It’s hard not to think Patrick Williams had Yoda’s “Do or do not—there is no try” maxim in his head when he and his wife, Stephanie, set out to build their new home. The couple built their house around a room two years in the making—a tech-heavy self-contained home theater. Now, the Star Wars–inspired, soundproof, luminescent home theater is a reality that draws movie-goers and admirers far and wide.
“I think being a long-time Star Wars fan, this is something I always wanted to do,” Patrick says. “I didn’t know it would be to this extreme. Coupling that with the fact that I’ve always wanted to have a dedicated home theater, not just a media room but an actual theater, I think just went hand-in-hand.”
To start, Patrick gathered a team entrusted with building the theater to his specifications. The crew included builder Mark Martin of Martin Building and Development and Shawn Byrne of Quest Acoustical Interiors, who has designed home theaters all over the world. As the theater has grown and developed in scope, Patrick has had two main objectives: great sound and great video. Patrick often retires to the room after a long day to play video games or sneak in a nap. “This is kind of my escape,” he says.