Luxury Devon barn with the latest in home entertainment and control

When we were approached by an existing client who was converting a derelict Devon barn, we immediately knew that the project was going to be something a little out of the ordinary. The owner, whose London property is already maintained by ClearSphere, had a clear idea of what he wanted to achieve: A luxury holiday home with a boutique hotel feel and the latest in home technology.

A home that knows you’re coming

As this was to be a holiday home the owners were keen to be able to monitor and control the property when away. The Crestron PRO2 controller was the logical choice as it allows the clients to monitor systems and CCTV cameras by simply logging on to the internet. The under-floor heating, AGA and hot-tub can all be switched on in advance so the clients arrive to a warm and welcoming home.

“After a long drive it’s a joy to arrive to a home that ready and waiting for you.”

Entertainment on demand

In line with the boutique hotel feel a multi-room AV system distributes music, high definition TV and films throughout the property. Central IPod docks let guests access their own music whether they are relaxing in their bedroom or outside in the hot-tub.

The main living area, master bedroom and media room all have surround sound home Cinema systems powered by Arcam Solos. Their simple user interface and exceptional audiophile credentials made it the perfect choice.

Discreet installation of a TV in the kitchen was a challenge due to the vaulted ceiling and panoramic windows. The solution was to install it on a remote lift within the central island. The TV automatically pops up when it is switched on and hides itself from view again when switched off. It can even be rotated and viewed from the Patio in the summer.

“We wanted to create a house that entertains-whatever your mood”

Efficient energy management


This house goes beyond hi-tech entertainment – it also uses technology to improve energy efficiency. The combination of a ground source heat-pump and under-floor heating ensures cost effective heating and cooling. The Crestron system monitors temperature in each room and uses clever programming to ensure the right rooms are heated at the right time.

As well as enhancing the look and feel of the home, the intelligent lighting system ensures lights are not left on and dimmed to the right level to minimise energy use.

“Whether it’s just the two of us or ten guests staying, the Crestron system ensures no energy is wasted”

The result is stunning architectural home with technology for the 21st century. Top of the range entertainment combined with a powerful control system have created a home that automatically responds to the occupants and ensures everything is just a button’s press away.   

“We were so impressed by the way ClearSphere really listened to our needs and delivered far beyond our expectations

To read what Crestron had to say about this installation click [here]

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