LUX Living and Lighting Control Among Highlights for “Solar Chic” Home

LUX Living and Lighting Control Among Highlights for “Solar Chic” Home

This green smart home was featured at the International Builders Show for its use of Lutron technology and unique design to appeal to clients who value home control and entertaining.

The modern “Solar Chic” project was Hardwick General Contracting’s featured home for the NAHB’s Custom Home Tour at the International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida.

This luxury project contains 5,500-square-feet of living space and more than 800-square-feet of outdoor areas, many of which can be enclosed with remote controlled screens.

“It’s a clean, modern design with a lot of natural light, but they also wanted to be able to cut that light out as much as possible,” says the company’s president and owner, Greg Hardwick. 

The Solar Chic house was completed in 2016 and cost more than $2 million. Click through the slideshow, then watch a video tour of this home’s luxury technology.

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Automated shade control was a key component on this luxury project.
Automated shade control was a key component on this luxury project.

Lutron Shade and Light Control

Hardwick relied on major manufacturer Lutron Electronics for two major tech aspects of this project—the smart lighting and shade control systems throughout the home.

In the media room, kitchen and bedrooms, shade control is used to introduce natural light or darkness upon command, and in the master bedroom, shade control is used to conceal or reveal the sliding glass door.

Lutron light control is used in every room and outside the house. These smart lights can be controlled from engraved wall-mounted panels or with a Pico remote.

If a home is being used as a vacation property, builders should work with an integrator to program automation schedules to make the house look inhabited when no one is around.

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About The Author

Michael Black is a staff writer and content coordinator at TecHome Builder. He has a particular interest in new solar developments and smart energy systems and is always looking for the next smart home trend to cover. As the youngest member of the TecHome team, Michael brings a passion that keeps the team energized. He also is instrumental in leading our social media efforts.

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