Outdoor at dusk with feature garden lighting
Cyberhomes project: Lutterworth Smart Home
Outdoor at dusk with feature garden lighting
Luxury bathroom with multiple lighting scenes for different moods and in-ceiling speakers
Cyberhomes project: Lutterworth Smart Home
Luxury bathroom with multiple lighting scenes for different moods and in-ceiling speakers
Dedicated cinema room includes latest Sky Q 4k Ultra HD satellite TV
Cyberhomes project: Lutterworth Smart Home
Dedicated cinema room includes latest Sky Q 4k Ultra HD satellite TV
Dedicated home cinema room with Epson projector and 3 m screen
Cyberhomes project: Lutterworth Smart Home
Dedicated home cinema room with Epson projector and 3 m screen
Child's bedroom with inset TV and in-ceiling speakers
Cyberhomes project: Lutterworth Smart Home
Child's bedroom with inset TV and in-ceiling speakers
Dedicated cinema room with Definitive Technology in-wall speakers
Cyberhomes project: Lutterworth Smart Home
Dedicated cinema room with Definitive Technology in-wall speakers
Motorised blackout blind allows cinema room to be used day or night
Cyberhomes project: Lutterworth Smart Home
Motorised blackout blind allows cinema room to be used day or night
Dining room has multiple lighting circuits for different scenes/moods
Cyberhomes project: Lutterworth Smart Home
Dining room has multiple lighting circuits for different scenes/moods
Duplex child's bedroom with inset TV and in-wall speakers
Cyberhomes project: Lutterworth Smart Home
Duplex child's bedroom with inset TV and in-wall speakers
Dining room showing wall-mounted Control4 touch screen
Cyberhomes project: Lutterworth Smart Home
Dining room showing wall-mounted Control4 touch screen
Large drawing room has multiple pairs of in-ceiling speakers to allow listening at low volumes
Cyberhomes project: Lutterworth Smart Home
Large drawing room has multiple pairs of in-ceiling speakers to allow listening at low volumes
Feature lighting highlights artwork throughout the home
Cyberhomes project: Lutterworth Smart Home
Feature lighting highlights artwork throughout the home
Stunning chandelier, one of many bespoke lighting features
Cyberhomes project: Lutterworth Smart Home
Stunning chandelier, one of many bespoke lighting features
Multiple lighting circuits allow different moods to be created
Cyberhomes project: Lutterworth Smart Home
Multiple lighting circuits allow different moods to be created
Formal dining room with multiple lighting scenes and in-ceiling speakers
Cyberhomes project: Lutterworth Smart Home
Formal dining room with multiple lighting scenes and in-ceiling speakers
Games room includes TV mounted onto textured marble wall
Cyberhomes project: Lutterworth Smart Home
Games room includes TV mounted onto textured marble wall
All equipment is located in AV racks in the dedicated plant room
Cyberhomes project: Lutterworth Smart Home
All equipment is located in AV racks in the dedicated plant room
Impressive hallway welcomes you home
Cyberhomes project: Lutterworth Smart Home
Impressive hallway welcomes you home
Spacious kitchen with multiple lighting scenes and in-ceiling speakers
Cyberhomes project: Lutterworth Smart Home
Spacious kitchen with multiple lighting scenes and in-ceiling speakers
Spacious kitchen with multiple lighting scenes and in-ceiling speakers
Cyberhomes project: Lutterworth Smart Home
Control4 touch screens allow control of all technology including CCTV cameras
Cyberhomes project: Lutterworth Smart Home
Control4 touch screens allow control of all technology including CCTV cameras
Subtle landing lighting automatically turns on at dusk
Cyberhomes project: Lutterworth Smart Home
Subtle landing lighting automatically turns on at dusk
Main family room has stunning 80" smart TV
Cyberhomes project: Lutterworth Smart Home
Main family room has stunning 80" smart TV
Lighting scenes for every occasion, whether entertaining or relaxing
Cyberhomes project: Lutterworth Smart Home
Lighting scenes for every occasion, whether entertaining or relaxing
Custom-engraved Lutron wallplates allow easy selection of desired lighting scene
Cyberhomes project: Lutterworth Smart Home
Custom-engraved Lutron wallplates allow easy selection of desired lighting scene
Luxury double-height master bedroom
Cyberhomes project: Lutterworth Smart Home
Luxury double-height master bedroom
Child's bedroom with inset TV and local games console
Cyberhomes project: Lutterworth Smart Home
Child's bedroom with inset TV and local games console
Outdoor technology includes bespoke lighting, audio and security/CCTV
Cyberhomes project: Lutterworth Smart Home
Outdoor technology includes bespoke lighting, audio and security/CCTV
The 80" TV is perfectly inset into a textured stone wall
Cyberhomes project: Lutterworth Smart Home
The 80" TV is perfectly inset into a textured stone wall
Video intercom allows communication with visitors without opening the door
Cyberhomes project: Lutterworth Smart Home
Video intercom allows communication with visitors without opening the door
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Lutterworth Smart Home

