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Luxury home recording studios are one of those amenities that is sure to catch the right person’s attention. If you’re a musician, an entertainer, a sound engineer, or a person of influence in the music industry, it is very likely that the decision to purchase a home or not will boil down to one thing: Does the home have a recording studio? For many who have that amenity high on their luxury real estate wish list, having a home studio can be a rewarding experience. But what if you’re just a music connoisseur who doesn’t work in the industry, but has the disposable income to build a recording studio in your own home? We know people like you exist. People who, even when it comes to hobbies, it’s go big or go home. So before we show you 38 luxury home recording studios, let us give you some information to help you determine if getting a home studio built is even worth it for those who don’t produce music professionally.
Honestly, it depends on what you want your home studio to include. A fully equipped, high-end, recording studio in your home with computers, an interface, microphones, soundboards, synthesizers, recording/processing software, and acoustic foam for the walls, will cost between $20,000 and $50,000. If you want a truly professional grade recording studio, where various artists and producers will be coming by to work with, they can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and even up to a million. Then there is the cost of buying musical instruments. The cost also depends on what you will be doing in the studio. If you’re only recording acoustical guitars and vocals, then you won’t need plenty of outputs and inputs. With the help of companies like PreSonus, you’ll have an idea of what you might need in terms of software and equipment.
No matter the room you choose, you may have to get it retrofitted so that it can be acoustically sound. Again, if you plan on inviting musical artists to use your home recording studio, then you only want the best equipment, software, instruments, and high-end furniture in that space. Building a studio by yourself might not be the best solution, but if you’re feeling adventurous, here is an informative blog post from Produce Like A Pro that shows you how. There’s also E-Home Recording Studio that is worth a look. But suppose you’re not that adventurous or confident in your own technical, design, and construction skills, and there’s no shame in admitting it, we suggest getting a professional studio designer to do it. Next up in this post, we’ll tackle the question about finding designers, but first:
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Whether you are in America or elsewhere, there are a few companies that are exceptional at building recording studios, for both homes and commercial uses. Sometimes they are called “architectural acoustic design firms.” There is Studio 440 and Steven Klein in Los Angeles, FM Design in Mahopac, NY, AKA Design in London, Pilchner Schoustal International in Toronto, and many others.
Now before you take the step and build a luxury home recording studio, it’s best to consider the resale attractiveness of your home.
Watch this insightful 19-minute video of guitar expert Tyler Larson giving a 2018 tour of his home recording studio. Larson has taught millions of people online how to play the guitar. He goes into detail about the equipment in his studio with a list of devices below the video.
Watch this 60-second video of the Hexany Audio Studio in Los Angeles. It is used to produce music for video games, but notice how seamlessly this luxury home accommodates four recording studios:
Now that we’ve given you some resourceful information to help you make your decision, it’s time for some inspiration. The rest of this blog post will show examples of recording studios within or around luxury residential living. As you will see, the one place in the world where there’s a large number of luxury home recording studios is the Greater Los Angeles Area, for obvious reasons. And don’t forget to order a HiFi record console from iamluno.com.
Check out these 38 luxury home recording studios:
1 – Havelock Walk – London, UK
Valued at $3.4 million USD, this 4,500 square-foot, one-bedroom luxury apartment loft, has a soundproof recording studio.
2 – Henry Hall – New York, USA
As a luxury rental building, Henry Hall feels like an elite boutique hotel. It has a VIP lounge, a residents’ parlor, a drawing room, a library, a state-of-the-art training center, and a radical recording studio. All this for affluent millennials who live in Henry Hall’s 225-units.
3 – One Arlington – Chicago, USA
In the northwest suburbs of the Windy City, is a 214-unit luxury rental building, with a recording studio in the basement. It’s nothing sexy, but still an exclusive amenity for a high-end residential tower.
4 – Saint Claire – Lexington, USA
On this 11-acre property in rural Kentucky, with horses galloping around, is a large home that has the allure of a vacation getaway. What you would never know from the outside is that there’s a huge recording studio inside. It has two large isolation booths, and mahogany millwork.
5 – Sound Lens – Markham, Canada
Designed for jazz recordings, this studio has a machine room, and three isolation booths.
6 – Guilford Sound – Gilford, USA
On a farm in Vermont, surrounded by 300-acres of luscious trees, is this residential recording studio known as Guildford Sound.
7 – Raia Private Mix Studio – Westchester County, NY
Although not a recording studio, this mixing studio with skylights and expansive windows is a relaxing man-cave for mix engineer Joey Raia.
8 – Macomber Home Studio – Carmel, USA
Just west of the New York-Connecticut border is this private residence with a 5.1 control room and basement studio.
9 – Canoa Studio – Lisbon, Portugal
In the suburbs of Lisbon is this home recording studio that has a very strong, and warm artisanal feel.
10 – 2 Hard Records – Kingston, Jamaica
In the capital of this West Indian nation, is a private residence with an adjacent recording studio belonging to Jeremy Harding, the genius producer behind Sean Paul and other Jamaica artists.
11 – Life Studios GGD – Rome, Italy
An Italian recording artist wanted this luxury home recording studio for a private villa in Rome.
12 – Black Rock – Santorini, Greece
On the island of Santorini is a luxury villa with a luxury home recording studio inside. The scenery around Black Rock is very inspirational and calming for music producers. In 2017, the BBC voted Black Rock as one of the top 10 places in the world to produce music. Justin Bieber and One Republic are just two of the big names who have made music at Black Rock.
