Tour HGTV Smart Home 2020

Step inside this stunning industrial-Craftsman style home packed with high-end design and high-tech innovation.

By: Jeannie Matteucci and Jessica Lowry Vizzutti

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Tomas Espinoza

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Classic Meets Contemporary

This brand-new home mixes styles and materials to create a contemporary Craftsman-style home. The 4,500+-square-foot, three-story structure includes four bedrooms, five bathrooms, a three-car garage, a multilevel deck and plenty of high-tech features.

The House of Five Gables

To highlight the unique architecture, the multiple gable dormers are covered in beige board-and-batten siding while the straight facade is covered in slate-blue horizontal siding.

Color Story

Black-framed windows with white trim combine with slate-blue siding and tan board-and-batten to create a color palette that is reminiscent of early-20th-century Craftsman-style homes. Cedar-and-stone columns frame the home’s prominent double door while planting beds on each side of the walkway allow for a variety of shrubs and greenery.

Easy Access

From the double front doors, visitors have easy access to the main living areas of the home, including the dining room, study, great room and kitchen. The flooring in the entry — like many spaces in the home — is luxury vinyl tile that is 100% waterproof and easy to clean, so if anyone tracks in mud it’s no big deal to clean up.

Foyer Chandelier

Designer Tiffany Brooks had HGTV’s J. Pickens create a light fixture and sculpture that represents Pittsburgh’s past and future. This steampunk-inspired piece is a nod to the city’s industrial past and its current reputation as a modern art hub.

Central Location

This look from inside the foyer shows how the space easily connects to the great room straight ahead, the kitchen and dining room to the right, and the stylish study to the left.

Iron City Mural

In between the foyer and the great room, designer Tiffany Brooks added an enlarged old photo of a steel pour as a tribute to Pittsburgh’s long-standing steel industry. Not only does the mural add a touch of local historical flavor, it’s a great conversation piece.

The Study

Designer Tiffany Brooks dubbed this room the “ladies’ lair” because it’s not the typical masculine-styled study or home office. “I just feel like I elevated the vibe of this room,” says designer Tiffany Brooks. “And I didn’t want to just create this boring office. I wanted something that was a little bit more stylish and dressier and kind of designed-up.”

Reading Light

The wall and ceiling color may be dark, but the tall windows on two sides of the room make this space bright and sunny. A statement chandelier and a set of sconces above the bookshelves illuminate the space in the evening.

Smiling Faces

Modern art with thin black frames on this wall of the study adds bold color and personality to this space with a good dose of drama and glamour.

Dining Room

Designer Tiffany Brooks added bold art and botanical-patterned drapes to balance out the seriousness of the more dramatic elements in the room, like the paneled walls, elaborate chandelier and velvet seating.

Bold and Beautiful

The room’s artichoke-colored ceiling adds a punch of color and personality to the space. “I had a lot of fun with Sherwin-Williams Global Spice Color Collection, and you’ll see bold items and bold moments of that throughout the house,” says designer Tiffany Brooks.

Friendly Face

The modern wall art picks up the deep-green hue and some of the other accent colors used in the space, while also adding tons of personality and charm.

Shapely Kitchen

Off-white cabinets and ivory-gray floors are combined with charcoal walls, countertops and decorative accents to create a chic and inviting cooking and eating space. The mix of shapes — diamonds in the backsplash, triangular light fixtures and hood vent, oval X-back bar stools — makes for a captivating display.

Heart of the Home

A large island covered in a charcoal-hued quartz countertop is the central hub of the kitchen. It provides plenty of prep space, dining for four and it’s also a nice spot to visit with the cook while they’re preparing a meal.

Natural Light

Floor-to-ceiling windows in the breakfast nook flood the kitchen with lots of natural light and warm ambiance.

Breakfast Nook

This wider view shows additional seating in the adjoining breakfast nook. Dark ceilings with off-white cabinetry throughout both spaces continues the high-end light-and-dark color theme.

