Crescendo gives a country home a high-tech overhaul - Southampton, NY

This 12,000-square foot Southampton summer retreat is the epitome of easy living - and high technology, thanks to the sophisticated home automation system designed and installed by Crescendo.

Renovated to charmingly elegant perfection by Hamilton Hoge Construction Management, the home's environment - entertainment, HVAC, lighting and security - are all controlled by a Crestron integrated solution designed, programmed and installed by our in-house, manufacturer-certified team.

"Our solution brought this home from ‘antiquity' to the bleeding edge of home technology," says Senior Consultant Steve Berry, who led the Crescendo Design team.

With it, the homeowners can control virtually all their technology from custom touch panels throughout the house, an in-home remote and via the internet. And there's a lot to control: the home is outfitted with 11 distributed video zones and approximately 20 distributed audio zones. It features an in-home theater, a media room and a Kaleidescape DVD server that presents movies on demand that can be viewed from any of the home's several TVs, which are synced up so the owners can start watching something in one room, pause it and pick it up in another.

The couple also can "watch" and control their home while they're away at another of their residences. Via the internet, they monitor and modify their HVAC and home security systems, as well as lighting in certain rooms. This makes the home "smart" and "green", too, as temperature and lighting can be preprogrammed for maximum efficiency - and peace of mind.

In fact, the homeowners are so thrilled with the performance, aesthetics and logistics of the system Crescendo provided for this home, we're now suggesting how to improve the system previously installed in the Manhattan apartment.

To find out more about Crescendo's integrated home control solutions, contact us.