Home Entertainment - Transitional http://www.hemagazine.com/taxonomy/term/42/0 en All in One - CEDIA Award Winner http://www.hemagazine.com/All_in_One-CEDIA_Award_Winner <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>2009 CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Award Winner<br /></strong><br />Best Media Room: Overall Winner</p> <p>Electronic Systems Consultant: Starr Systems Design—Baltimore, Md.</p> <p>This client wanted it all.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/All_in_One-CEDIA_Award_Winner">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/All_in_One-CEDIA_Award_Winner#comments Theaters/Installations Transitional Fri, 19 Feb 2010 00:21:43 -0800 geoffm 21581 at http://www.hemagazine.com A Barn Reborn Custom Installation http://www.hemagazine.com/A_Barn_Reborn_Custom_Installation <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>A deteriorating barn is transformed into a state-of-the-art home-entertainment space with original-looking beam work and warm, stained woods.</strong></p> <p>At first glance you would never expect that this 1,500-square-foot renovated barn, part of a 13-acre suburban Philadelphia estate in Bucks County, can convert into a high-tech home theater with the touch of a button. But do just that—press a single button on the Universal MX-850 remote—and concealed blackout shades descend from above, a projection screen drops down from behind a ceiling beam, the lights fade to black, and the projector jumps into action.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/A_Barn_Reborn_Custom_Installation">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/A_Barn_Reborn_Custom_Installation#comments Theaters/Installations Transitional Fri, 25 Sep 2009 00:12:07 -0700 geoffm 21325 at http://www.hemagazine.com From Spec to Spectacular Home Theater http://www.hemagazine.com/From_Spec_to_Spectacular_Home_Theater <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>In a Difficult Housing Market, an Elegant Home Theater Can be Just the Thing to Turn “For Sale” into “Sold.”</strong></p> <p>When NHL hockey player Cory Stillman and his wife Mara started looking for a new South Florida home, they knew they wanted a home theater. </p> <p>More importantly, they wanted one that they and their children would actually use.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/From_Spec_to_Spectacular_Home_Theater">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/From_Spec_to_Spectacular_Home_Theater#comments Theaters/Installations Transitional Fri, 18 Sep 2009 00:11:58 -0700 geoffm 21305 at http://www.hemagazine.com Restoration Hardware Custom Installation http://www.hemagazine.com/Restoration_Hardware_Custom_Installation <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>A painstaking interior renovation combines with whole-house automation and a/v systems to redefine an 1853 Georgetown brownstone for the 21st century.</strong></p> <p>Lured by the urban lifestyle of Georgetown, a married couple fell in love with this majestic home in the heart of Washington, D.C.’s historic district. The stately 1853 brick-row house offered three floors of living space that, while nicely proportioned, were slightly outmoded. The owners decided to transform the 10,000-square-foot residence with an extensive interior renovation to change it from dated to dynamic. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Restoration_Hardware_Custom_Installation">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Restoration_Hardware_Custom_Installation#comments Theaters/Installations Transitional Fri, 04 Sep 2009 00:44:05 -0700 geoffm 21213 at http://www.hemagazine.com Inspired Living Custom Installation http://www.hemagazine.com/Inspired_Living_Custom_Installation <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>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.</strong></p> <p>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. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Inspired_Living_Custom_Installation">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Inspired_Living_Custom_Installation#comments Theaters/Installations Transitional Fri, 21 Aug 2009 00:31:18 -0700 geoffm 21171 at http://www.hemagazine.com Beautiful Persuasion Home Theater http://www.hemagazine.com/Beautiful_Persuasion_Home_Theater <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>In a battle of the sexes, a wife convinced her husband that building a home theater will light up their lives.</strong></p> <p>Take an on-the-street survey in terms of which sex will do anything to own a breathtaking home theater.</p> <p>It’s always the man, right? He’s the one who craves “the cave,” pimped out with stellar A/V gear. Convincing the woman to sign on is the tricky part, right? </p> <p>Wrong.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Beautiful_Persuasion_Home_Theater">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Beautiful_Persuasion_Home_Theater#comments Theaters/Installations Transitional Fri, 24 Jul 2009 00:00:15 -0700 geoffm 21117 at http://www.hemagazine.com Sound Advice Custom Home Installation http://www.hemagazine.com/Sound_Advice_Custom_Home_Installation <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>When an architecturally significant 1950s house in Santa Barbara is revamped, audio triumphs over video.</strong></p> <p>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. </p> <p>The 21st century technology inside, however, creates the perfect juxtaposition. <br /> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/Sound_Advice_Custom_Home_Installation">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/Sound_Advice_Custom_Home_Installation#comments Theaters/Installations Transitional Fri, 10 Jul 2009 00:01:49 -0700 geoffm 21093 at http://www.hemagazine.com Miami Light http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Miami_Light_Custom_Install <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>How an interior designer and a custom installer made a major audiovisual installation look easy.