Integrated Home Designs From CEDIA 2014 Finalists, Pt. 1

©Cedia 2014 Peoples Pick

©Cedia 2014 Peoples Pick

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©Cedia 2014 Peoples Pick

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Photo By: William Psolka

Photo By: William Psolka

Photo By: William Psolka

Photo By: William Psolka

Photo By: William Psolka

Photo By: William Psolka

Photo By: William Psolka

Photo By: William Psolka

Photo By: William Psolka

Photo By: William Psolka

Photo By: William Psolka

Photo By: William Psolka

Photo By: William Psolka

Photo By: William Psolka

Photo By: William Psolka

Photo By: William Psolka

Moderate to Fully Automated

A Universal remote in the media rooms allows full control over music, video, sources, lighting and security from any Apple, Android or computer device. Find a home technology professional near you.

Moderate to Fully Automated

Many spaces have convenient locations for guests to plug in their audio devices. This system consists of 10 zones of distributed audio with different styles of speakers to blend in with the décor.

Moderate to Fully Automated

Four 7" touchscreens are located around the home to provide full control over the entire home, as well as view the five perimeter security cameras.

Moderate to Fully Automated

A cellular booster and a wireless access point are installed in the underground poker room so the homeowners can use their cell phones and access the A/V system during a long poker night.

Maximized Apartment on a Deadline

Keypads and an iPad interface can call lighting scenes, as well as control every dimmable and switchable lighting circuit in the apartment. Find a home technology professional near you.

Maximized Apartment on a Deadline

A TV lift cabinet reveals a flat screen, one of eight video zones that are distributed throughout the apartment. Each zone is controlled by keypads, iPads and iPhones.

Maximized Apartment on a Deadline

The apartment seems conventional at first sight. However, it has many hidden features, like a projection on this closet mirror.

Maximized Apartment on a Deadline

This apartment integrates lighting, video, Wi-Fi, home theaters, and much more to make it a homely, fun and entertaining place.

High End, Budget Price

With a click on a touchscreen, the painting above the fireplace rolls aside to reveal a large flat screen. The installed equipment doesn't detract from the aesthetics of the home. Find a home technology professional near you.

High End, Budget Price

There are four surround sound system sources, including one in the theatre. Speakers are also installed to report any security zone violations announcing, "You have been detected. Leave immediately."

Uniquely Automated

Many entertainment scenes are created to set up this home for parties, relaxing or parental control measures. All at the touch of a button. Find a home technology professional near you.

Uniquely Automated

This media room boasts a 133" screen and projector, perfect for keeping up with multiple sporting events at the same time.

Uniquely Automated

The blinds on the windows in the main floor raise up in the morning. As the day goes on, the blinds begin to close automatically to keep the house at a nice temperature during summer months.

Uniquely Automated

This system includes the automation of just about every subsystem with the Elan g! System, including 12 audio zones, six HDMI distributed TV's, and three surround sound systems.

Complex System Made Simple

The homeowners live in a rural area, so security is a priority. They are notified via e-mail and telephone when something triggers their security system. Find a home technology professional near you.

Complex System Made Simple

With so many TV's and speakers throughout the home, an automation system is in place so they don't have to spend a lot of time turning electronics on and off. That way, they can enjoy more time playing pool.

Complex System Made Simple

A gorgeous dedicated theatre room has its own standalone system with access to the newest gaming systems like xBox, Sony and Nintendo. The media room also has access to a massive movie server.

Complex System Made Simple

The family can start watching a movie in the theatre, and then finish watching it in any room of the house.

From Flooded to Flawless

The first integrated system in this home was destroyed by flooding only six months after installation. In case of another flood, cameras are now installed so the homeowner can see if their home is being affected. Find a home technology professional near you.

From Flooded to Flawless

Several touchscreens have access to audio, video, security cameras and lighting controls. The home has 16 audio zones, two Internet radio streams, a pair of Apple TV's and a satellite box.

From Flooded to Flawless

The previous installation stored the equipment in the basement mechanical room. As a precaution, all of the wiring and equipment is now stored on the main floor.

