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Best Integrated Home

Level III

Finalist
  |  EMEA

Palatial Penthouse

by NV Integration

NV Integration’s brief was to wow in a cool, non-ostentatious, but decidedly show-stopping way. The client tasked the team with combining two existing apartments set on the third and fourth floors of one of London’s most prestigious garden squares. Working closely with top London architects and designers, the project carved out a new penthouse comprising 5 en-suite bedrooms, reception and dining rooms, a chef’s kitchen, media room, and two technology-fuelled terraces that look towards London’s cityscape.

The CCTV system is covert, meaning the internal cameras look like PIR sensors from the intruder alarm, but they are actually pinhole cameras. They include the motion detected red light to keep up the charade. NV Integration supplied cameras for the building exterior and lobby, which are available to view in the apartments.

Crestron is the primary user interface, which controls the house using an iPad app and TSW in-wall touch panels. Via a specialist sub-contractor, the team integrated £64,574 worth of motorised soft furnishings, with multiple treatments at most windows. This included the open/close and blind integration of Velux rooflights, and control of 1m x 2m skylight wired blinds.

The apartment includes four surround sound zones — two basic Sonos systems with playbar and PLAY:1 surrounds and sub, one for the TV room that includes an 85” 4K TV and B&W CI700 series speakers, and another on the rooftop, which features a high-bright TV from Seura that can be seen very clearly in direct sunlight, B&W AM-1 weatherproof monitors for the five satellite channels, and two Polk outdoor passive subs.

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