From real estate entrepreneurs to celebrities, Jon Edwards of Sunset Studios Media Solutions knows a thing or two about integrating for the luxury crowd—insights he shared on the TecHomeX stage March 8.
Edwards spoke about wired solutions and automation technologies during the event’s luncheon keynote, “TecHome Market Pulse: What Consumers Want.” While his experience lies mainly within the luxury realm, Edwards believes luxury technologies are beginning to infiltrate the mid-market more and more.
“We live in a world of apps, and the consciousness [of smart home technology] is definitely mainstream,” says Edwards.
Integrated Solutions for Luxury Clients
Edwards has witnessed constant change throughout his years of integrating home technology solutions for a multitude of luxury clients.
Recently, Jon worked on the home of real estate entrepreneur Jeff Greene, “Palazzo di Amore,” which was once listed as the most expensive mansion in the United States.
The main residence has more than 35,000-square-feet of living space, including an entertainment complex and detached guesthouse, where Edwards dedicated most of his efforts. The entertainment complex specifically has a 50-seat, DCI-compliant home theater, a bowling alley and a disco ballroom with revolving floor, a DJ booth and a laser-light system.
Recently, Edwards also completed a project for actor, model and documentary filmmaker Donovan Leitch, which included full A/V control and home automation through a whole-house Crestron package.
The Only Constant is Change
Edwards sees the world quickly embracing home technology, and events like this can help foster that growth into something that benefits the industry as a whole.
“When it comes down to it, the only constant is change,” says Edwards.
Edwards makes a fine point, and in an ever-changing industry, what will you do to keep up?