Homes with media rooms offer total escapism

Posted 14 September 2016 by Ben Salisbury

For music and cinema lovers a home with its own bespoke media room gives the perfect space to indulge your interests. WhatHouse? picks four of the best...

For music and cinema lovers to live in a property with its own separate media room would surely be a part of their fantasy home dream.

Having a separate room dedicated to media, hobbies and relaxation provides a space to enjoy leisure time in the ultimate environment.

Media rooms usually feature a state-of-the-art high specification TV with high quality speakers and often an integrated sound system for music lovers as well.

Framed in a bespoke room with comfortable sofas and armchairs, media rooms can be tailored to whatever interests the owner has and can provide the perfect escape mechanism to enjoy the films, music and other interests you have.

Media rooms can be created for teenage children or can be combined with a study or library if your love encompasses the printed word as well as new digital technology.

WhatHouse? presents some of the latest and best home designs that feature amazing media rooms. Each of the homes featured have been nominated for the WhatHouse? Awards 2016.

The Oval, Thornton Hall (CALA Homes)

Thornton Hall (CALA Homes)The brief given to interior designer, Eileen Kesson of Envision Interior Design was to design a “showstopper” with a room for everyone.

The home has five reception rooms and five spacious bedrooms and the spectacular media room certainly contributes to that. It has a cinema-style set-up featuring posters from classic films and offers a real hideaway within the house as well as a sound system fitted throughout the home for a high specification sound experience.

Price: From £585,000

Find out more about Thornton Hall from CALA Homes

Rotherfield Garth, Henley-on-Thames (Spitfire)

Rotherfield Garth (Spitfire)

Rotherfield Garth is an exclusive enclave of executive homes with a strong emphasis on individual design and hand finished features in sought after Henley-on-Thames.

Douglas House, one of just three homes in the development. It features fantastic living space ober three floors and the top floor is dedicated to a fifth bedroom and media room or ‘superior leisure suite’.

This could become the perfect teenage hangout or hobbies room. It includes a media control cupboard. Across the whole house there are a number of TV, data and telephone points fitted to selected reception rooms and bedrooms

The intelligent electrical system provides a simple interface to control the music and TV entertainment and lighting in the room it is situated in and across the property’s other rooms.

Price: Douglas House - £2.895m

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Walpole House, London (Richstone Properties)

Walpole House (Richstone Properties)This fantastic luxury home features a variety of options for relaxation and hobbies. It has its own fully climate controlled wine cellar with an Apex designed wine rack, a tranquil study with backlit muted grey storage leads off the hallway and opposite is a drawing room with a regal stone fireplace.

There is also an informal living zone with contemporary inset fireplace, plasma TV and further backlit storage facilities.

On the lower ground floor, the play zone for kids or adults features a large pre-wired entertainment suite, complete with 65 inch ultra HD plasma TV

Price: £6.75m

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Kings Chase, Oxshott (Aspire)

Kings Chase (Aspire)This bespoke luxury home features the finest specification, attention to detail and breathtaking design including a majestic pillared mosaic front entrance and a magnificent Namibian white marble hallway.

As well as a leisure complex featuring its own swimming pool, gymnasium and steam room and a wine store, this property includes a luxury cinema media room.

The private media room is fantastic for family or entertaining guests and has a 120” full HD 3D projection system with discreet 7.1 sound. It is framed by custom leather wall panelling to enable large screen surround sound and tiered platform flooring to optimise the viewing experience. The room also includes discreet low level lighting and sumptuous sofa seating for large groups with comfortable cushions.

Price: £12m

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