Loxone Smart Home
Our Partner Loxone has case studies of the Loxone Smart Home system that has been installed within the UK. Read below a case study of one of their installs.
Whistlers Barn is a beautiful example of a building that has recently been converted and extended to offer greater living areas while staying true to the elements that give this period property its charm.
Over the last few years, Richard and his wife have only been spending six months a year at Whistlers Barn, and the other six months are spent in Tuscany, Italy. Therefore, being able to control the home from afar was one of the main motivations for this family wanting their Oxford home to be a smart home.
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Richard, the owner of Whistlers Barn, to find out more about this contemporary smart home and a few of his favourite features.
Loxone Partner: HaloHaus
The original part of this inviting property is believed to date back to the 1800s and is nestled in an Oxfordshire village that plays host to a surrounding perfectly befitting of a home of this stature. As the name suggests, part of this home was a barn at some stage and the transformation into a stunning 3000 sq ft home is truly inspiring.
Whistlers barn now boasts 5-bedrooms, a drawing room and an open plan kitchen/dining area. Richard explains that the way they decided to renovate and extend the property meant that the home also has a wing that could be a self-sufficient annexe or the absolutely ideal place for entertaining with room for a 16-seater dinner party complete with a kitchenette for the caterers.
When it came to renovating and extending this property, careful planning not only went into how the spaces would be used but also how Whistlers Barn could also become a Real Smart Home. For this, Richard turned to professional smart home experts; Halo Haus. Noah, Glenn and the rest of the Halo Haus team are no strangers to working with bringing period properties into the era of smart home living. For this property, they commissioned a Loxone Smart Home system for the control of smart lighting, smart heating and smart security.