CEDIA Awards

Best Integrated Home

Level I

Highly Commended
  |  Americas


by Land & Sea Entertainment

“The bells and whistles of the past are replaced with simplicity and useful functionality.”

What Land & Sea accomplished here was “a 2020 tech makeover for a unique 270-degree view property overlooking a river, golf course, and mountain gorge. For the clients — retiring baby boomers – the bells and whistles of the past are replaced with simplicity and useful functionality.”

The space here is extremely limited, so Land & Sea got creative: “What is the one room in a small home that would be tolerant of some background equipment noise? How about a washroom? Having our own licensed general contractor in-house, we were able to determine how to reclaim a space that was occupied by a decades-old pantry, wet bar, and funky quarter-bath. In order to claim that space, we agreed to demo the wet bar, existing powder room, and increase structural integrity — well beyond the original production build quality.”

Automated lighting scenes (with effects that change around sunrise and sunset) are critically important to this homeowner, as is his love of nature. Land & Sea used “high-tech surveillance cameras to capture wildlife behavior and that has been entertaining all by itself. The client’s ‘greatest wildlife hits’ are popular on the condo’s TV screens.”

The firm continues: “Launching ‘Scenes’ is what makes the clients happiest. Being able to walk in and setup the house with one press is key.” The Crestron control system makes it all simple and intuitive.

Lastly, “This project was near and dear because this client was our very first customer back in 1989 and we set out to honor them by taking the entire project under our wing. Since we have our own General Contractor and we are seasoned builders, we took care of all the framing, electrical, low voltage, cooling ducting, plumbing, drywall, stonework, and so on.”

When space is an issue, consider every space for gear.
The Crestron system makes operation a snap.

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