Long Island, NY
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.
The client wanted an elegant, yet easy-to-use Crestron control system that would integrate audio, lighting, motorized shades, and security cameras. We had previously designed and installed a system in the client’s first New York City brownstone, and we were thrilled to work on their new home—the former garage of prominent banker Willard Straight. The historic “automobile house” had been converted into a private home by its subsequent owner, who kept the ground floor as a garage. Our client transformed the garage into a foyer/gallery and built additional floors of living space. The Crestron system really brought the comforts of home to a building that was initially designed for vehicles and workers.