Integrated Home Designs From CEDIA 2014 Finalists, Pt. 2

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Personalized Luxury

All facets of this project represent quality design and engineering with house-wide music, a home theatre and multiple other living and entertaining spaces. Find a home technology professional near you.

Personalized Luxury

A live performance stage is installed in the home theater for the two children and their friends to put on puppet shows, sing karaoke, and host other events as they grow up.

Personalized Luxury

The stage lighting system includes multiple layers of light and a hazing system. The AMX system is intuitive and simple to use for the children.

Personalized Luxury

Several scenes are created to transform the home with a single button press. For example, “Elegant Evening” turns the fireplaces ON, tunes music to Romantic Jazz and turns TV's off.

Personalized Luxury

There are custom curated Pandora channels in the audio zones, like “Her House Tour” (French Provencal Music), “His Garage Tour” (Classic Rock), and "Alone Together" (Romantic Jazz).

Personalized Luxury

This home is truly integrated with extensive effort invested in connecting and controlling every electronic sub-system present in the house.

Modern in Mexico

This home features a reliable system that controls outside water fountains, unique lighting and shades, and audio and video distribution. Find a home technology professional near you.

Modern in Mexico

Eight video zones are distributed all over the house, including one in the kitchen.

Modern in Mexico

Every light scene is customized by the owner to display the amazing lighting project. Scenes can be called from keypads and iPad interface.

Modern in Mexico

They also have a time schedule in common areas and play scenes to create the perfect atmosphere for pool or game night.

Tastefully Hidden

The homeowner has a busy work and travel schedule, so remote access to all integrated systems is a key feature in this design, as well as ease of use and intuitiveness. Find a home technology professional near you.

Tastefully Hidden

Twenty-three video zones are spaced throughout this large house. There are 25 audio zones, as well as a full Anamorphic Theater Room.

Tastefully Hidden

Email alerts are generated if humidity falls above or below set parameters, since the exotic woods used throughout the home on floors and cabinetry can be affected.

Tastefully Hidden

In the Anamorphic Theater Room, a hidden button will open a concealed door to reveal three equipment racks levitating off the floor, held on a cradle that motorizes back and forth in its room when servicing or upgrading is required.

Tastefully Hidden

There is a custom-built interface to control the pool and spa circulation pumps, temperature settings, lighting, pool waterfall and spa jets.

Integration to the Nth Degree

From controlling the 23 foot long Great Room roller shades to controlling the metal halide tennis court lights, this elaborate technology is surprisingly easy to use. Find a home technology professional near you.

Integration to the Nth Degree

If the home is in "Away" mode, the shades will react to changes in sunlight and temperature to either open (harvest sunlight) or close (reject sunlight) and contribute to the home's efficiency.

Integration to the Nth Degree

There is an entertainment room for the family, complete with 3 gaming stations, a large flat screen and a pool table.

Integration to the Nth Degree

The home's integration system includes a full Anamorphic Theater Room, along with 132 lighting and fan loads, 36 motorized roller shades, 11 security cameras, humidity monitoring, 13 video zones and 17 audio zones.

Integration to the Nth Degree

Even while traveling, the homeowners can verify the comings and goings of pool servicing technicians, landscapers, snow removal, and dog walkers.

Ultimate Luxury in 1500 Square Feet

The home’s technology never stands out; it is simply and carefully integrated to blend in with the décor, while preserving the amazing city view. Find a home technology professional near you.

Ultimate Luxury in 1500 Square Feet

There are metal-finish keypads in all rooms and tabletop controllers for each nightstand in the master bedroom for added convenience to control the 84-inch 4K flat panel.

Ultimate Luxury in 1500 Square Feet

The integration system in 1500 square feet includes an entry intercom, lighting, shading and drapery, HVAC, distributed audio and 3 A/V systems, without causing visual distraction.

Ultimate Luxury in 1500 Square Feet

A subwoofer hidden in the kitchen cabinetry provides audio for the Great Room.

Ultimate Luxury in 1500 Square Feet

One challenge for the designers was selecting a nearly invisible speaker system with enough output for the vintage church organ.

Ultimate Luxury in 1500 Square Feet

The touch panels feature a "Wake Up" button that executes a lighting preset, motorized shades and turns on music.

