2014 Winner, Best Integrated Home over £250k
Before SMC even worked its magic, this lavish property already featured six bedrooms, a TV room, music room and three living rooms, a large spa including a gym, yoga/Pilates room, sauna, steam room, massage area and a juice bar.
The homeowner intended to use this suite of facilities and rooms to run courses and workshops, whilst also allowing for a comfortable, fully functional 'ultra-smart' home for his family.
As this was a home for a growing family and an education centre, SMC were required to design a system which would enhance their lifestyle through improved convenience, greater comfort, advanced security, superior audio visual, and unified entertainment content, whilst simultaneously delivering clean and clever interiors.
Control System: SMC chose a Crestron 3-Series control system to form the core of the smart home. The system manages and integrates all the disparate technologies to enable them to work intelligently and in harmony. The Crestron system interfaces with a Lutron Homeworks QS system, which provides the primary control of lighting and blinds/curtains throughout the property, as well as management of six water features in the garden.
Video: In addition to Sky HD and Apple TV, the owner's Blu-ray, DVD, and music library is securely stored on a Kaleidescape movie server. The house luxuriates in 24 zones of audio and 8 zones of video managed by a Crestron DigitalMedia Matrix working with an Extron matrix.
Aesthetics: The main TVs are housed within Future Automation pop-up lift mechanisms or sliding panels so they are completely hidden when not in use. The B&W in-ceiling speakers and in-wall subwoofer blend perfectly with the decor and the Sonance IS4 speakers are virtually invisible.