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 shades can help with entertaining and during bad weather.
Automated shades can help with entertaining and during bad weather.

Indoor/Outdoor Living

The home contains several outdoor spaces that have been integrated with tech to help blend the inside and outside.

Retractable outdoor shades can be used to separate the main outdoor entertainment area from the backyard, which is useful against bad weather or mosquitos. Motorized shades also separate the outdoor kitchen so the client could entertain outside regardless of the weather.

Wall-mounted intercom systems help family members communicate between the house and the outdoors. This can be a useful tech feature for a client that entertains outside a lot and would value instant communication to the inside.

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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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