A Room With Two ViewsThe best way to experience the Super Bowl would, of course, be seats on the 50-yard line. But if you don’t want to travel, the stunning advances in home theaters will allow you to view the game from the best seats in the house-your own.
A Gilded ExperienceOne of our clients’ neighbors called Electronics Design Group because they were going to construct an addition onto their existing estate and wanted a media system area in it. When we initially met with them and their architect, builder, and designer to discuss the project, we learned that the proposed “addition” was half the size of their existing 10,000-square-foot home, and the media system would be located in a 5,000-square-foot indoor pool/recreation area – a longtime dream of the owners! This tranquil 2-story area is connected to the main house on 3 levels.
A Real KnockoutDancing, Karaoke, Games, Cocktails, Movies. This room has it all. From the parquet dance floor and karaoke system to a regulation pool, air hockey and foosball table, to a fully stocked bar with top shelf spirits and plenty of seating to a big screen with big audio.
Accidental OpulenceThis project was for an existing client who had built a home two years earlier and waited on completing the lower level. We had recently completed a dedicated 12-seat theater for one of his good friends, which our client was able to experience first hand. This high-performance system served as a good starting point of reference. We had an optimal size space to work with; 26’ wide x 34’ long with 9’ ceilings. The objective was to be able to seat 22 people! We accommodated 16 luxurious Cinematech theater seats, with 6 bar stools along a granite counter behind the third row.
Solitary SoundA renovation of a New Jersey family’s 25-year-old house inspired the homeowners to turn their dark and dreary basement into a state-of-the-art home theater. Like most basements, this one offered plenty of space to incorporate the standard big-screen display, a slew of speakers and comfortable seating, plus a pool table and a bar at the back. But this home theater space is far from common.
Modern LuxuryThe cleints had a very unreliable system. They were having a hard time with their system and wanted an upgrade. We upgraded them to a Crestron system. We put in a SWAMP multi-room audio system as well as new CP3 and MC3 processors. On top of that they received new HR150 remotes, they are still utilizing the old Ipads with the Crestron App.
Best of Both WorldsOur clients’ summer home was a new construction project. They wanted an electronically integrated home – a whole house Multi-Room Audio control system, Lighting system, two Media Systems in the Master Bedroom and Library, a screening room on the Lower Level and integration via the Crestron control system to the following subsystems – 7 Zone HVAC control, Pool & Spa Control, Motorized Shading in several rooms, on and off site control via PC. Ease of use and reliability was top priority.
A Wealth of WiresThis project was unique for several reasons but most importantly the entire 25,000 square feet of Arts & Crafts-style new construction has all home-run circuits making it a project that required extensive planning and documentation to precisely accommodate all underlying conditions. One of these conditions was that the client has owned other similar-sized homes with lighting control and has, unfortunately, experienced the impact of a poorly designed dimming system; hence, they were focused on having the system be as quiet as possible.
A Perfect BlendSome clients just don’t want to give up their trusted treasures, no matter how enticing the latest technology might be. This New Jersey homeowner clung faithfully to his audio- and videophile roots with a stash of cassette tapes and a high-end tape deck, a reference-level FM tuner and even a workhouse laserdisc player and supporting library of 12-inch videodiscs. His prized Wilson Audio WATT Puppy speakers rated the status of man’s best friend so they had to remain a prominent part of any future A/V mix.