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How They Did It: The Mark

CEDIA
Apr 01, 2016

La Scala’s client had combined three suites on the 46th floor of their building, creating an exquisite view of rolling mountains, water, and the cityscape. Considered by the developer to be part of his “Private Collection,” the space was filled with fine finishes, high-end appliances, and home automation. Unfortunately, the system that was installed didn’t meet the client’s standards, and La Scala was called in for an upgrade.

The resulting project was a finalist in the Best Integrated Home category in the 2015 CEDIA Awards.





Objective


The automated system needed to be highly functional and consolidate as much as possible, while remaining hidden and discreet as to not detract from the spectacular views of the space.





Overall Scope


To meet their needs, La Scala installed lighting keypads to merge all the lights and shade controls, while also creating easy access through Elan’s touch panel and several iPad docks. The team also used motorized TV lifts and brackets, as well as a mirrored TV for the powder room to provide absolute discretion.





To ramp up the entertainment area, the team installed a 75” big screen, accompanied by in-ceiling speakers, custom James speakers, and a subwoofer creatively placed behind the kick-plate of the millwork.




Compensations


The master bedroom had no good options for installing a TV that could be viewed from all angles of the room, so the team installed a lift under the bed with rotation, allowing the TV to swing around for comfortable viewing from anywhere.




Calibrations


All music zones had their volumes matched using pink noise and an SPL meter, and both surround systems in the media and living rooms were calibrated with Marantz microphones with built-in software.









The 2016 CEDIA Awards competition is now accepting entries! Learn more at cedia.net/awards.





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