This spectacular whole-home integration includes:
A dedicated home cinema,
A security system with closed-circuit TV,
Distributed audio and video throughout,
A climate and energy system (including solar panels and batteries),
And an intercom system.
The challenge? The client asked Electronic Living for "no visible black boxes."
As a result, the house features a number of inventive solutions, including speakers with custom grilles that bleand seamlessly into the home's aesthetic. By working closely with the home's architects and interior designers, the home tech professionals involved in the project were able to complete all the smart systems in the house within a 12-month window -- the length of the build. The time squeeze on construction for a home of this size meant that anywhere from 30 to 50 contractors might be on-site at once, and logistics and pre-planning were key to delivering the project on time. On occasion, this required Electronic Living to test gear offsite at their facility prior to co-ordinating installation in the home.
You'll note that many of the home's video displays disappear when not in use -- take a look at the custom drop-down TV rig in the pool pavillion. Speakers are hidden throughout that pavillion, too, and custom enclosures were created to assure the highest audio quality possible for each space, even if that meant hiding speakers in the ceiling. Climate, lighting, and audio-video systems are customizable for over a dozen different zones in this home, all controlled by intuitive touch-screens throughout the building.
All of this creativity meant a CEDIA Award for the team -- and what's more, Electronic Living is now also handling all the electronic systems on this client's yacht. It's a direct result of the firm's commitment to excellence.