This project began as an extensive outdoor renovation for owner John Love. The original idea was relatively simple - create an outdoor audio zone with outdoor lighting that could be controlled from inside the house.
After meeting with John and working through his initial plans, it became clear that a more extensive automation design was required to meet the family’s lifestyle requirements.
John wanted an outdoor TV that was hidden when not in use. After some discussion we proposed a hidden projector located inside the pergola structure that would project onto one of the electric curtains that provide shelter in the pergola. The number of speaker zones grew from a couple of speakers to 7 outdoor audios zones. The louvered roof and curtains were also added to the automation system, along with a motorised pool cover.
John then proposed we upgrade the inside speaker system so we added another 3 zones – which was a great way to make sure the adults and kids could watch and listen to their own programmes simultaneously. The TV room also got the full treatment with a high end custom sound bar, matching in-wall surround speakers, a hidden subwoofer under the TV cabinet, along with the Sony 65” TV.
And at the front of the house we added control of the garden lighting, a new gate and an intercom system. You could say the original brief blossomed into a larger project, and the result was a client who was over the moon about their new lifestyle at home.