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Old Mill Transformed into High-Tech Home

An old factory gets a modern-day facelift - as an automated residence. But retrofitting the building for security, control and A/V was no easy task.

You'd think Mike and Ann White lived in a brand-new home. When they wake, a good morning scene on their whole-house control system opens the shades, sets the lights to predetermined levels, changes the thermostat settings and turns on the 50-inch HDTV in the family room and kitchen area to their favorite channel. Only the Whites don't live in a new home. They live in a 1920s mill building that was once a pants factory.



The 33,000-square-foot structure in downtown Rome, GA, not only houses several small offices and businesses, but also a sprawling, multilevel 12,000-square-foot residence for the Whites, who own the building. Their spacious, brick-lined digs feature exposed steel beams and a high-tech home automation system, old wooden floors with sewing needles stuck in the cracks and 13 zones of heating and ventilation control, vintage doors fitted for electronic access and surveillance, a gym with a basketball court and whole-house audio/video entertainment, including two surround-sound systems.

To read more and view slideshow, check out http://www.electronichouse.com/artic...hightech_home/
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