Room by room: inside
Subtlety and convenience united every room. For example, we installed motorised blinds and curtain systems across the board, with some fitting windows over 5m in length. The blind and tracks are totally invisible, while 20mm flush in-wall temperature sensors facilitate underfloor heating throughout.
The house now features 23 audio zones, delivered through subtle in-ceiling speakers in every room but the snug. Likewise, in all rooms but the snug and study, custom mirror glass frames completely conceal television sets. In the snug, the set hides behind a distressed timber feature wall.
We installed coloured lighting in key rooms including the gym and pool, each controlled by one simple colour scroll option. The owners can now program a ‘good morning’ setting in the kitchen, which spurs the lighting and television set into action.
Relaxing and entertaining
Every room features a fibre-optic video system with 4K distribution and OLED displays. The study uses an interactive touchscreen for video calls.
We wanted our clients to relax and entertain with ease. In both the snug and master bedroom, we installed 5.1 surround systems to create a ‘media room’ effect, with cleverly concealed subwoofers that use sound correction technology. The snug now features a 77” television – a total transformation complemented by a set of custom metallic gold speakers.
In the pool and gym area, intuitive lighting keypads trigger audio video systems, helping to control televisions and lighting remotely.
Perfection, night and day
Winter days are made cosy thanks to towel radiator circuits in all ensuite bathrooms, while our clients will have no trouble waking up thanks to the ‘good morning’ setting. We installed coloured lighting to mimic the reds of the rising sun, which then fade out once again as the sun sets.
The real pièce de résistance, of course – and one of the only installations of its kind outside of London – is the master bedroom artificial skylight by Coelux. This recreates a clear blue Mediterranean sky with an uplifting sun/moonlight tint, creating the perfect scene whatever the weather. The skylight also offers an “infinite distance” effect – moving with you as you walk underneath.