For this project in a 42,000-square-foot home and adjacent guesthouse, the owner tasked the design team with filling the house with cutting-edge technology — then making it disappear. Unobtrusive and largely invisible technology was the guiding concept. Find a home technology professional near you.
For the controls, the client requested that they be simple enough for his 6-year-old grandson to operate. All electronics in this home integration can be controlled via a Macintosh computer, iPhone or iPad, from anywhere in the world, as long as the user has an Internet connection.
The system incorporates more than 260 audio speakers in more than 80 zones, 20 TV screens, hundreds of lights, gas lamps, automated shades, 20 HVAC units, Apple-integrated phone system, automated waterfalls and fountains, security and surveillance.
This impressive home is meant for living, entertaining and enjoying, where the newly integrated technology and control are present throughout, but they visually fade into the background. The client, in fact, had one final stipulation for the overall project design: "No ugly rock speakers!"