Modern Makeover

In order to preserve the original Victorian home, the space for wiring was very limited. Creative design resolved the constraints while allowing the team to design for future upgrades to the system. Find a home technology professional near you.

Modern Makeover

The living and kitchen area feature floor to ceiling windows that overlook a private pond. Having motorized shades to control natural light and privacy was essential.

Modern Makeover

Space constraints were the largest obstacle in the modern remodel. All of the structured wiring, security system, audio, video and control equipment had to occupy a 5x6 foot closet in the basement.

Modern Makeover

The master bedroom features floor to ceiling shades and a flat screen on a wall mount.

Modern Makeover

The home's integrated system makes it easy for the owners to relax and entertain after a day of skiing with the family.

Mountain Retreat

A low-maintenance, but robust automation system is installed, including features like a walk-in vault, ice and snow melt system and energy managements. Find a home technology professional near you.

Mountain Retreat

The system administration is handled by a local Apple server with secure connectivity.

Mountain Retreat

There's a fully suspended acoustical ceiling over the bowling alley to isolate noise. It's constructed of a cold-rolled steel frame that is mechanically isolated by an array of 500+ acoustic springs.

Mountain Retreat

The shading system maximizes solar efficiencies in both the summer and winter months.

Mountain Retreat

Forward Looking Infrared cameras are on the rear and sides of the home, providing the owners with a full thermal view in any weather condition.

Mountain Retreat

The A/V system includes 12 video zones with 4K resolution. Mechanical aspects include a hazard-detection system with burglar, fire, water, temperature and gas sensors.

Integrated On a Timeline

In just four weeks, a completely new media room was designed to make this a state-of-the-art home. Find a home technology professional near you.

Integrated On a Timeline

A 5.1 surround sound system, custom LCR bar and a color-matched 10” bookshelf subwoofer are incorporated in the family room.

Integrated On a Timeline

The A/V control distribution is centralized, integrating eight existing zones of audio with six zones of video and 12 zones of lights.

Integrated On a Timeline

The homeowners wanted to keep the original furniture in the media room, but required a design that better utilized the space.

Turnkey Control

A key element in this integrated home is that all features can be controlled locally or globally with the Crestron Gesture Driven app. Find a home technology professional near you.

Turnkey Control

The integration includes whole-house distributed music, HVAC integration, security integration and distributed video with wireless capability.

Turnkey Control

A large flat screen is mounted on the wall in the workout room with full access to Mirage Media Server and Apple TV functions.

Historic With Added Amenities

In keeping with the style of the home, the system is integrated within its environment, leaving behind what the homeowner wants to see, while hiding all of the wires and black boxes. Find a home technology professional near you.

Historic With Added Amenities

Three objectives are present throughout the design including current technology, a good wired infrastructure, and an enjoyable, integrated electronic system that is pleasing to the eye.

Historic With Added Amenities

Lutron HomeWorks provides a great lighting control platform, with low-voltage keypads located throughout the home for easy access and less wall-clutter.

Historic With Added Amenities

Recessed lighting and centralized dimming keep with the streamlined vision.

Historic With Added Amenities

A docking station is located in the office where the homeowner's personal iPad is placed for charging and quick access to the system.

Historic With Added Amenities

There is also a docking station on the nightside table in the master bedroom for added convenience.

Technically Straightforward and Effective

This integration is achieved with contemporary aesthetics and centralized electronics, including 12 built-in audio areas and six distributed video areas. Find a home technology professional near you.

Technically Straightforward and Effective

Along with iPad and iPhone control, four built-in Crestron touch-screens were installed, including one in the kitchen.

Technically Straightforward and Effective

Motorized window shades are installed into recessed ceiling pockets with customized trim that is flush with the drywall ceiling and held in place by earth magnets.

Technically Straightforward and Effective

Five motorized window shades roll down in the Master Bedroom to keep the early morning light out.

Technically Straightforward and Effective

The system that is implemented is aesthetically and functionally appropriate for the home and will provide simple and reliable operation for years to come.

Technically Straightforward and Effective

The recreation room has 5.1 surround sound system along with a 135” film screen and an Epson projector with great performance and value for watching 2D and 3D film and TV.

