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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.

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Gold Winner: Before & After

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Product Reviews


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