Congratulations to the talented designers and installers selected as winners in our 2009 Home of the Year Awards. They went above and beyond the call of duty by carefully tailoring each system to the needs and lifestyles of the respective homeowners. Please enjoy viewing this year's homes. We hope they inspire your own projects.



Gold Winner, Best Home
Hollywood Home of the Year Leaves Us Starry-Eyed
This Hollywood blend of drama, design and innovation — including 7.1 CinemaScope theater, pop-up televisions, and multiple surround-sound areas — earns our eager nod as best Home of the Year.
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Silver Winner, Best Home
Penthouse with
Wealth of Stealth A/V
A blend of old and new technologies help adorn the clean lines of this penthouse.
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Bronze Winner, Best Home
Minimal Tech Gear, But Maximum Control
Although there are few visible components, this home packs in plenty of control options, highlighted by a combo of Windows Media Center and Niveus server.
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Electronic House revealed winners each week during May and June. Be sure to read about the install challenges and see the amazing photos in your favorite category.

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Best Home Theaters, $25,000 and under
Gold: Sound A/V Choices Keep Theater Budget-Friendly
Silver: Keep Your Guard Up in This Theater
Bronze: Old Door Opens Up Theater Inspiration

Best Home Theaters, $25,001–$50,000
Gold: Animal Prints Help Keep Theater Roaring
Silver: Attic Makes Room for Theater, Pool Table
Bronze: Theater, Wine Cellar Share Basement Space

Best Home Theaters, $50,001–$100,000
Gold: Theater Jams to Hidden Music Stage
Silver: Speedy Theater Install Earns Gold Medallion
Bronze: Dual Curtains Dress Theater's Formal Attire

Best Home Theaters, $100,001–$250,000
Gold: 100-Year-Old House Digs Stylin' New Theater
Silver: Old-Time Movie Palace Meets Modern-Day A/V
Bronze: Theater's 3,300 DVDs Ready at Touch of a Button

Best Home Theaters, $250,001+
Gold: Beverly Hills Theater Swimming with Stars
Silver: Fantasy Theater Honors Art Deco Era
Bronze: A.J. Burnett Gets All-Star Home Theater

Best Family/Media Rooms
Gold: Dual Screens Tucked Away in Family Room
Silver: Hog Wild on Harleys and Home Theater

Best Themed Theater
Gold: DJ Spins Music, Movies in Graffiti Theater
Silver: Rise of the Jedi Theater

Best Grand Spaces
Gold: Resort-Like Addition Delivers
Twice the Fun

Silver: Palatial Penthouse Controlled by
30+ GUI Devices


Best Outdoor Spaces
Gold: Backyard Resort Surrounded by Sound
Silver: Beach Home's Patio Offers More Than Sunsets
Bronze: Home Shines in Rainbow of Colors

Best Kitchens
Gold: Small Kitchen Loaded with Automation
Silver: Concrete Column Becomes Kitchen's A/V Hub

Best Fun Rooms
Gold: Disco Room Also Home to Exotic Aquarium
Silver: Irish Eyes Are Smiling in Theater & Pub
Bronze: Sports Bar, Lounge Home to 8 Screens

Best Master Suites
Gold: Acoustical Bed Makes Room Fit for A/V King
Silver: Master Suite Bubbles Over with A/V
Bronze: Sliding-Track and Mirror TVs Sweeten Master Suite

Before & After
Gold: Home Gets High-Tech Overhaul in Just 2 Weeks
Silver: Park the Theater Here
Bronze: Goodbye Ping-Pong, Hello Widescreen Theater

Best Green Home
Gold: Green A/V Limits Phantom Power Load

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