Open Floor Plan

A large cased opening connects the kitchen and breakfast nook to the spacious great room and staircase leading up to the bedrooms. The door off the breakfast nook opens to the upper deck, which has an enticing outdoor seating area.

Great Room

The main living area brings tranquil and soothing tones to a gracious and open space in the center of the home. The comfortable design makes it an inviting space to relax and unwind.

Historical Reference

A faux-steel facade on the fireplace transforms it into a sleek focal point and nods to Pittsburgh’s rich industrial history.

Guard Dog

Twin side chairs in cream with round bolster pillows add soft seating to the room and balance the more masculine design elements. A well-dressed bulldog portrait adds a sense of humor and whimsy to this masculine and modern room. The pop of gold in the painting echoes metallic elements found in the accessories and details throughout the space.

Color Coordinated

Layers of cream, gray and deep wood tones in the great room play off the color scheme and hues found in the adjacent kitchen, giving the house a cohesive, easy ambiance.

Breakfast Nook

Smart skylights and a trio of Energy Star-rated windows bathe the inviting breakfast nook with natural light, making it feel more like a sunroom than part of the kitchen.

Illuminating Forms

A pair of modern globe pendants adds to the variety of shapes and patterns present in the kitchen and breakfast nook area.

Easy Access to Utility Spaces

The doorway between the breakfast nook and kitchen connects to a hallway that leads to the laundry room, powder room, mudroom and garage. The white trim around the doorway pops against the charcoal-gray walls and black-and-white backsplash tiles.

Upstairs Deck

Just off the kitchen and breakfast nook, the covered section of the deck is outfitted with comfy outdoor-friendly seating and a pop-up TV in the built-in cabinet. With the push of a button, a large television rises from the stone-covered cabinet.

Relax and Unwind

The second-story outdoor space provides elevated views of the surrounding area. Outdoor seating in soft cream upholstery with mismatched pillows feels organic and invites long afternoons lounging around.

Smart Skylights

A vaulted tongue-and-groove ceiling adds architectural interest and accentuates the wood furniture found throughout the outdoor space. Six programmable skylights — three on each side of the vaulted ceiling — allow sunlight to stream through and give the area the finished feeling of an interior room.

Easygoing Yet Elegant

Using a mix of organic wood textures, soft-cream fabrics and modern gray decking creates a style that has a fresh and modern vibe yet still feels timeless and classic.

Laundry Room

The well-organized laundry room has a clean, modern look with a soothing taupe and gray color palette. “Laundry rooms can be quite stressful, especially with all the mess and the utilitarian work that is done, so I wanted to keep the palette very, very serene,” says designer Tiffany Brooks.

Special Feature

A dog shower with a polished-chrome hand sprayer doubles as a utility sink, providing a handy way to wash pets, clean boots or shoes, water the plants or pretreat laundry. Abstract art on the wall above the dog shower adds an unexpected touch of style.

Schedule Feedings

A smart pet feeder in the laundry room allows a pet owner to automate a pet’s daily meals, personalize food options and be notified when a pet has been fed.

Powder Room

The hallway also opens to this bold-colored half-bathroom with its gorgeous statement sink. “I had to paint the space a color that matched the personality of the sink and faucet, so I reached for this plum color with lots of fuchsia as its undertones in there,” says designer Tiffany Brooks.

Mudroom Storage

Located in the hallway just off the powder room, this efficient mudroom offers storage space for everyday items and display space for collectibles. A set of oval blue/gray stools provides a convenient spot to put on your shoes before heading out to the garage.

Easy Connection

This wider view shows how the mudroom connects to the garage, with more abstract art and hooks on the walls for hanging coats, jackets and more.

Three-Car Garage

The garage in Smart Home 2020 is not just a place to park cars — it’s part of the home’s living space. In an alcove off the main parking area, there is a home gym. Even though the workout equipment takes up the entire alcove, there is still plenty of storage in the rest of the garage.