13 – Sonastério Studios – Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Overlooking the gorgeous Minas Gerais mountains in southeastern Brazil is an 8,000 square-foot luxury home for musician-acoustician Bruno Barros. Within this beautiful property is Sonastério, a home recording studio with a 20-foot ceiling height.
14 – Villa Della Musica – Orlando, USA
Inside this gated, 6,500 square-foot, five-bedroom, lakefront mansion is a recording studio and a home theatre. Talk about home entertainment.
15 – Hyperreal Overkill – Toronto, Canada
Within this home is a recording studio, which includes a small live room.
16 – Austin Estate – Austin, USA
On this 7-acre private estate in Texas, the recording studio is just one of many luxury amenities. They also have a multi-purpose media room and a 5-stall stable.
17 – Errol Flynn Estate – Los Angeles, USA
As a standalone building on this estate, the recording studio has a control room, a live room, and an underground audio editing suite.
18 – Grouse Lodge – County Westmeath, Ireland
Michael Jackson and Tom Jones are just two of the music legends who have produced music at the over 200-year old Grouse Lodge. The recording studio has a 900 square-foot control room and two large live rooms.
19 – Brienz Valley Custom Built Home – Franklin, USA
Just outside of Nashville, is this five-bedroom home with a purpose built recording studio.
20 – Mediterranean-style Manse – Los Angeles, USA
This four-bedroom, luxury home has a recording studio with velvet-red walls.
21 – Bow Valley Trail Mansion – Rural Rocky View County, Canada
At 8,487 square-feet, this mansion that is valued at over $10 million USD, has an enormous recording studio, which also includes a sound stage.
22 – Encino Mansion – Los Angeles, USA
Built by Harrison Ford before he became famous, the recording studio in this mansion is no joke, just like the property itself. It’s a 12,015 square-foot, Tuscan villa, with an outdoor kitchen, pool, tennis court, personal gym, wine cellar, theatre, bar, and maid’s quarters. We can’t show you a photo of the recording studio, but take at look at these photos of the main entrance and the wine cellar. WOW.
23 – Napa Estate – Sonoma, USA
Built in 1965, this property is perched almost 2,000 feet up on Sonoma Mountain in California. There are six buildings on this estate, with seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and nine fireplaces in total. The luxury home recording studio is so big that it even has a lobby. There is a main studio, a control room, a machine room, two isolation rooms, and producer’s suite.
24 – Dorina Place – Los Angeles, USA
This Granada Hills home has five bedrooms. It used to have seven, but two were transformed into a sound room and recording studio.
25 – McKinley House – Los Angeles, USA
Nestled between Venice Beach and Marina del Rey is a cute house built in 1948. The ceiling in the living room is an impressive 17-feet high. The recording studio is in a standalone building in the backyard.
26 – Austin Mansion – Austin, USA
Behind a wrought iron fence is this six-bedroom mansion with four garages. The home recording studio here is hidden away behind a wall, and then behind a media room. When it’s time to produce music, you can literally disappear from view!
27 – Pyramid Place – Los Angeles, USA
In Hollywood Hills, this home was built specifically for owners who are musicians. Two of the six bedrooms in this home are soundproof, so that work from the recording studio doesn’t disturb those trying to sleep. Numerous celebrities have come to parties at this home, and some great music was no doubt produced there too.
28 – Windhaven Drive – Thousand Oaks, USA
Valued at around $13 million USD, this 16,702 square-foot Tuscan-style palace is like a hotel resort. In terms of style, the recording studio is the least impressive room, but with a mansion so luxurious, it’s not surprising.
29 – Trotters Place – Franklin, USA
Separated from the main house is where the recording studio is on this property in Tennessee.
30 – Ashley Ridge – Hidden Hills, USA
Custom built for an entertainment industry producer, this $17 million USD mansion overlooking the San Gabriel Mountains has been home to at least one music mega star. The recording studio is large enough to handle a team of producers and performers. There is even a studio where the star can rehearse dance moves.
31 – Brighton Street – Burbank, USA
The recording studio in this house has a massive control room and live room, with walnut hardwood on the floors and cove lighting.
32 – Morning View Drive – Malibu, USA
With eight-bedrooms and a ballroom with very high ceilings, this home has terrific ocean views, even from the recording studio.
33 – North Valley Road – Highton, Australia
The recording studio in this 30-room house is considered by some to be one of the best private studios in all of Australia.
34 – Flamingo Road – Laguna Beach, USA
This monstrous, $13 million USD beauty of a mansion, offers picturesque ocean views, and 10,200 square-feet. There is a 10-car garage, a 10-person spa, a custom saltwater pool, and a professional recording studio.
35 – Appleyard Estate – Greenwich, USA
This colonial, 10,000 square-foot mansion in Connecticut has a cobblestone courtyard, a three-car garage, a movie theatre, and a very colorful recording studio.
36 – Jellico Avenue – Los Angeles, USA
The best part of this home in Northridge East is the recording studio with its two live rooms, two control rooms, and high ceilings.
37 – Eastbourne Bay – Oxnard, USA
Built only in 2017, this 4,100 square-foot house includes an 18-foot high great hall, a chef’s kitchen, a private outdoor spa, and a recording studio with a sound booth.
38 – Stassi Lane – Santa Monica, USA
Once featured in Architectural Digest, this 5,116 square-foot house, that is valued at just over $5 million USD, includes a Boffi kitchen, a master bedroom with wide views of Santa Monica canyon, and a library. In the basement, there is a screening room and recording studio.
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