When the owners of a luxury residence wanted to transform their swanky new property into the ultimate tech filled dream home, returning to their trusted Buckinghamshire-based integrators, Smartcomm, was of course the smart choice. Smartcomm selected the premium technology from global leaders in home automation, Crestron, to deliver both the superior performance and bespoke design requirements for this high end project. The results of this challenging venture speak for themselves with a totally connected family home that exudes elegance and sophistication.
The home automation 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. This extensive family home in North West London 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.
Clive Mosby, Residential Divisional Director at Smartcomm commented, “We were so pleased that this client returned to us to ask us to help with this fantastic project. It was a real challenge not only due to the requirement of a fully integrated solution that was big on style and flexibility, but also due to the fact that it needed to be installed as quickly and as smoothly as possible as the family urgently needed to move in. By selecting state-of-the-art products from Crestron, the technology was reliable and we knew we could get the project completed with minimal disruption.”
No area of this impressive home was overlooked during the project. From the sweeping iron staircase that is perfectly lit by a combination of individual step lighting, to the vast feature windows, 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. The homeowner commented, “Smartcomm were excellent throughout design, project management, installation and aftercare.”
One of the most important aspects of the install for the client, was the garage and pool area. Unlike your average dusty garage used for storage, this homeowner’s garage instead houses a selection of luxury supercars – their pride and joy. Perhaps the most eye-catching feature of this unique home, this impressive garage is completed by a large picture window which showcases the perfectly lit cars 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. The client wanted a contemporary yet discreet lighting solution that was fully automatic. Smartcomm chose Crestron, as Crestron offer one of the smallest PIR units on the market. Smartcomm installed and programmed a number of PIRs in the garage to light a pathway for anyone who enters.
Simple to control, yet sophisticated solution
To add an extra level of luxury, Smartcomm installed fitted television screens, AV systems and Crestron’s custom lighting control, to help the bather escape into a paradise of relaxation within the property’s en-suites, bathrooms and swimming pools. Crestron’s customisable control panels allow for personalised settings, allowing the homeowner, with just one press of a button, to create their ideal bathing preferences, such as music choice, instantaneously.
It’s all in the Details
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 incorporated into this impressive home automation solution. The fully stocked wine cellar has both temperature and lighting controlled by the Crestron home automation system and carefully placed lighting highlight the treasured bottles, creating an instantly inspiring impression as you enter the space.
Security was of course a top priority for this sumptuous and technologically 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, three of which are Crestron standalone surround sound systems. Smartcomm added a further 36 audio zones, featuring powerful 140W Crestron Sonnex amplifiers, to this solution, to ensure the client has one of the highest quality AV solutions on the market from the world leaders in home automation, Crestron.
The careful consideration that has gone into the lighting throughout the property is clear to see, with every luminaire having its own unique purpose. A huge total of 256 internal lighting circuits have been installed. Of these, 112 are Crestron dimming circuits and 144 are Crestron switch circuits which ensure each space has its own customisable ambience. Alongside the vast lighting solution, Smartcomm installed 32 motorised roller blinds and curtains, which are easily opened and closed at the touch of a button on any of the 10 available Crestron panels positioned throughout the property or via Apple iPads and iPhones through the Crestron App.
Every area of this stunning property has been fitted with a customised automation solution, 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!