Home Entertainment


True Blue Home Theater

October 23, 2009 By Brooke Lange 39 comments
True Blue Home Theater

A new addition designed for lap swimming morphs into this nautically-inspired home theater.
The “six degrees of separation” phenomenon is happening among Home Entertainment’s readers and home-theater aficionados. Some owners of the private screening rooms that have graced the magazine’s pages actually know one another.

A case in point is the couple who built this contemporary movie space, nestled within a woodsy family compound in New York’s Adirondack Mountains.

Out of Thin Air Home Cinema

November 14, 2008 By Hope Winsborough 59 comments
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Building a home theater out of thin air requires both adaptation and flexibility.

When a hip, young Los Angeles real estate developer/entrepreneur decided to add a home theater to his Los Angeles-area home, he knew exactly what he wanted—right down to the color scheme and seating configuration.

How to incorporate the theater into his existing home, however, was another question.

Installation of the Year Awards 2009 - Best Innovation Installation

November 5, 2009 By Dennis Burger 50 comments
Installation of the Year Awards 2009 - Best Innovation Installation

Best Innovation Installation

Cineramax of Miami, Fla.

Reinventing the Wheel

Commercial cinema and home theater come together like never before in this amazing private screening room.

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.

Balancing Act Home Theater

December 12, 2008 By Hope Winsborough 71 comments
Balancing Act Home Theater

Creative collaboration produces a home theater that’s truly life-enhancing.

Can home-theater technology help alleviate the chaos of modern life?

It’s not the typical path-to-enlightenment story, to be sure. But it’s one that rings true to Stephen and Kelli Brown of Austin, Texas.

Miami Nice

April 12, 2010 By Brooke Lange 45 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.

Country-style Modernism Custom Installation

June 19, 2009 By Jean Penn 44 comments
Country-style Modernism Custom Installation

In the 20 years this home took to design and build, the architecture and technology become more modern.

In 1987, the owner purchased 42 acres to grow citrus in an agricultural community north of Los Angeles. Postmodern architecture was all the rage, so the owner hired Zoltan E. Pali to design a Georgianstyle residence.

The young architect, a disciple of the Case Study modernists, was just starting out on his own.

In the 20 years between the original drawings and full completion, both men, and the home, evolved in a variety of ways.

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.

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