Mediterranean Escape

From the outside, this Edwardian home epitomises a restrained modesty, completely in keeping with other properties in this unassuming North London street. Inside, it’s a completely different story.

With space, imagination and a clear understanding of this Spanish family’s impeccable sense of taste, we worked closely with interior designers to create a majestic, modern home that reflects the homeowner’s Southern European lifestyle and love of movies.

Our whole house solution for this project really impresses in two stand-out areas – the subterranean media room and the Mediterranean garden. In the underground space, we have transformed a vast, lifeless area into a stunning cinema that’s intimately connected within the broader, futuristic design scheme of the new look home. Here, the family can relax and enjoy TV on a 65 inch TV screen, contained within a beautifully proportioned, bespoke joinery piece. On movie nights, they simply press a switch to transform the space into a fully equipped, state of the art Dolby Atmos cinema.

As the 4m wide screen slides silently down in front of the TV, a ceiling mounted projector and hi-tech sound system spring into life. The screen features automated and fully motorised masking, so that it can transition effortlessly from anamorphic widescreen to 16:9 size. It’s the perfect place toenjoy any film from the family’s vast collection of DVD and Blu-Ray disks, from Casablanca to Harry Potter.

The 4K UltraHD video distribution system extends throughout the house to bring quality viewing to every screen in the property. Meanwhile, a Day and Night CCTV camera is employed as a child monitor in the daughter’s bedroom and can be accessed on screen while Mum and Dad are in the cinema or as a live feed to any mobile device.

Outside, we’ve brought music and lighting to a fabulous ‘al fresco’ space. This sensitively scaled andinstalled outdoor technology enhances the ambience and enjoyment of this incredible garden, complete with its own pizza oven, palms and perfectly landscaped planting. Elsewhere, even the tropical fish in the downstairs aquarium are well looked after, with sensors automatically signalling the maintenance company if tank water quality or temperature needs addressing.

This is a property where technology and the interior exist in wonderful harmony with each other, allowing the family to enjoy the true magic of home.