Home Theater

29 Sophisticated and Stunning Homes of the Year

From killer home theaters to sensational smart homes, this year’s recipients of Gold, Silver and Bronze Home of the Year awards showcase the best in smart home design and installation.

29 Sophisticated and Stunning Homes of the Year

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CE Pro Editors · September 7, 2017

For the 12th year in a row, CE Pro sister publication Electronic House has recognized some of the most groundbreaking smart homes through its prestigious Home of the Year Awards. From home automation and networking to multiroom audio and home theater, these homes have some of the most spectacular high-tech systems created in the past year.

This year there were 29 winners from 10 categories, each more beautiful than the next. Entries were judged on the high level of innovation, creativity and customization demonstrated in the design and installation of smart systems.

For the second straight year, CE Pro is rolling out this profile of winners to once again highlight the work of our integrator readership. Click the Gold winners to see full articles (with photos, of course) going into the details of each project. The Silver and Bronze winning homes will be released as individual stories on CEPro.com in the coming weeks. Every home is also featured in the August 2017 issue of CE Pro.

New to the contest this year was a Best International Smart Home category, and in effort to showcase the diverse range of home styles that embody the annual showcase of connected homes, we divided a couple of the categories into Traditional home designs and Modern/Contemporary home designs.

Photo Gallery: Gold Home of the Year Award-Winning Homes

The products and systems integrated into these amazing residences run the gamut, but there are a few solutions that prevail as favorites among the winning home systems integration firms.

Sony projectors, for example, are installed in 11 of the projects; Paradigm is the most-used speaker brand; and Control4 and Savant are the top two automation systems of choice among the Gold, Silver and Bronze winning entries.

Stalwarts such as Lutron’s lighting controls, Crestron’s automation, Middle Atlantic’s equipment racks and Sonance’s architectural speakers, to name a few, are also well represented.

We saw a few “fresh faces” too — products and systems that we hadn’t seen much of in past Home of the Year equipment lists. It’s clear that networking is high on integrators’ priority list, as nearly every home was outfitted with an enterprise-grade system, and Pakedge being the most prevalent brand.

Motorized draperies and shades from QMotion had a strong showing this year, as did intercom systems from Holovision.

No matter what brands of systems were employed, every award-winning home this year demonstrates the pleasing blend of design and technology.

Integrators, builders and interior designers seem to be collaborating closer than ever before, as these home look at stunning. How does your own work compare to these projects? 

Browse the photos or check out the list of 2017 Home of the Year award winners.

 

2017 Home of the Year Award Winners


Best Before & After


Gold
MediaTech
Stately Old Stone Home Jumps to the 21st Century
Check out the project »

Silver
Global Custom Integrations
Beyond AV

Bronze
Professional Audio Consultants
Let Your System Breath


Best Home Theater $25K and Less


Gold
Smart Homes of Texas
Classic Home Theater


Best Home Theater $25K to $75K


Gold
TYM Smart Homes & Home Theaters
Broncos Fan Theatre
​Check out the project »

Silver
Pure Custom Integrations
Man Cave with Dolby Atmos Sports Bar Style Home Theater

Bronze
SentimentHiFi
Triones Cinema


Best Best Home Theater 75K+


Gold
Nantucket Media Systems
Nevers Theater
​Check out the project »

Silver
Lifestyle Solutions LLC
The Neon Theater

Bronze
Casaplex, LLC
Lipton Residence


Best Unique Space


Gold
Futurian Systems
Old Pub New Tech
​Check out the project »

Silver
Progressive Home Automation
Downtown Penthouse

Bronze
Luke Whatcott, Greenline Home Solutions
Utah Indoor Aerial Sport Obstacle Gym


Best Casual Entertainment Space


Gold
Electronics Design Group
Taking Back the Playroom
​Check out the project »

Silver
Benchmark Integrated Technologies
Gardens of Burr Ridge

Bronze
Gramophone
A Reclaimed Retreat


Best Smart Home Less than $150K - Traditional Home


Gold
Your Tech of Naples
Xcalacoco
​Check out the project »

Silver
Texas Info Media
Lake Home Retreat

Bronze
Atlanta Audio & Automation
Buckhead Home


Best Smart Home Less than $150K - Modern/Contemporary Home


Gold
Wicked Smart Homes
Jewel Box House
​Check out the project »

Silver
Spire Integrated Systems
Minimalist Design Complimented by Seamless Automation

Bronze
OneButton
Private Brooklyn Residence


Best Smart Home 150K+ Traditional Home


Gold
R.D. White Co.
Make It Work!
​Check out the project »

Silver
Futurian Systems
Stealth System

Bronze
Electronics Design Group
Never Miss a Moment


Best Smart Home 150K+ Modern/Contemporary Home


Gold
Service Tech Audio Visual
Modern Lakeside Retreat
​Check out the project »

Silver
Benchmark Integrated Technologies
Burr Ridge Retreat

Bronze
R.D. White Co.
Elegant Tech


Best International Project


Gold
BNC Technology CC
Concrete House
​Check out the project »

Silver
BNC Technology CC
House Kyalami




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