Modeling the future: Innovation Way explores new ideas in home design
25 October 2022 | Lisa Hall
Most model home tours offer a quick, somewhat desultory peek at the garage. That’s not the case at Babcock Ranch’s Innovation Way: A look inside seven of the nine garages along Hammock Lane, aka “Innovation Way,” reveals state-of-the-art technology not available in current homes for sale.
There are batteries that can power the entire home for up to 24 hours in the event of a power outage. There are tankless water heaters. There are electronic gizmos from which homeowners can monitor their own electricity usage, shutting off dormant appliances or areas of the home that aren’t requiring power.
One of the garages even has an electrical hookup that can charge the new Ford F-150 Lightning pickup truck. Or, in the event of a power outage, the fully charged truck can return the favor, by powering the entire house for 12 to 24 hours.