Whale Beach House
A stunning residence, perched on a steeply sloping site overlooking Sydney’s Whale Beach, is the home of a recently retired doctor and his wife. They engaged Smart Home Solutions through the architect Jon Cullen of Cullen Feng to provide audio visual and home automation solutions prior to the construction phase of the home in 2007.
The Smart Home Solution
The owners wanted a system that would enhance their lifestyle by providing quality music and video throughout the home, coupled with security and communications features that provide convenience and peace of mind. They wanted their house guests to be able to make full use of the system also, so usability was a key factor from the beginning.
The system Smart Home Solutions created for the home consisted of:
- Whole-house audio with six independent zones, controlled by an intuitive Crestron control system
- Distribution of Pay-TV, DVD and security camera video throughout the home for convenience, security and remote access control
- A dedicated media room / home theatre with projector and 95” screen
- Intelligent lighting control based on the Philips Dynalite system
- A complete communications network incorporating digital PABX telephone, internet, LAN, fax, intercom and access control
- Comprehensive security including back-to-base monitoring, surveillance cameras with recording capability, remote telephone access and internet monitoring capability
- A control backbone giving integrated control over A/V, lighting, security, access control, ceiling fans and motorised blinds
The owners are enamoured of their new smart home. “It’s terrific to be able to control our music, lights - everything really - from the one controller,” said the retired doctor. “It’s easy to use, and our guests have no problem in running the system themselves.”
“The home theatre is not huge – we don’t need it to be, but it works well. Visitors to the house certainly love it!,” he said.
“It’s been two and a half years since the house was completed and the quality of their work and their follow up support has been exceptional. We’d be happy to recommend Smart Home Solutions.”