Eclectic Homes

Double Take: This External Screen Makes Game Day a Snap

Browsing the other day I came across an outside media pavilion that stopped me in my tracks. What’s the TV protected from weather? Just how large is it? Who are these individuals? It turns out this is a family of large Michigan State University fans, and they like to have their friends over to enjoy game day and film nights in their own dream outside media space, entertainment patio and living space in Ann Arbor.

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And by “fantasy,” we do suggest “dream” A pavilion this dimension, for example, exterior finish materials, remote-controlled bronze and glass entrance door, prewiring and interior heating and air conditioning, can run $55,000, states Barbi Krass, proprietor of Colorworks Studio, which did the whole exterior layout, including the pavilion.

A projector inside designed for both day and nighttime watching shoots the image onto the rear of a 9-foot-wide glass display. Little speakers are strategically positioned to distribute the sound evenly to the seating areas only, so that any neighbors past the large lot are not disturbed.

Colorworks brought in Grand Home Automation to put in a weatherproof Wi-Fi system that functions both outside and in the home. Viewers can utilize an iPad app to turn on FM pipe or radio playlists and other music to the outside speakers. “The equipment itself is not particularly exotic, but the hookup interface to possess all the bits ‘talk’ to each other is,” Krass states.

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Family and friends can sit at the counter-height table and roast hot dogs and marshmallows while they like the series. The base of the table is cedar to match the facade of the pavilion; the top is flamed granite.

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Another fire pit near the sectional and heaters keep fans warm during soccer season. Indoor speakers and huge windows at the rear of the home allow them to see the Detroit Red Wings from within during hockey season.

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A customized bronze and glass overhead door protects the display when not being used, and split-face ledge stone on the floor helps the construction blend in with the landscaping. The roofline has a slender pitch for runoff and an overhang to help block the sun.

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