KB Home Debuts First Apple HomeKit-Enabled New Home Community

Friday, November 18, 2016 9:00 am PST


SAN JOSE, Calif.

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SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, KB Home (NYSE: KBH) unveiled the nation’s first HomeKit-enabled community at its Promenade at Communications Hill in San Jose. KB Home is the first homebuilder to make a HomeKit smart-home package available to homebuyers. Along with its introduction at Promenade at Communications Hill, the Apple HomeKit package will also be available for buyers at KB Home’s Magnolia at Patterson Ranch community.

A model home showcasing how KB homeowners can simply and securely monitor and control Apple HomeKit-compatible accessories, such as lighting, door locks and other security features, and more, conveniently from their iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, is now open at Promenade at Communications Hill.

Apple’s Home app delivers a simple and secure interface to manage HomeKit-integrated home automation products in one place, allowing homeowners to connect and control their environment whether at home or away. For example, the Home app allows users to set customized scenes, such as “Leaving Home,” which could turn off lights, lock the doors, and lower the thermostat.

Designed with today’s tech-savvy buyer in mind, Promenade at Communications Hill offers convenient city living close to San Jose’s shopping, dining, nightlife and cultural attractions, as well as to the area’s major Silicon Valley employers. The community also provides easy access to Interstates 880, 680 and U.S. Highway 101.

The three-story floor plans available at Promenade range in size from 2,148 to 2,178 square feet, and can be built with up to five bedrooms, four baths, and a two-car garage. Pricing begins in the low-$900,000s.

The HomeKit-equipped model home at Promenade at Communications Hill is now open for tours at 307 Adeline Street in San Jose. For more information about KB Home, visit or call 888-KB-HOMES.

About KB Home

KB Home (NYSE: KBH) is one of the largest and most recognized homebuilders in the United States and an industry leader in sustainability, building innovative and highly energy- and water-efficient new homes. Founded in 1957 and the first homebuilder listed on the New York Stock Exchange, the Company has built nearly 600,000 homes for families from coast to coast. Distinguished by its personalized homebuilding approach, KB Home lets each buyer choose their lot location, floor plan, décor choices, design features and other special touches that matter most to them. To learn more about KB Home, call 888-KB-HOMES, visit or connect on or

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