When MLB all-star Adrian Gonzalez, was traded from the San Diego Padres to the Boston Red Sox, Gonzalez and his family purchased a new home on the opposite coast, nearly 3,000 miles away.
He wanted to include in his new home some of the best features he came to enjoy in his current residence. In 2010, Gonzalez’ San Diego home had been equipped with an Apple-based Savant home control system, relying on Savant apps on iPads and iPhones to command the system. The integrator included a five-screen home theater with four built-in iPads in a counter in the rear to surf the web or play games.
Fortunately, the Gonzalezes wanted the same Savant control system in their new home. So his integrator just had to duplicate some of its original efforts into the new home. Only this time, the company would need to fly their crew to the other side of the US and ship everything needed for the job (including tools) ahead of them.
As it turns out, it wasn't until after construction on the home was completed, that the Red Sox traded Gonzalez back to the West Coast to the Los Angeles Dodgers, so he’ll be able to use the Savant system to keep tabs remotely on his Boston home … before he presumably puts the home on the market.
Two industry magazines featured Gonzalez' Boston home each of which included a slideshow of the results. Here's a link to one such slideshow illustrating the finished product. You might want to find out more about what he incorporated into his home. Click here to read an article about how it all came together.