Warwick, NY

Warwick, NY

Warwick, NY

The client was looking for a fully integrated Savant home automation system complete with multiple zones of audio, local video systems, Lutron QS whole-house lighting, custom Fiber-Optic lighting control, HVAC control, Lutron Sivoia-QS motorized roller shades, generator control, pond-water motion jet control, security system monitoring and control, and motion activated video surveillance cameras.

 

The home is located on a 142-acre property that backs up to a nature preserve. They wanted to use the cameras not only for security purposes, but also to be alerted of an animal’s presence.

 

Being able to control their home from mobile devices was a must-have for our clients, especially for remote control when they plan to travel. These very tech savvy clients planned to use the Savant system to its full potential by integrating as much control as physically possible.

LI Sound Beauty

LI Sound Beauty

LI Sound Beauty

This beautiful home located on a private drive on the Long Island Sound has a Savant Integrated Control System which controls the house music, the Lutron Homeworks lighting system, HVAC, surveillance cameras and the security system. The client has two lovely surround sound television watching areas. The family room has a Samsung 60” television with a Leon center channel speaker and Sonance Visual Performance flush mounted speaker systems for the front and rear left and right channel surround sound speakers. The recreation room has two Samsung televisions, one of which has a simple surround sound system.

 

The home was quite expansive and so it was necessary to install a commercial grade network in order for the systems to function properly. We used a Pakedge K63 network with 8 wireless access points for inside the home and one outdoor wireless access to provide network access from all exterior spaces.

 

The client really enjoys working out, and has active teenagers, so instead of just building an exercise room they built a gym and a separate dance studio. They requested that the dance studio have an impressive sound system that helped to push them through grueling workouts. We chose to install Triad In-Wall Silver/4 Satellite speakers and a large in-wall subwoofer. After providing all equipment cut-out dimensions to the glass installer, the cut-out for the subwoofer was too tight for the installation. We cleverly filed down the wood on the cabinet that enclosed the subwoofer and we were able to install it without cracking the glass.

Rye, NY

Rye, NY

Rye, NY

Our client was embarking on an extensive house renovation and asked us to provide a design and proposal for a fully integrated control system, providing control of thirteen music zones, video, a Lutron RadioRA2 lighting to service all of the house and exterior lighting, and eight Savant thermostat zones for HVAC control.

 

One specific request from the client was for us to design and provide an isolated music studio with a professional PA system. We provided them with QSC speakers, connections for instruments, Roland amplifiers, and a professional Karaoke set-up with a 40” television, commercial microphones and Mackie audio mixer. The music studio is enclosed and acoustically isolated featuring a large sound proof glass window, spanning the entire length of one of the walls, providing the feel of a professional recording studio. The room is set-up to be a live performance room, and has the capability to be a recording studio utilizing Pro Tools.

This custom designed theater in Rye, NY was built as an entertaining space that could accommodate both adults and children. The home theater is connected to a lower level game room where a lot of the homeowner’s entertaining takes place. It was important that the theater room was sound-isolated and acoustically treated so that those enjoying the movie theater experience were not disturbed by the outside noise and vice versa. We brought in an acoustical treatment firm that provided an acoustically suspended ceiling, sound isolation insulation and acoustically treated fabric wrapped wall panels to ensure the desired result.

 

Along with a state-of-the-art Digital Projection projector, B&W speakers for front, side and rear channel surround sound effect, a B&W subwoofer and a B&W subwoofer amplifier, a Savant system with SmartView Video Tiling provides the control interface for the new home theater. Our clients can simultaneously view up to four programs at once. With the swipe of a finger on an iPad they can minimize or maximize a view and change which program is played through the theater sound system.

Home Theater Equipment

  • Digital Projection HIGHlite Cine 1080P-330-3D-HC
  • Stewart Filmscreen Luxus 135″ screen
  • Integra DTR-50.6
  • B&W CT7.3 LCRS (for front left, right & center channel surround sound effect)
  • B&W CWM7.4 (for side left & right channel surround sound effect)
  • B&W CWM7.4 (for rear left & right channel surround sound effect)
  • B&W CTSW12 subwoofer
  • B&W SA1000 subwoofer amplifier
  • Savant SSP-1200-10
  • Savant HST-4501
  • Savant VIM-30D4
  • Savant VIM-30D2
  • Savant VOM-SV02
  • Samsung BD-7500
  • Apple TV
  • Key Digital KD-CATHD300Lite
  • Panamax M4315-Pro
  • Apple iPad Mini
  • Sonance Launchport AM.1
  • Sonance Launchport Basestation
  • Savant SSC-0008
  • 12 Cineak Fortuny Incliner Theater Chairs
  • Lutron RadioRa2 lighting system

