In order to help preserve this home’s vibe as a local landmark — inside and out — most of the screens needed to be hidden. TVs were stashed behind moving artwork panels, one rises from a custom bench, and the outdoor screen and projector lower from a cypress ceiling. The limited space available to North Integration meant that the entire team of renovators, from architects to electricians, had to work closely with the tech pros to ensure a proper installation.
The 16 zones of HVAC in the home are controlled via a dedicated Crestron processor, and the AV room includes a cooling zone for the components. The lighting system controls 210 different light sources and includes a custom ceiling piece that mimics the natural colors of sunrise and sunset at those times of day. The lighting scenes, driven by LED bulbs, can be triggered and instantly programmed from the 66 keypads or 14 wall panels. The outdoor keypads have been coated to protect the electronics from the region’s natural humidity.
Audio is distributed to 22 "zones," three of which provide music outdoors. The outside theater and pool feature 14 landscape speakers and two in-ground subwoofers placed so that the client will be entertained at fairly low volumes — and won’t disturb the neighbors.
Content for the home’s nine displays can be previewed on any of the in-wall touch panels. If the weather proves too windy for a movie on the 112” screen, a 55” outdoor TV is available. A CCTV systems aids with security while 43 motorized Lutron shades help control lighting scenes. All the devices on the system’s complex network are monitored 24/7 for any issues that might arise.