Home Entertainment - Traditional http://www.hemagazine.com/taxonomy/term/39/0 en Something Old, Lots of New http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22673 <p style="font-size: 140%"><strong>It looks like an old-world mansion, but with 25,000 square feet of fun.</strong></p> <p>We usually have a Home of the Year category for Fun Rooms, which we’ll feature in a future issue. This home, though, could have a fun category all to itself.</p> <p><img style="float: right" src="http://www.electronichouse.com/images/uploads/34_photo_Pool-Table-Room_bronze_50+.jpg" alt="Home of the Year pool table" hspace="10" vspace="5" /></p> <p>There are fun rooms peppered throughout this 25,000-square-foot Atlanta area mansion, from the wood-paneled home theater with its 127-inch screen to a cavernous music room with the owner’s guitar collection. There’s also an indoor putting green, a kids’ game room and a family style “keeping room” off the kitchen with a soaring cathedral ceiling. The 60-inch Pioneer plasma TV over the fireplace in this room actually looks small.</p> <p>Just call this house a cathedral to fun. There are more than 200 devices being controlled by a Crestron home management system, via 72 wall-mounted keypads and five wireless touchpanel controllers, as well as iPad and iPhone control options. The house boasts 32 separate audio zones and 16 video zones—in addition to 144 lighting zones, 13 heating and ventilation zones, and 65 security zones with 28 surveillance cameras.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22673">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/22673#comments Theaters/Installations Traditional Thu, 26 May 2011 06:26:38 -0700 Administrator 22673 at http://www.hemagazine.com Ravishing in Red http://www.hemagazine.com/Ravishing_in_Red <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>A developer, who has only one home theater under his belt, designs a client’s dream cinema to rave reviews.</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Ravishing_in_Red">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Ravishing_in_Red#comments Theaters/Installations Traditional Fri, 14 May 2010 00:12:36 -0700 geoffm 21708 at http://www.hemagazine.com Well Wired - CEDIA Award Winner http://www.hemagazine.com/Well_Wired_CEDIA_Award_Winner <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>2009 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Award Winner </strong></p> <p>Best Integrated Home: Overall Winner</p> <p>Electronic Systems Consutlant: T&amp;T Automation Ltd.—British Columbia, Canada</p> <p>When Tony Harper, the managing director of T &amp; 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.  </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Well_Wired_CEDIA_Award_Winner">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Well_Wired_CEDIA_Award_Winner#comments Theaters/Installations Traditional Fri, 05 Feb 2010 00:08:58 -0800 geoffm 21561 at http://www.hemagazine.com California Dreamin' http://www.hemagazine.com/California_Dreamin_Custom_Installation <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>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. </strong></p> <p>Designer Sandra Canada explains how she made two clients happy in one house.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/California_Dreamin_Custom_Installation">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/California_Dreamin_Custom_Installation#comments Theaters/Installations Traditional Fri, 18 Dec 2009 01:05:30 -0800 geoffm 21470 at http://www.hemagazine.com Private Getaway Home Theater http://www.hemagazine.com/Private_Getaway_Home_Theater <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>A bachelor’s private home cinema in South Florida becomes an instant getaway. </strong></p> <p>We chat with Jeffrey Smith—owner of North Miami’s First Impressions Theme Theatres Inc.—about how he orchestrated every detail.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Private_Getaway_Home_Theater">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Private_Getaway_Home_Theater#comments Theaters/Installations Traditional Fri, 04 Dec 2009 00:39:40 -0800 geoffm 21450 at http://www.hemagazine.com Installation of the Year Awards 2009 - Best Media Room Installation http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Media_Room_Installation_09 <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong><span style="font-size: medium">Best Media Room Installation</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium">Robert’s Home Audio &amp; Video of Los Angeles, Calif.</span></span></p> <p>Supreme Sound</strong></p> <p>This media room/library features an entire wall built from custom CAT/MBX speakers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Media_Room_Installation_09">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Media_Room_Installation_09#comments Installation of the Year Award Winners Theaters/Installations Traditional Wed, 04 Nov 2009 00:20:01 -0800 geoffm 21397 at http://www.hemagazine.com Installation of the Year Awards 2009 - Best Audio Installation http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Audio_Installation_09 <!