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alifornia-based AudioVisions’ “The Best of Everything” project landed the win in the 2020 CEDIA Awards for Best Integrated Home Category at Level IV in the Americas region. The project also swept the Americas region architectural categories, taking the “Life Lived Best at Home” and “Technology Meets Design” distinctions. This $40 million home has a tech integration worthy of its pedigree, and the multiple CEDIA Awards it picked up in 2020 are evidence. This beautiful house, with six bedrooms and 10 baths, is two stories above ground and includes a basement for the garage, lounge, and exercise areas. The total square footage is 16,450 square feet.
From the outset, the client – a developer — was committed to AudioVisions’ grand designs. The firm says, “Our client’s $40M speculative home needed a remarkable integrated system to stand out in the marketplace and draw the attention of a potential buyer. He wanted AudioVisions to design an integrated system that would ‘wow’ homebuyers of this stature. From our very first meeting until project completion he repeated the same axiom, ‘Your technology is going to sell this house!’”
The technology used includes Ketra lighting, Lutron lighting controls and a Delos Darwin healthy living system.
AudioVisions continues: “One of the main focuses was the healthy living aspect of the home, and how technology could help make that happen. Clean water, clean air, and balanced human-centric lighting were used to create an oasis of healthy living. Delos provided monitoring systems that were ultimately controlled by the Crestron automation system. Darwin automatically detects air quality changes and turns on the Mitsubishi HVAC system as necessary, and the Ketra lights adjust automatically throughout the day to reflect the color temperature outside.” It’s just one of many automated features in this showplace.
Even “standard” systems like video were supersized, with two wall installations in both the basement bar and living room. But perhaps the most compelling installation in the entire home is the custom projection video wall incorporating three 4K projectors. Pretty nice for a garage, right?
AudioVisions provides the details: “For the curved garage video wall, three Barco Balder 8K video projectors were used to create an 88-foot-wide blended image to wow the owner when returning home or entertaining guests in the dance club/lounge. Custom video graphics were developed specifically for the video wall. These graphics include a waterfall scene that is very realistic, and has fooled a couple of visitors. In the underground lounge, there’s a 220-inch custom 4K video wall behind the bar to enhance the ProAudio in-ceiling audio for the dance club area. In the master bedroom, the view is unobstructed when the 85-inch TV is folded up at into the ceiling.”
Another stunning feature: The secret cinema, with an entry hidden behind a bookcase. That theater, with its Barco projector and 206-inch Seymour screen, sounds as good as it looks: the cinema was custom calibrated by Paul Hales, the founder of ProAudio, who took the sound of the room to “the next level.”
Contact Info
AudioVisions 25741 Atlantic Ocean Drive Lake Forest, CA 92630 800-426-0277 949-206-0606 Mark Hoffenberg, CEO www.audiovisions.com CEDIA Member Since 1991
EQUIPMENT
Analog Way Apple Arris ATM Audioquest AVI Axis Barco Chief Cisco Cool Automation Crestron Digital Projection Radiance DIRECTV Future Automation Holovision IC Realtime Infinias iPort Jandy Kaleidescape Leon Luxul Motorola Middle Atlantic OvrC Panasonic Pro Audio Technology Ruckus Sanus Seymour Screen Excellence Sonance Sony Strong SunBrite Thomas & Betts Trinnov Wattbox