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NEW YORK – Aug. 15, 2012 – The HGTV cable channel will construct its first HGTV Smart Home in Paradise Key South Beach in Jacksonville Beach, Fla. Designed to fit into the coastal Northeast Florida architecture, the home will feature the latest technology and incorporate many of energy-saving features.
HGTV viewers can enter for a chance to win the home next spring when the HGTV Smart Home Giveaway opens for entries in April 2013. They can follow construction progress at www.hgtv.com/smarthome.
Smart home technology connects many appliances and devices, and allows homeowners to monitor energy use and control systems such as security, interior climate, lighting and other electronics.
Designed by architect Mike Stauffer, AIA, and constructed by Glenn Layton Homes, the HGTV Smart Home will measure about 2,400 square feet with over 1,000 square feet of covered porches, decks and a pool. The project will use primarily local labor and materials.
“This community’s thoughtful design vision and refreshing coastal architecture make Paradise Key a remarkable place to live and a wonderful setting to showcase the first HGTV Smart Home,” says developer Lon Walton. “We have an outstanding beach community, and we are very excited about teaming with HGTV and having the First Coast as the first location for the HGTV Smart Home.”
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