Two Control Systems, One Solution

One company guided the design of the project, while a second company supplied wiring and installation. The 25,000+ square foot home is integrated in every way, while maintaining a budget. Find a home technology professional near you.

Two Control Systems, One Solution

The clients can easily access lighting, audio/visual systems, pool controls, security and thermostats all from their personal iPads – while at home or on vacation.

Two Control Systems, One Solution

Sixteen rooms receive music from the Headend, using a Zector 16x16 audio switcher and AudioControl amplification with built-in EQ to balance the rooms.

Two Control Systems, One Solution

The bathroom, along with eight other rooms in the home, have access to up to four satellites, one Apple TV, Blu-ray and 16 cameras.

Two Control Systems, One Solution

A flat screen mounted on the wall is the center of attention in this game room, featuring a bar area, foosball table and comfortable seating area.

Two Control Systems, One Solution

A directional antenna is mounted on a high-point on the homeowner's chimney so that it can hit the wireless carrier's radio tower and overcome the confines of the town's broadband offerings.

Automated Luxury Getaway

This home is a vacation getaway for the owner, but it will primarily be used as a rental property. The home is integrated with the owner and renter in mind. Find a home technology professional near you.

Automated Luxury Getaway

Anyone who stays on the property can download the MyHome App through the Google Play store or Apple App store and control the home in seconds.

Automated Luxury Getaway

The location is primarily a luxury rental property, but the owner wanted both the renters and himself to feel at home when visiting.

Automated Luxury Getaway

Each room has its own Samsung LED TV with the Great room having a large 75” mounted on a stone fireplace.

Automated Luxury Getaway

The property features six distributed audio zones powered by Control4’s new line of amplifiers, Control4 lighting, 4x Nest Thermostats, Jandy Pool controller and IP cameras.

Automated Luxury Getaway

An outdoor TV is part of the video and audio distribution system with a pair of Paradigm Extreme Moisture in-ceiling speakers.

Mid-Century Mixed with 21st Century

The architectural elements are left untouched and new additions follow the home's design. The guest house on the property can function as a separate unit or be joined to the main house. Find a home technology professional near you.

Mid-Century Mixed with 21st Century

The main room of the guest house is the media room with a motorized screen and projector lift.

Mid-Century Mixed with 21st Century

When not in use, the projector is hidden in the ceiling, revealing views of the beautiful backyard instead.

Mid-Century Mixed with 21st Century

There are Samsung keypads located at the front entrance, side gate and guest house so the homeowner can access the home without having to use keys.

Comprehensive Control

The system controls eight audio zones, including an architectural stereo sound system with a hidden in-floor subwoofer located beneath couch. Find a home technology professional near you.

Comprehensive Control

All control interfaces are custom designed specifically for the homeowners, each one slightly different to accommodate personal preferences by each user.

Comprehensive Control

The media room renovation displays ingenuity of design with its concealed speaker stage and hide-a-way rack cabinet.

Comprehensive Control

The rack holds the POE switch for the IP camera system, an uninterruptable power supply, Blu-Ray, Dish Joey, Apple TV and many gaming systems.

Comprehensive Control

The system is spread across seven different rooms of the main residence, as well as three outdoor areas and the adjacent pool house and fitness area.

Comprehensive Control

Bundled weather rated wire is intertwined into vines growing around a small pergola that covers the walkway in order to connect the main residence to the pool house.

Integrated for Business and Entertaining

This fully integrated home can be controlled from anywhere in the world, from setting the alarm system to controlling the thermostat. Find a home technology professional near you.

Integrated for Business and Entertaining

The home consists of eight audio zones, a music server, a 5.1 surround system in the Great Room paired with an 80” TV and much more.

Integrated for Business and Entertaining

In-wall iPads and iPods are installed at key locations throughout the house to offer quick and easy control of lighting and entertainment scenes.

Integrated for Business and Entertaining

The homeowners have a home based business, so all speakers are hidden in the wall or ceiling, and all electronic components are installed in a self-contained rack in the Mechanical Room.

Integrated for Business and Entertaining

The 5.1 surround system ties in with the kitchen audio zone and the distributed video works seamlessly with the surround and in-ceiling speakers.

Integrated for Business and Entertaining

The designers minimized energy consumption by limiting the output of the light source from 100% to 80%.

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