</strong></p> <p>Dean Martin spins and shoots the bad guy out of the saloon’s rafters. Everyone seated in the living room applauds. Thanks to Martin, life is looking up for John Wayne, the beleaguered sheriff in Rio Bravo.</p> <p>Actually, you’re a far cry from Rio anything. You’re nestled into a luxury condo in the Four Seasons overlooking Miami and the harbor.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Miami_Light_Custom_Install">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Miami_Light_Custom_Install#comments Theaters/Installations Transitional Mon, 24 Nov 2008 00:08:37 -0800 geoffm 20551 at http://www.hemagazine.com A Theater for all Reasons http://www.hemagazine.com/node/A_Theater_for_all_Reasons <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>In downtown Chicago, one family’s home theater brings life to the term “mixed media.”</strong></p> <p>When the family of one well-known TV broadcaster returned to Chicago, the city they loved most, it was inevitable that their new digs include a state-of-the-art media room. </p> <p>Working together with Jeffrey Smith of First Impressions Theme Theatres of South Miami, Fla., the husband and wife envisioned creating a venue for home entertainment that is as animated, theatrical and multifaceted as the city itself. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/A_Theater_for_all_Reasons">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/A_Theater_for_all_Reasons#comments Theaters/Installations Transitional Wed, 19 Nov 2008 00:01:19 -0800 geoffm 20543 at http://www.hemagazine.com Beachy Keen http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Beachy_Keen <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>A long-time Malibu resident who doesn’t watch television turns his beach house into a flat-screen showcase.</strong></p> <p>Investment banker William J. Chadwick’s father lived by several rules: “Billy,” he said, &quot;You can play football or play in a band, but you can’t be in the stands because spectators are losers.” </p> <p>Little wonder that full-grown Billy, who became a football and lacrosse star at St. Lawrence University, has little patience with television. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Beachy_Keen">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Beachy_Keen#comments Theaters/Installations Transitional Fri, 31 Oct 2008 00:09:32 -0700 geoffm 20502 at http://www.hemagazine.com A Theater of the Senses http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Theater_of_the_Senses <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>Technology and texture unite to foster one growing family’s togetherness.</strong></p> <p>“The eyes want to collaborate with other senses,” writes Finnish architect and theorist Juhani Pallasmaa. “All the senses, including vision, can be regarded as extensions of the sense of touch … They define the interface between the skin and the environment.”</p> <p>Custom homebuilder and homeowner John Cioe would no doubt agree with Pallasmaa’s view—particularly since his own family’s comfortable Scottsdale, Ariz., haven is a testament to the importance of sensorial experience to matters of design. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Theater_of_the_Senses">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Theater_of_the_Senses#comments Theaters/Installations Transitional Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:04:41 -0700 geoffm 20473 at http://www.hemagazine.com Stylish and Streamlined http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Stylish_and_Streamlined_Home_Cinema <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>A Kentucky client modifies First Impressions Theme Theatre Inc.’s showroom theater for his own private screening room.</strong></p> <p>A single man building a three-story riverside home in Bowling Green, Ky., decided it would be fun to be able to entertain his friends in a custom-built home theater whenever the Tennessee Titans and Western Kentucky basketball and football games are on television. </p> <p>The next step in creating this dream space involved stumbling across a magazine story about First Impressions Themed Theatres Inc. and its custom-designed home theaters. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Stylish_and_Streamlined_Home_Cinema">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Stylish_and_Streamlined_Home_Cinema#comments Theaters/Installations Transitional Fri, 26 Sep 2008 10:34:22 -0700 geoffm 20432 at http://www.hemagazine.com Light and Simple http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Light_and_Simple <!--paging_filter--> <p><strong>A Westchester County home with minimalist design touts the benefits of minimalist-looking technology.</strong></p> <p>This is a “less is more” story. A tale about a Westchester County home that is minimalist in décor—and minimalist in the amount of visible technology it showcases. But regardless of how minimalist everything looks at first blush, this house is robust in the kinds of technology it embraces—up front and behind the scenes. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Light_and_Simple">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Light_and_Simple#comments Theaters/Installations Transitional Tue, 01 Jul 2008 12:58:31 -0700 geoffm 20201 at http://www.hemagazine.com Swept Away http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Swept_Away <!