Home Is Where the Smart Tech Is

Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.

Smart-home technology is no longer just providing security and convenience but also becoming a part of the lifestyle experience of a home. With a touch of a finger, you can do everything from set the mood, lock the doors, let in the babysitter, brew your coffee, vacuum the house, feed the dog, control the sound, and the list goes on. By 2020, the number of connected devices is expected to grow to a whopping 26 billion, according to recent numbers from Forbes. From Beverly Hills to Hollywood and San Francisco, we’ve got some of the “smartest” homes on the market right now that expertly weave technology into the living experience.


This newly constructed, contemporary masterpiece weaves cutting-edge technology into its masterful design. The front door, consisting of towering black glass, is equipped with biometric technology, which uses fingerprint recognition to grant entry. Biometric technology can store approved fingerprints and grant temporary access to perhaps a contractor or pet sitter. Among the home’s other innovative amenities, and downright fantastic features, are automated Fleetwood pocket doors, a glass-enclosed fire pit, living green wall, walk-in wine room, plush theatre, wellness center, and six-car auto gallery. Offered at $29,950,000 and represented by Mauricio Umansky, Jon Grauman, and Brendan Fitzpatrick.


Situated on one of the most spectacular homesites in the city, this 12,000-square-foot, exquisitely designed modern residence is perched on a promontory above Hollywood’s famed Bird Streets. A marvel of contemporary architecture and state-of-the-art technology, the home is equipped with biometric fingerprint readers and geo-fencing technology, which can activate or lock the lights and automated Fleetwood pocket doors. Among other lifestyle-enhancing features are touch-open cabinets in the sophisticated Italian kitchen, a temperature and light-controlled, walk-in wine cellar, a movie theater (pictured at top) and a traditional Turkish Hamam with wet and dry sauna and misting shower with aromatherapy and chromatherapy. Offered at $36,985,000 and represented by Paul Lester.  


Enjoying commanding ocean views from its ultra private location moments from Palisades Village, this 6,568-square-foot contemporary home features Control4 Home automation controlling lights, shades, audio, video, hvac, intercom, front door lock and surveillance cameras. The home’s distributed multi-zone audio allows Pandora and Sonos sources to be played in select rooms and on the rooftop deck, while the in-ceiling speakers provide high-resolution audio in the Living Room. An intercom from the front door connects to touch panels throughout the house with both video and audio intercom. Additional features include enterprise grade wifi, 4K Sony TV in the living room, and a dedicated 4K theatre space with Sony projector, high contrast screen with hidden speakers, 7.2 Surround setup, and wireless touch control. Offered at $6,750,000 and represented by David Kelmenson.  


Nestled along a tree-lined street in the city’s desirable Corona Heights neighborhood, this completely remodeled tri-level property features individual apartments on all three levels and is both a visual and technological delight. An EcoBee Smart Home Hub integrates with Amazon Alexa and offers control radiant heating by phone or voice in eight zones. An urban oasis and entertainer’s dream, the home also boasts striking views, expansive Marvin Windows, terraced backyard and professional-grade kitchens. Offered at $4,999,000 and represented by Rachel Swann.


Smart-home technology is not just reserved for the single-family lifestyle, but appearing in new condominium residences on the upper end of the Los Angeles market. Situated in a private neighborhood setting moments away from the most iconic stretch of the Sunset Strip, 1345 Havenhurst features a boutique collection of 16 contemporary residences, many capturing 360° views of the Hollywood Hills and Downtown L.A. The building offers remote entry control so residents may open the gate directly from their smartphone or tablet, and each residence features video monitored entry. Certified a Green Building by the city of West Hollywood, it was built for maximum building and living efficiency, featuring a tankless, high-efficiency heating system, photocell controlled exterior lighting and vehicle charging circuits for reach residence. Priced from $1,200,000 and represented by Paul Lester, Nick Hertz, and Michael Perez.

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