Lutron Homeworks QS is a hardwired solution that integrates interior and exterior light control with automated window treatments. The system is also capable of talking to HVAC and audio systems, like Sonos.

Home, made easier: Residential gadgets and appliances are linking up like never before

If homes aren’t getting more high tech around Charlottesville, they’re at least getting more connected, according to Ben Feiner of local home integration specialist ProLink. Where at one time appliance and gadget manufacturers focused on making their own products more interactive, they’ve since focused on playing well with others. “Once the iPhones-slash-iPads came out, most […]

This former Kluge home on Coopers Lane could use some love both inside and out. Photo: Courtesy Garnett Falls

Living in the past at a one-time Kluge nest

Every place has a history, but the past at some homes looms especially large. In Albemarle County, the name Kluge is synonymous with lavish wealth, wine and, unfortunately, bankruptcy. Locals—and the rest of the country—watched the fortune of Patricia Kluge rise and fall over her three decades or so in town, and a curious byproduct […]