If you are lucky enough to have a home theatre, most of us would be
happy with a projector, surround sound and perhaps a comfy sofa or two.
Not so for these homeowners.
partner James Biber has designed this home theatre in Montauk New York,
taking inspiration from Radio City Music Hall and 2001: A Space
Odyssey. The theatre has a series of round arches, which house 600
five-watt dimmer-controlled light bulbs that provide a soft ambient
light for when you need to find that elusive remote control. And as in
the Music Hall, the lights are positioned to glow away from the viewers
— because we all hate to have lights in our eyes when watching the big
Biber has designed the theatre to function like a TV room, in that it
is comfortable and intimate enough for a romantic night in with a
bottle of red and a Hugh Grant movie, but can also easily accommodate
up to ten people to watch the big game, or perhaps a slumber party with
All of the surfaces in the room are covered in orange felt to help with
the acoustics, and seating on the floor has been taken care of by
who custom made the beanbags.
This house, which also boasts a large private outdoor space looking
onto the Atlantic Ocean, recently won an American Architecture Award
for distinguished buildings and a Citation for Design in the AIA New
York State Design Awards. By Brendan McKnight
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