--paging_filter--> <p><span style="font-size: medium"><strong>Best Audio Installation</strong></span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: medium">Carefree Electronics Inc. of Phoenix, Ariz.</span><br /></strong></p> <p><strong>Beating the Spread</strong></p> <p>The solution for an exceptionally large theater: towering speakers and towering amplifiers, all artfully concealed.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Audio_Installation_09">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Audio_Installation_09#comments Installation of the Year Award Winners Theaters/Installations Traditional Tue, 03 Nov 2009 00:03:11 -0800 geoffm 21395 at http://www.hemagazine.com Installation of the Year Awards 2009 - Best Video Installation http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Video_Installation_09 <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong><span style="font-size: medium">Best Video Installation<br /></span></strong></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: medium">Signals Audio/Video Inc. of Los Angeles, Calif</span></strong></p> <p><strong>TVs by the Dozen</strong></p> <p>This ultra-advanced installation distributes any video source a family member may want—to any of 22 video displays. </p> <p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Video_Installation_09">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Best_Video_Installation_09#comments Installation of the Year Award Winners Theaters/Installations Traditional Mon, 02 Nov 2009 00:05:00 -0800 geoffm 21393 at http://www.hemagazine.com Irish Castle - CEDIA Award Winner http://www.hemagazine.com/Irish_Castle_Home_Installation <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>2008 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Award Winner</strong></p> <p>Hidden Installation: Silver Technical Design &amp; Best Overall Winner</p> <p>Electronic Systems Consultant: Amnet Technology Systems—Stamford, Conn.</p> <p>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...</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Irish_Castle_Home_Installation">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Irish_Castle_Home_Installation#comments Theaters/Installations Traditional Fri, 30 Jan 2009 02:20:43 -0800 geoffm 20765 at http://www.hemagazine.com Roman Holiday http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Roman_Holiday_home_theater <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>Every time the owners step foot into their golden home theater, they feel as if they’ve traveled back in time to their Italian honeymoon.</strong></p> <p>Consider this: A regular everyday person—not a big-name, highly-in-demand interior designer—masterminded every single detail of this elegant private screening room outside of Los Angeles. </p> <p>While the wife doesn’t have any formal interior design training, she bravely orchestrated all of her home’s interiors from top to bottom. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Roman_Holiday_home_theater">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Roman_Holiday_home_theater#comments Theaters/Installations Traditional Fri, 24 Oct 2008 00:02:36 -0700 geoffm 20488 at http://www.hemagazine.com Masculine to the Max http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Masculine_to_the_Max_Theater <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>A homeowner, who built a private screening room for his family to enjoy, has fallen in love with it himself.</strong></p> <p>Walk into this gigantic 2,600-square-foot home theater and try to envision the kind of person who would build a private screening room of this magnitude. It’s probably owned by a man, right? It’s extremely masculine in style with polished wall-to-wall woodworking, two bold rows of sturdy-yet-handsome leather recliners, and a red velvet theater curtain with gold tassel fringe. </p> <p>The no-nonsense design is confident. Bold. Refined. Sophisticated. This is a serious space for serious entertaining. Or is it?</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Masculine_to_the_Max_Theater">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Masculine_to_the_Max_Theater#comments Theaters/Installations Traditional Fri, 19 Sep 2008 09:53:45 -0700 geoffm 20418 at http://www.hemagazine.com Hidden Beauty http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Station_Earth <!--paging_filter--> <p>In this award-winning home, what’s new is meant to look old. Translation: This house was designed to resemble a finely restored Georgian home. And that means every ounce of technology is hidden and out of the way.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Station_Earth">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Station_Earth#comments Theaters/Installations Traditional Fri, 12 Sep 2008 00:58:31 -0700 geoffm 20403 at http://www.hemagazine.com Call of the Wild http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Call_of_the_Wild_home_cinema <!