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The Growth of the Smart Home

Ask when smart home technology first started and you’ll find dates that keep going back further and further in time. However, the technology in the 1960s through the 1980s obviously differs drastically from what we think of today. The American... Read More »


2017 HGTV Dream Home Giveaway

The winner of the 2017 HGTV Dream Home Giveaway will be announced on February 24. Millions of entries were sent in last year and this year is likely to see millions more. Yet for that one lucky winner, they get... Read More »


Take Another Look at the 2013 HGTV Smart Home

From native plants and sensible shade designs outdoors, to locally sourced building materials and the latest in modern technology inside, the Glenn Layton 2013 HGTV Smart Home is a testament to modern home design. This custom home in Jacksonville Beach,... Read More »



How to Choose the Right Exterior Paint Color

Your home’s exterior color plays an important role in defining the look and feel of your property. From restrained neutrals to exuberant pops of color, the choices are seemingly endless. If you’ve purchased a new home, here are a few... Read More »


Introducing the Connected Home

Glenn Layton Homes enjoys building custom and coastal homes in Jacksonville Beach and Atlantic Beach, Florida. Our new home customers always ask about new and exciting features that we feel will make their new home complete. We believe some of... Read More »


LEED Gold

It isn’t a secret that the HGTV Smart Home has amazing features and technology. But did you also know that the HGTV Smart Home built by Glenn Layton Homes in Paradise Key South Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Florida, is also energy... Read More »


Smart Technology for your Home

Thanks to modern technology, our lives have become increasingly efficient. We can now a number of things, things that used to take hours, with just one click of a button or flip of a switch. But when we focus too... Read More »



HGTV Smart Home Winner Announced

Glenn Layton Homes is excited to congratulate and welcome Peggy Walker, winner of the HGTV Smart Home 2013, to the Paradise Key South Beach Neighborhood in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.  Peggy is a retired school teacher from Wisconsin.  We think she... Read More »


One of Glenn Layton Homes’ proudest moments was opening the doors to the HGTV Smart Home 2013! Join us as we take a look back on the most memorable spaces inside this coastal dream home.

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