When the homeowners and guests aren’t relaxing in the pool or the infinity-edge hot tub, they can enjoy a drink by the fireplace or at the bar—where a 42-inch Sharp LCD HDTV entertains. However, the owners didn’t want the TV to interfere with the bar’s real beauty: a wall-length backlit glass sculpture. So Home Systems worked with Electro-Kinetics to install a mechanized lift that raises the TV into view so it did not have to be permanently mounted.
Other innovative display collaborations include a 63-inch Fujitsu plasma and matching Leon soundbar that extend and swivel from the wall on a cantilevered mount in the multipurpose entertainment room, and a lift that recedes into the ceiling in the master bedroom.
Beneath the pool, in a fully air-conditioned and sealed basement, is one of the residence’s two control panel rooms—the other is in a garage closet of the existing house—with pivoting equipment racks for convenient access. The miles of wiring fed to the control rooms help tie together subsystems such as the 20 overall listening zones, master bedroom theater, security cameras, Panasonic communications system and 170 loads of Lutron lighting.
“They can completely illuminate the pool, or use an accent scene to light all the architectural features,” Scrofani says. “They’ll place candles all around the room, and with the accent scene it looks incredible.”