Probably the most common request we have from Interior Designers and their clients is to provide all the benefits of a home technology solution without having the technology take over the decor. Here is a great example of how that request is met using one of our leading brands, Elan.
A 5,000-square foot residence in Lake Havasu, Arizona, employs an extensive AV system without sacrificing its sleek architecture and design. When Terry and Shelly were building their modern mountainside home made entirely of concrete, glass and steel in Lake Havasu, they were reluctant to incorporate any technology that could be a dysfunctional eyesore....they were looking for virtually invisible audio — with “no finicky whole-home control system included.” That is, until they were presented the ELAN Entertainment & Control System.
Terry and Shelly were eager to hear music playing throughout the home, without physically seeing the speakers. The installation team installed a 12-zone multi-room audio system, with powerful and targeted architectural speakers to produce clear and crisp sound, despite the home’s echoing steel, concrete and glass architecture. SpeakerCraft in-ceiling speakers and Sunfire SDS-12 Subwoofers were installed throughout the residence’s bedrooms, bathrooms, television room, office, craft room, outdoor upper and lower patios, game room, and garage.
“I absolutely love having instant control of the multi-room audio system,” homeowner Shelly commented. “We did not have to cut holes in the walls, or place clunky speakers everywhere. The entire system operates invisibly, quickly and efficiently. It almost seems too good to be true!”
Powered motorized shades were also integrated into into the ELAN system to keep the glass home cool and private. “When you walk into the front door and look fifty feet across the living space, you are looking straight out into the city and lake, like there are no boundaries between you."
Shelly now has no hesitation when it comes to home control. “We are so thrilled with the system,” she said.