CEDIA Awards

Best Integrated Home

Level II

  |  Americas

Modern Farm House

by Futurian Systems

All the technology had to be cutting-edge and seamlessly blended with each space.

Futurian had a clear directive from the client: all the technology had to be cutting-edge and seamlessly blended with each space. The team explains: “The owners wanted top-quality audio, video, networking, lighting control, climate control, and a variety of other automation features implemented in each space. We spent hundreds of hours engineering a system in which all such features were provided.” Networking was especially important, since the clients often work at home.

The Futurian team continues:

“Outdoor, stereo, and surround-sound audio was set up throughout the home. Outdoor audio consisted of top-of-the-line Paradigm speakers designed for the demanding environment of the Texas heat and humidity. The latest Sony flat panel displays were installed and integrated to achieve video distribution from a centrally located equipment rack containing all sources. The latest in networking equipment manufactured by Araknis delivers a robust infrastructure for the fastest possible network speeds on both the wired and wireless side. Multiple wireless access points were strategically installed throughout the home to give the owners the best possible coverage.

“Security on the property needed to be tight. Not only does a fully integrated Elk security system monitor every opening window and door, but multiple Luma cameras keep a close eye on happenings around the premises.

“The owners wanted to maintain their privacy, but also allow natural light to enter various spaces within the home. We hard-wired many of the windows to accommodate dual-roller shades from QMotion which delivered both variations. Control 4 lighting devices are installed throughout the home. Forty-eight different lighting scenes exist, all of which are automated for various times, days, seasons, special holidays, and more.” A variety of other automated and one-button-initiated functions round out this terrific integration.

Automated shading is a key feature of this project.
The home network needed to be robust for times this home doubles as the clients’ office.

Futurian Systems

1090 Texan Trail

Grapevine, TX 76051


201 Main Street

Suite 2A

Minturn, CO 81645




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