New Lakefront Smart Home
Imagine relaxing by the fireplace while listening to your favorite music radiating around you, or maybe waking to the rising sun illuminating through the bedroom windows as the shades automatically open at that perfect preset time. A successful home renovation or new build starts with planning and design. Our Northern Michigan team was brought in early during the planning and design process of this home build. Spire worked with the builders and electrical contractors to incorporate exclusive audio and video technology.
Meridian DSP7200 loudspeakers were strategically installed on each side of the fireplace in the living room. Meridian loudspeakers are the ultimate in audio sound systems. They deliver sound in a way like no other. Their beautiful shape adds to the serene design of the room without being overbearing. Because they’re a powered speaker, the wiring and power boxes were hidden in the crawl space directly below the speakers themselves. Creating a space that beautifully ties the design and technology together without being cluttered with wires and added technology.
Motorized Window Treatment
Lutron Palladium motorized window treatments were installed in most rooms. With either the touch of a button or through programed timing, the shades lower or rise. They can easily be controlled with the convenience of a smartphone, tablet or wall keypad. Special attention was given to wire placement based on the size of the roller and type of material. Prewiring during the building allowed our team to seamlessly hide all the cords. Shades are discreetly hidden inside pockets when not in use.
A dedicated rack room was created to keep the technology wiring organized to easily service and prevent potential performance issues. Custom cabinetry was installed around the racks due to limited space. Custom venting was installed above the racks to keep the equipment from overheating. Due to the unique slope of the property, several conduit runs were planned in advance to deliver satellite, fiber internet, outdoor audio, intergradation in the pool area, network connections to the main house and guest house as well as outdoor wifi throughout the property.
Over 420+ feet of fiber was used to extend the home network and DirectTV to the Lodge Guest House. Savant Pro Wireless handheld remotes were provided for all TV zones as well as LUX Port iPad controls.
Spire also created the ultimate outdoor entertainment area for enjoying the beautiful lakeviews. Read more about the outdoor project.