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Get Smart: 5 Forward-Thinking High-Tech Homes

With environmentally responsible elements and the ability to manage entertainment, lighting, and climate-control systems from anywhere in the world, these compelling homes set high—and high-tech—standards for luxurious modern living.

Sunset Strip Sophistication

John Galich & Cris LecheSotheby’s International Realty – Beverly Hills Brokerage

Perfectly perched in an enviable Sunset Strip location, this striking, sleek home has walls of glass that fill its stylish interiors with light, afford breathtaking views of the sparkling city skyline, and offer easy access to the soothing swimming pool. In addition to three bedrooms and baths, an expertly equipped kitchen, and a rare four-car parking (two-car garage and two additional spots), the property has been outfitted with smart house components that include Lutron lighting, automated shades, and audiovisual and security systems.

Stunning SoHo Penthouse

Joshua Judge & Lily ChristensenSotheby’s International Realty – Downtown Manhattan Brokerage

This two-level residence is a light-filled oasis in the heart of SoHo. Highlights include an open-plan living room, dining room, and chef’s kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances; four bedrooms; an upper-level bar with a wine chiller and an ice maker; an office; a media room; and a full bath. Glass doors on the top floor open to a private terrace, while stairs lead to a rooftop deck. A Savant smart home system and a built-in sound system complete a comprehensive picture of contemporary comfort.

Malibu Magic

Lisa LaughlinSotheby’s International Realty – Malibu Brokerage

This quintessential sun-filled Malibu estate is a bastion of technological amenities, energy-efficiency, and natural beauty offering approximately 2,401 interior square feet—including a stunning open kitchen and family room with a wall of glass—578 square feet of deck and garage space, a saltwater spa, vegetable and rose gardens, and an array of thriving fruit trees. Among its high-tech amenities are solar-powered LED lighting, automated window coverings, an electric car charger, a LifeForce water system, and a Tesla backup battery.

Chic Coastal Retreat

Stacee Lieberman-MassoniSotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage

South of the highway in Water Mill, this inviting five-bedroom home is a chic coastal getaway. In addition to a well-appointed kitchen, a rooftop deck, two dens, a gym, and a recreation room, it features remote-controllable shades, a FloLogic leak detection system, a Sonos sound system, and security and climate systems controllable via smart phone or tablet. The property is a veritable resort, with a covered outdoor living, dining, and kitchen area; a tennis court; a heated saltwater pool and spa; and an obstacle course.

Tranquil Texas Sanctuary

Kelty FergusonMartha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty 

On 1.14 acres on a quiet cul-de-sac, this inviting 4,778-square-foot Texas manor features up to five bedrooms, a formal dining room, an open kitchen, a spacious game room, a media room, a study, and a spacious backyard with a pool, a spa, and an outdoor kitchen. High-tech home systems include security, surround sound, thermostats, and outdoor lighting, which join such other welcome amenities as a tankless water heater, a whole-house generator, and invisible fencing.

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