Greenwich, CT Integration Inside and Out
Modern NYC Apartment
The goal of this complex project was to integrate a high-rise apartment in New York City while incorporating the client’s existing reference two-channel stereo system. We wanted to create an intuitive control system that would be inconspicuously and strategically positioned throughout the contemporary “mansion in the sky” to manage the multi-room music, video, lighting, shades, HVAC and security systems.
We had a distinct game plan: We wanted to place as much of the system as possible in one location to minimize clutter throughout the apartment. We also needed to control the various systems remotely through wireless controllers and touch panels. Our client was very involved in the process. Before installation, we developed screen shots for all of the touch screens. This allowed us to review all designs with the client and revise as needed – all of which added up to a completely customized and personalized experience for the client.
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.
- 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