For many celebrities and New York City’s elite, getting away for the weekend and unwinding in the Hamptons – a community comprised of some of the most sought-after homes in the country, is a welcome way to melt away some stress. But while the peace and quiet are a welcome respite from city living, these discerning homeowners are also looking for top-tier entertainment technology to match the scale and prestige of these high-life houses. So, when the high-end builders at Hamptons Luxury Estates began designing their latest showpiece property, they reached out to Digital Projection to create a stunning, outdoor poolside display that would be the talk of the town.
Drawn up by a team of world-renowned architects and designers, this particular home design boasts an impressive outdoor pool area in an open and inviting backyard space. To match the quality of the outdoor environment, Yale Fishman, owner, Hamptons Luxury Estates LLC, wanted to compliment the pool with exceptional entertainment spaces, complete with a top-of-the-line display. When he contacted the display experts at Digital Projection, he had a unique request; “I need one of your outdoor LED video walls, and I need it to come up out of the ground”.
Atypical of most luxury residential developers, Hamptons Luxury Estates LLC takes a more hands-on approach when it comes to building their properties.
“Often you’ll see companies building ‘spec homes’ with very similar layouts and amenities. We work with the mindset that we are building our own dream houses – custom homes with beautiful workmanship and high-end finishes,” says Fishman.
Massive LED Video Wall is Crowning Jewel of Hamptons Estate
Working with partners Display Devices, Digital Projection set out to make this challenging request a reality, but it wasn’t without its unique obstacles. After all, it’s not every day an integrator tries to install a high-end video wall into someone’s backyard.
“This project was unique in that the concept is fairly simple, yet quite challenging to make happen. After discussing our plan with a civil engineer, we essentially built an in-ground vault complete with a hydraulic lift and sump pump assembly to house and mount the LED video wall,” says Eric Perkins, general manager at Display Devices. “This was finished with trap doors and safety sensors to protect house guests and wildlife. We also knew that the final product had to be high-quality and tasteful to meet the discerning needs of homebuyers who want the best viewing experiences.
“Having worked with Digital Projection many times before, we knew this combination of lift and display would make something truly impressive!” adds Perkins.
When all was complete, the Radiance LED Outdoor Series display was truly a sight to behold. Measuring 203 diagonal inches, the 14.76-feet wide by 8.2-foot tall video wall is large enough to be enjoyed from every location around the pool. Fishman says the company built the space to function as a total expression of resort-style living by combining the pool area into a place for both private, intimate moments as well as sophisticated parties.