Gym

A large black-and-white-striped indoor/outdoor rug adds a bold pattern and helps define the gym area, plus it adds a little cushion underfoot when doing those jumping jacks. A digital weight system provides a smooth weightlifting experience through magnets and electricity in an all-in-one fitness system and virtual personal trainer.

Step This Way

The home’s main stairwell sits between the foyer and great room. Going up will take you to the bedrooms and going down leads to the basement game room.

Natural Light

The landing in between the first and second floors is outfitted with a set of benches under two large windows. In the evening when the stairwell is not lit with natural light, a vintage-inspired chandelier with leaded-glass reflectors illuminates each step.

Stairwell Gallery Wall

Designer Tiffany Brooks mixed black-and-white photos of downtown Pittsburgh with sculptural elements to create a chic yet somewhat whimsical art display.

Master Bedroom

The master suite is a luxe and relaxing retreat filled with plush bedding, a large upholstered headboard, glamorous metallic details and, of course, the latest technology including a custom smart mattress.

Easy and Elegant

Mixing creamy tones from the upholstered pinstriped bed frame to the soft layers of bedding creates an inviting focal point.

Height and Drama

Hollywood Regency-style globe lights add a glamorous touch to the master bedroom. The white globes and brass finish draw the eye up to emphasize the room’s generous height.

Framed Contrast

The bright white walls of the master bathroom pop against the charcoal-brown walls in the bedroom, creating a dynamic contrast.

Master Bathroom

This master bathroom makes getting ready in the morning a breeze with its high-tech features like a smart mirror, programmable shower and even a heated toilet seat. At the end of the day, when you’re ready to relax, there is a huge soaking tub and nine-head spa shower with a slew of customizable features.

Chic and Soothing

Traditional recessed-panel cabinets with modern black pulls feel fresh and connect with the rest of the room’s monochromatic design. A pop of yellow in the floral Roman shades adds a dash of color and a hint of feminine style to balance the room’s handsome, spa-like aesthetic. The luxurious standalone bathtub with its unique asymmetric design allows the homeowner to lean back and enjoy a relaxing soak.

Smart Mirror With Built-In Lighting

One of the two master bathroom's lighted mirrors is Wi-Fi-enabled and voice-activated so you can use your voice to adjust the mirror’s lighting or get the latest news and weather, play music or even hear a joke to start the day right.

The Ultimate Shower Experience

With six wall sprays, one traditional showerhead, a hand-held spray and a rain shower, you should be able to get clean very quickly. Although, with this programmable spa-quality system, you may never want to get out of the shower.

Intelligent Design

Inside the water closet, an intelligent, wall-hung toilet offers custom personal cleansing options, a heated seat and water-saving technology all within a sleek, modern design that doesn’t take up much space.

Master Closet

“We have tons of functional storage in this humongous closet,” said designer Tiffany Brooks of the customized storage space just off the master bedroom.

Bright and Spacious

A large window floods the closet with natural light, giving it an open and spacious feel. Open floor space and soft carpet provide a place to do a few morning stretches or a little yoga.

Smart and Chic

A high-tech mirror at the opposite end of the master closet reflects natural light to keep the space feeling bright and open. The mirror also doubles as a personalized workout portal, making it even easier to get your daily exercise done in the comfort of your home.

Child's Bedroom

Two tall windows flanking the bed bring in lots of natural light, helping to make this space cheerful and bright. Like the other bedrooms in the home, the kid’s bedroom includes a patterned carpet that adds visual interest and warmth underfoot. “I used patterned carpets throughout [the house] just to give these rooms their own personality,” says designer Tiffany Brooks.

Clean and Classic Style

The bedroom also includes an attractive nine-drawer dresser with a clean and classic style. This handsome wood-top dresser with tapered legs has concave-center drawers with soft-close drawer glides.

Comfortable Seating

A swivel glider chair with patterned fabric and a round ottoman is made with a tight-back cushion and track arms that slope to gently envelope you, for super-comfortable seating at story time.

