Torch Lake House
Luxury Technology Meets Northern Charm in Michigan Lake House
Torch Lake, Michigan is known for it’s crystal clear turquoise waters and white sandbars. So, there is no surprise a lake house off it’s shore is a perfect place to entertain or soak up the lakeviews on the patio. When integrating technology into this Northern Michigan home, Spire embraced the ‘Up North’ design and made sure the technology did not compromise the aesthetic of the home.
A custom stone colored finish was added to the Meridian DSP5200 speakers to blend perfectly with the living room’s stone fireplace. Above the fireplace, a stunning Frame TV by Samsung transforms into a beautiful artwork piece when the TV is not on. B&W in-ceiling and in-wall speakers were placed throughout the house and garage, delivering ambient music with no visual footprint.
For smaller areas such as the play room and master bedroom fireplace nook, Spire added B&W 600 series bookshelves in white with grey grills. The high resolution audio extends outside with a Sonance outdoor speaker systems surrounding the entire lakeside porch. Hidden among the landscape, Sonance Rock Speakers were added next to the firepit for perfectly-even coverage.
The homeowners enjoy the complete control of their home using the Savant Control System. They can use multiple devices including an iPad, Savant Touch screen remotes and multiple in-wall digital keypads. A Pakedge Network Router and Ubiquiti Network was added for uninterrupted wifi throughout the outside and guest house.
While enjoying their time at this lake house getaway, the owner’s high performing system ensures reliable technology for entertaining or working remotely but with the design and ease of controls, they’ll always feel like they’re on vacation.
Photos by Jessie Zevalkink