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San Luis Obispo, CA


The whole-house audio/video/lighting system is fantastic! Thanks.

Joe Johnson

At the top of San Luis Obispo sits an architectural masterpiece.  Pure in structure and form, one is immediately reminded of the Orient - from the ornate wooden doors of the main entrance and Koi pond to the gracefully sculpted columns and temple-styled roofline.  Yet it also excels in the conveniences and comforts of modern living.  And the view…the view from any room is breathtaking.  From the beginning of the planning process, the owner an architect / builder again consulted One Touch Environments.  The requirement for the technology:  Not to detract from the décor of the design.

Take one look at the view from the Kitchen and you’ll understand why it was very important to the owners to keep.   The design solution for a display was a rotating lift installed into the bar.  The granite countertop was precisely cut and fitted to accomplish the finished installation.

As music flows from the Kitchen into the Music and Great Room, monumental beams of black walnut reminiscent of ancient imperial palaces produce a feeling of warmth by subtly altering light. Here the touch-screen can control everything – music, lighting, blinds and security. The light keypads replace banks of switches and dimmers.

The owner designed the theater with Grand art-deco hotels in mind. The interior ceiling lights accent lights highlighting the stunning painting of the Milky Way Galaxy.  All the wood was hand crafted California Claro Walnut with rift-sawn white-oak trim.  The luxuriously comfortable seating has Crowsen’s LFE amplifiers built into the front row chairs for an absolutely full effect of the cinema experience.

Eight recessed speakers on the back patio create ambient music to the Infinity pool and spa.


  • Control4 HC1000 Controller
  • Control4 HC300 Controller
  • Control4 HC300 Controller
  • Control4 Remote Controls x 4
  • Control4 Dual Channel Tuner
  • Control4 16 Channel Amplifier (2)
  • Control4 Contact / Relay Extender
  • Control4 10.5” Touchscreen
  • Control4 MiniTouchTouchscreen
  • Control4 Lighting System
  • Panamax PM Power Supply x 4
  • Sony DVD 400 Disc DVD Changer
  • Sony PS3 Blu Ray Player
  • Marantz 8003 Receiver
  • Marantz 8003 Amplifier
  • Marantz 7002 Audio / Video Receiver
  • JVC DILA RS1 Theater Projector
  • Screen
  • Crowsen LFE Amplifier
  • Gefen HDMI Matrix Switch
  • Gefen Component to HDMI Converters
  • Gefen HDMI Balun
  • Sony 42” LCD screen
  • Netgear Router
  • LUXUL Wireless Networking Intennae
  • Netgear 16 Port Switch
  • GE NetworX Security System
  • Hunter Douglas Automated Shades
  • DirecTv Satellite Receivers
  • Denon Audio / Video Receiver
  • Wireworld HDMI Cables
  • Lighting system with 98 Dimmers, Switches and Keypads
  • ICE Cable CAT5, RG6, 22/2, RG59

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1241 Johnson Avenue #209
San Luis Obispo, California 93401
P: 805.474.4520   F: 805.980.3311