Situated on 7 acres in Englewood, N.J., the High Garden Project consisted of a 4,500-square-foot carriage house and a 13,000-square-foot main house. The home had hardly any existing wire with no sense of direction or schematic. In all, the project ran for 18 months with the pre-wiring done in three phases 30 to 40 days apart.
“The level of finish work was second to none,” describes Constantinos Sandoukas, founder of frayednot. “Tying the home together with wire interconnecting old areas to the new was extremely difficult. There were no holes to patch. Much of the work was done via an underground crawlspace that interconnected to several other crawlspaces for access to the first floor.”
“The crawlspace was exactly that, a crawl. It was about 26 inches in height and over 150 years old. Walkie talkies were needed since cell service did not work in that area. Long days, late hours and lots of care taken to not make any mistakes drilling into the spaces due to the original woodwork in much of the space on the first floor.”
Outside, the frayednot team covered the entire property with Wi-Fi across the infinity pool area, gazebo, outdoor stone Veranda, tennis pavilion as well as the perimeter of the front and garden area of the property.
“The challenges for us outdoors were the distances and figuring out the existing in ground conduit sleeves and maze of connectivity from pipe to pipe to figure out pathways for us to get point connectivity to happen. There were no diagrams from when the sleeves/conduit was installed many years prior. This was very time consuming and challenging for us to locate and map,” adds Sandoukas.
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