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|作者：英语点津 文章来源：China Daily 点击数：35 更新时间：2017/7/2|
As man’s best friends, dogs deserve the best in life, and when it comes to housing, a UK company is ready to offer them just that. Hecate Verona is all set to launch the world’s first line of luxury dog mansions, with the most expensive models costing up to $200,000.
Hardwood floors made from beech, oak and larch, walls, columns and balconies carved from marble and dolomite, indoor and outdoor lighting, treat dispensers, TV and sound system, these are just some of the things you can expect when paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for a luxury dog house for your beloved, pampered pet. They are the best pet homes money can buy, but with prices starting at around $40,000 and reaching up to $200,000 for the high-end models, you’re going to have to spend a lot of it.
Alice Willimas, Creative Director at Hecate Verona, says that the development of these luxury dog mansions began three years ago, and was sparked by a series of questions, like “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,” Willimas added, and judging by the photos Hecate Verona released before the official launch, that objective has been fulfilled.
During the development stage, Hecate Verona ran several tests on different breeds, and consulted experienced veterinarians in order to create the perfect living space for dogs. “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,” Luxuo reports. “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,” Alice Willimas said. “This leads to the dog enjoying the outdoors even more and staying more active and that is highly recommended by veterinarians.”
The design and manufacturing of these exquisite dog mansions is led by a team of craftsmen with experience in yacht building, with the utmost attention to detail. The company also invites customers to work with the designers in order to implement their own ideas for the house they wish to purchase for their pet. Only when the customer is happy with the design and features, does the house go into production.
Speaking of features, these miniature luxury homes will spark the envy of most humans. The SmartSystem consists of various automated solutions that ensure the ultimate comfort and convenience for both dogs and their human owners. “It controls the automation of lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning while ensuring interaction with your pet for you. Internet enabled cameras and screen allow for communication at any time or distance.”
Hecate Verona will start taking orders for the luxury mansions this month. Each bespoke house takes 2-4 months to complete, after which it is delivered straight to the client.
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