With a minimalist approach, the owners wanted to have a fully integrated system. This required careful planning and delivery of the system to maintain a modern look while delivering all the features desired. This included a complete audio and video distribution system, management of owner's complete music collection, video distribution to all eight televisions, integrated security system, and whole house lighting control. All systems are controlled from master control panels located in the kitchen and the master suite. The theater room includes both a large screen TV as well as a full drop screen projection system.
This property presented a unique challenge being a visitors lodge with a high level of technology. The owners wanted to incorporate full lighting control, audio distribution, powered window treatments, and centralized thermostat controls. The property is controlled from a master control panel in the kitchen and the master bedroom with independant music controls in each area of the building. The system needed to be ultra simple to operate by anyone visiting the lodge.
With simplicity in mind, the property was designed to incorporate all aspects of home technology available with one button press. Ease of use was the important feature the homeowners were seeking. The carefully designed system incorporated a complete audio and video distribution system controlling all 14 zones, an integrated security system with cameras, whole home lighting control, motorized window treatements, theater room, and a robust data network to ensure proper funtionallity. The homeowners chose to integrate gas fireplaces, patio heaters, and ceiling fans into the control system. All of the systems are controlled using lighting keypads, wireless mobile devices, and personal smart phones. The homeowners were truly amazed with the simplicity of the system.