Fannie Bay Residence | Darwin

Bellevue Hill Residence is a hidden gem, cushioned very comfortably in the upper hills of the Eastern Suburbs. Tucked away, the home is one that is truly unexpected. Designed and built from scratch, this three-storey family residence combines simplicity with luxury, designed thoughtfully alongside a tennis court, pool and garden scape. Our client provided a simple brief, wanting a system that “just worked”, and was “reliable, simple, functional and stable”, while still having “all the bells and whistles”. Our challenge – the enormity of the technical scope and the system requirements across the entire project.

As a standard, AVD also ensured all the electronic architecture and components were designed, and integrated into one hidden, temperature-controlled distribution room, as well as seamlessly integrating speakers, lighting and control panels into the architecture. In building this new home from scratch, all the required cabling and equipment was carefully planned, as well as control locations designed to work to its greatest effect.

Awarded: Cedia Winner for Best Integrated Home Asia Pacific Level IV.

The 2,500 sq. Metre residence, including; six bedrooms/eight bathrooms/two studies/two wine cellars/home cinema/gym/swimming pool/tennis court/two garages (one with a turn-table)/as well as a two-bedroom guest apartment, were all to be seamlessly integrated using an easy to control system.

To tackle the scope, AVD utilized a Savant Control System, which was fully customized with floor plan control. The high level of integration across all floors included security, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), CCTV, access control, audio visual, remote access, lighting, and automated features such as blinds.

We specially integrated a 180 inch anamorphic projection cinema, with full Savant system control and automated window treatments for full effect. The Savant control system was utilised throughout the whole property, with both customised fixed and mobile iPads, which were able to control every aspect of the home. As an addition, we were able to include voice control, which was integrated to the Savant system using the Apple Home-pod. We integrated this functionality to set specific scenes, controlling Audio Visual/lighting and blinds. 


Our client's verdict: When designing our new home, we knew we wanted it to be fully integrated. We did a lot of research on how we wanted the house to operate as a whole, especially the AV systems. In all our research, we kept coming back to AVD as the best solution provider for our needs. After contacting AVD and speaking to Sandy for the first time, we were extremely confident they were the right company to meet and execute all our requirements. From the design process through to installation, Sandy and his team were very professional. The solution they provided exceeded our expectations and provided us with a beautifully simple and reliable system. We have been in our home for five years now without any major issues with any part of the system. We have recently upgraded some of the AV parts of the system with AVD, and again the professional and knowledgeable team delivered us great advice and an excellent system upgrade. I cannot recommend AVD highly enough.