Frank Lloyd Wright Meets Klingon Empire in High-Tech Home
This ultra-modern New England home is complete integration of Lutron lighting and motorized shades, water works, security and life safety, cameras, whole-house control, HVAC, tank monitoring systems, network and IP telecom infrastructure and more. It also boasts one of the most unique keypads ever created, as Performance Imaging integrated a hidden lighting control keypad into a book on a shelf.
“It’s kind of like Frank Lloyd Wright meets the Klingon Empire,” says Thomas H. Howard, vice president at Performance Imaging. The architecture features parabolic copper roofs, curved stone walls and glass windows, curved light decks with hopper finish plaster, and amazing stone and tile work. The project was recently a finalist in the Lutron Excellence Awards at CEDIA Expo.
The home also includes fully connected exercise room, golf practice room, wine cellar, craft area, laundry room, two offices, sunroom and terrace and balcony.
“The design element and finishes were the client’s main focus, and our job was to integrate technology without intrusion of the architecture. The interior designer specified no less than 15 different colors, styles and finishes for keypads and outlets in the various rooms.”
“We faced a number of unique challenges meeting and exceeding the client’s expectations - everything from installing shades in curved light decks, a hidden Lutron keypad in a book, a secret touchscreen and cabinet motorization, propane/fuel and water monitoring, integrated water shut-off, water works control ... all the way to the automation of the FedEx dropbox!”
On the Job
Technology Integrator | Performance Imaging, Stamford, Conn.
Builder | Davenport Contracting, Stamford, Conn.
Architect | Swaback Partners, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Interior Designer | Studio V, Scottsdale, Ariz.