--paging_filter--> <p><b>Theater design luminary Jeff Smith collaborates with a style-savvy client in creating a glamorous home theater for a South Florida vacation home. </b></p> <p>“Build a theater around this,” the wife said to First Impressions Theme Theaters’ founder and theater designer Jeff Smith, as she handed him a sample of animal-print carpeting.</p> <p>“There was something about it that spoke to me,” she says. “I felt the tiger print motif would impart a sense of drama and elegance.” </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Call_of_the_Wild_home_cinema">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Call_of_the_Wild_home_cinema#comments Theaters/Installations Traditional Mon, 18 Aug 2008 10:34:39 -0700 geoffm 20288 at http://www.hemagazine.com Mountain Masterpiece http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Mountain_Masterpiece <!--paging_filter--> <p><b>A capacious mountain getaway, designed for family and business retreats, is sprinkled with technological treats that are easy to use.</b></p> <p>There’s a certain ruggedness—a rough-and-tumble way of life—in Colorado that’s as irresistible to the locals who run the ski mountains as it is to the well-heeled who build vacation homes from the ground up. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Mountain_Masterpiece">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Mountain_Masterpiece#comments Theaters/Installations Traditional Fri, 25 Jul 2008 11:02:52 -0700 geoffm 20247 at http://www.hemagazine.com Subtle and Stunning http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Subtle_and_Stunning <!--paging_filter--> <p>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.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Subtle_and_Stunning">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Subtle_and_Stunning#comments Theaters/Installations Traditional Fri, 30 May 2008 08:30:29 -0700 geoffm 20061 at http://www.hemagazine.com Game On http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Game_On <!--paging_filter--> <p>What to do if your son takes beer brewing very seriously, and Dad loves to knock back son’s brew with the guys while playing poker or taking in every Saturday or Sunday afternoon football game that’s on, whether it’s collegiate or professional?</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Game_On">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Game_On#comments Theaters/Installations Traditional Wed, 26 Mar 2008 05:00:00 -0700 Administrator 6310 at http://www.hemagazine.com Best of Show http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Best_of_Show <!--paging_filter--> <p>In life, as in the home-building industry, timing is everything. For one family-owned homebuilder based outside of Portland, Oregon, the pivotal moment arrived in the form of an invitation to build one of six homes featured in the 2006 <a href="http://www.streetofdreamspdx.com/index.php" target="new">Street of Dreams</a> home tour, which is hosted by the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Best_of_Show">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Best_of_Show#comments Theaters/Installations Traditional Sat, 01 Dec 2007 04:00:00 -0800 Administrator 6263 at http://www.hemagazine.com Villa Rosa Rugosa http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Villa_Rosa_Rugosa <!--paging_filter--> <p>The winding cobblestone driveway and abundance of rosebushes at the entrance is charming, albeit somewhat ordinary. But when the perfectly aged, 12-foot-tall arched wooden garage doors open to reveal a floor that is fashioned after the one in Venice's 16th-century Salone Maggiore, you realize that nothing is as it appears at Villa Rosa Rugosa, Danny and Shelley Brose's 18,000-square-foot Italian Renaissance fantasy villa in San Juan Capistrano, Calif.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Villa_Rosa_Rugosa">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Villa_Rosa_Rugosa#comments Theaters/Installations Traditional Wed, 19 Sep 2007 05:00:00 -0700 Administrator 6020 at http://www.hemagazine.com Home Entertainment's Installation of the Year 2007 http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Installation_of_the_Year_2007 <!--paging_filter--> <p>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, <a href="http://www.kgtheaters.com" target="new">Kyle Griffith</a> of <a href="http://www.texeleco.com/TIS/TIS.html" target="new">Texas Integrated Systems</a>, describes the home's power system. &quot;There are three transformers for the house and one for the pool house,&quot; he explains. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Installation_of_the_Year_2007">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Installation_of_the_Year_2007#comments Theaters/Installations Traditional Tue, 01 May 2007 05:00:00 -0700 Administrator 6182 at http://www.hemagazine.com Home Entertainment's Installation of the Year 2006 http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Home_Entertainments_Installation_of_the_Year <!