home features a security and intercom system, a four-stop elevator, radiant-heated floors, and mirror-tinted windows.
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32 Polo Club Cir, Denver, CO
For sale: $5.995 million
Nestled in one tree-lined acre of the most exclusive neighborhood in Denver, this 6-bedroom, 6-bathroom home embodies a crisp, modern aesthetic while remaining cozy, demonstrated in its combination of warm hardwoods and sleek marble. This high-tech home features smart home lighting, distributed video, distributed audio and a camera system, while being just steps away from Denver’s natural beauty.
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10620 Strait Ln, Dallas, TX
For sale: $17.9 million
The exterior of this 5-bedroom, 8-bathroom Mediterranean-style villa says “relaxed vacation in coastal Spain” more than it does “smart house,” but don’t let its charm fool you. While it’s a tranquil, 4-acre estate most people can only dream of, this mansion also features a premium security system with infrared perimeter beams and a comprehensive video-monitoring system.
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