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Luxury dog manors by Hecate Verona with smart house technologies

This British brand presents its newest innovation— a luxury pad for your puppy—coupled with all the features of an actual home

Jun 01, 2017 | By Teri Chong

A man’s best friend only deserves the very best! British company Hecate Verona honours your favourite pooches by creating the world’s first luxury dog manors. A twist on your usual doghouses, these manors are created for the comfort of your beloved pup. Coming to you this June, these exclusive products will go on sale in the USA and will ship globally.

According to Alice Willimas, Creative Director of the firm, the product development was triggered by simple questions: Why wouldn’t a dog house be as elegant and beautiful as its owner’s? Why shouldn’t an architect design a house for the dog? What if it could be beautiful, stylish and also practical? What if it had miniature engravings, windows, doors etc all in proportion with the dog house? Why is it that during a time when a dog is considered to be a family member can’t a dog also have its own dog mansion equal to its owner’s, where he can lie comfortably when outdoors? “Our objective was to create a majestic and royal looking dog manor which seeks to complement the garden and its surrounding in which it stands.” Ms. Willimas added.

What makes Hecate Verona’s innovative product so delightful is the perfect blend of craftsmanship and technology. The development of these dog manors were led by craftsmen adept in luxury yacht making. The manors feature smart house technologies that acclimatise the house to the needs of different dog breeds. From heating, air conditioning, indoor and outdoor lighting, automated food and water systems, treat dispensers, sound systems and even television sets, this house has everything both pup and owner would want.

The manors are made with materials of exceptional quality. Hardwood floors made from beech, oak and larch line the house, alongside structures carved from marble and dolomite. The interior walls of the manor are water and moisture resistant, and so are the terrace and shelter which are scratch resistant. The manors are bespoke; with the design needs of each client personally assessed.

During the development period of this product, the company has run many tests on different breeds and consulted with expert veterinarians in order to create the optimal living space for your precious pets. As a result, the living space has been divided into a bedroom and living room, with the latter giving a good panoramic overview of the surroundings. Windows have been lowered accordingly to the dog’s height which gives the dog a clear view of the surroundings and its territory.

“Our customers and their dogs typically live indoors so we see our dog manor as an extra that gives a pet more comfort – it is dog’s own house that has all the comforts of an indoor living room, making the whole experience of staying outdoors more fun and enjoyable. This leads to the dog enjoying the outdoors even more and staying more active and that is highly recommended by veterinarians,“ Alice Willimas, creative director of Hecate Verona, explained.

Each manor takes on average 2-4 months to be completed. Prices start at $40,000 with fully equipped high end models costing up to $200,000. The Hecate Verona bespoke dog mansions sure are a new frontier in the pet industry. For more information, do visit Hecate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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