This Australian home, perched on a hillside, is the dream house of a newly retired couple. An open floor plan and clean lines demanded that the team from Digital Residence hide all the technology to the best of their ability -- and keep the TV screens from interfering with the home's multiple views when not in use.
All the television displays are on lifters, allowing the screens to retract. The size of the lifting equipment called for careful engineering of the floor and floor supports to allow enough room for the mechanisms to operate properly.
All of this home's audio components are well hidden, and automatic room correction software is built into the Anthem components used in the main living areas, adjusting the sound perfectly for those rooms.
In addition to automated window treatments, the home has rain-sensing louvers to keep out the precip.
The distributed audio and video systems, security, and lighting and shading solutions are all driven by surreptitious systems -- the homeowners were striving for a look that didn't make the technology obvious at all. Affordability was also key, and the clients were able to make their dreams reality for well under $70K.