From Flooded to Flawless

Invisible speakers and subwoofers are installed in many areas of the home, as well as sound transducers attached to the stairs. There's not a room in the house that doesn't have sound.

From Flooded to Flawless

The flexibility and redundancy of this system is what makes it so successful for the homeowner.

Versatile Home Show

The entertainment room includes two TV's at the bar, two zones of audio and a 7.1 surround sound area, perfect for entertaining guests during movie night. Find a home technology professional near you.

Versatile Home Show

Invisible speakers are installed in the dining room area, so that music distribution is possible without disturbing the beautiful ceiling design.

Versatile Home Show

There are several automated events that control lighting, TV's and more, to liven up the entire home with a day time, night time or cleaning scene.

Versatile Home Show

The gates to the main entrance and backyard have automated door locks which allow the builder to arm the security system and lock the door, or vice versa, from a remote location.

Versatile Home Show

The system can even control the outdoor fireplace from the master bedroom's touchpad.

Comfort and Functionality

This installation includes a Savant integrated control system, which makes operating the home easy and complements the family’s active lifestyle. Find a home technology professional near you.

Fully Loaded Home

This home is fully loaded with 18 TV locations, multiple zones of music, a theater, HVAC, pool spa, lighting, garage doors, surveillance and security. Find a home technology professional near you.

Fully Loaded Home

The home theatre offers a golf simulator, amazing visuals and comfortable seating.

Fully Loaded Home

The large bathroom becomes even more relaxing with a TV above the bathtub.

Fully Loaded Home

A convenient flat screen appears at the foot of the bed, hidden by a built-in TV cabinet when not in use.

Fully Loaded Home

The integration in the home is seamless, reliable and easy-to-use anytime, anywhere.

At the Touch of a Button

Everything in this home works at the touch of a button to provide simplicity and comfort for the owners when operating their home. Find a home technology professional near you.

At the Touch of a Button

The TV changes to the homeowner's favorite channels based on a customized list for every room.

At the Touch of a Button

Simplicity continues as the lights automatically turn on and off at different times of the day. Shades also work on time schedules, so furniture is protected from sunlight.

Empty Nester Retreat

Convenient technology solutions in this home are designed to entertain adult kids and grand kids alike, including distributed music and entertainment that has minimal impact on living spaces. Find a home technology professional near you.

Empty Nester Retreat

The homeowners took a hands-on approach to the design and wanted the lighting systems to highlight the home's architecture.

Empty Nester Retreat

The systems in the home are integrated together with a unified control system and are easily controlled by any smart phone, tablet, handheld remote, and 11 wall-mounted keypads.

Empty Nester Retreat

Two surround sound systems and two additional TV's share centralized sources including a TiVo Roamio, DVR with TiVo Mini extender, Apple TV and Blu-ray player.

Seamless Elegance

All equipment and systems are out of sight in this home, so that the experience is seamless, easy-to-use and beautiful. Find a home technology professional near you.

Seamless Elegance

More than 120 lighting zones are controlled by Lutron Homeworks QS system, so the homeowner can have many customized scenes for each room.

Seamless Elegance

The shades are synced with an atomic clock so they can open or close for better temperature control inside the house.

Integration for a Minimalist

This system eliminates wall clutter through the use of keypads to keep the home's design minimal and modern. Find a home technology professional near you.

Integration for a Minimalist

The only touch panel is in the kitchen, which serves as the home’s hub, to take advantage of Control4’s video intercom at the front door.

Integration for a Minimalist

Having all systems seamlessly work together give the homeowners convenient and relaxed living.

Integration for a Minimalist

The house was a semi-retrofit, so running the wiring infrastructure became difficult. In the end, the designers still delivered the project as promised.

Integration for a Minimalist

Integration systems for A/V, lighting and shades help the homeowner maintain the intended minimalist, modern style.

Modern Automation, 1900s Aesthetic

This 100+ year-old home is keeping with the early 1900s aesthetics throughout the renovation. To continue the style, a Savant control system is installed to control the home's features. Find a home technology professional near you.

