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A Beautiful Bend in the River

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The stunning “V House” on Australia’s Sunshine Coast brings a striking new angle to high-tech luxury design.

Showroom Spotlight: A Lights Out Location in Indianapolis

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“Our current showroom in the Indiana Design Center is all about the demo. When we have a client in front of us, rather than starting with individual categories like audio/video or lighting, we incorporate it all into pre-programmed scenes that trigger independent technologies in the home to operate simultaneously. We start the experience at the front of the showroom by pressing the doorbell on the Control4 Door Station. When the doorbell rings, the music inside automatically pauses, then the touch screen lights up and immediately displays the camera from the door station as well as exterior lighting.”

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GETTING CONNECTED WITH CARLEY

By Crystal Watts

Carley Knobloch has appeared on HGTV, CNN, the Today Show, and in Good Housekeeping, RedBook, and more. She and her husband share two children, Annie and Spencer, and a big, wooly pup named Marty. When she’s not covering food, fashion, travel, and technology, she’s making instrumental memories with the family (they are all musical virtuosos).

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LIVED-IN LUXURY: CREATING A HOME THAT REFLECTS THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN IT

By Crystal Watts

Nestled in sunny Napa Valley, a part of the country renowned for its lush wine vineyards, the sleek exterior of Adam and Tamera Housley’s home evokes a lavish, Tuscan manor. The interior, however, is sleek in a much more modern sense. A smart home system from Control4 is at the helm, allowing the pair complete control of everything, from the media they stream and room-level climate control to home security and lighting— and beyond.

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Poolside Reflections: Portuguese Smart Villa

By Crystal Watts

Smart technology specialist Chris Davies single-handedly transformed his 30-year-old villa in southern Portugal into a sun-kissed showcase of splendor, security, and simplicity.

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Treasure of the Sierra Madre: "El Chepe" the Smart Train

By Crystal Watts

Smart technology breathes new life and luxury into one of the world’s most spectacular railroads. Mexico’s much-loved tourist train, El Chepe, even knows where it is and can share on-screen stories about its surroundings to enlighten and delight passengers.

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GET SPACE SAVVY: Creative ways to re-imagine unused spots at home

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Although bathrooms and kitchens commonly received most of the makeover money, maybe it’s time to take a good, hard look at some of the lesser-used areas of your home and apply your remodeling dollars towards converting them into fun, functional spaces.

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Smart and Sophisticated Lakeshore Living

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This luxurious property is truly a work of art. It contains unique furnishings, exotic decorations, and luxurious amenities, including a state-of-the-art smart home system and in-home golf simulator.

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Party On

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A Chicago socialite’s spectacular 1917 row house has been transformed with the help of smart technology. But its contemporary elegance and sophistication retain echoes of its colorful celebrity history.

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ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOME CONTROLS LIGHTING AND SOLAR WITH A HIGH-TECH TWIST

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It takes a community to raise a house that’s so efficient it produces excess power to sell back to the local utility. It requires environmentally conscious design and construction, plus a bevy of green, eco-friendly products and systems to put a residence on a path toward achieving the coveted Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environment Design) rating. And, it paints a realistic picture of how technology can play a role in promoting a cleaner, healthier and greener way of living.

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CONTROL4 PUTS AUDIO POWER IN THE PALM OF THE HAND

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Of any space in a house, a home theater probably packs in the most technology. There is the rack of sophisticated gear that processes, amplifies and feeds content to the surround-sound speakers and video projector...

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AIR, WATER, AND LIGHT

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In this retired couple’s dream home, automation is elementary. “I’ve always tried to stay up with the latest gadgets out there,” the owner notes. “I liked the Control4 system because of its simplicity, and the user interface that I could have in controlling the lights myself.”

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HOW THE WEST WAS WON

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A newbie installer smartens up a top floor in Texas.

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FIT FOR A KING

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Automation gives a Texas homeowner the power to live happily ever after.

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A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

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A suburban street in Texas has no residents, but lots of smarts.

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HOLY HOME MAKEOVER!

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A New York City church becomes a smart home, with a surprise interior.

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A WELL-KNOWN EATERY TURNS INTO A HIGH-TECH HOT SPOT

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When Martin Bobak, owner of the Tilted Kilt in Illinois, wanted to make his restaurant an entertainment knockout, he contacted Control4 integrator Procom Enterprises to design an automation system that would add a high-energy, American twist to his traditional pub.

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EXTRAORDINARY LIVING

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From the sleek, in-wall Control4 Touch Screen residents can retrieve messages, connect to the concierge, valet, or make a service request with building management—all with the touch of a finger.

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CONTROL4 AUTOMATION FOR ENTERPRISING MINDS

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This is certainly no ordinary workspace. Winklevoss Capital Management (WCW), a 5,000-square-foot office in the heart of New York City, is brimming with innovative technology, all with the aim of...

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CUTTING-EDGE CONFERENCING

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It's hard not to judge a book by its cover. If you want to impress potential clients, you need a conference room that represents the brand of your business.

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THE ULTIMATE FAN CAVE

By Crystal Watts

Stewart Vicar has spent the better part of his life collecting Cubs memorabilia and the last four of those years to completing this incredible space. The room is a real-life fantasy zone, including two separate video walls, a theater, an arcade with vintage video and pinball game consoles, air hockey and foosball tables and two separate bar areas with seating for a dozen people.

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CREATIVITY, CONTROL & CARTOONS

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Simon Oré uses Control4 to inspire his animation work—and avoid the Hollywood runaround.

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BLOCK-BUSTER: THE HOUSE THAT HOLLYWOOD BUILT

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There are dream destinations, and then there are destinations for your dreams. Los Angeles, California is the latter—a veritable dream Mecca. A real-world fantasy-land where...

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SPEC MEETS SMARTS

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When a speculative home spans 7,249 square feet and carries a price tag of $15 million, certain amenities are to be expected. Granite countertops-check. Marble flooring-check. Luxurious landscaping-check. But Richard Simis took luxurious living to another level by adding a full-blown, soup-to-nuts Control4 automation system...

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BE DAZZLED

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"One of my favorite features is that at the end of the evening when we’re upstairs getting ready for bed, we’re able to turn off all the lights and set the alarm without having to make the extra trip downstairs.”

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