Art Collector Uses Technology to Enhance Modern Home Décor

This Florida home earned three Mark of Excellence Awards for use of technology.This Florida home earned three Mark of Excellence Awards for use of technology.

Homeowners can integrate lighting, security systems and indoor/outdoor audio systems without sacrificing interior design.

Two Sarasota, Fla. homeowners are using technology to turn their waterfront house into a smart home that highlights their love of art, wine and entertaining.

The homeowners contacted Mark van den Broek of SmartHouse Integration to install an automation system to serve as the backbone of their 17,000-square-foot home. Van den Broek used an Elan Entertainment and Control System to serve as the home’s central hub. It includes eight Elan 7-inch in-wall touch panels, four smaller touch panels and three Elan HR2 remotes.

With its high-tech features, this project won three 2016 Mark of Excellence Awards.

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Art Collection Lighting


Strategically placed lights highlight the home's artwork.
Strategically-placed lights highlight the home’s artwork.

Van den Broek stayed away from harsh hues typically found in art galleries and instead strategically placed lights under each piece. The lights’ intensity is automated to increase and fade throughout the day to maintain a gallery-like atmosphere.

“When the sun begins to set, the lights slowly ramp up, incrementally highlighting the art as the sunlight continues to fade,” says van den Broek. “It’s a truly stunning effect.”

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About The Author

Tony Consiglio is an Editor and Event Content Specialist for TecHome Builder. He has a decade of experience in television news as a reporter, anchor and producer. A natural storyteller, Tony helps create compelling content for the home technology industry. He also has a background in multimedia journalism—shooting, editing and producing videos at news outlets around the country.

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