--paging_filter--> <p>A few years ago, Sheila and Jim Clary decided that they needed a home upon which they could impart their own touches. But they were busy—she as owner of a Chicago entertainment marketing agency and he as president of an executive benefits company. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Swept_Away">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Swept_Away#comments Theaters/Installations Transitional Wed, 05 Mar 2008 04:00:00 -0800 Administrator 6294 at http://www.hemagazine.com The "Wow" Factor http://www.hemagazine.com/node/The_Wow_Factor <!--paging_filter--> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For sophisticated design with a total glam effect, Art Deco's alluring appeal defies shelf life. The iconic style, popularized since the 1930s in opulent restaurants, theaters, and luxury ocean liners, is redolent with a modernist attitude that's forever fresh, luxurious, and easy on the eye.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/The_Wow_Factor">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/The_Wow_Factor#comments Theaters/Installations Transitional Art Deco Thu, 01 Jun 2006 05:00:00 -0700 Administrator 5482 at http://www.hemagazine.com The Perfect House http://www.hemagazine.com/node/The_Perfect_House <!--paging_filter--> <p>Getting caught in a turf war between design professionals is a situation clients dread. But the entertainment industry power couple who handpicked architect Richard Landry, interior designer Susan Cohen, and custom installer Murray Kunis—all professionals in the Los Angeles area—weren’t worried about clashing egos.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/The_Perfect_House">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/The_Perfect_House#comments Theaters/Installations Transitional Thu, 01 Dec 2005 04:00:00 -0800 Administrator 5328 at http://www.hemagazine.com The Mediterra http://www.hemagazine.com/node/The_Mediterra <!--paging_filter--> <p>Meandering along nearly three acres of richly landscaped lakefront is a 12,000-square-foot mansion by the name of Mediterra. The elaborate mansion—a fully furnished spec home in Delray Beach’s Stone Creek Ranch—is designed to replicate an authentic Italian piazza.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/The_Mediterra">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/The_Mediterra#comments Theaters/Installations Transitional Wed, 01 Jun 2005 05:00:00 -0700 Administrator 5060 at http://www.hemagazine.com A Family Affair http://www.hemagazine.com/node/A_Family_Affair <!--paging_filter--> <p>At first it was to be “his” room. The wife, who was planning the design of the interiors for their new shingle-style California beach house, didn’t have much time to help her husband design the look of the high-performance dedicated home theater located in the space above the garage.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/A_Family_Affair">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/A_Family_Affair#comments Theaters/Installations Transitional Fri, 01 Apr 2005 04:00:00 -0800 Administrator 5071 at http://www.hemagazine.com Wright Flight http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Wright_Flight <!--paging_filter--> <p>If you’re a design builder and a developer of custom luxury residences, chances are your own home address is never really set in granite. But when Chris Finlay of Palm Canyon Development Inc. built his highly automated contemporary home in Summerlin, one of Las Vegas’ most prestigious neighborhoods, he knew it would serve as his residence and show home for several years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Wright_Flight">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Wright_Flight#comments Theaters/Installations Transitional Thu, 01 Apr 2004 04:00:00 -0800 Administrator 4616 at http://www.hemagazine.com Bohemian Rhapsody http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Bohemian_Rhapsody <!--paging_filter--> <p>Once you know how the Joneses live, you will do anything to keep up with them. Which means you must have what they have, but do it better. And you have to have it right now. </p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Bohemian_Rhapsody">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Bohemian_Rhapsody#comments Theaters/Installations Transitional Thu, 01 Jan 2004 04:00:00 -0800 Administrator 4437 at http://www.hemagazine.com The Royal Treatment http://www.hemagazine.com/node/The_Royal_Treatment <!--paging_filter--> <p></p> <p>Alfred Karram Jr., a South Florida architect, general contractor and designer of glamorous, turnkey beachfront homes for the past 17 years, knows his clients well. They range between thirty- and eightysomething, they come from old money and new, and they own multiple properties scattered across multiple continents. A monumentally successful group of financial wizards, music industry moguls and A-list stars, they still shrink in fear when faced with a media room touchscreen or multimedia tower.</p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/The_Royal_Treatment">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/The_Royal_Treatment#comments Theaters/Installations Transitional Mon, 01 Sep 2003 05:00:00 -0700 Administrator 2708 at http://www.hemagazine.com Fewer Buttons, Fewer Headaches http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Fewer_Buttons_Fewer_Headaches <!--paging_filter--> <p><em>"Can I do picture-in-picture?”</em></p> <p><em>“No.”<br /></em></p> <p><em>“Can I record TV shows on this VCR?” </em></p> <p><em>“No.”</em></p> <p></p> <p><a href="http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Fewer_Buttons_Fewer_Headaches">read more</a></p> http://www.hemagazine.com/node/Fewer_Buttons_Fewer_Headaches#comments Theaters/Installations Transitional Mon, 02 Dec 2002 04:00:00 -0800 Administrator 2684 at http://www.hemagazine.com