Entries by Benny Carino

Home Theater on the High Seas

If a 40 meter yacht is your idea of a dream home, then this one is sure to please. But even when your backyard (and your front yard and side yard and driveway) is the Mediterranean Sea sometimes you need a little diversion from the sunsets and sea turtles.

“Feel” the Music in This NY Brownstone with Dynamic Home Automation

Like many renovation projects that include home automation systems, the plan for this New York City brownstone started with one specific and fairly simple request: hi-fi audio throughout the entire five-story, 3,500-square-foot residence. “Music is what inspires him, it’s what he listens to when watching his downhill skiing videos,” says Todd Anthony Puma of The Source […]

Audio System Gets Extreme Whole House Makeover

As soon as one electronics product hits the market, you can bet there’s another better, faster, more sophisticated version of it on the drawing board. With an evolutionary path as short as this, it’s difficult to know whether to update now or wait it out a few more months. The owner of this 8,800-square-foot home […]

Home Gets Audio and Automation Right Indoors and Out

California resident Gino LaVerghetta wanted both a great indoor and outdoor audio system for his new home. Unfortunately, his past experience with outdoor sound systems was disappointing. It’s true that outdoor sound can be a bigger challenge than indoor sound, and LaVerghetta wasn’t about to settle for something that sounded like a compromise just because […]

Music and Automation Drive NASCAR Champ Mark Martin’s Home

It’s a full throttle approach to automation, when two homes and two airplane hangers get smart. A love of music is what inspired NASCAR driver Mark Martin to initially outfit his Batesville, Ark. home with a smart home system, but it was his hectic racing schedule that ultimately led to the recent introduction of a […]