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MAY 2019

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ENTERTAINMENT CENTRAL The clients wanted entertainment to be a focal point in this California-based whole-home integration, designed by Yvonne Lau of Yvonne Lau Architecture and Cynthia Marks of Cynthia Marks Interiors and installed by DSI Luxury Technology. While the home is centered around a family room tied to a game room, the clients wanted TVs everywhere, inside and outside the home – including in the bathroom. As such, the equipment list for the project included Samsung Frame TVs, SONY OLEDs, Seura Mirror, Seura Hydra (for the shower) and Seura outdoor TVs. Music was also high on the priority list, as the clients want- ed to be able to enjoy their music from any room, and even in the shower, which required waterproof speakers that would provide good sound quality that wouldn't be distorted by the sounds of the shower spray. Sixteen zones of audio were included, fed by Savant music servers that deliver music to Sonance and Clarke Synthesis Underwater speakers. CCTV and alarms keep the home secure, while all of the home's HVAC systems are integrated into the Savant control system. As with most connected homes, lighting considerations were a high priority. In this project, lighting control and the home's 32 Lutron Sivoia shades control brightness, pro- grammed to react to the heat of the sun. The home also features a game room, with an 85" Sony XBR TV for daily viewing plus a giant 135" projection screen that can be used for movie viewing, then hidden seamlessly back in the floor under a motorized hatch when not in use. ▪ Jewish holidays, requiring a well-thought-out design solution. Larry Frankel of Frankel Homes, partnering with Christine Sullivan of Creative Home Design Group, LLC and technol- ogy integrator All Digital, LLC, devised a solution using the Control4 system, integrating the cloud-based Hebrew calendar with a Control4 Hebcal driver from Chowmain Designs. Among other things, the system automatically sends a no- tification for a candle lighting ceremony at 18 minutes before sundown, as biblically mandated. Lighting is also pre-controlled during Shabbat to ensure "no touch" operation, while other systems are also pre-pro- grammed to turn off during Shabbat and holiday observations. The fully automated home also includes panelized light- ing, 16 zones of audio, eight zones of video, climate control, security, intercom, motorized window treatments and more. In this entertainment-focused whole-home integration project designed by Yvonne Lau of Yvonne Lau Architecture and Cynthia Marks of Cynthia Marks Interiors and installed by DSI Luxury Tech- nology, TVs and speakers are located throughout the home, even in the bathroom. Photos: Berlyn Photography 2018 52 Kitchen & Bath Design News • May 2019 THE CONNECTED HOME

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