The Mansion in the Sky

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The Mansion in the Sky

    • Mirrored wall panels slide to reveal a 65-inch TV and 7.2 surround-sound speaker system, transforming the Library of this 6,800-square-foot NYC penthouse into a Media Room.
    • Mirrored wall panels slide to reveal a 65-inch TV and 7.2 surround-sound speaker system, transforming the Library of this 6,800-square-foot NYC penthouse into a Media Room.
    The homeowner of this sun-drenched New York City penthouse had a desire to access electronics from every room. However, the design of the apartment’s intricate 6,800-square-foot layout left surprisingly little space in which to work. 
     
    Working closely with the architect/designer and cabinet maker, Osbee incorporated the ingenious use of custom millwork to deliver all the functionality and aesthetics the client was looking for.
     
    Here, mirrored wall panels slide to reveal a 65-inch TV and 7.2 surround-sound speaker system, transforming the Library into a Media Room.
    • Instead of multiple switches, Osbee used a single unobtrusive keypad at the entrance to the Kitchen programmed to give the homeowners control of multiple sets of lights and shades.

    The ceiling fixtures, chandelier, and speakers in the Kitchen can be adjusted using the multi-function programmable keypad at the entry to the room or from any touchscreen, iPad and iPhone programmed to work with the system.

    • In the Kitchen, a TV sits neatly in a custom-built recess designed to match the sleek appearance of the cabinets and engineered by Osbee for adequate ventilation and easy serviceability.

    In the Kitchen, a TV sits neatly in a custom-built recess designed to match the sleek appearance of the cabinets and engineered for adequate ventilation and easy serviceability.

    • With limited wall space on which to mount the Crestron TSW-752 7-inch touchscreen, Osbee solved the problem by engineering a special housing built into this Kitchen cabinet.
    • With limited wall space on which to mount the Crestron TSW-752 7-inch touchscreen, Osbee solved the problem by engineering a special housing built into this Kitchen cabinet.
    • With limited wall space on which to mount the Crestron TSW-752 7-inch touchscreen, Osbee solved the problem by engineering a special housing built into this Kitchen cabinet.

    With limited wall space on which to mount the 7-inch touchscreen, a special housing was built into this cabinet in the Kitchen.

    • Osbee placed a single Crestron keypad in the Foyer and programmed it to give simple one-touch control of shades, drapes, and lighting presets for the Kitchen and Dining Area.

    A single keypad in the Foyer gives simple one-touch control of shades, drapes, and lighting presets for the Kitchen and Dining Area.

    • Osbee designed, engineered, and installed the housewide audio and video system and lighting control for over 200 light fixtures in this two-story penthouse in New York City.

    In-ceiling speakers for the houswide audio system mingle with some of the 240 system-controlled light fixtures used throughout the residence. At the end of the evening, the "Goodnight" lighting preset turns all the lights off with one touch.

    • To provide comfortable viewing in the sharply angled Master Bedroom, a 42-inch TV rises on a custom lift and automatically swivels toward the bed. When it’s turned off, the TV disappears into the shallow cabinet, custom-engineered by Osbee to contain the screen and lift mechanism and to ensure adequate ventilation.
    • To provide comfortable viewing in the sharply angled Master Bedroom, a 42-inch TV rises on a custom lift and automatically swivels toward the bed. When it’s turned off, the TV disappears into the shallow cabinet, custom-engineered by Osbee to contain the screen and lift mechanism and to ensure adequate ventilation.
    • To provide comfortable viewing in the sharply angled Master Bedroom, a 42-inch TV rises on a custom lift and automatically swivels toward the bed. When it’s turned off, the TV disappears into the shallow cabinet, custom-engineered by Osbee to contain the screen and lift mechanism and to ensure adequate ventilation.
    • To provide comfortable viewing in the sharply angled Master Bedroom, a 42-inch TV rises on a custom lift and automatically swivels toward the bed. When it’s turned off, the TV disappears into the shallow cabinet, custom-engineered by Osbee to contain the screen and lift mechanism and to ensure adequate ventilation.

    To provide comfortable viewing in the sharply angled Master Bedroom, a 42-inch TV rises on a custom lift and automatically swivels toward the bed. When it’s turned off, the TV disappears into the shallow cabinet, custom-engineered to contain the screen and lift mechanism and to ensure adequate ventilation.

    • To provide comfortable viewing in the sharply angled Master Bedroom, a 42-inch TV rises on a custom lift and automatically swivels toward the bed. When it’s turned off, the TV disappears into the shallow cabinet, custom-engineered by Osbee to contain the screen and lift mechanism and to ensure adequate ventilation.

    Motorized drapery tracks make it easy to close the drapes and transform the Master Bedroom into an intimate, private space.

    • Osbee programmed the motorized solar shades spanning two stories to automatically raise and lower based on the time of day and day of the year, or can be individually controlled by keypads, touchscreens, iPads, and iPhones integrated with the control system.

    Motorized solar shades spanning two stories are programmed to automatically raise and lower based on the time of day and day of the year, or can be individually controlled by keypads, touchscreens, iPads, and iPhones integrated with the control system.

