Control & Automation

HGTV Dream Home Boasts Lutron Lighting, Shade Controls

Lutron will be working with a local integrator to outfit and program RadioRA 2 lighting control, Maestro switches, Pico remote controls and Sivoia QS automated shading to its latest Dream Home in Stowe, Vt.

Lisa Montgomery · December 16, 2010

HGTV’s Dream Homes always look fantastic, but are they smart?

The 2011 showcase home will be, thanks to the inclusion of intelligent lighting control products from Lutron. For this 15th annual HGTV Dream Home Giveaway—a 3,400-square-foot , ski-in, ski-out lodge-style home in Stowe, Vt.—Lutron is supplying a variety of devices, including its RadioRA 2 lighting control system, Sivoia QS wireless automated shading system, Maestro switches and Pico remote controls.

The products were jointly selected by Lutron and the HGTV design team for their energy-saving capabilities, as well for their clean aesthetics and convenience features. For example, the Sivoia QS system will enable the future owners of the residence to easily manage the numerous shades and drapes which will cover the home’s huge expanse of windows that open up to the mountain.

The custom electronics (CE) pros at Tree Ridge Enterprises, Bristol, Vt., will initially program the systems for demonstration purposes. After the winner of the Dream Home contest has been announced, the team will customize the systems to cater to the specific needs of the homeowners.

You can take an online tour of the home starting Dec. 20 at, and view it on TV, Jan. 1 at 1 p.m., EST, on HGTV.

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  About the Author

Lisa Montgomery has been a member of the CE Pro and Electronic House editorial teams for nearly 20 years; most of that time as the Editor of Electronic House. With a knack for explaining complex high-tech topics in terms that average consumers can understand, her style of writing resonates with people who are interested in adding electronic systems to their homes, but are unsure of the steps involved and the solutions available. From basic lighting control systems to full-blown automation systems, Lisa understands the home electronics market well, and is able to point consumers in the right direction on their quest for a smarter, more convenient, efficient and enjoyable home. Over the years, she has developed close relationships with key manufacturers and seasoned custom electronics professionals, giving her a keen sense of what home technologies are hot now and what is on the horizon. She shares this wisdom regularly through feature stories, product roundups, case studies technology spotlights and comprehensive guides and books. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Lisa at

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