PopSci’s House of the Future

PopSci teams up with Sunset to create a Silicon Valley residence that showcases the latest trends in home design and technology

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Click ‘Go to Video’ to see a 3-D model of the home’s exterior, and stay tuned to PopSci.com for more coverage of the House of the Future

Popular Science is partnering with Sunset magazine and creating the “House of the Future”. Built in Silicon Valley’s backyard, the house will demonstrate trends and products consumers will see in the marketplace in the near and distant future. Popular Science will feature a future focused area with prototypes of building and home products that will affect the way homes are built for years to come.

The House of the Future will showcase what Popular Science forcasts in home technology products and applications, and what Sunset sees as home design trends moving forward.

Open House: September 8, 2006 – November 12, 2006;
Fridays-Sundays, 9am-5pm

$12/general; $8 seniors Fridays only; free ages 5 and under

Directions: Free parking and shuttles at the Sycamore Park & Ride lot in Danville. From I-680, take the Sycamore Valley Rd. exit and go east to Camino Ramon. Turn left at the traffic light and continue into the Park & Ride lot.

2006 House of the Future Idea House Team

Architect: Dahlin Group Architecture Planning

Builder: De Mattei Construction

Interior Design: McDonald & Moore

Landscape Architect: NUVIS Landscape Architecture & Planning

Home Smarts: Pro Home Systems


Armstrong Floor Products

AZEK Trimboards

Benjamin Moore Paints

Budget Blinds

GE Appliances


James Hardie Building Products

Kohler Co.

Lennox Industries

Lutron Electronics


Pella Windows & Doors





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