Smart Homes Move into a Smart City

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The city of Mountain View, CA is arguably one of the smartest cities in the world. Home to Google, LinkedIn, Mozilla, intuit and countless other high-tech companies; the amount of innovation taking place in a 12 square-mile radius is staggering.

So it follows that such a smart city should have some smart homes. This newly constructed, custom-built home at 1848 Peacock Ave. is just that. It is the first of 10 homes to be listed for sale in a small pocket of Mountain View developed by SVhomes and has all of the comforts one would traditionally expect: four bedrooms, 3.5 baths and a generous footprint of 2,026 square feet. But the attention to detail in the location, design and amenities are what set this property apart.

1848 Peacock is located right in Google’s backyard. The “Googleplex,” Google’s ultra-modern HQ designed to be integrated into the community, is a 10-minute bike ride via Mountain View’s Permanente Creek Trail. The home is also walking distance to all of the shopping and dining experiences to be had in Mountain View’s quaint downtown district on Castro Street.

In addition to being smartly located, this home is also intelligently designed. It comes equipped with a full suite of Nest products including thermostat, smoke detectors and sprinkler system. The stunning, modern finishes are all Porcelanosa products. All of the appliances are Miele, which are renowned for not just being the most sophisticated on the market, but also the most beautiful. Even Steve Jobs approved.  

No expense was spared when it comes to energy efficiency. All of the interior walls are fully-insulated, the HVAC system has multiple zones, so you can heat and cool only the parts of the home that are being occupied at any given time and the gas fireplace is equipped with a blower system that redistributes the heat, rather than letting it vanish through a more traditional ventilation system. Even the garage is fully insulated and features a full-view, double-paned glass door allowing it to function as an additional living or work space — a forward looking design element that anticipates the continual decline in car-dependence as Mountain View continues to become more walkable.

Of course, “smart” can also mean stylish, sleek and elegant. We’ll let the beautiful photos speak for themselves.

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Jeffery writes about the L.A. real estate market for Redfin Real Time and works with journalists covering real estate throughout Southern California. He previously worked as an editor and researcher for a leading real estate publishing firm. Redfin is a full-service real estate brokerage that uses modern technology to make clients smarter and faster. For more information about working with a Redfin real estate agent to buy or sell a home, visit our "Why Redfin?," page.

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