9 Most Spectacular High-Tech Homes of the Year

Winners of the Home of the Year Awards represent the ingenuity of integrators to solve clients’ high-tech hopes, in spectacular and sophisticated fashion.


Eleven years and CE Pro sister publication Electronic House is still going strong with its annual Home of the Year Awards program — one that is intended to showcase some of the smartest homes on the planet.

Winners were chosen based on the high level of innovation, creativity and customization demonstrated in the design and installation of sophisticated systems into these nine stunningly beautiful and brainy homes.

Details and images of the winning installations cover several categories. You’ll see a wide variety of homes — all sizes, price ranges, styles and ages.

There are beachfront properties where the ability to monitor and control systems remotely was a must for the owners, as well as residences whose electronics cater to the busy lifestyles of active families.

There’s an outdoor entertainment system that rises up from the ground, and a barn from the 1800s that was transformed into a modern living space for owners eager to live off the grid.

And there are theaters that feature raw A/V power and creatively reflect their owners’ personalities.

Check out the Gold Winners of the 2016 Home of the Year Awards:

Smart Home (More Than $150,000)

Smart Home (Less Than $150,000)

Home Theater, $150K+

Home Theater, $75K-$150K

Home Theater $25K-$75K

Multipurpose Entertainment Room

Outdoor Entertainment Area

Unique Space

Before & After

About the Author

Lisa Montgomery:

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.