TYM Smart Homes & Home Theaters
hen your client is looking to have their new home transformed into a state-of-the-art smart home masterpiece, and the location is deep within stunning yet foreboding Park City, Utah, with its long and often punishing winter season, the challenges are many.
Add to this the fact that the home had to be built to LEED green building specifications, which presented a few additional obstacles with regard to low-voltage wiring, particularly any wiring that penetrated the exterior of the home.
Exacting Specs
All this was part of the daunting task that faced Matt (president) and Brad (creative director) Montgomery, of TYM Smart Homes & Home Theaters in Herriman, Utah.
Just like the home itself, the technology design the Montgomery brothers set out to achieve was all about precision without any compromises – to either the LEED requirements or to system performance.
“The clean lines and detail-oriented design of the interior meant that everything had to be perfect. Positions of every speaker were checked and then rechecked with laser guides to ensure everything was harmonious with the architecture,” began Brad Montgomery, recalling the exacting attention this project required. “The media room’s zero-edge projection screen is mounted to a thin aluminum sheet and seemingly floats in front of the fireplace stonework. Its positioning perfect, it looks like it was made for the home.”
The detailed building requirements caused this project to take nearly two years to complete. Several contractors came and went in the early stages, as the high standards of the work, both physically and esthetically, were simply too much to handle.
After consultations with TYM’s designers, the clients chose Control4 to be their automation system for the home. There is not a wire, cable box, or amplifier in sight. Everything was centralized into a rack is that is tucked away. Everything is integrated into a single, easy-to-use mobile app. Control4 universal remotes offer control for the TVs and the media room. Even the heat tape used to help reduce dangerous snow buildup on the roof is integrated.
TruAudio Ghost in-ceiling speakers were chosen for the home audio — both indoors and out for their high quality. Paradigm CI Elite speakers and an in-wall subwoofer were used for the media room, with their micro-perforated grills that were painted to match the ceiling for a completely seamless appearance.
Seamless Design
What is impressive, the second one enters this magnificent home, is the modern, minimalistic interiors. There was no room for intrusiveness; the technology needed to effortlessly blend in.
Working closely with other contractors was critical, as TYM coordinated the electrical work to make sure lights were centered with the projection screen rather than the room itself, and the outlet for the TV in the gym was perfectly hidden behind the mount. These are merely two examples of the overall mindset TYM needed to bring to this project from Day One. The homeowner, Melanie Batista, was also the project’s interior designer, and her exacting standards and eye for detail are apparent in every inch of this amazing and alluring home. “The goal here was to make sure the technology essentially went unnoticed,” Montgomery said. “Of course it’s there, but eyes are drawn to the home’s beautiful architecture — not to the gear.”
In the end, despite myriad challenges, technical, geographical and weather-related, it was mission accomplished for TYM as the Montgomerys and their team ultimately transformed this space into the mountain range sanctuary the homeowners were dreaming of.
Contact Info
TYM Smart Homes & Home Theaters 5526 W. 13400 S. #215 Herriman, UT 84096 (801) 783-1958 Matt Montgomery, President Brad Montgomery, Creative Director www.tymhomes.com
Photography by Brad Montgomery
Control4 EA-3 Home Controls Control4 Lighting Controls Legrand Adorne Lighting Controls Control4Multi-Room Home Audio Distribution Sony VPL-VW285ES 4K HDR Projector
dnp Supernova Blade Projection Screen Main Theater Speakers: (5) Paradigm CI Elite E80-R, (1) Paradigm RVC-12SQ In-wall Subwoofer Home Audio Speakers: (18) TruAudio Ghost Speakers A/V Amps, Pre-Pros & Receivers: Sony STR-ZA1100ES A/V Receiver/Amplifier, Paradigm X-850 Subwoofer Amp Sony UBP-X800 4K Blu-ray Apple TV DirecTV Control4 Remote Controls DSC Security with Touchscreen Keypads Network: Luxul Epic 4 Router with Domotz remote access Luxul XMS-1010P POE+ Switch, to power the EEROs using the EEOR Ceiling-mount POE Adapters Luxul AGS-1024 – 24-port Gigabit Switch Luxul PDU 8 IP-Controlled Power Supply for remote management EERO WAP