Home of the Year Awards 2007: Outdoor Space

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Custom audio and video turn outdoor patios and pools into pure entertainment hubs.


May. 01, 2007 — by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Gold Winner:
Inflatable Screen, Custom A/V Create Ultimate Party Pool
If a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear it, does it really make a sound? Apparently it does, when it’s loud enough to wake the neighbors.

Silver Winner:
Professional Pitcher Warms Up in Tech Spa
When Major League pitcher C.C. Sabathia takes a break after the baseball season, you can bet he likes to sink into a hot tub and relax. And what’s especially nice about his backyard in Northern California is that he can soak in a spa while a game or TV show is displayed on an outdoor TV.

Bronze Winner:
Watch Video from Both Sides of a Screen
There’s this place called the sweet spot: It’s the place in a theater where movies look and sound their best. Home theater designers will use a variety of formulas to calculate the ideal location for chairs in their clients’ media rooms, but this outdoor theater proves that the perfect view can be enjoyed from a variety of positions—even from behind the screen.

Runner Up:
Island Paradise
There's no need for twistin' by this pool -- the plasma screen was positioned for all to enjoy.

Runner Up:
Back to Nature
This homeowner makes beautiful music in a private sound sanctuary.


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