The new Estate Villas under construction at Sterling at Silverleaf will be among the first custom homes in the country, and the first in Ariz., to include the latest technology from Crestron, the global leader in home automation systems, including 4K Ultra HD, voice recognition controls, advanced energy-saving automation, motorized shades and wireless door locks.

Each of the 12 Estate Villas feature a Crestron whole-home automation system that controls every element within the home, such as audio, video, lighting, heating, cooling, entertainment, window coverings, security, and wine room temperature from four iPads positioned around the home. Crestron handheld remotes and touch screens provide additional control options.

The villas also include a proprietary Eco-Mode app, developed by Crestron and Sterling at Silverleaf, which monitors and adjusts home systems automatically to reduce energy costs by 20 percent or more.

As Arizona’s first and only gold-level certified residential community by NAHB and LEED, Sterling at Silverleaf offers the “greenest” homes in Ariz. and is the first to combine the utmost in eco-friendly upgrades within a luxury Home Technology residential community.

The latest features from Crestron that are now available in the homes include video distribution, multi-room digital audio distribution and complete centralized lighting control. Additionally, the villas feature Crestron motorized shades and draperies, and touch screen controls integrated with Yale Real Living™ wireless door locks. Details of the new features include:

4K Ultra HD Capabilities: Each villa will be equipped with a powerful Crestron video distribution systems to distribute 4K Ultra HD throughout the home. At a display resolution up to 4096×2160, Ultra HD TVs provide resolutions that are four times higher than the current standard of Full HD, commonly referred to as 1080p.

TSW Touch Screens: Each villa will have new Crestron TSW Touch Screens that combine the high-performance control expected from Crestron, with the elegant design elements found in the latest mobile devices. The new TSW Touch Screens provide the ability to use voice commands to control virtually anything—from playing a song, to raising the shades, to locking the doors.

Motorized Shades: Featuring exclusive Quiet Motor Technology™, Crestron shades provide silent operation and convenient, one-touch control. Automated shades lower utility bills and increase the home’s value and security. Crestron’s new Digital QMT™ Shade Motor (CSM-QMTDC-256-2) is now available. The first solution of its kind, it transforms home shading solutions with a brushless DC motor with solid-state control that is incredibly small, yet powerful enough for any job. The Digital QMT motor delivers energy-efficient and virtually silent performance for window shades of almost any size. Crestron is so confident in the reliability of the CSM-QMTDC-256, it comes backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

Control from the iPad: Crestron appsControl from the iPad enable homeowners to take control of all the technology and systems in the home from their favorite mobile device such as the iPad, wherever they are in the world. Homeowners can monitor and control lights, media, climate, security and more from a mobile broadband or Wi-Fi® connection – all with the touch of a button.

Priced from $2.2 million and now selling, the Estate Villas are comprised of 12 luxury estates featuring three different floor plans of two-story homes ranging from 3,980 to 4,800 square feet with an attached cabana or casita with a private entrance. The villas come standard with top-of-the-line custom estate features such as Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, exotic stone countertops, natural stone and marble floors, custom cabinetry, custom hand-forged iron stair railing, a full masonry fireplace, a private two or three-car garage, a game room with a mini bar, professionally designed walk-in closets, his and hers bathroom vanities, a Jacuzzi bathtub in the master bathroom and a climate controlled wine room.

The villas combine exquisite interiors with the utmost in eco-friendly upgrades that are proven to save 74 percent in energy costs per month compared to a traditional home. Green features include spray polyurethane foam insulation, an energy efficient HVAC system, LED lighting, a hybrid water heater and dual pane Low-E windows, to name a few.

The new model at Sterling at Silverleaf is now open to the public, but appointments are required. Seven of the 12 estate villas are now under construction with completion in late 2014. The second model home will open in late August. The Silverleaf Group of DMB Realty Network manages sales for the community and can be reached at (480) 502-6902. For more information on Sterling at Silverleaf, visit