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Miami Nice

April 12, 2010 By Brooke Lange 47 comments
Miami Nice

First Impressions Theme Theatres’ ever-colorful owner/architect/designer Jeffrey Smith turns the tables on himself–and designs his own high-tech bachelor pad complete with, of course, a private home cinema.

Masterfully Modern Custom Installation

March 5, 2010 By Brooke Lange 45 comments
Masterfully Modern Custom Installation

A contemporary home with 11,500 square feet of indoor/outdoor living space is built for entertaining.

Interior designers Sam Ewing and Gail Winn discuss the details.

All in One - CEDIA Award Winner

February 19, 2010 By Brooke Lange 45 comments
All in One - CEDIA Award Winner

2009 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Award Winner

Best Media Room: Overall Winner

Electronic Systems Consultant: Starr Systems Design—Baltimore, Md.

This client wanted it all.

Well Wired - CEDIA Award Winner

February 5, 2010 By Brooke Lange 50 comments
Well Wired - CEDIA Award Winner

2009 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Award Winner

Best Integrated Home: Overall Winner

Electronic Systems Consutlant: T&T Automation Ltd.—British Columbia, Canada

When Tony Harper, the managing director of T & T Automation Ltd., was hired to handle all the a/v and automation for a sprawling 35,000-square-foot residential compound in Vancouver, Canada, it’s fair to say that the word “imposing” crossed his mind. 

Masterful and Modern - CEDIA Award Winner

January 22, 2010 By Brooke Lange 49 comments
Masterful and Modern - CEDIA Award Winner

2009 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Award Winner

Best Large Home Theater: Overall Winner

Electronic Systems Consultant: La Scala Home Cinema + Integrated Media—Vancouver, Canada

If a residential electronic systems consultant is so bold to offer a customer-service hotline 24/7—and a return phone call within 15 minutes—the firm is either crazy or confident. Or a little of both.

California Dreamin'

December 18, 2009 By Brooke Lange 42 comments
California Dreamin

She loves technology, he fears it. While their new home is loaded with the latest-and-greatest gear, it's built to please both personalities.

Designer Sandra Canada explains how she made two clients happy in one house.

 

Private Getaway Home Theater

December 4, 2009 By Susan Sharpe 42 comments
Private Getaway Home Theater

A bachelor’s private home cinema in South Florida becomes an instant getaway.

We chat with Jeffrey Smith—owner of North Miami’s First Impressions Theme Theatres Inc.—about how he orchestrated every detail.

Installation of the Year Awards 2009

November 6, 2009 By HE Staff 12 comments

Installation of the Year Awards 2009

It's that time of year again, where we award the most amazing custom installations we've seen this year.

Installation of the Year AwardsThis year, we saw so many stunning projects with over-the-top technology that we had no choice but to expand our annual “installation of the year” awards.

So instead of featuring one mind-blowing project in our awards story, we’ve included six different projects—from the best audio and video installations to the best home theater, media room, whole-house and the best innovation installation.

We'll be revealing the winners all week long in this celebration of the best that custom installation has to offer.

Installation of the Year Awards 2009 - Best Whole-House Installation

November 6, 2009 By Charles Crowley 44 comments
Installation of the Year Awards 2009 - Best Whole-House Installation

Best Whole-House Installation

Bliss Home Theaters and Automation Inc. of Westlake Village, Calif.

The Big Show

With the push of one button, this home shows off everything it can do. And it can do a lot.

Installation of the Year Awards 2009 - Best Home Theater Installation

November 5, 2009 By Dennis Burger 63 comments
Installation of the Year Awards 2009 - Best Home Theater Installation

Best Home Theater Installation

First Impressions Theme Theatres Inc. of North Miami, Fla.

Masterpiece Theater

Tons of hidden gear combine with an obstacle course-like construction zone to create our favorite theater of the year.

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