Crestron transforms Christopher Kennedy property for Palm Springs' Modernism Week
Crestron Electronics revealed that its home automation technologies helped transform the Christopher Kennedy Compound Show House for Palm Springs' Modernism Week, taking place this year from February 11-21.
From lighting controls to motorized shades, Crestron’s technology integration can be witnessed throughout the show house. Modernism Week events, established to foster appreciation of mid-twentieth century architecture and design in the Palm Springs’ region, drew a crowd of over 60,000 visitors from 20 countries in 2015.
"My goal is to celebrate Palm Springs architecture in its heyday,” Kennedy said in a statement, ”while updating a swanky vintage house using the best of today's technology. Crestron has been vital in bringing back the glory of this original period, and giving classic homes a new edge."
The Christopher Kennedy property, built in 1982, was originally designed by Holden & Johnson. It was one of the last custom homes in the Indian Canyons neighborhood, a prominent community developed in the 1960s, and a favorite of many Rat Pack-era celebrities, such as Frank Sinatra.
According to Crestron, the property, presented by Traditional Home and California Homes magazines, has a new interior that incorporates the work of many top international interior designers.
Crestron incorporated its Crestron Pyng platform into the home, allowing users to control their lighting, shading, temperature, entertainment and security. Crestron’s goal was to incorporate this technology while preserving the look and feel of earlier decades.
Crestron products, such as temperature sensors, are also hidden throughout the smart home.
The Christopher Kennedy Compound Show House will host public tours February 13-16, and February 18-21. Visitors will be able to mingle with the international designers during a Red Carpet Gala (6-8 pm) and Starlight After Party (10 pm-midnight) February 13 at the home.