A/V Equipment

  • Digital Projection HIGHlite Cine 1080P-330-3D-HC
  • Stewart Filmscreen Luxus 135″ screen
  • Integra DTR-50.6
  • B&W CT7.3 LCRS (for front left, right & center channel surround sound effect)
  • B&W CWM7.4 (for side left & right channel surround sound effect)
  • B&W CWM7.4 (for rear left & right channel surround sound effect)
  • B&W CTSW12 subwoofer
  • B&W SA1000 subwoofer amplifier
  • Savant SSP-1200-10
  • Savant HST-4501
  • Savant VIM-30D4
  • Savant VIM-30D2
  • Savant VOM-SV02
  • Samsung BD-7500
  • Apple TV
  • Key Digital KD-CATHD300Lite
  • Panamax M4315-Pro
  • Apple iPad Mini
  • Sonance Launchport AM.1
  • Sonance Launchport Basestation
  • Savant SSC-0008
  • 12 Cineak Fortuny Incliner Theater Chairs
  • Lutron RadioRa2 lighting system
NYC Brownstone

NYC Brownstone

New York City Brownstone

Our client purchased a 5-story townhouse in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village as well as a smaller townhouse that is situationed on the other side of their courtyard. The smaller home serves as a guest house as well as a family hang-out location separate from the main house. The two homes are separated by a courtyard and are connected via an underground passage which houses the wine tasting area, pilates room and playroom. Due to the size of the project, the client wanted a control system that was easy to use and could provide control of two distinct homes from one user interface. We provided a Savant integrated control system providing control of the audio, video, lighting, motorized window treatments, HVAC, security cameras and security system monitoring.

 

Because the client liked the ergonomics of the Universal Remote Controls we customized them to be integrated with the Savant system. This allows for control of not only the video sources, but also lighting control and shades. The client also uses their iPads to control the audio, video, lighting, motorized window treatments, HVAC, security cameras and security system monitoring using the Savant App.

 

Our client purchased a NYC brownstone and an adjacent mini-brownstone. The mini brownstone is accessible via the conjoining couryard or the underground hallway connecting the two buildings. The mini brownstone is primarily a guest house for when out of state family and friends visit but the top floor is the game room with a pool/ping pong table, a bar and a poker table. It is equipped with 4 televisions, 4 separate satellite receivers, a BluRay player, and a video matrix switcher which allows for the viewing of 4 separate programs or sporting events at once. We created a custom user interface through Savant that is easy and intuitive to operate. This user interface provides the user with the ability to control all of the equipment from one user interface. With everything connected via a matrix switcher, the clients can choose to view the same program on all 4 televisions, one program on each television or any combination of programs they choose. They can also control the volume of each television individually through the television speakers or can choose to listen to one video source through the in-ceiling speakers.

Equipment

  • B&W CCM-665
  • Canton GLE 410.2
  • Samsung UN40ES6100
  • Samsung BD-ES6500
  • DirectTVH24
  • DirectTV HR24
  • Apple iPad
  • Sonance CM-IW2000
  • Universal MX-980i
  • Universal MSC-400
  • Atlona AT-COMP-88M
Upper East Side, NYC

Upper East Side, NYC

Upper East Side, NYC

Our clients purchased a townhouse on the upper east side of Manhattan and embarked on a project to fully restore the grandeur and elegance of a time past. Our clients requested that we install an integrated control system complete with a fully equipped media room. We installed a Crestron integrated control system to give them control of their audio & video systems, lights, motorized window treatments, and security camera system. We also installed a Pakedge K63 network with Ruckus access points and a Panasonic phone system throughout the home as well.

 

The clients requested that the electronic system be as invisible and discrete as possible in the formal rooms, so as not to disturb the classic feeling of their home. To accomplish this we installed Triad DS300 invisible speakers in the Entry Hall, Stair Hall, Dining Room, Living Room Sitting Area, and Master Bedroom. We placed a minimum amount of touch screens throughout these areas and provided the clients with extra iOS devices on table docking stations to control their system.

 

To maintain a classic old world esthetic, Forbes & Lomax wall controls were used to control the Crestron lighting control system throughout the residence. Because of the limited functions available from the Forbes & Lomax controls, we provided detailed lighting control of all rooms through Crestron touch screen interfaces and iPads. Integration of these technologies was time consuming and complicated, because the Forbes & Lomax is an analog control system and the Crestron system is digital. However, we were able to make it work and the client was thrilled.

 

This media room is a special cozy place on the ground floor of a NYC townhouse. For optimal sound quality, we installed two B&W 804 Diamond floor standing speakers for the front left and right channel surround sound; one B&W HTM4 Diamond for the center channel surround sound; two B&W CCM-663 flush mounted speakers for the rear left and right channel surround sound, and a B&W active closed-box subwoofer. The current video display is a 75” Samsung LED flat panel display. However, the room is pre-wired and configured for a future video projector and screen. We are controlling the home theater with a Crestron MTX-3 hand held remote control.

Equipment

  • Samsung 75″ LED flat panel
  • Samsung BD-F7500
  • B&W HTM4 Diamond
  • B&W 804 Diamonds
  • B&W CCM-663
  • B&W ASW610 XP
  • Crestron MTX-3
  • Crestron QM-RMC