How They Did It: The Expansion

Ed Wenck
Nov 02, 2017

Integrating this 22,000-square-foot dwelling was a three-year project for Home Concepts. During that time, a new structure was also added to the property. The integrator solved control issues in the two structures by seamlessly linking the separate systems that shared all the home’s media sources — while simultaneously revising the plan as new technologies were introduced. The project won a 2017 CEDIA Award: Best Integrated Home, Level II.

This client also uses the space as a home office, and demanded robust Wi-Fi throughout — even with thick concrete walls in the home and garage. Those walls and their sleek modern design also presented acoustical challenges in many audio zones. The judges were impressed with the mechanical heart of this winner: the climate controls, the racks, and so on. This integration project also included something really fun for any car buff: a show garage that can hold 40 vehicles, complete with LED lighting and a mechanic’s pit.

The home’s systems include 18 separate audio zones driven by six sources, and, “The video is run through an Atlona 6x6 HDMI over HDBaseT, which distributes the four video signals to the six HDTV locations,” according to the firm. The home theater features 3D audio and an Epson laser projector coupled with a 16:9 screen. Intercom systems, gate control, lighting, security, and HVAC systems integration are just some of the other features Home Concepts handled for this beauty.

Home Concepts, Inc.

3271 114 Avenue SE

Calgary, Alberta T2Z 3X2




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