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How They Did It: A Landscaped Life

Ed Wenck
Jan 02, 2020



CEDIA’s judges note the excellent use of natural light in this finished project, and that’s exactly what La Scala was after. The final result: A Best Integrated Home Level III (Americas) trophy for the firm.

La Scala tells us, “We were hired to complement the vision of one of the most award-winning interior design firms in North America. The core DNA of the home design was to be a clean shell, a simple palate that’s long on light, short on accoutrements. Therefore, everything inside of the spaces should either be beautiful or functional and discreet. 

“The open concept décor was to take center stage and our integrated systems were to compliment and highlight the expert appreciation for the relationship of form and space.”
Additionally, quote, “We worked meticulously with interiors to ensure that the correct circuits were individualized to highlight the artwork and landscaping details. In all we integrated 105 circuits of lighting in this home.”



There are 12 zones of music in the house driven by 47 different speakers. All of the indoor speakers and subs blend brilliantly with the tongue and groove wood ceiling. Outdoor speakers are camouflaged, and outdoor TVs have fixed soundbars that rotate with the screens.

In addition to clever settings such as “stealth mode,” in which the projector and screen in the combination living and media room fold up into the ceiling and disappear completely, the integration firm has created a power management system they call the “heartbeat.” 

Simply put, this means that if a device isn’t being as responsive as it should, a power reset is triggered which usually fixes the issue.

And, since the clients here are in their golden years, they wanted maximum simplicity when it came to the user interfaces.

This project also picked up the 2019 CEDIA Award for Best Documentation.



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