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Hollow Brook Farm Barns

Lutron illuminates stylish barns development

When Chris Lewis Smart Home were asked by construction and renovation experts StuartBarr CDR to design a lighting control system for one of their latest projects, we knew that Lutron would be the ideal solution for their needs.

StuartBarr CDR are construction professionals, with specialist services in heritage works, residential, commercial and eco build. Their Hollow Brook Farm Barns project is an impressive new development in Oxfordshire that uses both modern and traditional features with striking results.

Chris Lewis Smart Home and StuartBarr CDR have worked together on past developments, with the combination of StuartBarr’s uncompromising craftsmanship and Chris Lewis Smart Home’s automation expertise proving to be a winning combination.

Hollow Brook Farm Barns rendered image of externals

Hollow Brook Farm Barns rendered image of externals

About Hollow Brook Farm Barns

Currently under construction these contemporary barn conversions have been specified to the very highest standard. Having started life as working agricultural barns they have been creatively adapted, by architect Keith Durham from KD Designs, to retain the form and character of the original structures. Matt black timber cladding externals, concrete floors and architectural glazing give a strong aesthetic, minimalist aesthetic. Inside, the large open-plan living spaces offer panoramic views across the surrounding countryside. Each and every element of the project has been carefully planned, including an intelligent lighting system.

Rendered image of the internals of Hollow Brook Farm Barns

Rendered image of the internals of Hollow Brook Farm Barns

Lutron lighting

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When designing a bespoke lighting control solution for the barns that would work with its structure, purpose and design, it was vital to use the right products. Chris Lewis Smart Home designed a lighting system that would blend well with the barn’s design but that would also be easy to use and efficient.

Lutron App

The system at Hollow Brook Farm Barns uses the Lutron wireless RA2 select system. This simple yet powerful and highly effective lighting solution has many advantages. Ceiling, wall, pendants and even blinds can be easily controlled via an app on your phone or tablet.

With the app you can use Scheduling to adjust your lighting pre-set at certain times of the day, there is also Geofencing technology so that lights come on when you arrive home and notify you if you’ve left lights on. And the Smart Away function gives the impression that someone is home by switching on lights and off, even if you’re on the other side of the world! With the ability to add sensors and motion detectors you can also benefit from saving energy. Another of our customers’ favourite tools is the ability to set pre-defined moods, so once you’ve got the lighting just the way you like it you can save the settings and recreate that ambience whenever you want.

What’s more, Lutron is compatible with a wide range of Smart home devices, so it can easily be expanded to sync with audio and visual technology.

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Chris Lewis Smart Home are proud to be certified Lutron Gold Dealer due to the number of Lutron installations we completed last year. Our experience and expertise in designing and installing bespoke Lutron systems for homes and businesses means we can be relied on to create an intuitive and beautifully illuminating system for your property.


More About Hollow Brook Farm Barns

Hollow Brooke Farm Barns will be available for sale later in 2020 – for further information contact

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If you are developing a property or are looking to make your home smarter, have a chat with one of the expert design consultants at Chris Lewis Smart Home on 01865 782 424.