She loves technology, he fears it. While their new home is loaded with the latest-and-greatest gear, it’s built to please both personalities. Designer Sandra Canada explains how she made two clients happy in one house.
Home Entertainment: This house appears to be a classic case of “now you see it, now you don’t” in terms of concealing the audiovisual treats—from really big TVs to speakers. It’s clear you had to “treat” numerous TVs. Just how many televisions did you have to hide?
Sandra Canada: Seven, maybe eight. The televisions are hidden so well that I’ve possibly forgotten them!
In both design and technology, this bachelor pad is the essence
With a six-month window for design, pre-wire, installation and programming, this was by far the quickest construction project DSI Entertainment Systems had ever been involved in.
A homeowner plans to renovate his Cape Cod-style home without adding a theater until his interior designer convinces him otherwise.
Components in these top-of-the-line home-entertainment systems have an aesthetic all their own.
A home in the california countryside takes 20 years to design and build—and the architecture and technology become more modern in the process
In 1987, the owner of this house—an avid art collector and owner of a drywall company—purchased 42 acres to grow citrus in an agricultural community north of Los Angeles. Postmodern architecture was all the rage at the time, so the owner hired Zoltan E. Pali to design a Georgianstyle residence. The young architect, who happened to be a disciple of the Case Study modernists, was just starting out on his own and couldn’t afford to decline the commission. “It’s sort of like young people when they are dating,” he says. “I was idealistic enough to think I could change him.”