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Texas Hill Country Home

Austin, Texas
Custom Integration
Interior Designer


Deep in the Texas Hill Country, a homeowner wanted to create a special place to entertain family and friends. They built a new custom home featuring one-of-a-kind furnishings, premium entertainment spaces, and unique artwork reflecting the homeowner’s interest in Roman mythology. To create a completely personalized home automation experience, the owners worked with Service Tech, a Ketra dealer, to design an integrated smart home solution to meet their vision.

Design Goals

  1. Create an environment that makes the family feel more connected to nature and the outdoors
  2. Create an immersive experience for the homeowners and their guests inside the various entertainment and media rooms
  3. Showcase distinctive focal points, rich colors, and fine finishes, with high quality lighting
  4. Produce a fully integrated space that can be easily controlled by the homeowner


Throughout the home, Ketra fixtures deliver dynamic, natural light to bring the outdoors inside. In the channel listening and theater rooms, Ketra’s warm dimming and color tunable capabilities set the mood for an immersive media experience. Design details around the home are brought to life, with cove lighting with finely tuned optics accentuating the hand-painted ceiling mural in the library. Vibrancy control beautifully renders the blue vein granite countertops in the kitchen. Tying the Ketra lighting together is Lutron's HomeWorks QS system via stunning Palladiom keypads.


Project photography by Piston Design.


Ketra’s premium lighting enabled Service Tech to implement a solution that strikes a balance between high performance and fun. Every corner of this unique custom home is filled with the perfect light. When the home theater is in use, the room’s decorative lighting turns off while the ambient light transitions to red, ensuring optimal viewing. Rich colors and finishes are rendered beautifully under Ketra’s natural light and finely-tuned vibrancy control. The result is a superior, custom lighting experience that is integrated with the complete home automation system delivered by Service Tech.

Products used

D4R Retrofit Downlight
G2 Linear
N4 Hub
N3 Satellite
D3 Downlight

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