CHRIS RICKETTS

The second home in a series of 10 smart, modern homes from SVHomes has been listed in Mountain View, California, right behind the Googleplex campus in Silicon Valley, reports Redfin's Jeffery Marino. The 1,871-square-foot, four bedroom, 3.5 bath home features a number of high-end appliances and focuses on principles of livable design:

The open floor plan seamlessly integrates the entryway, kitchen, dining and living rooms into one sprawling, elegant space. It also features huge 16’ panoramic retractable doors off the great room that open on to the deck and backyard, creating a unique indoor/outdoor living experience.

The first home developed by SVHomes in the same neighborhood sold within 10 days. The line of homes are smart and energy efficient. Marino writes of the first home listed in a previous Redfin article: The smart home comes equipped with a full suite of Nest products including thermostat, smoke detectors and sprinkler system. 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.

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