    • The motorized solar shades, motorized drapery tracks, lighting, and HVAC are all integrated and programmed by Osbee to monitor the time of year and day, temperature, and humidity, and automatically adjust the systems to create the optimal environment for the art collection — and the family.

    With valuable artwork on the upper floor Gallery and throughout the residence, control over the environment is critical for proper exhibition and protection. The motorized solar shades, motorized drapery tracks, lighting, and HVAC are all integrated and programmed to monitor the time of year and day, temperature, and humidity, and automatically adjust the systems to create the optimal environment for the art collection — and the family. 

    • The 26-inch TV Osbee placed in the Study is mounted on a Future Automation lift hidden in the cabinet and files itself away automatically when not in use.
    • The 26-inch TV Osbee placed in the Study is mounted on a Future Automation lift hidden in the cabinet and files itself away automatically when not in use.
    • The 26-inch TV Osbee placed in the Study is mounted on a Future Automation lift hidden in the cabinet and files itself away automatically when not in use.

    The 26-inch TV in the Study is mounted on a lift hidden in the cabinet and files itself away automatically when not in use.

    • In his Master Bath, Osbee mounted a 42-inch TV in a specially-engineered recess in the marble wall. Immersive audio is delivered via the in-wall and waterproof shower speakers. The motorized shades sit behind a panel of glass to keep them dry.

    In his Master Bath, a 42-inch TV is mounted in a specially-engineered recess in the marble wall. Immersive audio is delivered via the in-wall and waterproof shower speakers. The motorized shades sit behind a panel of glass to keep them dry.

    • In her Master Bath, Osbee engineered and installed motorized solar shades to tame the sun. Using a Crestron WPR-48 waterproof handheld remote, iPad, or any Crestron touchscreen, favorite music can be selected and enjoyed via the Sonance Visual Performance Extreme XT moisture-proof speakers in the shower.

    In her Master Bath, motorized solar shades tame the sun. Using a waterproof handheld remote, iPad, or any touchscreen, favorite music can be selected and enjoyed via the moisture-proof speakers in the shower.

    Located out of view behind the theater panels in the Library, the central equipment racks hold all the system hardware for the housewide audio and video, Internet, telephone, security system, and surveillance cameras.

  • Mirrored wall panels slide to reveal a 65-inch TV and 7.2 surround-sound speaker system, transforming the Library of this 6,800-square-foot NYC penthouse into a Media Room.1 
  • Instead of multiple switches, Osbee used a single unobtrusive keypad at the entrance to the Kitchen programmed to give the homeowners control of multiple sets of lights and shades.2 
  • In the Kitchen, a TV sits neatly in a custom-built recess designed to match the sleek appearance of the cabinets and engineered by Osbee for adequate ventilation and easy serviceability.3 
  • With limited wall space on which to mount the Crestron TSW-752 7-inch touchscreen, Osbee solved the problem by engineering a special housing built into this Kitchen cabinet.4 
  • Osbee placed a single Crestron keypad in the Foyer and programmed it to give simple one-touch control of shades, drapes, and lighting presets for the Kitchen and Dining Area.5 
  • Osbee designed, engineered, and installed the housewide audio and video system and lighting control for over 200 light fixtures in this two-story penthouse in New York City.6 
  • To provide comfortable viewing in the sharply angled Master Bedroom, a 42-inch TV rises on a custom lift and automatically swivels toward the bed. When it’s turned off, the TV disappears into the shallow cabinet, custom-engineered by Osbee to contain the screen and lift mechanism and to ensure adequate ventilation.7 
  • To provide comfortable viewing in the sharply angled Master Bedroom, a 42-inch TV rises on a custom lift and automatically swivels toward the bed. When it’s turned off, the TV disappears into the shallow cabinet, custom-engineered by Osbee to contain the screen and lift mechanism and to ensure adequate ventilation.8 
  • Osbee programmed the motorized solar shades spanning two stories to automatically raise and lower based on the time of day and day of the year, or can be individually controlled by keypads, touchscreens, iPads, and iPhones integrated with the control system.9 
  • The motorized solar shades, motorized drapery tracks, lighting, and HVAC are all integrated and programmed by Osbee to monitor the time of year and day, temperature, and humidity, and automatically adjust the systems to create the optimal environment for the art collection — and the family.10 
  • The 26-inch TV Osbee placed in the Study is mounted on a Future Automation lift hidden in the cabinet and files itself away automatically when not in use.11 
  • In his Master Bath, Osbee mounted a 42-inch TV in a specially-engineered recess in the marble wall. Immersive audio is delivered via the in-wall and waterproof shower speakers. The motorized shades sit behind a panel of glass to keep them dry.12 
  • In her Master Bath, Osbee engineered and installed motorized solar shades to tame the sun. Using a Crestron WPR-48 waterproof handheld remote, iPad, or any Crestron touchscreen, favorite music can be selected and enjoyed via the Sonance Visual Performance Extreme XT moisture-proof speakers in the shower.13 
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