Incredible high-tech five-bedroom home goes on sale for £4million
Remote hideaway! High-tech home where heating, TV, lights and security cameras can be controlled by smart phone from anywhere in the world goes on sale for £4million
- Thakeham Manor in West Sussex is inspired by architect who designed New Delhi, India and The Cenotaph
- The smart home can be controlled by phone anywhere in the world and boasts five bedrooms and bathrooms
- It also offers a playroom, home cinema, entertaining room, drawing room and even a master dressing room
- Outside the £4m property has a summer house, a helipad and a fully-stocked trout lake in its 16-acre gardens
An incredible high-tech, five-bedroom home where the heating, TV, lights and security cameras can be controlled by your phone anywhere in the world has gone on sale for £4million.
Thakeham Manor in Thakeham, Pulborough, West Sussex, is a manor house inspired by Sir Edwin Lutyens architectural designs – known best for designing and building New Delhi, India as well as English war memorials such as the Cenotaph.
The automated smart home consists of five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, playroom, snug/cinema room, entertaining room, drawing room, loft room and a master dressing room.
Outside it boasts a helipad, a summer house and a tennis court and a separate one-bedroom apartment, all within its 16-acres of ground.
Thakeham Manor in Pulborough, West Sussex, is on the market for £4million. The five bedroom mansion boasts 16 acres of land, with a helipad, summer house and private lake all included
Boasting plenty of space for guests to enjoy themselves, the £4m manor offers a sprawling entertaining room with room for a bar and a large sofa
The open plan kitchen has enough space for a breakfast bar, while stretching on to a dining room with a disused fireplace
WHO WAS ARCHITECT SIR EDWIN LUTYENS?
Twentieth-century architect Sir Edwin Lutyens is responsible for designing some of the most recognisable buildings and memorials in Britain and India.
New Delhi is often regarded as ‘Lutyens’ Delhi,’ for the key part he had in designing its many buildings.
Among the sites he designed on the subcontinent was the India Gate, a memorial to British Indian soldiers who died in the First World War, as well as the Rashtrapati Bhavan – the official residence of India’s president.
In Britain he designed The Cenotaph, refurbished Lindisfarne Castle and created a one-twelfth scale Palladian villa for King George V’s wife, dubbed Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House.
He was hailed as Britain’s ‘greatest architect,’ since Christopher Wren – who designed many of London’s churches after the Great Fire of 1666.
The outbuildings include a triple garage – which has parking spaces, an office, and gym space – and there is also a summer house and fully stocked trout lake in the 16-acre gardens.
The owners designed the property as a smart home. It features a state-of-the-art ‘Control 4’ smart home system that controls everything from the heating, to mood colour lighting and even the TV and music in every single room.
The CCTV system is accessible remotely from your phone, iPad or computer which allows you to log in from anywhere in the world.
Buyers may need to have deep pockets to buy the manor, as it is on the market with Fine and Country for offers in excess of £4million.
The property was previously on the market for £5million, but the asking price has been cut to help find the right buyer.
‘Imagine that your home combines the look and feel of a luxury resort with all the cosiness and intimacy for a nurturing family lifestyle, your own piece of paradise in the heart of Sussex,’ the listing states.
‘The owners designed this home with pure comfort and ease in mind – mixed with style and luxury, everything you want is here.’
Downstairs, there are large family rooms, open fireplaces, doors onto the west facing terrace and a high-spec kitchen with super modern technology.
Upstairs there is also a stunning principal suite, with triple aspect views, a walk-in wardrobe and a spectacular bathroom situated in the central tower of the impressive mansion.
The owners designed the property as a smart home. It features a state-of-the-art ‘Control 4’ smart home system that controls everything from the heating, to mood colour lighting and even the TV and music in every single room
While the kitchen has room for eating, the manor also offers a grand dining room, boasting its own fireplace, lounge chairs and a table with enough room to sit 10 people
The sprawling West Sussex manor boasts five bedrooms, one of which leads up to a loft room, while large windows offer a view of the 16-acres of lush land that surrounds it
Each of the five bedrooms is large, with windows opening out to the surrounding countryside. Thakeham Manor’s design was inspired by by Sir Edwin Lutyens architectural designs – known best for designing and building New Delhi, India as well as English war memorials such as the Cenotaph
The smart home allows for the heating and other features to be controlled remotely, while inside, it offers five bathrooms
As well as its own drawing room, Thakeham Manor has outbuildings include a triple garage – which has parking spaces, an office, and gym space
‘The CCTV system is also accessible remotely from your smart phone allowing you to log in from any in the world. All you have to do is decide when you are moving in.’
Thakeham Manor is on the market with Fine and Country for offers in excess of £4,000,000.
The property was inspired by the 20th century architectural designs of Sir Edwin Lutyens.
Sir Edwin, who would design country houses along with war memorials and public buildings, was once hailed as the ‘greatest architect’ since Christopher Wren – who designed many of London’s churches after the Great Fire of 1666.
He also designed the India Gate, which is a memorial to British Indian soldiers who died in the First World War, as well as the Rashtrapati Bhavan – the official residence of India’s president.
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A summer house offers a kitchen and living room that are larger than many people would normally find in their own homes
Outside, Thakeham Manor has its own swimming pool and terrace, along with sprawling, green grounds with shrubbery and trees encompassing the sprawling £4million home
Thakeham Manor offers its own personal lake house in the Sussex countryside, next to a sprawling, trout-stocked lake
Floorplans for the manor show just how much space the house has to offer, alongside its summer home and outbuildings
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