The house is one of its kind. Called Tindale Towers, the luxury art deco inspired family home is located in Bishop Auckland, County Durham. Mike and Jules Keen built this 38 room four storey luxury mansion. There were questions raised about the location of the property. It seemed a little odd that a property of this caliber was being built between a scrap yard and a bypass. Mr. Keen answers simply by saying that it would have been impossible to get a planning permission for the house anywhere else.
Mr. Keen says that they have fully enjoyed the house. The kids have grown up and are leaving. The 38 room mansion is kind of large for an ageing couple. And more importantly Mr. Keen is raising capital to go back into the furniture business. He is not in a hurry and expects the sale to take one full year to materialize. He is prepared for that and confident that he will find a buyer at the asking price of £3.65 million.
The luxury mansion has won several awards for its design. It has featured on television in the I Own Britain’s Best Home and the glow-in-the-dark kidney-shaped swimming pool received its own design award. The house has inspired an entire book and it wouldn’t look out of place on a Hollywood set. In 2008, the building was honored at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors annual Renaissance Awards. Stephen McOwan, the estate agent handling the sale says that it is truly a luxurious mansion and no expense has been spared while making it. The mansion boasts of 38 rooms, a penthouse, entertainment and leisure suite, wind turbine and self-tanning showers.