Smart for Today and Tomorrow
An extraordinary home architecturally and technologically, Salt Marsh Way is designed for today and tomorrow. Designed by Seattle architect Kenney Nickerson for a retired couple moving from Houston to Cape Cod, three levels of living space are exquisitely executed with cherry woodworking throughout, floor to ceiling glass windows and custom doors. The seamlessly integrated technology controls lighting, HVAC, shading, security, music, video and enterprise level computer networking.
The lighting associated with the main staircase/gallery creates a stunning visual effect during the day as well as at night for the clients’ artwork and carvings. The home viewed at dusk from outside is breathtaking.
With so many oversized windows, shading is a must at Salt Marsh Way. Electronic shading is provided in many areas of the house, integrated with the lighting system keypads for ease of use. The homeowners can also use any Crestron touch panel or the Crestron app on their smart phones or tablets to open or close the shades. The shades are programmed to open and close based on the time of day and occupancy. Since the homeowners liked the chic industrial look, all of the exposed rollers had to be powder-coated black to match the aesthetics of the shades.
Streaming music services such as Pandora, Spotify, Siriux XM, and Tidal are available as well as iTunes and dual FM radio. Primary entertaining areas (open space containing the kitchen, dining and living rooms) have built-in Sonance Invisible Series speakers. Nothing shows! Secondary interior areas use visible but stylish Sonance Architectural Series in-ceiling speakers that match and fit nicely within the rooms’ existing cabinetry. Super high quality James outdoor loudspeakers are used on the rear deck, sunroom, and side patio.
The Audio Video Design team, led by the VP of Engineering, created a multilayered plan to cover 8,400+ square feet of living space. The homeowners wanted every system to be automated and integrated for ease of use and security as they age in their new home.
The aesthetics of the house demanded a minimalistic approach with all equipment hidden away but with the ability to maintain and support the systems going forward. Additionally, extensive space planning, wire management and cooling at all mechanical spaces was required and implemented by the AVD installation team.
Every electronic device and system is designed to make living in a large home convenient, safe, luxurious and easy to use for the entire family and guests.
What The Client Said
“A complicated project done by the AVD’s professionals turned out remarkably well. Our home functions very well and is a pleasure to live in, thanks to their expertise.”
- Architect: Kenney Nickerson, British Columbia
- Builder: Steven Nickerson Building & Remodeling, Inc.
- Interior Designer: Catherine Johnson, Johnson-Blohm Associates, Inc., Houston, TX
- Photographer: Greg Premru Photography
Systems & Equipment
- Home Control: Crestron
- TVs: Sony
- Speakers: Revel; Triad Subwoofer; Leon; Sonance
- Automated Shades: Lutron
- Lighting Control: Lutron HomeWorks
- Networking: PakEdge
- Security/Surveillance: Honeywell