Lake Keowee Home of the Year Project
About This Project
Impeccably designed and curated, this lakefront property was crafted to reflect the homeowners’ passions and hobbies: art, nature, wine, music, entertaining and travel. Although the homeowners sought state-of the-art technology, their desire was to keep the eye focused on their elegantly designed home interior. Executing their vision through collaboration and teamwork with the builder, interior design firm, and cabinet maker along with the project electricians and carpenters to overcome architectural challenges and design revisions was the true highlight of this project. The result is stunning: an effortless audio video experience that includes invisible in-ceiling speakers throughout their main floor, hidden, customized TV lifts, sophisticated equipment cabinets, custom TV mirrors, motorized shades, an extensive security system, home automation and more. All of this technology is simply and intuitively accessible through the Elan home control system. We’ll toast to the homeowner’s flawless vision after we press the champagne button, announcing the need for bubbly throughout the pool bar and cabana.
Challenges & Compromises
Providing seamless interaction through technology while maintaining aesthetic integrity governed this project. Significant architectural challenges coupled with several rounds of design revisions required Fusion to creatively execute solutions delivering state-of-the-art technology without sacrificing the client’s specific vision for their home. A significant obstacle Fusion encountered in several iterations was to disguise technology, which required coordination with multiple parties. In the dining room, Fusion was asked to install invisible speakers behind a wood ceiling that was too thick for audio to pass through. Through collaboration with the builder and carpenter, the wood was shaved down considerably, resulting in clear audio. The master suite held unique design challenges, including installing a hidden Nexus TV lift in a custom built trunk as well as providing custom TV mirrors in the master bath, each of which was accomplished by working with interior designers, a custom cabinetry expert and electrician. Another substantial roadblock was the installation of the 360⁰ rotating Auton TV lift for the cabana and pool areas. After a year of extensive planning with the builder and carpenter, the lift was damaged by a subcontractor at the end of the installation process, and required removal, repair and re-installation before it was operational.
Project Stand Outs
Massive amounts of teamwork, collaboration and communication between partners during the execution of this project made it exceptional. From a technical standpoint, Fusion installed one of the first 98” Sony TVs to hit the American market, accompanied by Dolby Atmos 7.2.4 surround sound and powered by a McIntosh amplifier and processor in the client’s family room. Also tied into the family room’s audio equipment is a dual microphone karaoke system and a PAR Z Move RGBW programmed to synchronize with the music. McIntosh amplifiers power the whole house audio system, with invisible speakers on the main floor and 10” in-ceiling speakers mixed with subwoofers throughout the remainder of the home. The home boasts a video distribution system that routes 10 sources to 16 displays using Crestron NVX integrated with the Elan control system. Lutron QS lighting control and motorized shades were also integrated and automated through the Elan control system. Anticipating potential client needs for future technology during the pre-wire phase was another key component to this project due to interior stonework that would prohibit running wire after installation. Overall, Fusion successfully executed the client’s vision for seamlessly integrated technology in every part of their home without compromising their aesthetic.
- Sony 98” 4K HDR TV
- 360⁰ Rotating Auton TV Lift
- McIntosh Amplifiers
- Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Series Speakers
- Crestron NVX
- Elan Control System
- Lutron QS lighting control
- Nexus TV Lift
- Dolby Atmos 7.2.4 Surround Sound
- Origin Acoustics Landscape Bollard Outdoor Speakers
- Definitive Technology Invisible Speaker
Custom Home Theater
About This Project
This Simpsonville, South Carolina home features a fully automated, completely customized home theater with a Sony 4K projector, Dolby Atmos speaker system, Sunfire sub woofers and Bowers & Wilkins Diamond in-wall speakers.
This client asked Fusion to create the custom home theater they had always dreamed of in an empty portion of their basement. This project required coordinating with the contractor to build out the space from the studs, and careful communication with the client to meet the precise demands of their vision.
To create a dynamic, comfortable space that the entire family could use, Fusion worked closely with the client on all aspects of this project from color coordination to layout. A Control4 system operates lighting, theater curtain and components flawlessly. Installation of the home theater system included a Sony 4K projector and Dolby Atmos surround sound, Sunfire subwoofers and Bowers & Wilkins speakers ensures that this space is easily adaptable to the needs of the entire family. An in-wall storage area for game devices and Blu-ray player in the theater provides both convenience to the client and an uncluttered look to the room. The end result is a beautiful, unique space that boasts comfort and high-tech capabilities to serve the entire household.
- Sony 4K projector
- Dolby Atmos surround sound
- Bowers & Wilkins 800 series Diamond speakers
- Sunfire subwoofers
- Yamaha Dolby Atmos processor
- Rotel power amplification
- Control4 system
- Dragonfly screen
- RowOne seating
- Custom Lutron lighting control
- Custom motorized curtains
FULLY INTEGRATED LUXURY HOME ON 100 ACRES
About This Project
This long-term service client contacted Fusion for a system design for a 100-acre property in Woodruff, South Carolina. They wanted a home automation system that included smart home security, lighting, pool and spa, climate control and everything in between. The solution needed to be high-tech but also simple to learn and use on a daily basis.
Fusion was tasked with completely integrating “everything you could possibly imagine” including security, lighting control, indoor and outdoor sound system, door locks, TVs, pool climate, garage doors, Wi-Fi and access control for this client’s main house, pool house, guest house and outdoor living spaces. The home posed a unique ceiling structure that was layered instead of a flat surface, requiring creativity to install and position speakers.
Fusion worked closely with both the builder and the homeowner to engineer and design a system to meet the unique needs of the home and the client. Using a full Savant system, every sub system on the property can be controlled via touch screen interface, handheld remote or mobile app.
A high-quality security system includes eight cameras, remote door locking capabilities, and garage doors to provide peace of mind. We implemented a Lutron lighting control system in the main property, pool house and landscaping. The system includes elegant Lutron keypads in each room.
For video distribution to the ten televisions on the property, Fusion used a Savant 4K video distribution system. We added angled speakers to work with the unique ceiling structure in the home theater, guest room, and great room. Each speaker was painted to match the surrounding wall or ceiling to create a more seamless design for the project.
The marquee entertainment system is a ‘man cave’ downstairs. This ‘man cave’ serves as a multi-purpose room with a pool table and bar, 85” Sony TV, Bowers & Wilkins surround sound speakers, and McIntosh and Rotel AV equipment.
The client’s outdoor living space features a 65” SunbriteTV Signature Series 4K TV along with a soundbar. Meanwhile, the pool is surrounded with an Origin Acoustics landscape system and two buried subwoofers.
We offer a monthly full-service program through Parasol to ensure peace of mind when it comes to all the client’s technology. This program includes 24/7 access to support to reduce any downtime.
- 24/7/365 Service
- Savant Home Control
- Multi-Room Audio
- Lutron lighting
- Bowers & Wilkins 7.2.4 Diamond Speaker Atmos system
- McIntosh Amplification & Processor
- Sony Z series TVs
- Savant 4K video distribution
- SunBriteTV Signature Series Partial Sunlight 4K TV
- Origin Acoustics Landscape Audio