Crestron Partners with Designer Christopher Kennedy to Restore the Glory of Modernism with a New Technology Edge

PALM SPRINGS, CA -- Crestron Electronics revealed that its home automation technologies have helped transform the flagship Christopher Kennedy Compound Show House —a sought-after destination during Palm Springs' Modernism Week, celebrated this year from February 11-21. From lighting controls to motorized shades, Crestron is integrated throughout this home, one of the last bastions of Palm Springs' distinctive architectural style. In 2015, more than 60,000 visitors from 20 countries flocked to Modernism Week events, established to foster appreciation of mid twentieth century architecture and design in the region.

The Christopher Kennedy property was built in 1982 and 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. Presented by Traditional Home and California Homes magazines, the new interior incorporates the talents of many top interior designers on the international stage.

While preserving the look and feel of earlier decades, Crestron solutions will make life in this home even more enjoyable. Using the Crestron Pyng® platform, the homeowners can create their own perfect environments and control their lighting, shading, temperature, entertainment, and security—all by pushing a button on a mobile device or elegant Crestron touch screen. Whether they want to lower the shades to block out the Palm Springs sun, or turn on their air conditioning before returning from a trip, everything will be seamless for them. Crestron products such as temperature sensors are also present throughout this smart home—hidden unobtrusively without disturbing wall finishes.

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