Slick Automated Display Home
By Sarah Falson | Thursday | 15/05/2008
Take a guided tour through this stunning display home and pick-and-choose from the best home automation and entertainment on offer.
Imagine having the opportunity to experience a fully-working, custom-built automated home with a dedicated home theatre, integrated security and lighting controls, along with distributed audio and video, without paying a cent.
One such home exists, in a new 38-house display development on the corner of Portside and Tiller Street, Lake Kawana, nestled amongst the ultra-chic Stockland Display Village on the Sunshine Coast - open to home-owners, renovators and architecture enthusiasts seven days a week.
Named 'The Intelligent Home', the four-bedroom integrated smart house boasts three different home cinema concepts - a dedicated sound-proofed home theatre room with cinema projector, screen and custom-built theatre seats; a master bedroom with a drop-down plasma hidden in the bulkhead; and a complete living room set-up with in-wall surround sound system.
Designed by Brisbane-based Electronic Interiors (a division of Toombul Music) and built by Smart Choice Homes, The Intelligent Home was designed to showcase the different custom installation options available to home owners, giving them the opportunity to use and learn about the fully-working technology at their leisure.
"Ultimately it's a specialised showroom, designed from the ground up to show the public how easy this technology is to use," said Electronic Interiors director, Justin Bull.
Taking two long years of planning and an extra five months to build, the display home features state-of-the-art automation and entertainment equipment including keyless entry, intercom, Dynalite lighting control which ties in with the fans and blinds, an iPod dock connected to six distributed audio zones, a decked-out gym, three visual areas, patio lighting and audio, in-built ceiling speakers, and an LCD built-into the ensuite sink splashback, all controlled via two RTI touchscreens(one in the kitchen and one in the master bedroom).
The unique house also won a national CEDIA (Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association) award for Best Special Project in June.
"We specialise in custom installation design. We will sit down with clients and design their system to suit their lifestyle requirements," said Bull.
"There isn't really anywhere else in Australia that people can experience something like this. We're showing people what they can and can't do with technology - this isn't possible at retail level."
Visitors to the site will be taken on a guided tour by staff, with individual consultation opportunities available. The display home also offers a glass-fronted 'engine room', allowing visitors to gage the benefits of a centralised technology system.
(A Division of Toombul Music)
Cedia Member: Yes
Phone: 0419 733 134
Fax: (07) 3266 6878
Smart Choice Homes
Phone: (07) 5493 2840
Address: Lake Kawana Display Village
Cnr Portside and Tiller St. Lake Kawana, QLD 4575
Type of Installation:
Automation, Distributed Audio, Home Theatre, Security, Electrical
Approximately two years
Concept 4000 Security System
Tibet DVR System with 4 camera locations
Dynalite lighting control system
Urmet intercom/camera/keyless access
Padde keyless access /electronic lock
RTI universal remotes and processors
LP Morgan 92" Novarus fixed screen
Yamaha A/V digital receivers
Toshiba DVD players
Nextwave digital set top boxes
Cambridge Audio 640H music server
B&W speakers and subwoofers
Silent Gliss motorised blind
Hallam 39RU custom rack
I Port- iPod in-wall docking station
NEC 42" and 50" plasma TVs
Sonance in-wall and in-ceiling speakers
Nuvo Concerto multi-room system
Nuvo NVT2DF twin tuner and keypads
Kramer VS88V Video Switcher
Screen Technics Vertical Drop Ceiling Lift
Mirror Image 15" LCD Mirror TV
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