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Published April 25, 2012, 07:02 PM

South Moorhead dream home a marvel of technology

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - A brand new home in south Moorhead will qualify as anyone's Dream Home. Chris Thomsen, the owner of Thomsen Homes, spent 9 months building this technologically advanced home.

A brand new home in south Moorhead will qualify as anyone's Dream Home. Chris Thomsen, the owner of Thomsen Homes, spent 9 months building this technologically advanced home. It has everything, and then some. A theater, indoor waterfall, and everything can be controlled with the touch of your finger.

This house is entirely controlled by an iPad. The blinds can be lowered from anywhere in the house with just touch of a button…and that is just the beginning.

Something you may not expect by looking through this peaceful plot of stucco and stone...but the technology running through the walls of this home is far more than just surround sound.

Chris Thomsen – Owner, Thomsen Homes: “As we started it, it just, it just evolved to this, our budget started at $500,000 when we started, and it just grew into this monster that we just completed.”

With an iPad in hand you can do more than just surf the internet.

Chris Thomsen: “Controls the whole house, anything from the shades, to the lights, security cameras, and temperature.”

This house is so smart you can even control it from anywhere in the world as long as you can have an iPhone and cell phone service.

Chris Thomsen: “The iPhone has an app that has the same integration as this does, and so I just take my iPhone and just use the app and can control anything there is.”

There is even something out there for you food lovers too, since every TV is connected to the internet. All you have to do is type in your favorite recipe website and then you have it right before your eyes.

Nic Meyer – Project Manager: “Our world is being shaped that way right now by the digital technologies that are coming out every year. I think this is just the beginning.”

Project manager Nic Meyer has been building homes with Thomsen for three years now. Never before have they built a home this advanced and this expensive with things like this fire place that you won’t have to leave the couch to turn on, or this indoor movie theater, complete with a 133 inch movie screen. With this electronic smart house under his belt, he hopes there will be many more in the near future.

Nic Meyer: “It will spur ideas and create questions in people and maybe push them over the edge and let them let us take a little bit more control and use creativity to make their house a little bit better.”

This home will be open to the public during the Spring Parade of Homes April 28th through May 6th and if you are an interested buyer it can be yours for just $1.3 million.

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