High Performance Modern Farm House

A High Performance Modern Farm House


Tucked away in the backwoods of Torch Lake, this home marries “rustic” with the sleek elegance of modern. The combination of wood, stone and metal textures embrace the charm of a classic farmhouse. Although this is not your average farmhouse. The home is outfitted with a high performing system that seamlessly works with the design and architecture.

The tall ceilings and windows allow ample natural light into the main room. Spire Integrated Systems installed Lutron QS Wireless motorized shades paired with Hartmann & Forbes windowcovers to offer privacy and block harsh light. The custom 18′ windowcover’s woven natural fabric complements the organic esthetics of the room. The shades are artfully concealed in the millwork when not in use.

Spire installed B&W in-ceiling speakers and Sonance invisible in-wall speakers to deliver ambient music that emanates throughout the space with no visual footprint. Spire also installed a Sonance Landscape Audio System so the homeowner can enjoy music outside.

Each system is easily controlled using Savant. Spire personalized the settings to the homeowner’s preference making controlling the home efficient and convenient.

Builder: Widing Custom Homes
Architect: Shoreline Architecture & Design
Designer: Jones-Keena & Co.
Photos by Beth Singer Photographer Inc.

  • Savant Complete System Control
  • Savant Music servers and multi zone audio distribution
  • Savant hand held remotes and Launchport iPad control stations
  • Atlona HD video distribution
  • Lutron Homeworks QS Lighting and Fan Control
  • Hartmann & Forbes Custom Woven Natural Fabrics Windowcovers
  • Holovision Door Stations
  • B&W In-Ceiling Speakers
  • Sonance Invisible in-wall speakers
  • Sonance Lanscape Audio System
  • Integration with Tekmar HVAC
  • Ubiquiti Network and Managed Wireless system
  • Panamax BlueBolt Remote Power Management
  • Amazon Alexa Integration
  • Security integration
  • Ihiji remote system monitoring
  • Luma Security Cameras and NVR
  • Custom Integration with magnetic lock for safe

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