I thought I would bring everyone up to date on what is happening around my theater build and show you a little of what I am doing around the house. As you might have noticed I am also in the middle of a home build. I cannot say the theater room has stalled because there are so many other decisions we are making during this process. This project took form 3 years ago when I purchased some acreage here in Sarasota to build a "family compound". We spent nearly 14 months laying out the property and designing our homes and garage. The garage was actually the first structure we designed as I have somewhat of a car collection and we needed a place to house all of the stuff from the homes we were selling. We had a guest house at our last home (nice to keep visitors out of our home) and we decided to put this feature in the garage. We knew we would need someplace to live during the builds. We did design our house and the garage with the same architecture. I wanted to build a real castle but practically took us to an Old World style of architecture. This picture below is the garage and we have a one bedroom apartment we are living in...about 600 sq ft. The short single car garage you see to the left of the bronze statue houses my temporary theater.
The picture is our home in progress and it will have the same color and stone detail of the garage. Right now we are working on stucco and in the next few weeks the roof will have the tile installed and we will begin applying the stone.
From the back of the property you can see the proximity of the garage to the house. The garage is where the wife will always be able to find me.
I am looking at making the media room design and construction a priority to everything else going on in the house...........I am acting as my own general contractor for the whole project. The next photo I want to share is the arch detail on the ceiling. I cut a circle out of plywood to show my wife what I was thinking........she called it a flying saucer and did not like the idea. What I wanted in its place is the round cylinder you see pictured so I could add a light feature......not sure what kind of light feature but you have to start somewhere. The 3 foot in diameter cylinder would be cut into the archs right in the center connecting point. Any ideas?
I just started building the stage and the columns to the left and right. Speaker cut outs may seem high but we can flip the tweeters and mids on my Genelec 1034's so the middle axis is right at ear level of the upper row of seats. the subwoofer will sit on the stage and the center channel speaker about it will be exposed. I am considering sound panels on the columns to left and right of stage. I will have 5 stone columns in the room so I need to start thinking about some acoustical management.
There are a lot of ideas going around in my head but i am certainly open to any comments. This is how I work......I don't get too far ahead of my design because I like to let the project build itself. thanks for looking.