Upper East Side Residence


AHT Residential was challenged with designing technology within an existing residential building in New York’s Upper East Side. The client requested that the audio and video components be hidden and take up the least amount of space as possible. In addition, a lighting and motorized shading solution was required to reduce heat gain and optimize the lighting throughout the space. Due to the client’s profession, network security was also a top priority.


After discovering the client’s objectives, AHT designed a solution to meet all requirements. Throughout the New York residence, architecturally slim speakers were used, along with the latest in 4K ultra-thin displays. To help keep the space even more visually pleasing, a motorized sliding wall was installed to conceal a television.

A Crestron lighting and motorized shading solution was incorporated to create different lighting scenes, block out the sun and create privacy as needed. An architectural lighting plan was created to optimize the use of both natural and artificial light. The result is a perfect balance of lighting, no matter the time of day.

Due to the client’s profession and the need to have the most secure internet connection available, AHT installed the latest Cisco routers and switchers to ensure the connection cannot be accessed from unknown sources.

All technology is controlled by AHT-programmed Crestron touch panels and remote controls. The residence’s technology is also being monitored by AHT’s custom remote monitoring solution. With remote monitoring, AHT receives real time notifications if any components come offline or need rebooting. In most cases, AHT can solve the problem before the client even knows there was one.

Featured Integrations

  • Crestron Automation
  • Whole-Home Audio/Video
  • Motorized Sliding Wall – TV
  • Lighting Control
  • Climate Control
  • Motorized Shades
  • Network
  • Remote Monitoring
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