Small homes can have as much gravitas as the bigger, flashier ones. Consider this East-meets-West master suite from Lakewood, Colorado-based integration company Harrison Home Systems. Designed for aging homeowners who desire manual control over lighting and shading scenes, it so deftly blends clever lighting solutions with technology that it garnered the 2020 Best Master Suite honor in the CE Pro Home of the Year Awards.
Woven throughout are six displays, five audio zones, 22 motorized Lutron roller shades, plus climate and lighting controlled by scenes on Savant remotes, the Savant app, and custom-engraved Lutron Palladiom keypads.
Above the master bed, a 4K 65-inch television is concealed behind a hinge-style motorized dropdown from Future Automation, and the dual-roller shades with sheer and blackout fabrics surrounding the bedroom lower when the TV lift is open to create better viewing conditions.
“When the lift is closed, it blends in seamlessly with the ceiling cloud. When it is open, the master suite shades automatically close for optimal viewing conditions,” explains Harrison Home Systems’ Kassa Harrison, noting how the integrator closely collaborated with Montare Builders, KGA Studio Architects, and interior designer Eric Mandil on the installation. “We provided guidance to the architect and builder on custom-made ‘step-down’ pockets to accommodate the angled windows, specialized shade pockets allowing the shades to disappear into the ceiling when open.”
In the master bathroom, where a sense of calm is conjured by motorized Lutron Sivoia sheers that provide privacy and natural light, another television takes center stage. This well-hidden 32-inch Sony display behind custom-made glass in the floating vanity required a completely bespoke design and installation, Harrison adds.
Whether viewed from the bathtub, or the morning bar or fireplace sitting room elsewhere in the suite, multiple wall-mounted video displays and discreet in-ceiling speakers ensure that entertainment can be reveled in from every angle.
A version of this article was originally published by CEPro.