Home of the Year Awards 2007: Home Theater $100,001-$250,000
From major renovations to theme theaters, see how a big budget can make almost any idea a reality.
Colonial House Gets Home Theater Update
It’s hard to believe this amazing entertainment space dates back to late the 1700s, not to mention that it once stored horse-driven carts. But the third-generation owners of this historic gem didn’t let the past prevent them from turning a portion of their renovated carriage house into a theater loaded with some of the newest audio/video around. There’s the Marantz VP11 projector that shoots out pictures at a resolution of 1080p, the highest of the high-def formats available. Then there’s the Kaleidescape server that allows the family to select a movie—jukebox style—from a collection of more than 600 DVDs that have been stored on the unit.
Vintage Home Theater
How do make sure a home theater room fits into your Mediterranean-style house? Well, one way is to construct an adjacent alley that houses a 500-bottle wine cooler—sipping vino while you watch movies certainly provides a taste of southern Europe.
New Construction Needed Theater Help
Return of the "Titanic" Theater
Remember the staircase scene in the movie Titanic? Who would have thought you could make a home theater out of it. But that’s what theater designer Donnie Hackett of Casa Cinema Design came up with, basing the elegant starlit dome of this theater on the one from the set of the blockbuster movie. The engineered wood pieces were made to look like elegant wrought iron and were suspended by cables. More than a thousand fiber-optic light strands in the dome give the effect of the night sky.
Electronics Design Group knew exactly what to do when encountered with the challenges of this new construction's home theater.
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