A homeowner wanted to rebuild his property to create the perfect smart home for his family. He turned to Cyberhomes to find out what was possible. Our client was replacing a bungalow with a new, two-storey house spanning three sides of a courtyard. He was looking for home automation for the property, and contacted Cyberhomes to explore the possibilities at the initial stage of design. We set about creating a state-of-the-art smart home—complete with an impressive home cinema—fully automated by a Control4 system.

Key elements

  • Control4 control and automation system
  • Bespoke lighting with Lutron lighting control of 76 lighting circuits
  • Multi-room music system with in-ceiling speakers in every room
  • Audio and Video distribution to seven TVs
  • Dedicated Home Cinema
  • Video intercom and RFID access control
  • CCTV and intruder alarm

Entertainment

One of the owner’s main objectives was for his family to be able to enjoy video and music all around the home. The entertainment system features seven TVs, including an eye-catching 80-inch Samsung model set into a stone wall in the family room, and a 65-inch curved-screen Samsung in the master bedroom. A video matrix distributes content to the TVs—except for those in the children’s bedrooms, which have restricted-channel Sky boxes.

Lighting

What really sets this property apart from many of our other projects in the stunning lighting (designed by lighting expert Richard Voller, who we introduced to the client). The property’s 76 lighting circuits add a stunning visual dimension to the family’s new home—inside and out. An intelligent Lutron control system operates the circuits, and integrates with the home’s automation technology. Through the Control4 app, the family can choose from a number of pre-set lighting scenes throughout their home, using either a smart device or the engraved wallplates. Or if they prefer, they can set the mood themselves by controlling each circuit individually. Gentle, inset floor-level lighting comes on at night-time in the first floor gallery. The bathrooms and corridors have motion sensors, which automatically trigger the lights at night when needed. What’s more, the many contemporary artworks around the home and garden are illuminated with their own specially designed lighting.

“We started working with Cyberhomes right at the very beginning of the project, so were able to fully optimise the automation system.

“The installation went really smoothly, and now we have a smart home that really works for us. It makes the management of the house so much easier, no matter whether we are at home or in Barbados—and that’s good for our busy lives.

“Cyberhomes were great and spent a lot of time explaining how everything works—they were especially good with the children. The system is so easy to use that both sets of grandparents, who are in their 70s, can even work it.”

Homeowner, Lutterworth
CEDIA 2017 awards Highly CommendedThis project was 'Highly Commended' in the 'Best Integrated Home £120,000 and under' category of the 2017 CEDIA awards.
CEDIA 2017 finalistIt was also a finalist in the 'Best Home Cinema under £40,000' category.

Products Used

  • Integrated System Control—Control4
  • Lighting Control System—Lutron
  • In-ceiling Speakers—B&W
  • Security/CCTV—Texecom and Lilin
  • Televisions—Samsung and LG
  • Projector—Epson
  • Cinema Speakers—Definitive Technology
  • Heating Control—Heatmiser
  • Amplification—Integra and Control4
Home Cinema Choice magazine issue 274This project is featured as a 'Dream Theatre' project in the July 2017 issue of Home Cinema Choice magazine. Download a copy of this article. Articles reproduced with the kind permission of the publishers.

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