Modern Automation, 1900s Aesthetic

The large kitchen has ample recessed and natural lighting needed for the area.

Modern Automation, 1900s Aesthetic

The largest challenge for the designers in this project was keeping the 1900s look while installing modern technology features.

Modern Automation, 1900s Aesthetic

This ultimate home has 12 TV locations, multiple zones of music, dedicated theater, HVAC, pool spa, lighting, garage doors, surveillance and security.

Modern Automation, 1900s Aesthetic

The system controls interior lighting scenes, so the homeowner can customize the perfect lighting for each room.

Modern Automation, 1900s Aesthetic

The entertainment room boasts a poker table, pool table and a TV hanging above the bar area.

Non-Invasive Modernization

This New York City apartment has a powerful interface controlling six media zones, HVAC, lighting integration and more. Find a home technology professional near you.

Non-Invasive Modernization

The system had to be packaged and presented with precision in a non-invasive manner to keep with the modern style of the apartment.

Non-Invasive Modernization

Invisible Amina speakers and hidden media speakers are in the walls and millwork cavities with custom wood panels as coverings.

Non-Invasive Modernization

The integration system itself, with its subtle conformity to the finish elements, make this a very noteworthy project.

Non-Invasive Modernization

The modern bathroom has a TV mounted on the far wall, perfect for watching the morning news.

Honda Smart Home

The goal for this home is to produce more energy than it consumes. For example, when the power that is being generated by the solar panels is in excess of what is needed for the home to operate, the system can then either charge the car, charge the batteries for the home or send it back to the power grid. Find a home technology professional near you.

Honda Smart Home

The system provides automatic lighting control, HVAC control and energy utilization that balances comfort with the efficiency.

Honda Smart Home

The system allows nightly charging of an electric vehicle, and still produces an excess of 2kWh that can be sold back to the grid.

Honda Smart Home

The system is responsible for managing the climate control, lighting control and monitors the production and consumption of energy.

Honda Smart Home

Every system running in this home is a first generation prototype. There was no historical data or previous information to utilize when creating the code for this control system.

Honda Smart Home

There are eight 20-foot deep boreholes beneath the home for a geothermal heat pump to harness the ground's relatively stable thermal sink to heat and cool the home's floors and ceiling throughout the year.

Honda Smart Home

The LED lighting is designed to support the wellness of the home's occupants. The lights mimick the natural shifts in daylight from morning to night – blue colored white light in the AM hours, and warmer colored light for PM hours.

Enriched By Technology

Built in the 1940s as a modest beach home, this house has been renovated many times. Now, the homeowner wants to enrich each moment lived in the home through integrating music, cinema and technology. Find a home technology professional near you.

Enriched By Technology

The Master Retreat and Master Bedroom each feature a motorized TV lift, positioned in the prefect viewing location. It is hidden when not in use to enjoy the ocean views.

Enriched By Technology

The gym and indoor spa feature a motorized articulating mount, which automatically moves into position when the zone is turned ON.

Enriched By Technology

The interior A/V systems features 31 zones of stereo audio. A 12x12 HDMI matrix switch routes multiple family members' assigned DirecTV DVR's to any of the TV's in the house.

Enriched By Technology

An outdoor-rated Cisco WAP, several Panasonic digital phone antennas and a WiEx cell phone extender system are installed for total coverage over the complicated terrain.

Enriched By Technology

A sophisticated perimeter security system monitors the space and guards against curious beachgoers from trespassing. Warning announcements play over the outdoor speaker system upon intrusion.

Enriched By Technology

The outdoor pool and spa includes water features, a water slide and color changing underwater lights – all controlled from the AMX system.

Enriched By Technology

The impressive outdoor music system features 10 zones of high-fidelity audio, featuring 42 individual satellite speakers and six 10” or 12” subwoofers and two pairs of Sonance outdoor in-ceilings.

Want to see more CEDIA 2014 integrated homes? Check out the Part 2 of this gallery.