Project Connected Home over IP, known as Matter, a unifying standard for the smart home, will begin formal device certification in late 2022. The standard will prioritize connectivity using short-range wireless communication protocols such as Wi-Fi, Thread, and Ethernet. The standard will also include emerging technologies such as Blockchain for device certification and security. In this paper, we rely on the Matter protocol to solve the long-standing heterogeneity problem in intelligent homes. This work presents a hardware Testbed built using development kits, as very few devices currently support Matter protocol. In addition, it presents a network architecture that automates smart homes to cloud services. The work is a simple and inexpensive way to develop a Testbed for automating smart homes using Matter protocol. The architecture lays the foundation for exploring security and privacy issues, data collection analysis, and data provenance in a smart home ecosystem built on Matter protocol.