If you’ve glimpsed our most recent issue, you know we’ve been talking a lot about custom home trends lately. We’ve pondered everything from $6,000 toilets to posh pet stations, and everything in between, but the trend that this particular D Home editor was left desiring most: a super smart home. I’m talking about a house so clever it will have dinner waiting for me when I leave work. A home I can command at the touch of a button. The type of dwelling that a particular Disney channel original movie made me dream of one day owning—sans that bossy Katey Sagal, of course.
Here, I’ve rounded up some of the sleekest abodes equipped with a smart home system on the market today. Happy smart house hunting!
Numbers: 5 Bed / 5.3 Bath / 9,098 Square Feet
Highlights: If you enjoy walking down long, stunning corridors filled with natural light and incredible views of your sprawling backyard, this home will bring you endless joy.
Neighborhood: North Dallas
Numbers: Bed / Bath / Square Feet
Highlights: Designed by architect Michael Malone, this contemporary home comes with an AMX smart home system, Lutron lighting, motorized shades, a living area that rivals my alma mater’s library, and a closet so big (50 square feet) we’re actually nervous we might get lost in it.
Neighborhood: University Park
Numbers: 6 Bed / 6.3 Bath / 8,356 Square Feet
Highlights: When I close my eyes and imagine a smart home in 2016, this house is almost exactly what I picture: glass-walled rooms, long built-in fireplaces, futuristic-looking light fixtures and seating, and a bar that could make even Catcher Block green with envy.