The 14-acre site, which is located 30 minutes from downtown Houston, on Interstate 45 in Spring, TX, will showcase 12 fully-furnished showcase homes equipped with the latest in home technology, appliances and interior décor. Control4 smart home solutions will be featured in two of the homes: a 2,600 square foot, 3-story, contemporary, LEED Platinum Certified Mid-town home and an expansive 6,000 square foot Villa Lago Mediterranean-inspired home. Control4 is working with local integrator, Randal Duncan of Data Smart, to design a unique suite of automated solutions that fits the distinct needs of each home.
“Control4 is excited to collaborate with MainStreet America as we view this as an exceptional way to showcase our solutions in an interactive environment that features the latest and greatest in home technology,” said Jim Arnold, senior VP of Sales at Control4. “Integrating Control4 products in these state-of-the-art smart homes gives us a high impact vehicle to demonstrate the power of Control4 automation to thousands of prospective customers. We are proud to be working with Randal and the team at Data Smart on this exciting project.”
Main Street America is designed to be a year-round interactive home show and shopping destination. It will be outfitted with a two-story 44,000 square foot guest center, cooking demonstration studio, a custom home building office, a home remodeling center, mortgage financing services, an interior design studio, specialty café and childcare area. Visitors will also be encouraged to engage with products that interest them in the homes using high-tech handheld devices and RFID technology, and to participate in home product demonstrations, how-to workshops and home buying seminars.
“You hear a lot about smart home technology these days,” Arnold said. “This project gives homeowners a way to see what that really means with Control4 solutions controlling lights, temperature, shades, door locks, music and entertainment – all with the touch of a button or from a smartphone. It’s an experience that is real and accessible.”