Waypoint Living Spaces is proud to participate in Sunset magazine’s Smart Homes 2011. The project is a multi-use development comprised of four townhomes anchored by street-level commercial space. The development is located in the heart of Palo Alto California, making it easy to walk, bike or take mass transit to work, play or shopping destinations.
Two of the townhomes will be transformed into the Sunset Smart Homes featuring sustainable building practices and cutting edge technology. Waypoint is providing the cabinetry for both kitchens, a number of bathrooms and built-ins. If you are in the area, you don’t want to miss it. A four-week series of on-site seminars and open houses will be held Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from September 23rd to October 16th. Hours are 10-5.
Below is a guest blog by Sarah Gaffney, Sunset magazine’s home project manager.
Breaking Ground on the Sunset Smart Homes
by Sarah Gaffney
In just 10 weeks, we will complete construction on Silicon Valley’s greenest mixed-use development: the Sunset http://www.sunset.com/smarthomes
Everything about these homes is designed with “smart” in mind: from design and technology to energy efficiencies, location, and even furniture choices, we are creating two modern homes that provide exciting ideas for you to take away and make your own.
The Smart Homes will offer a little something for everyone. One home is designed with the young, on-the-go family in mind. We call them the Optimists. They are on the cutting-edge of all things high-tech. Technologies are blended seamlessly into their home (security, TV, music, temperature, lighting control, etc.) and all are operable from their mobile devices, anywhere, any time. It’s not the future, it’s now!
Next door to the Optimists, live the Explorers. These jet-setting tastemakers retired early so they’d have plenty of time to enjoy the finer things in life: specifically, travel and wine. Their home is filled with collections from their world journeys and is the place to be for weekend dinner parties and wine pairings. They use technology to monitor energy costs and safeguard their home while away, as well as enhancing the entertainment value (music, movies, slide shows of their travels) of their home.
Welcome to week one of our fast-paced project. We’ll chronicle the construction in this blog and look at what goes on behind the scenes. Come back often and watch us build!
I hope you enjoyed this guest blog and will follow the project!