The objective in this 7,000-square-foot home was to create the "ultimate entertaining pad" with all the AV bells and whistles but integrated in a way that blends in with the environment and decor. Find a home technology professional near you.
The entire system, which includes 45 zones of distributed audio and a 3-D-capable home theater, is controlled from a simple, unified interface which can be accessed from any part of the house. One of the greater installation challenges was this hidden drop-down screen and speaker bar in the master bedroom, motorized and built into a sloped ceiling.
The full integration includes 14 zones of HVAC (including radiant floor zones), pool and spa water features, six closed-circuit cameras, more than 120 lighting loads (with automated lighting scenes), a wine inventory system and switchable privacy glass. All features are easily controlled from any of the 25+ user interfaces located throughout the property. The main house has several Crestron TPS-6L in-wall touch panels and three Crestron V-15 in-wall touch panels (all of which have 1080P video preview capabilities). A customized iPad interface also controls the entire system.
Equipment includes power, AV source, system control and distribution elements by Crestron as well as Apple TV, James Loudspeakers, London BSS audio distribution and line conditioning by Panamax. Despite the massive number of components within the system, the navigation of the user interface is so intuitive that the client needed very little instruction.