53 East 77th Street
When cords peek out behind the Bang & Olufsen and dangle from the Sony flat-screen, it's hard to enjoy your otherwise Uber-minimalist TriBeCa loft. But the superluxe set would never settle for that tacky plastic tubing to mask the problem. They call on the pros at Cello Technologies. In the past fifteen years, the company has rewired the homes of everyone from Melanie Griffith to Jason Priestley, not to mention the Sony Music Studios and the Library of Congress. They work closely with you (and your fleet of architects and interior designers, bien sur) to design a streamlined media-and-home-automation system. A team of electrical and acoustical engineers works off 3-D computer renderings and installs a master computer in your closet that works for electronics systems as well as for heat, lighting, even home security. They then install four-to-ten-inch satellite touch screens with pressure-sensitive icons in each room. With the touch of a button, you're off to sleep -- or ready to savor the swelling notes of a Bach organ concerto.
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