Tour This Smart Home-Equipped Waterfront Sanctuary

With gorgeous layers of light, an enhanced entertainment setup and a full home automation system, the smart home automation experts at Wipliance collaborated with the owner of Stancraft Boats + Stancraft Construction (Coeur D’Alene, Idaho) to create the ultimate smart home sanctuary right on the shores of the Spokane River.

In the video below, owner of Stancraft Robb Bloem discusses the journey from their storied history with wooden boat construction and restoration to create a custom building industry. With the goal of job creation and offering a superior product to Idaho residents, Stancraft has partnered with Wipliance to help bring their clients’ dreams to reality with luxury solutions for home technology and automation in their custom projects.

Designer Eric Hedlund discusses the specification of materials similar to those used in boat construction to pay tribute to the family’s history, as well as the importance of well-designed lighting on the project. Wipliance’s use of intelligent lighting solutions like Ketra by Lutron allows the homeowner to harness natural light in this indoor/outdoor design. In addition, the full spectrum of color compliments the amazing backdrop at sunset- and with a single touch can set the whole home to a relaxing or energizing environment. Each fixture can be individually controlled for maximum flexibility. All of the layers of light are easily managed thanks to the Lutron Homeworks QSX system with Palladiom keypads that offer clearly labeled buttons.

With the largest operational window wall in the Pacific Northwest, it was important to be able to control the natural daylight that pours into the home. Lutron’s automated shading solutions offered a wide range from large window applications to the elegant Palladiom aesthetic to fit all of the shading needs for the home.

This home was built for entertaining, so it was crucial to have TVs, speakers and distributed audio in all of the right places- both indoors and out. Wipliance utilizes a motorized TV mount to tuck the kitchen TV away when not in use, and Samsung’s Terrace outdoor TVs can withstand harsh elements and are made for direct sunlight viewing.

No homeowner wants to spend hours managing their home technology- so it’s important that these systems are easy to use and enjoyable to own. Wipliance utilized a Control4 home automation system to allow the homeowner to manage lights, shades, security, audio/video and more from home or wherever they are using the mobile app.

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