Have you heard the hype? The Boulevard Show House has received plenty…and rightfully so. This Tudor style home built almost a century ago has made its way into the spotlight thanks to renowned designer, Laura Umansky. Laura purchased the home last year with a vision and team in mind to help her accomplish it. Only having been renovated twice in its life, 1970 and 2000, the home, which came to be known as the “Boulevard Show House” was due for a makeover. Laura saw past the burgundy carpet, jungle wallpaper and outdated features (master bath toilets facing each other…when was that a thing?). She knew it would be the perfect space to not only display her impeccable interior design skills but for her sweet family of 4 to call home.
Laura handpicked different vendors and businesses across industries all over Houston to partner with her team on this project. We’re honored to say that she put all of her home technology needs in the hands of Symbio. We have worked with Laura’s design team for almost 10 years, so being chosen for such a personal project meant a lot. When we heard about the Boulevard house, we immediately began planning out lighting control, motorized shades, security, surveillance, networking, automation, audio, and video. Between shading control from Lutron, invisible speakers from Stealth Acoustics, and full integration with Alexa makes this project a perfect example of the services we offer. Our team is particularly excited about the Stealth Acoustics LRX83. This new speaker allows for widespread sound from behind your walls. Laura told us during installation, “Michael (husband) is excited because we’re getting sound throughout the entire house…I’m excited because I don’t have to see speakers everywhere.”
Home tours were given over the weekends leading up to the Umansky’s move-in date. Once the public had the chance to marvel at not only Laura’s skill in the industry but her impeccable taste, she and her family moved into their very own Boulevard Show House. At Symbio, we are focused on the sophisticated, luxury homeowner and that is exactly why working with Laura was an ideal fit.
Laura said, “The team at Symbio truly listened to my goals for my new home. I asked to have music playing throughout my home without the aesthetics of each room being overtaken by equipment. They made great suggestions for the newest tech available including invisible speakers and a beautiful framed projector screen. Symbio’s knowledge of the best in AV accommodated my design style without sacrificing performance!”
We are honored to have been a part of this project. Here at Symbio, we know that loving where you live is a big part of life and designing your dream home is the ultimate way to make that happen. The fact that Laura has allowed us to give her home the automation it needed lets us know that we are accomplishing our goal of helping our client fall in love with every aspect of their home. We know that lighting, audio, and control are only a few pieces of the puzzle…take a look at the other partners on this project and see how we all made it come together!
We are anxiously awaiting the release of photos from the renovated home…so keep an eye out to see what everyone’s raving about!