Smart technology has been making waves in the world of luxury interiors for some time, but there’s more to lifestyle technology than closing the blinds or opening the garage with a remote control. Today’s interior technology is hidden within its surroundings to complement and enhance the design of a property. It continues to offer the expected lighting, audio and security type of intelligent automation, but there is now so much more to be gained from smart technology. Clever bespoke settings that can take a property’s wow-factor, and the user’s lifestyle, to a whole new level of luxury makes a life with technology a must for the most aspirational homes.
One such example of how technology can deliver an astonishing living space is this auspicious residence in North London. The owners wanted to transform their new property into the ultimate tech filled dream home, and recruited the help Buckinghamshire-based integrators, Smartcomm, with whom they had worked on previous projects. The project needed to be completed to a tight deadline so that they could move into the property quickly. Working with premium technology by global home automation leaders, Crestron, Smartcomm delivered bespoke connected family home that exudes elegance and sophistication.
The requirements of this beautiful, four storey residence comprised of a home cinema control system as well as full entertainment, environment, security and lighting control solutions for the entire property. It features several bedrooms and bathrooms, kitchen, games room, family room, garden, a 25m swimming pool, outdoor swimming pool, gym, bar area and a large garage to house the owner’s collection of luxury cars.
No part of this impressive home was overlooked. From the sweeping iron staircase and vast feature window, perfectly lit by tailored lighting schemes, to the lavish cinema room with its awe-inspiring screen and adjoining games room; every element of this beautiful property showcases its carefully considered design.
One of the most important aspects for the homeowner was the garage, which houses a selection of luxury supercars – their pride and joy. Perhaps the most eye-catching feature of this unique home is the large picture window which showcases the perfectly lit cars when viewed from the pool and gym areas, providing a striking backdrop for a quick swim in the 25m swimming pool or if working out in the home gym. Smartcomm installed and programmed an intuitive Crestron lighting control in the garage to light a pathway for anyone who enters, lighting up with each step they take.
To add an extra level of luxury in the bathrooms and en suites, Smartcomm installed fitted television screens, AV systems and Crestron’s custom lighting control, to help the bather escape into a paradise of relaxation. Crestron’s customisable control panels allow for personalised settings, so the homeowner, with just one press of a button, can create their ideal bathing preferences instantaneously.
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From the relaxing bliss of the bathroom to the soothing Crestron controlled fireplace in the master bedroom, there isn’t a single element of this property that has not been thoughtfully automated in this impressive home. The fully stocked wine cellar has both temperature and lighting controlled by the Crestron technology and carefully placed lighting highlights the treasured bottles, creating an impression as you enter the space.
Security was of course a top priority for this sumptuous and intelligent home. The security structure includes door entry systems, remote cameras and CCTV. All 16 security cameras can all be accessed to view and be controlled via the Crestron control system offering complete piece of mind – essential in such a premium property.
Crestron’s DigitalMedia™ system delivers content and management to a total of 12 different video zones in the home. Smartcomm added a further 36 audio zones, featuring powerful 140W Crestron Sonnex amplifiers, giving the homeowner one of the highest quality AV solutions available from world automation leaders, Crestron.
Every area of this stunning property has been fitted with smart technology, for the ultimate in intuitive luxury. Each element has been carefully considered to meet the personal requirements of the home owner, and every aspect can be easily manipulated to adapt to changing preferences. Upon completion the homeowner commented, “Engaging with Smartcomm once again was one of the simplest project decisions. The solution delivered works exactly as we want it to, it’s intuitive, discrete, looks great and sounds amazing.”
They say a picture tells a thousand words, this is certainly true with this spectacular London property!
For more information, please contact: www.crestron.eu