--paging_filter--> <p>Tucked away in the corner of this elegant Pacific island home, there’s a 400-square-foot room known simply as “the tech room.”</p> <p> It’s a drafty, nondescript space with floor-to-ceiling stacks of amplifiers, superlative surround-sound processors, extensive media libraries, and imposing control equipment. And if, by some chance, you become a privileged guest in this home and have a chance to sneak a peek at the high-end audio/video components, you’ll want to hang around and admire them for a while. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Home_Entertainments_Installation_of_the_Year">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Home_Entertainments_Installation_of_the_Year#comments Theaters/Installations Traditional Sun, 01 Jan 2006 04:00:00 -0800 Administrator 5357 at http://www.hemagazine.com Maritime Muse http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Maritime_Muse <!--paging_filter--> <p>There’s something undeniably  powerful about an unobstructed ocean view. It can humble the most luxurious appointments and cast secondary stature on the most commanding architecture. Charged with creating the ideal seaside space for this oceanfront estate in Highland Beach, Fla., the design team of Jeff Strasser and Barbara A. Gordon let the maritime view be their muse. Their design scheme magically reflects the glamour and serenity befitting a seaside estate.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Maritime_Muse">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Maritime_Muse#comments Theaters/Installations Traditional Sat, 01 Jan 2005 04:00:00 -0800 Administrator 4979 at http://www.hemagazine.com A Lodge Theater http://www.hemagazine.com/node/A_Lodge_Theater <!--paging_filter--> <p>Over the river and through the woods is a familiar re-frain for the owners of this luxury Bavarian–style hunting lodge nestled on 26 woodsy acres in Far Hills, N.J.—about 60 minutes outside New York City. The homeowners, both of whom are proud hunters of wild game, fish and antiques, always dreamed of having a country place to showcase their proud finds.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/A_Lodge_Theater">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/A_Lodge_Theater#comments Theaters/Installations Traditional Wed, 01 Dec 2004 04:00:00 -0800 Administrator 4945 at http://www.hemagazine.com The Coleman Theater http://www.hemagazine.com/node/The_Coleman_Theater <!--paging_filter--> <p>When homeowners Richard and Maureen Coleman asked interior designer Char McNamara to mastermind an extensive expansion for their home in Asheville, N.C., they didn’t allow her to put pencil to paper.  They wanted her to present her ideas right on the spot.</p> <p>“I said theater,” says the Waynesville, N.C.–based designer, who orchestrated the home’s original interiors, as well as those of the Colemans’ Utah vacation home. “Not gang seating, not the typical home theater, but one that would look like part of the house.”</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/The_Coleman_Theater">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/The_Coleman_Theater#comments Theaters/Installations Traditional Wed, 01 Dec 2004 04:00:00 -0800 Administrator 4947 at http://www.hemagazine.com Cocktailing & Cruising on Lake Geneva http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Cocktailing_and_Cruising_on_Lake_Geneva <!--paging_filter--> <p>Everything about the Quananiche bespeaks elegance and sophistication. A place to while away languid summer afternoons and evenings. Teak and mahogany-cloaked interiors, hand-detailed millwork, custom wicker furnishings and cheerful fabrics in variations of red, yellow and blue. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Cocktailing_and_Cruising_on_Lake_Geneva">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Cocktailing_and_Cruising_on_Lake_Geneva#comments Theaters/Installations Traditional Thu, 01 Jul 2004 05:00:00 -0700 Administrator 4660 at http://www.hemagazine.com Neoclassic Nice http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Neoclassic_Nice <!--paging_filter--> <p>Steve and Ellen Curtis are classic neoclassicists. Their shared passion for that particular design genre is evidenced the minute you arrive at their 10,000-square-foot waterfront home in South Florida—from the entryway’s stone fountain to the columns flanking the towering mahogany doors. Neoclassicism also dominates their private screening room—a black and gold jewel of a space they compare to a miniature grand opera house.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Neoclassic_Nice">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Neoclassic_Nice#comments Theaters/Installations Traditional Thu, 01 Jul 2004 05:00:00 -0700 Administrator 4659 at http://www.hemagazine.com