Electronic House Magazine has just announced its 2015 Home of the Year Award winners, and we’re honored that OneVision has been given the Gold Award in the category of “Master Suite.”
The magazine’s editorial staff chose our project, titled “The Minimalist Master,” as one of the finest installs of this year’s entries. Judging criteria for the Electronic House 2015 Home of the Year Awards included all aspects of custom installation, from project creativity, innovation, equipment, obstacles overcome to homeowner priorities, aesthetics, and lifestyle benefits.
The project, a master suite in Boston’s Four Seasons condominiums, was an exercise in favoring streamlined functionality and incredible views over an excess of technology.
We knew that out of all the rooms in a home, the Master Suite demands an aura of sanctuary. But we also knew that creating such an escape didn’t have to mean technology had to be relegated to the basement home theater or outdoor music system. Instead, we created a high-tech Master Suite that was streamlined and future-ready, but also preserved the room’s gorgeous views of Boston’s Public Garden and the Back Bay neighborhood.
To accomplish that, we worked closely with award-winning builder Adams + Beasley and designers Lewis Interiors to integrate technology in several seamless ways. A few examples: We created a spot for a projector above the bed and a flush-mounted cavity for a 92-inch projector screen in front of the custom closets; we took painstaking efforts to mimic the window’s curvature with Crestron motorized shading (so that, from the bed or even the luxurious freestanding bathtub, the homeowners could remotely open the shade for a breathtaking view of the city); and we gave the homeowners simplified lighting control via keypads at table height on either side of the king-size bed, which include USB ports for easy phone charging. We also implemented an Ihiji Invision remote network management system, which lets us proactively and remotely manage their system.
It’s all a prime example of how technology can add functional value without impeding the design aesthetic of such a beautiful property.
To all of EH’s judges and to all who supported our work on the project: Thank you!