Teen's Bedroom

The charcoal-gray walls and ceiling paired with bold pops of color and patterns make this space cool enough for kids yet sophisticated enough for their parents.

Urban and Edgy

The set of graffiti-like abstract prints on each side of the bed look almost three dimensional against the deep-black walls.

Chic Bookcases

Two etagere bookcases made from wood and metal offer easy-access storage for books, plants and favorite collectibles.

Kids' Bathroom

Shared by the children, the upstairs bathroom is full of high-tech devices including a Bluetooth-enabled toilet, programmable shower and an illuminated Wi-Fi-connected mirror. The double-sink vanity and a pocket door separating the toilet and shower make it convenient for kids to share the space.

Spirograph-Inspired Flooring

A mix of geometric patterns on the floor tile plays off the artful knobs and dark plumbing fixtures. The lively design makes this bathroom more kid-friendly while keeping it chic and contemporary.

Bluetooth Potty

It’s hard to find a toilet with more amenities than this one. Besides the heated seat and foot warmer, it is Bluetooth-enabled and can store MP3 files or an SD card, so your favorite music is always right there. Comfort is not its only feature, though: personal cleaning, energy-efficient and water-saving devices are also built into its sleek design.

Guest Suite

Both colorful and contemporary, this inviting guest bedroom includes a custom leather-upholstered bed with a smart mattress, space for reading and an easy connection to the adjoining guest bathroom. The latticed-patterned carpet adds extra dimension and personality to the room. Instead of standard table lamps, dual longneck sconces illuminate each side of the bed. Using sconces frees up floor space and eliminates the need for large nightstands.

Mid-Mod Credenza + Pop Art

A sliding-door sideboard adds storage to the guest bedroom. A tapered table lamp, framed photo and assorted accessories decorate the top of the sideboard. The bright-orange pop art adds a striking color contrast against the teal walls and cream-colored sideboard.

Balanced Hues

The guest bathroom’s tan walls and the neutral-tone vanity coordinate beautifully with the cream and teal color scheme in the bedroom. To make the space feel extra spacious, the large walk-in shower covered in glossy ocean-blue tiles is framed by a sliding-glass door with a brushed-nickel frame and blade handles.

Basement Game Room

“This whole area I am most proud of because it feels like a true family-fun center,” said HGTV Smart Home 2020 designer Tiffany Brooks. Bold green walls combine with black and white decor to create a striking and fun game room. A large-scale black-and-white photograph of an old-time baseball game provides a humorous tone as well as an eye-catching visual that pops against the vibrant green walls.

Pittsburgh's Native Son

On the opposite wall from the baseball art, a series of Rosie the Riveter portraits presented in an Andy Warhol-style series adds a pop of color and dash of Pittsburgh history as Warhol was born and raised in Pittsburgh.

Games That Match the Decor

The Skee-Ball tables in rustic wood with black accents play off the neutral furniture throughout the room. A series of retro arcade games fills the opposite corner, offering a fun option for everyone.

Easy Outdoor Living

Off the basement game room, this covered outdoor patio leads to the backyard and pergola. The shaded area provides plenty of comfortable seating for relaxing and enjoying the great outdoors.

Hang Time

A pair of matching, modern swing chairs adds a funky twist to this end of the patio. The neutral color palette ties the seating to the rest of the patio and echoes the color scheme found inside the home.

Easy Transport

The removable shelves on the console table make it easy to carry snacks and drinks from the kitchen to this lower level and backyard space.

Delineate Seating Areas

A simple stone column on the exterior of the home creates visual separation between the outdoor living spaces and defines each area as distinct and unique.

Nice Vista

An outdoor pergola sits at the edge of the yard for unrestricted views and provides a private place to relax and unwind.

Elevated Alfresco Living

With so much outdoor seating, the winner of the HGTV Smart Home 2020 will have plenty of options in which to enjoy the great outdoors.