Custom installers Technophobe and distributor AWE were behind the stunning transformation of this Grade II listed home in Wrotham, Kent. The ‘Old Bishop’s Palace’ is steeped in history but a fabulous custom installation has transformed it into a home that is bang up to date.
What: The Kent home boasts seven bedrooms, a home cinema and its own swimming pool. Its owners wanted a comfortable and secure family home that would look beautiful but that would also be energy efficient – no mean feat when so much technology is involved!
How: Amazing lighting was absolutely key to this project, so Technophobe specified a Philips Dynalite system, supplied by AWE. The Dynalite lighting control system allows for different lighting requirements in every room. So, the kitchen has focused task lighting in certain areas, while the children’s bedrooms just have simple automatic on/off sensors for times when they forget to turn the lights off. Other energy-efficient features include daylight sensors and an ‘all off’ setting to make life easy when leaving the house. Each room has its own pre-set lighting scheme, which can be selected quickly at the touch of a button on the control keypads, distributed throughout the house.
The Highlights: Philips Dynalite also helps with security too, as interior and exterior lighting, motion sensors and security alarms are logged into the system. For example, should the motion sensors trigger the security alarm, lights flash in the relevant area of the house as an added alert to the homeowner. But surely the highlight for any family must be the home cinema. In an area that had been designated for storage, Technophobe and AWE created a fabulous cinema room with a full KEF 5.1 R100 surround sound system for endless fun nights in. This up-to-the-minute custom installation has brought the best of the 21st century to an historic family home. To take a tour, click on the video below.