A relationship that started with a simple audio-video installation became a complete home transformation for long-time clients who trusted Crescendo Designs to help them turn their Water Mill house into their dream home.
Working alongside builder Lettieri Construction, who undertook the massive renovation of the 9,000-square-foot home, our design team overhauled and upgraded the entire technology system to incorporate the latest in audio-video, electronics, home automation, and architecture.
“The key with this home—or with any project, for that matter—is the ability to envision technology as part of the home’s architecture and interior design,” explained Mike Brody, vice president at Crescendo. “The two must integrate flawlessly and aesthetically. No one wants to ‘see’ equipment; it must be as invisible as it is enjoyable.”
Although the home’s automation incorporates multiple elements and technology, including lighting, HVAC, pool, alarm, television/media room, fireplaces, surveillance cameras, a one-of-a-kind LED art piece, and an electronic smoke window—all controlled via Crestron and Lutron systems—a visitor to the home would be hard-pressed to find them.
“We reduced clutter with in-wall lighting keypads, touch panels, and the use of the TruFig aesthetic treatment, which makes them flush with the wall and virtually undetectable,” he added. When the homeowner travels, the systems can be controlled via an iPad or iPhone, allowing ultimate ease and flexibility of control—from virtually anywhere in the world.
Ceiling clutter is also reduced by using architectural and invisible speakers for background music and entertaining. B&W speakers and JL Audio subwoofers were purposely installed in the media room, however, to stand out in the crowd and “put on a show.”
With their Long Island property now earning rave reviews, the homeowners have decided to refresh their Manhattan apartment with Crescendo-designed and -installed systems, where the new features and updates will unite the look and feel of both residences.
For more information on how Crescendo can beautifully integrate today’s technology into your home design, contact us.