Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan have shared a glimpse of the plans for the garden in their Essex home.
The former TOWIE star, 34, and his actress wife, 33, who are said to have a combined net wealth of £12million, shared the digital renderings of the house and garden, located near Epping Forest, on their home Instagram account, with images showing a vast pool area, fire pit, seating area and sun loungers.
They purchased the original property for £1.3million in October 2019 and in January 2020, it was revealed that they were demolishing the four-bedroom farmhouse to build a lavish new five-bedroom mansion, at an estimated cost of £3.5million, complete with bar, gym, kids’ playroom, and the outdoor swimming pool they have now shared.
Epic: Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan have shared a glimpse of the plans for the garden in their Essex home – the couple are said to have a combined net worth of £12million
Mark penned a caption reading: ‘Our garden means the world to us and we love the outdoors. We searched high an low to find the best landscape designers, after realising that there was only one company for us. We begged for them to make some time in their busy schedule. So today, we received this from [them], [it’s] incredible…
‘It’s funny how you can have a dream, tell the professionals and they make your dream, bigger than you imagined. Here is what the boys Cam and Matt have designed and created. Absolutely blown away and cannot wait to see it come to life!! Boys…. Thank you for your excellence and insane talent. I do not know a better landscape designer’.
The couple have been documenting their renovation on their ‘Wrighty Home’ Instagram page. Construction experts have estimated the demolition and rebuild of the home will cost around £3.5million
Mark and Michelle will be living in pure luxury in their new living quarters, with the plans showing the stunning pool area surrounded by hotel-worthy sunbeds as well as stunning greenery.
Stunning: The former TOWIE star, 34, and his actress wife, 33, shared the digital renderings of the home and garden on their home Instagram account, with images showing a vast pool area, fire pit, seating area and sun loungers
A vision: The couple have been documenting their renovation on their new ‘Wrighty Home’ Instagram page
A vast fire pit is the perfect addition to the social hub. It is highly likely the couple will host pool parties at their home, given Mark’s bragging about his pool party prowess in 2011’s second season of TOWIE.
Happy days! The couple will no doubt be living it up with pool parties in their garden
The scene in question was undoubtedly Mark’s most iconic to date, as his former fiancée Lauren Goodger was banned from the party however showed up and pushed Mark into the pool.
On Thursday, Mark shared another digital rendering – this time showing the final bathroom design which featured marble floors and a vast countertop with Jack and Jill sinks.
Matching marble slabs lined the walls as the contemporary ceiling lights illuminated the space in the computerised image.
The steam room and sauna in the adjoining room featured floor-length glass doors, separating it from the walkway and enhancing the modern, luxurious feel of the master suite.
Earlier this month, it was reported that Mark and Michelle are adding a designer granny flat to the grounds of the new mansion.
Kicking back: The house is perfect for parties and evenings of entertaining
Wow! Earlier this month, it was reported that the couple are adding a designer granny flat to the grounds of the new mansion after purchasing the original £1.3m property in 2019 (before, top, and the CGI image of their future plans, below)
Drawings – which were initially withdrawn last year – were re-submitted to Epping Forest District Council, and reveal that the annexe will have an ensuite bedroom, a cloakroom, kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
The outhouse will stand at 56 sqm, which is bigger than the average London flat according to numbers from the Office Of National Statistics, which state City of London flats have a median value of 47sqm.
The couple are hoping that normal life can be resumed once the pandemic is over and can use the guesthouse for visiting family and friends. The new addition is where the stables of the old farmhouse used to be.
Wow! Previous plans showed the huge swimming pool alongside a bar and make-up room
Ins and outs: In the new application letter by MP Architects LLP, the company wrote: ‘We attach our planning application for the removal of the existing stable building and construction of a 1-bedroom annex, in conjunction with the approved new house
Heading out: After sharing shots of the house plans, the couple stepped out in Essex
Epic: They are adding a designer granny flat to the grounds of the new mansion they are currently building in Essex and new plans have shown the staggering size of the outhouse
Swanky: They purchased the original property for £1.3million in October 2019 and in January 2020, it was revealed that they were demolishing the four-bedroom farmhouse onsite for a lavish new five-bedroom mansion with a ‘classical design’ (the couple left) and they are now building the outhouse for his mum and dad (right)
It is unknown why they initially withdrew requests for ‘demolition of an existing stable building’ to build the ‘one-bedroom annexe’ last year – however they have since reapplied earlier this month, and noted that the building will provide care for his parents Carol and Mark Sr.
In the application letter by MP Architects LLP, the company wrote: ‘We attach our planning application for the removal of the existing stable building and construction of a 1-bedroom annex, in conjunction with the approved new house.
‘The annex is for the use of our client’s parents, who need to be close to our clients for care. The annex provides one bedroom, bathroom, a TV room and an open plan kitchen, living and dining area with a feature window & doors to provide good views over the countryside.’
Get set for summer like Michelle in a floral dress from Very
Michelle Keegan for Very floral wrap linen dress
Michelle Keegan looked ready for the upcoming heatwave when she stepped out in this dreamy floral dress recently.
It’s from her own collection at Very, features a whimsical floral print and is cut from a crisp linen, which is perfect for keeping cool in the sunshine.
With a subtle fit and flare silhouette, Michelle’s dress is extremely elegant and is perfect for summer garden parties or sophisticated brunch dates.
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Men at work: The star then shared a video of his father Mark Wright Sr, 64, carrying timber out of the property which was covered in scaffolding
Soak up the sights: It also includes a balcony looking out over the magnificent fields
Clothing galore: On the other side of the bedroom, Mark captured Michelle’s walk-in wardrobe next to a custom-built shoe and handbag closet
Relaxation: The deluxe en-suite led to a separate room which the star said will serve as ‘the sauna and steam spa,’ complete with a shower and toilet
Speaking to fans during a recent Q&A, Mark admitted progress was being made, but an official moving in date was still a long way off.
Responding to a fan who asked how the house was coming along, he wrote: ‘Coming along nicely thanks, but I just want to click my fingers and it be done.’
The TV personality also shared images from the skeletal build, suggesting its completion might not be for some time. Asked by another fan when the house will be completed, he added: ‘Tomorrow hopefully. Wishful thinking.’
Coming along nicely: Speaking to fans during a Q&A recently, Mark admitted progress was being made on the house, but an official moving in date was still a long way off
Luxurious: The previous day, Mark shared a digital rendering of the final bathroom design which featured marble floors and a vast countertop with twin sinks
Streamline: Matching marble slabs lined the walls as the contemporary ceiling lights illuminated the space in the computerised image
Chic: The steam room and sauna in the adjoining room featured floor-length glass doors, separating it from the walkway and enhancing the modern, luxurious feel of the master suite