How They Did It: The Disco House

CEDIA | Jul 02, 2020

678903aINTEGRATOR: Perfect Integration

Winner of the 2019 CEDIA Award for Best Integrated Home, Level I

The interior design on this project was inspired by the style of the socialite Merella Agnelli of the Fiat Empire. The system had to be fully integrated and installed as discreetly as possible. Where technology had to be seen, it was installed to complement the interior. As the development was to be fully furnished and marketed as a turnkey property, the systems were programmed to show off both the interior design and the technology during viewings and marketing.


678903jLighting control was a primary consideration as the property is very tall and narrow with restricted natural light. Perfect Integration installed a Lutron HomeWorks QS lighting and shading control system with the latest Palladiom keypads. The finish of each keypad was chosen to either blend into, or complement, the wall that it was mounted on.


678903kAmina plaster-over invisible speakers were used in all principal areas, with small Amina subwoofers discreetly installed into the walls or joinery. The dining room subwoofer grille is beautifully hidden within a wooden panelled wall. The master bedroom walls are panelled white leather, so a Future Automation sliding panel system was used to hide the 65-inch screen when not in use. In the library, a more traditional look and feel complements the dark wood panelling, green velvet curtain/room divider, and brass ironmongery; a freestanding Bang & Olufsen TV with a gold frame was installed to match the d├ęcor and tone of the room.