How They Did It: Sophisticated Lakehouse

Ed Wenck | Oct 18, 2018

This home site was discovered by a couple who lived nearby – they’d noticed the property from their pontoon boat and remarked that the view from that home must be tremendous. Shortly thereafter, the property they coveted came on the market. The couple bought the parcel, knocked down the existing home, and then went “all-in” with their new home.

That approach meant that everything in their next residence would be brand new, and the tech they wanted had to blend perfectly into the couple’s artful vision. The result? A trophy for Best Integrated Home, Level IV. The residence boasts “a 10-Zone/10-Source Control4 4K Video Matrix that provides a stereo downmix of all sources to a 16x16 Audio Matrix,” says The Premier Group. “Video sources include three Tivo Bolts, Sony Bluray, Apple TV, and Roku. Audio sources native to the Control4 system are Tune-In Radio, Pandora, and Napster. The audio matrix is time delayed to accurately sync each stereo zone with the three surround systems."

A Pakedge network is the backbone of the home’s systems, which also include security, lighting, shades, HVAC and pool control. The scenes programmed into the homes’ systems are both event based (“Entertain,” “Dining,” “Movie”) and chronological (with scenes running from “Morning” to “Goodnight”). The complexity wasn’t lost on CEDIA’s judges: “A lot going on — there are a tremendous amount of systems integrated into this home,” says our panel.

The Premier Group

CEDIA Member Since 2000

Industry Partners

Gary Nance
Taylor Nance
Gary Nance Design
4631 Lisborn Drive
Carmel, IN 46033
Role: Architect

Dan Elliott
Dan Elliot Custom Homes
6751 Clara St.
Indianapolis, IN 46250
Role: Builder

Brandy Ketterer
Brandy Ketterer Design Co
Role: Interior Designer

Equipment List

Ademco products
AudioQuest cables
Control4 products
CREE lighting
DMF Lighting
Full Swing golf simulator
GreenCreative lighting
ICRealtime products
Juno products
Leon speakers
Lucifer products
Middle Atlantic racks
NORA products
Pakedge gear

Panamax products
Premier lights and fans QMotion motorized shades
Sanus hardware Seura TVs
Sonance speakers and subs
Sony AV receivers
Sony 4K UHD TVs SurgeX products Tivo Bolts and Minis