Can a technophile and a technophobe happily coexist in the same home? Yes! This setup pairs advanced technology with intuitive smart controls. This Needham home is rife with integrated, modern amenities that add convenience to daily life.
Brilliant Lighting and Shading
Bay windows and skylights offer stunning views and great natural light but let in harsh daylight that can fade interior surfaces. Automated systems allow for easy management of both exterior and internal lighting sources.
Electric shades throughout the house are programmed for privacy and light control. Interior lights are integrated with the Savant home control system for easy adjustment through in-home keypads or personal mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. In the study, a custom-lit display cabinet is a standout addition, with programmed presets based on time of day and whether display spaces are open or closed.
Built-In Features with Hidden Appeal
With plenty of entertainment equipment in the home, camouflage was paramount. The solutions include several vital components housed in a mechanical room, while localized devices (media players, gaming consoles, etc.) are kept in cabinets equipped with specialized fans for function and safety.
Easy Control with Savant
The fully integrated Savant system includes control of not only lighting, shading, and advanced A/V systems but phone, intercom, security/surveillance, and much more. Every conceivable electronic element is seamlessly integrated with innovative concealment and simple controls that make the entire system easily accessible to homeowners.
What The Client Said
“I think customers want to deal with people that they can trust, people that are going to make good recommendations on equipment, and people who know how to install and service that equipment after the fact. Brad Smith’s people at Audio Video Design are simply outstanding. They are some of the best technical people I’ve dealt with…I found the attention that we got very focused, very timely. They worked in cadence with the rest of the construction of the home and did a magnificent job over what was essentially a two-and-a-half year project. And they stuck with it every day. We’re very pleased with the outcome….We’re looking forward to a long relationship as we add additional equipment and functionality to the our system. Frankly, I think not only have we engaged a company that did a terrific job for us, but I think we found some real friends.”
Systems & Equipment
- Home Control: Savant
- TVs: Samsung & Sony
- Speakers: Leon, McIntosh, Totem Acoustic & Sonance
- Automated Shades: Lutron
- A/V Distribution: Savant
- Lighting Control: Lutron
- Networking: PakEdge
- Intercom: Holovision
- Phone: Panasonic
- Security: Honeywell
- Surveillance: Panasonic
- Power processor(s): Panamax
- Components: Roku, Sony & Apple
- Amplifiers: McIntosh Audio Control
- Receiver(s): Marantz & McIntosh
- Video Switching: Savant