In our recent report with Wealth-X we explored a range of growing luxury real estate markets for ultra high net worth multi-homers. One of the concepts we featured was the lifestyle consideration of owning a smart home. In the report, Wealth-X states, “smart homes, once the preserve of technophiles, have spread throughout the market as technological advances become more accessible and integrated into luxury home construction practices. According to Juniper Research, the overall smart home market will be a $60-billion industry by 2017.”
Let’s explore some exclusive smart homes from around the world.
South Carolina – This lake front estate offers incredible features inside and out; the grand stone exterior exudes the elegance and grace of a historic English manor while gothic features throughout the home are thoughtfully combined with the highest modern technologies to create the ultimate retreat for those who value what’s truly extraordinary. Every minor detail of this home was painstakingly planned, from the extensive mahogany molding and trim and the outdoor kitchen and pool cabana, to the bright and airy home gym. Other amenities include reclaimed antique heart pine floors and beams, a CRESTRON home automation system, incredible pool and loggia with outdoor kitchen, three stop elevator, top-of-the line appliances, custom cabinetry throughout, five HVAC systems, Belgian leaded glass windows, six Rinnai hot water heaters, hand cut stone exterior finishes, whole house filtration system, whole house generator, and so much more.
Australia – Enjoying a blue ribbon location, ‘Ballernoo’ is a breathtaking two story Federation mansion, comprising nine bedrooms and seven bathrooms, meticulously restored and transformed for contemporary family living. This sprawling 4,050 square-meter offering is a recreational paradise with a separate guesthouse and superb north-facing resort-style grounds. Steeped in history, this full brick and concrete home is graced with a host of revived classic details, bespoke finishes and state-of-the-art contemporary luxuries. The home features a multitude of lifestyle options including grand lounge and dining rooms, domed music conservatory, gym, office, children’s playroom and dance floor loggia. The grand acoustically insulated and fully cabled entertainment room offers film buffs or aspiring musicians an opportunity to indulge in their passion anytime, while an enormous billiard room with timber panelled walls, grand fireplace and cathedral ceilings, exudes plenty of old-world charm.
Israel – Only 100 meters from the seaside on a high cliff in the midst of peaceful surroundings with picturesque views, this home was honored to receive a special prize in architecture. Its living space plus spacious terraces provide you with the amazing experience of sunbathing and breathing fresh air in an intimate atmosphere where nothing can disturb your privacy. The residence features underfloor radiant heating systems, air conditioning manufactured by Mitsubishi, Jacuzzi, a sophisticated kitchen, electric shades, smart home system and much more. There are four en-suite bedrooms with a full bathroom attached to each and a master bedroom with a wardrobe closet and master bath that features a free standing extra-large Corian bathtub, two sinks, steam shower and an indescribable ocean view through the three glazed sliding glass doors. You can also be absolutely sure that you’re fully protected with a modern advanced surveillance system.
California – This fully furnished modern luxury oceanfront residence offers endless unobstructed ocean backdrop with 62 feet of direct frontage. Built for entertaining, this home features a completely modular and flexible floor plan that blends indoor and outdoor spaces. The lower level can serve as a separate living quarters with its own entertaining kitchen, custom cabinetry and ceilings. The residence also features superior appliances, finishes and smart home tech.