This week, I toured the tech-outfitted, Smart Homes in Palo Alto, CA. The two 1500-square-foot townhomes will be part of the greenest mixed-use development in Silicon Valley. Located in Palo Alto’s Pedestrian Transit Oriented District (PTOD), which was established to provide a walkable lifestyle with access to mass transit and groceries, restaurants, and services, each of the three-story homes has been decorated and outfitted to reflect the unique homeowners that theoretically reside in them. The first home on the tour, the "Explores" home, represents a young-at-heart, travel-oriented older couple while the second home, the "Optimists" home, belongs to a fresh, young couple with a toddler. Take a look at the two homes, and soak in all of the great ideas from the tour!
If you're in the area, you can tour the homes this weekend and check out all of the smart, techy features and cool decor in person.