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Exteme Makeover—Inside Edition Custom Installation

Exteme Makeover—Inside Edition

A complete interior update of an Old-World estate satisfies the owners’ request for fresh, cutting-edge design and a choice of entertainment venues.

What is a sleek, contemporary interior design doing within a 1920s English manor home?

According to its owners, it’s doing very well, thank you. While the exterior of this home presents a stately and elegant first impression, the interiors have transformed this venerable estate home into the ultimate modern residence with 21st-century cool decor that’s fully compatible with the family’s active lifestyle.

On the Waterfront Custom Home Installation

April 17, 2009 By Louise Farr 7 comments
On the Waterfront Custom Home Installation

A Miami businessman wants it all — minus the ostentation.

When the owner of a waterfront estate in Miami embarked on a three-year-plus building project that grew into a 12,000-square foot dream house, it was not with any desire to show off.

And though he wanted to furnish his new home with fine antiques, he didn’t want to live in a museum—or, for that matter, in an environment that made guests feel they had to pad around carefully in their socks.

Sound Advice Custom Home Installation

July 10, 2009 By Louse Farr 23 comments
Sound Advice Custom Home Installation

When an architecturally significant 1950s house in Santa Barbara is revamped, audio triumphs over video.

On the outside, this steel-and-glass 1950s home, designed by architect Thornton Ladd, oozes the mid-century modern look its architect is so known for.

The 21st century technology inside, however, creates the perfect juxtaposition.

Subtle and Stunning

May 30, 2008 By Jack Roth 23 comments
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If Jeffrey Smith hasn’t seen it all in his 33 years in the theater-design business, he has come pretty close. But when the president of First Impressions Theme Theatres in North Miami looked around at the last unfurnished room in this two-story, 12,000-square-foot Miami home, he was blown away by the space’s extraordinary marble floors and intricate crown molding.

Irish Castle - CEDIA Award Winner

January 30, 2009 By Brooke Lange 18 comments
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2008 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Award Winner

Hidden Installation: Silver Technical Design & Best Overall Winner

Electronic Systems Consultant: Amnet Technology Systems—Stamford, Conn.

Say your wife is pushing you to renovate a little-used room into a beautiful retreat that you can enjoy every day. And you’re a former Fordham University football player. And you love the architectural detailing of New Haven’s famed Temple Bar. The answer is simple: Just build a tavern-like space with lots of TVs, right? Not quite...

Inspired Living Custom Installation

August 21, 2009 By “De” Schofield 17 comments
Inspired Living Custom Installation

The homeowners of this 6,000-sq ft Pacific Northwest home collaborate with a design team to create an inviting, low-key technologically advanced environment that takes its cues from the great outdoors.

Sited at 1,200 feet on a sprawling hilltop property with direct views of Mount Hood, this majestic Craftsman-style home can easily be mistaken for a romantic vacation retreat in some rural forested area. Residing in the metro Portland area, the home serves as the primary residence for an active family of five.

High Style and High Tech Custom Installation

October 9, 2009 By Louise Farr 15 comments
High Style and High Tech Custom Installation

A New York business exec brings home the look of a favorite golf club as the setting for his elite A/V toys.

It’s not often that the decor of an exclusive golf club becomes inspiration for a private residence.

Such was the case, though, when a New York businessman and jazz aficionado found himself enamored with the lofty, masculine and streamlined atmosphere of Long Island’s East Hampton Golf Club.

Home Entertainment's Installation of the Year 2007

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I get an idea of what I'm in for before I even set foot inside the house. Huge transformers in a room off the garage hum softly as the electronic systems designer, Kyle Griffith of Texas Integrated Systems, describes the home's power system. "There are three transformers for the house and one for the pool house," he explains.

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