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
Waterfront Home, Westport, CT

Waterfront Home, Westport, CT

Waterfront Home, Westport, CT

This gorgeous waterfront home boasts beautiful views of a private beach and cove. The home has a wall of windows so the view is unobstructed. With so much natural light flooding the home, it was necessary for window treatments. Because of the size and location of some of the windows, the clients required the shades be motorized so that with a push of a button the common living areas could be protected from the glaring sun. The motorized window treatments are integrated into the Lutron Homeworks QS lighting system. The lighting system is also controlled via the Savant Control System which allows the homeowner to access her music, video, security cameras and HVAC controls from her iPhone or iPads.

 

The home also has a Panasonic phone system for intercomming between rooms and for paging purposes.

Central Park West Apartment

Central Park West Apartment

Central Park West Apartment

Our client wanted a state-of-the-art media room that disappeared into the décor of his new apartment and performed to a reference standard at all times of day. The objective: create an entertainment environment that blended seamlessly into the surrounding space. Functionality was also essential. The installation needed to have high visibility in all lighting environments, which proved to be quite a challenge because of the floor-to-ceiling windows and ceiling constraints of the client’s New York City penthouse apartment. It was also a challenge to install a projector in a ceiling constricted by concrete decking that forced a maximum height of the ceiling. There was little room for compromises, which made the project all the more gratifying in the end.