Well, on the wifi and communications front...not much yet. We're not quite to that stage, but we are headed there.
We do HAVE wifi, just on a single router. The house absolutely eats wifi signal, but if the router is near the center of the house it is reasonably everywhere.
While we firmly believe in preserving the Victorian *character* of our home, we also believe it has to support modern living both in function and efficiency or it is doomed to destruction in favor of some ranch box home thing.
So...so far a computerized hi-efficiency water heater, complete with geeky control panel and home run pex panel. All plumbing runs go to one place, no junctions in walls or under house...picture a breaker box for your plumbing. Included sediment filters because the sediment here is crunchy and tastes like...well...sediment.http://theoldvictorian.com/2010/10/11/p ... n-eighths/
We are also putting in the DC inverter technology seer 20 heat pump mini-splits. Achieves comfort, affordablity, zoning (each room can be kept at an appropriate temp and changed rapidly for changing use), redundancy, efficiency, freeze protection, and humidity control.
Automatic lights in the halls and stairway are coming, and decorative and functional outdoor lighting is on a combination of celestial timers, motion detectors, and photo-eyes. Mood/accent lighting is LED, and I am struggling through the ordeal of combining efficient lighting with Victorian look...and yes, we are going to have ceiling fans.
There's security too, but that's best left for the reader's imagination.