The ‘Smart American Home’: Classic East Coast style meets smart living
There are many smart solutions when it comes to house automation. If these are taken into consideration at planning stage, occupants are able to handle the building and energy management of their homes themselves. The owners of the ‘Smart American Home’ have invested three years and constructed their own personal dream home in the classic style of the American North East, also referred to as ‘New England Style’.
A piece of the East Coast: New England stylePitched or flat roofs, bungalows, log cabins, villas: It can be really difficult to decide on your own kind of New England Style House right away.
Customised furnishings and fittingsFor a pet project such as this one, the owners didn’t want to leave anything to chance, so they opted for custom-made interior fittings. The exterior’s white/brown design continues inside and is complemented by beige accents.
Smart Home - the East Coast style
Smart Home as an overall conceptThe home owners made positive experiences with smart building components before, which made them opt for extensive building automation in their own home. This was factored in and integrated before construction started, so that if changes to sequences or scenes are desired at a later stage, a System Integrator (an expert on Smart Home products) merely has to reprogram these components. The intelligent building technology is based on the KNX system. All information comes together in a single server – from the outside camera and heating, to access authorisation via a fingerprint scanner. The technology is controlled throughout the entire house by the Gira Control Client 9 units.
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